This time of year is perfect for taking the vacation fun outdoors! From hiking & spotting wildlife, to playing games and catching foul balls, we’ve listed our top things to do in the great outdoors of Port St. Lucie.


Enjoy breakfast or brunch at Berry Fresh Cafe outside on the patio. Their expansive menu includes dishes from Captain Crunch French Toast to fresh Acai Bowls. Get a taste of the local flavor in St. Lucie with a delicious breakfast at Berry Fresh. 

Stop by West End Grill for lunch or dinner and relax outside in the courtyard. West End is family owned and features Daily Chef Specials from  exotic fish, veal, great steaks & some of the best risotto in St. Lucie!

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McCarty Ranch

Port St. Lucie’s McCarty Ranch Preserve is great for the active couple or family. Go hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing or horseback riding along these beautiful Florida pinelands. Visitors can now camp under the stars in this primitive and rustic setting.

Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens is perfect for an afternoon stroll. Wander through 14 garden rooms in this serene sanctuary; have a picnic, or just read a book in one of the outdoor seating areas.

Oxbow Eco-Center

Come discover St. Luice’s wild side at the Oxbow Eco-center. Stroll or hike along the trails which traverse along the St. Lucie River. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as gopher tortoises, birds, otters, alligators & more. Trails are open from sunrise to sunset! If you would like to visit the education center, please make a reservation here

Food Truck Fridays

Bring the family to chow down with the best South Florida food trucks every third Friday of the month. Grab a lawn chair and/or blanket to eat and take in the beautiful view at Tradition Square. There’s a kid zone, and many activities and music for all to enjoy. It’s always the best time of the year to enjoy being outdoors in St. Lucie!

River Nights

In the mood for a different kind of date night? Bring a comfortable chair, and head over to the Event Lawn at The Port to listen to live music while looking out over the St. Lucie River and gazing into the night sky. Food and drink are available for purchase. River Nights is free and takes place on the second Thursday of every month.

To discover more outdoor events, check our calendar