There’s so much more than baseball in St. Lucie…
So you’re coming to Port St. Lucie for New York Mets spring training? Lucky you! In St. Lucie you will discover more beyond the baseball diamond at First Data Field. Find the serenity of St. Lucie’s 21 miles of pristine beaches, a vibrant arts & cultural scene, amazing outdoor adventures, great golf courses and plenty of places to dine right near the Mets stadium. It’s an ideal Florida vacation for all baseball fans – couples, families or friends! Start planning your itinerary below.
A Day of Water Recreation
Grab your swimsuits, flip flops and sunscreen for a day out on Hutchinson Island! On your way, fill up on pancakes from Captain’s Galley — you can thank us later. Then, prepare for a memorable adventure as you arrive to Frederick Douglass Memorial Park where horses will be saddled and ready to take you for a ride on the beach. Bring your camera! For lunch, stop by Archie’s Seabreeze on Ocean Drive/A1A for a burger and fries in a quirky, outdoor atmosphere. The next stop is exploring the Indian River Lagoon — discover nature’s wonders gliding through the beautiful waters and mangrove tunnels on a kayak in the nation’s most famous estuary, home to 3,000 species of plants and animals. For info on guided tours or rentals check out Motorized Kayak Adventures or Lisas Kayaks. When dinnertime rolls around, enjoy fresh local seafood at Chuck’s Seafood & Steakhouse. Order their famous fried shrimp and marvel at the images of trophy catches that line the walls.
Get Your Play On
Ready for a day of play? Get a good start with breakfast at Berry Fresh Café in St. Lucie West and enjoy fresh and locally sourced menu items. Then, book a tee time at PGA Golf Club or one of our many other fantastic courses that are open public. For lunch, head to Duffy’s Sports Grill where all the post-Mets game activities and crowds gather. Cool down for the day with a sunset boat ride on the St. Lucie River aboard the River Lilly. Spot alligators, otters, ton of birds and much more on this relaxing ride down one of our most picturesque waterways. After the boat ride, have dinner at Fernando’s Dockside Grille just a few miles down the road. Enjoy Portuguese cuisine with lovely riverfront views.
Explore Unique Attractions
Start out the day at The Hungry Marlin for a hearty breakfast with lots of classic options. Then, sail out to sea on The Lady Chris located at Taylor Creek Marina or the Fort Pierce Lady docked at the Fort Pierce City Marina. These party fishing boats will take you out for some great deep sea fishing! Catch great tasting and fun to fight fish such as grouper, snapper and many more. Once you arrive back on land, have lunch at Cobb’s Landing where they will cook your catch for you and prepare it with fresh ingredients and sides. A visit to the one and only National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in the afternoon is a must-do while in Fort Pierce. Be sure to check out the historic Sunrise Theatre’s show schedule – you might catch one of your favorite performers. As the sun starts to set, head downtown to watch the boats come in at the marina and grab a bag a fish food from the marina gift shop to feed the locals who live under the docks. Wrap up the day with dinner at The Braford, downtown Fort Pierce’s newest steakhouse featuring locally-raised beef. And, you might want to sneak next door to Sailfish Brewery for a local craft brew after dinner!