Have you been wondering about which activities are offered at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort? We’ve got you covered!
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort offers a wealth of activities to keep your family busy and vacationing in style! From poolside fun or beachfront relaxation, to fishing, exploring the beach and learning about the local wildlife, you can have an amazing time. We’ve been Disney Vacation Club members since 2012 and have stayed at the resort many times over the past 10 plus years. Rest assured that there’s plenty of FREE things to do at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort for all ages.
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With a decent sized pool, there’s more than enough room for both kids and adults to swim and cool off. The pool is monitored with lifeguards to keep everyone safe, including when going down the large winding slide.
2. Tiger Lily area for young kids
If you have younger ones then they may enjoy the splash pad area with water spouts, a pirate ship, and slides. Especially nice for little ones who either can’t swim, or want to do some running around and climbing.
The pool games and activities are some of the favorites things to do at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Be sure to check the activities schedule for days and times because each day is different. Some games and activities are just for kids, such as hula hoop contest, tot coin toss, and races. In addition they have things to do for all ages, like trivia, bingo, name that tune, and slide races.
For Disney Vacation Club members, Port Holes mini golf is free, but if you’re not a member, you will have to pay to play. Any time I have been at the resort, I’ve never seen them check, so I’m not sure how they would know if you’re not a member.
Right next to Eb & Flo’s Rental you can find the shuffleboard court. Supplies to play can be picked up at Eb & Flo’s.
6. Play pool
Just like with shuffleboard, you can pick up supplies to play pool at Eb & Flo’s Rentals. Fun way to take a break by the pool.
Cast members bring out supplies for any and all who would like to create some chalk art on the sidewalk next to Eb & Flo’s. Chalk art is one of the new FREE things to do at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. I know my adult kids would even enjoy drawing.
8. Corn Hole
Out the back doors of the main building, and going toward the pool you will pass the corn hole area. Head over to Eb & Flo’s to get the bean bags to play.
After picking up game supplies at Eb & Flo’s, you can set up your croquet game on the lawn behind the main building, called The Green.
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is very secluded and quiet. There are lots of places to just sit and relax. Maybe listen to some music or read a book. You can lay in a hammock, lay by the pool, go out to the beach, or rock in a chair on the back porch.
Disney also owns property across the main road from the resort. There’s additional parking over there, so you can either drive over, or there’s a tunnel under the road so you can walk without having to cross the busy street. Be sure to stop at Eb & Flo’s to grab any supplies you might need to go play some games, or plan to bring your own.
11. Beach volleyball
If you’re traveling with a large enough group of people, or if you meet some other fun guests at the resort, you can get a game of sand volleyball going.
There are lots of places to take a walk at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, but walking on the beach is my favorite! Most days when staying at the resort, I wake up early, and head to the beach to watch sunrise, and put my feet in the water. If you check the activities schedule, then you will find the resort has a walk the host too.
15. Explore the beach
Go on a hunt to see what you can find on the beach. You can find more than just shells if you go looking hard enough. One time we even found this baby shark on the beach.
Check the launch schedule for both NASA and SpaceX to see if there’s a rocket going up. We were lucky to see a night launch during my visit in November of 2022. You’re not super close, but if it’s a night launch, it’s totally worth watching.
17. Sand sculpture competition
A couple times per week cast members host a sand sculpture competition. What a fun way to either work together with family, or compete against each other.
18. Ask the naturalist
Love how Disney ties in an educational component to some of the things to do at Vero Beach Resort. They have a team of naturalists you can meet with and ask them questions on the beach.
Turtle season is typically around May through beginning of October. If you’re staying at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort during those months, then you may want to head out to the beach early morning before sunrise, and at night. I’m still waiting for my opportunity to either see a turtle laying a nest, or watching the babies hatch and head to the water. Be sure to read and follow the rules about being at he resort and on the beach during turtle nesting season.
So many fun things to do at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort when they host games and activities in the lobby. Play some checkers, hula hoop, make some ocean origami or paper airplanes. Also, they host things to do just for toddlers.
24. Watch Mickey Mouse cartoons
Sit and watch some classic Mickey Mouse cartoons. There’s a sitting area outside the restaurant that plays Mickey cartoons.
We have now stayed at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort well over 10 times and I don’t think we’ll ever get sick of it. The resort is a perfect place to get away from hustle and bustle that typically comes with staying in a Disney resort. Quite smaller than all other resorts, with the exception of their Hilton Head, we love the laid back atmosphere. For years we visited and pretty much hung out at the resort the whole time. Allowing us to have a REAL vacation and relax. Our girls would roam around and never complain of being bored.
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is for people and families of all ages looking to experience Disney magic without being in Central Florida going to the theme parks. If you’re looking for a more peaceful getaway, but with enough FREE things to do, then Vero Beach is the place. Also, if you’re going on a Disney Cruise, or any other cruise along the coast, this is the perfect place to stay.
Do you have to be a DVC Member to stay at Vero Beach?
No, you don’t have to be a DVC, Disney Vacation Club, member to stay at Vero Beach Resort. Although Disney only sets aside a certain number of rooms to be available to the public, there are other options to book a room at the resort. If you’d like to save money on your stay, then renting Disney Vacation Club points is the best way. David’s Vacation Club Rental allows you to book your stay at Disney by using points from members who sell them to David. This in turn becomes a savings compared to the direct booking rates.
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is totally worth staying in at least once. If you’re a Disney Vacation Club member, and you haven’t stayed at this resort yet, I highly recommend you check it out. And if you’re not a member, I suggest you consider Vero Beach Resort as an option if you plan. to visit the Vero Beach area. Be sure to check out David’s Vacation Club Rental to save on your stay.
Julie is owner and founder of How We Find Happy. As an optimist, the name is perfect as we share the ways we find happy living in Florida, visiting breweries, spending time with our adult children, and getting away on some couples trips. As previous residents of Michigan, we still spend lots of time each year visiting our family up there, along with new and favorite places. My hope is to encourage others to spend time exploring this beautiful world, and finding happy in unexpected places.