It’s springtime in Florida, so it’s time to have some fun in the sun. These Florida beach activities are enjoyable, especially when you beat the summer crowds.
Islands off the coast
You won’t be able to bring your Mitsubishi with you, but if you want to get away to an island off the coast, Florida has options like Sanibel Island, Marco Island, or Egmont Key. They all have their own unique histories and local wildlife. Many are even nature preserves and parks.
Cultural centers like Naples, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, and Panama City Beach are all popular tourist destinations for a reason. Each offer several local restaurants and shopping opportunities, as well as beautiful beaches.
Florida includes a load of beautiful state parks like Bahia Honda State Park, which includes close proximity to the crystal-blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. See the local flora and fauna, or go canoeing, fishing, or scuba-diving.
Places like Hollywood Beach have attracted tourists since the 1920s, and much of the architecture and attractions include vintage flair. Key West offers similar historic value, as well as Fort De Soto Park near St. Petersburg. The downtown center of New Smyrna Beach preserves historical architecture while also featuring an eclectic art scene.
Hop in your car today and explore the variety of Vero Beach attractions in the area. From museums to the great outdoors, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re taking your family on a day trip or you need a romantic date idea, Vero Beach attractions give you plenty of options.
Vero Beach Museum of Art
One of the top attractions in the area is the Vero Beach Museum of Art. This modern institution for visual art has glass, paintings, photos, sculptures, video, and works on paper. Featured artists include Andy Warhol, John Sloan, Susan Martin, and more.
South Beach Park
The South Beach Park offers swimming with lifeguards along the coast, volleyball nets, beach chairs for rent, stunning sand, and no crowds. Collect shells along the shore or spend the day shopping, swimming, and dining at restaurants.
McKee Botanical Garden
The McKee Botanical Garden showcases an annual Garden and Antique Show and Sale, Fairy and Pirate festivals, cooking classes, book signings, and more. The Garden started in 1932 on an 80-acre tropical area and designed by landscape architect William Lyman Phillips. There are 10,000 native and tropical plants and one of the largest waterlily collections in the area.
Your next Florida vacation should take you to one fantastic destination, and that’s Vero Beach. From breathtaking views to refreshing activities, there’s plenty to do at Vero Beach.
You never have to worry about running out of things to do in Vero Beach because the downtown area is packed with art, music, cinema, and even opera. Visitors wanting to scratch that retail itch can head to the boutiques on Ocean Drive or to Route A1A to check out the renowned Village Shops.
Get Your Foodie On
Dining is a critical part of the Vero Beach experience, with a slew of local restaurants just waiting for you. Seafood like fish, crab, and lobster is offered fresh and local at a number of establishments, but Italian and Asian cuisine, coffee shops, and breweries are also available in spades.
Places to Stay
Vero Beach is home to hotels like Costa D’Este, the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, and even Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. These stunning beachside hotels deliver comfort with a spectacular view right outside your window.
Above all, the main draw of Vero Beach is the beach. Sea turtle nesting tours are available, or you can head to Pelican Island, the Indian River Lagoon, or the McKee Botanical Gardens. Take a cocktail cruise aboard the Moonraker for a more lush experience on your next Florida vacation.
The next time you visit Vero Beach, we hope to see you at Dependable Mitsubishi, where we have plenty of must-see suggestions for your trip.
Even though people don’t often associate work with happiness or fun, being satisfied with your workplace is an important part of having a positive outlook on life. That’s why Forbes makes its annual Best Employers List. By honoring companies that provide a positive work environment and experience for their employees, Forbes encourages other workplaces to do the same. For 2018, Mitsubishi was one of the employers honored on the Best Employers List.
Forbes collaborated with research firm Statista to evaluate 30,000 different employers through recommendations by employers, employees, and employee surveys. After looking at categories such as salary, work conditions, company image, and potential for growth, Forbes and Statista compiled final scores for more than 2,300 U.S. companies.
Mitsubishi, regarded as one of the fastest-growing non-luxury auto brands in the United States following the launch of the Eclipse Cross and Outlander PHEV, benefits greatly from being recognized as one of the Best Employers in the nation. The title adds momentum to the brand’s revamp of its image and lineup.
Forbes’ Best Employers List validates Mitsubishi’s commitment to crafting a dynamic, supportive work environment that facilitates the brand’s vision for the future. Fred Diaz, president and chief executive officer of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., responded to the honor by saying Mitsubishi employees are “the driving force behind our brand’s momentum.”
Dependable Mitsubishi is proud to have our lots filled with Mitsubishi vehicles. For a look at our Mitsubishi lineup, visit Dependable Mitsubishi today.
Summer on America’s coasts is something spectacular, whether you’re basking in Atlantic sunlight, catching a wave on a Pacific swell, or relaxing with a couple lines in the water at one of the Great Lakes. A plethora of little towns dot our nation’s coastlines, but all these sweet cities and quaint getaways are not created equal. All of us here at Dependable Mitsubishi are a bit partial to our hometown, but the results are in, and it is now confirmed that Vero Beach is a cut above the rest. Coastal Living has just named Vero Beach the fourth happiest seaside town in the country!
