Load up the bikes and venture out to find a new favorite path. There are oh-so-many options in the area for a serene bike ride or stroll, including the 3-mile Lagoon Greenway (corner of Indian River Drive and 8th Street), Vero Beach Fitness Trail (350 Dahlia Lane), South Beach Park (1702 Ocean Drive), Fort Drum Marsh Conservation Area (State Road 60), and the Historic Jungle Trail at Captain Forster’s Hammock Preserve (8610 Jungle Trail).
Head over to Tea and Chi for a cup of rejuvenating goodness. This Vero Beach teahouse has been the local go-to for pure oolong, green, white, rooibos, lapacho, yerba mate, and herbs and spices since it was launched in 2003 by scientists who “drink tea for the chi,” the vital energy it provides. Chill in the relaxing space with a fruity, berry, or apple-ginger tea, chakra blend, or stout chai. 2044 14th Ave., Vero Beach; 772.563.0620
The Vero Beach Community Center offers a variety of wellness and fitness classes. Start the new year off right and check out what they have to offer, including tai chi, qi gong, water workouts, aerobics, and yoga. 2266 14th Ave., Vero Beach; 772.770.6517
Explore new perspectives at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Its regular Film Studies program, with in-person and virtual options, focuses on themes including this month’s “Movies Inspired by Real Events,” January 5 to February 2. And don’t miss the visual arts exhibition Poetry of Nature: Hudson River Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society, on view January 23 to May 2. The installation was curated by the New-York Historical Society and features 40 paintings created by 25 artists between 1818 and 1886. The exhibition is running in conjunction with another Film Studies theme, “Beyond Sleepy Hollow: Stories of Early America and the Hudson River Valley,” which starts in March. 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach; 772.231.0707