There’s so much more than baseball in St. Lucie
Escape the hustle and bustle of the big city for the serenity of St. Lucie’s 21 miles of pristine beaches this summer. An ideal vacation for any family getaway, St. Lucie boasts warm sunshine, blue skies and turquoise waters year-round. Start planning your coastal escape today with the help of our family-friendly 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 memorable 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 — the whole family will discover nature’s wonders gliding through the beautiful waters and mangrove tunnels on a stand-up paddleboard or kayaking in the nation’s most famous estuary, home to 3,000 species of plants and animals. For info on guided tours or rentals go to MotorizedKayakAdventures.com or LisasKayaks.com. When dinnertime rolls around, take the fam to Chuck’s Seafood & Steakhouse for their famous fried shrimp and other fresh seafood. 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, head to First Data Field for a classic baseball game with the St. Lucie Mets! Call (772) 871-2115 for tickets. For lunch, head to Duffy’s Sports Grill, and while you’re there play a game or two of bowling at Superplay, located in the same building. 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. If the kids still need to burn some energy, take them to Flying Panda, an indoor “Extreme Air” experience where they can bounce, jump and play on a variety of trampolines and foam pits.
Explore Unqiue 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 and your family 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. Once you’ve walked through the amazing exhibits, head to the St. Lucie County Aquarium and be sure to stop by the touch tank — the kids will love it. 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 2nd Street Bistro (dad might want to sneak next door to Sailfish Brewery for a local craft brew while dinner is prepared).
Places To Stay:
- Courtyard Marriott on Hutchinson Island
- Club Med Sandpiper in Port St. Lucie
- Residence Inn in Port St. Lucie
- Dockside Inn & Resort
See all of our places to stay listed here.
How to Get Here:
Make your travels hassle free! Fly direct from New York to Palm Beach International Airport located just 45 minutes away from St. Lucie! Daily flights are available and car rental services also available on-site at the airport.