To determine which seaside town is happiest, Coastal Living solicited nominations through social media and then went on to compare those nominations to the towns ranking on the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, percentage of clear and sunny days, the overall healthiness of the beaches, crime statistics, walkability, standard of living, and editorial input on the “coastal vibe” of each town. After assessing these factors carefully, Vero Beach snagged the fourth happiest seaside town title, beating out Cannon Beach, Oregon; Bellport, New York; Hampton Beach, New Hampshire; Cambria, California; Anna Maria, Florida; and Bluffton, South Carolina.
Congratulations to all the happy citizens, local leaders, and visitors of Vero Beach!
If you’re looking for something fun to do this spring, take a Vero Beach day trip in your new Mitsubishi Outlander. The Outlander comes with a spacious interior, providing plenty of seating for up to seven passengers and loads of cargo space to ensure you don’t run out of storage. The Outlander also has a powerful engine that doesn’t waste fuel, something any driver can enjoy.
There are tons of day trips you can take around Vero Beach, according to Trip Advisor, and these are just some that we at Dependable Mitsubishi recommend. For those who want something educational, check out the Environmental Learning Center. While here, you can take a program, visit the boardwalks, and tour the mangroves. Whether you’re a nature lover or you simply want to do something fun with the family, the Environmental Learning Center is a great day trip.
Next, check out the Lake Wales area to see some stunning waterways. There’s the Nature Conservancy, a state park, and more. This is great for those who want to go birdwatching or simply get outside for the day.
Palm Beach County is just a short drive away as well, and it has snorkeling opportunities (a must if you’ve never done it before), scuba reefs, and other aquatic adventures. You can check out local shopping and get great food while you’re there.
If you need a new family vehicle to use on your local road trip, visit Dependable Mitsubishi for can’t-miss deals.
Earlier this month, Mitsubishi unleashed details on the newest iteration of its popular economy model, the Mirage. If we learned one thing from the latest announcement, it’s that designers weren’t messing around when it came to the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage tech options. Even the base ES model has been outfitted with connectivity options that rival those of much pricier vehicle segments.
For 2018, the Mitsubishi Mirage ES base model (which starts at $13,395) will get a 7-inch touchscreen display audio unit that boasts a rearview camera and Bluetooth® phone and audio streaming, complemented by steering wheel Bluetooth® controls.
Connective technology only improves from there up the lineup. The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage SE and GT trims both benefit from a center console USB port, as well as Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility.
“The Mirage offers consumers a new vehicle option that provides the reliability, connectivity and warranty-reassurance that other cars in the segment cannot,” explained Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Mitsubishi Motors North America. “The practical appeal seen in its predecessors is at the core of the 2018 Mirage and we look forward to seeing this model-year continue to build on its steadfast momentum.”
The affordable and tech-laden Mirage manages 43 miles per gallon on the highway* and comes with Mitsubishi’s gold-star warranty: the best in the industry. Test drive the 2018 Mirage today at Dependable Mitsubishi.
Mitsubishi is preparing to become a solely SUV-focused automaker in the US, and it’s pretty clear why: Mitsubishi does SUVs very well. Just take the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander, for instance. There’s a whole lot to love about the new Outlander, such as the following:
It has a great warranty. Mitsubishi offers the best warranties in the industry, such as the Outlander’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.
It is incredibly efficient. The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander can achieve up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway, despite its larger size.*
It is affordable, to boot. The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander was named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com’s “10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles” of 2017 list.
It offers a lot of seating. It seats up to seven passengers, as a matter of fact, and keeps them comfortable and entertained with available features like front dual-zone automatic climate control and the premium Rockford Fosgate® surround sound system.
It’s got a bevy of safety technologies. Available safety tech includes Rear Cross Traffic Alert, the Multi-View Camera System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Mitigation, Super All-Wheel Control, Blind Spot Warning, and Lane Departure Warning
Here in Vero Beach, Florida, we know that the summer sun means business. Keeping your car cool is crucial when driving—not just for your comfort, but for your safety. Here are some easy tips to keep your car cool in the Florida heat.
Use your AC. Make sure your AC is in fine working order (you can have it tested at Dependable Mitsubishi if something seems off), and use it when traveling in hot temperatures. If possible, turn on your AC a few minutes before getting into your car to cool it off.
Park Smartly. Ward off heat by parking in the shade, whenever possible. If you’ll be away from your car for a few hours, anticipate where the shade will be in the final hour before returning to your car. If you can, park your car so that most of the sunlight will hit the rear of your car, so that the steering wheel won’t be hot to the touch.
Invest in Window Shades. Buy window shades to suction to your windows, as well as a big reflective one for your windshield.
Leave Windows Cracked. If you are in an area where you feel comfortable and rain is not on the menu, consider cracking your windows just a touch. Doing so will allow some air to circulate, though not much.