It’s all about the beach on Florida’s Atlantic coast.
Vero Beach: Hit the Sands
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On Florida’s Atlantic coast, Vero Beach has been nicknamed Velcro Beach because people are loath to leave its sparkling white sands. Spend your afternoons channeling the town’s laid-back vibe by doing nothing but lingering on the beaches that rim Ocean Drive, parallel to Hwy. A1A, and dining at budget-friendly eateries.

Driftwood Inn Resort

Disney's Vero Beach Resort

Calm compound on the Atlantic that's the perfect pre- or post- Orlando furlough.

Holman Stadium

The L.A. Dodgers hold their spring-training session here in March.

Waldo's at Driftwood Resort

EAT Check out the vintage Driftwood Resort on the waterfront by dining at its restaurant, known for family-friendly classics like battered fish baskets and quesadillas for $10 or less.