A Florida family vacation doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some of our top activities to enjoy with the whole family that are easy on the budget and more importantly — FUN!

Treasure Coast Kids Quest

The Treasure Coast Kids Quest is the best way to experience some of the most family-friendly activities in St. Lucie. Stops include:

The National Navy UDT- Seal Museum

St. Lucie County History Museum

Oxbow Eco-Center

Savannas Preserve State Park

St. Lucie Aquarium

Manatee Observation Center

Urban Air Adventure Park

A few fun facts to inspire you:

  • Admission is FREE on the first Tuesday of every month at the St. Lucie Aquarium.
  • At the Manatee Observation & Education Center – if the blue manatee flag is raised, that means someone has recently spotted one at the center!
  • Pepper Park Beach on North Hutchinson Island is located on the same grounds as the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum so you can discover the unique history of these elite warriors in this state-of-the-art museum then enjoy a beach day just steps away.
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Ice Cream!

When the end of the day comes, or during an afternoon break, head for an ice cream shop such as Joy’s Ice Cream or Pistachios Ice Cream for a cool treat to top off your day. Looking for variety? Stop by We Be Poppin’ for delicious ice cream, homemade fudge, candy and huge selection of fresh and flavored popcorn options.

Surf School!

Enroll your kiddos in surf school! Enjoy the day in the waves & under the sun while learning how to surf. (Parents & kids can do it together too!)

Fun Restaurants

There are so many family friendly restaurants to choose from when trying to decide where to eat. Check out these to get you started:

Bonefish Macs, Port St. Lucie

Popstroke, Port St. Lucie

Recovery Sports Grill, Port St. Lucie

Duffy’s Sports Grill, Port St. Lucie

Frank n’ Als: Fort Pierce

Little Jim Bait & Tackle, Fort Pierce

Crabby’s Dockside Grill, Fort Pierce

Pie Hole Wood Pizza, South Hutchinson Island

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Make it a Beach Day!

Beach It! With over 21 miles of free beaches the family can swim, walk, beachcomb, take great pictures and sunbathe. With the exception of a nominal admission fee at the State Beach Parks (Fort Pierce Inlet State Park and Avalon State Park), all beaches in St. Lucie have free admission and free parking.

Take me out to the Ball Game

Get your game on! Every spring, major league baseball is in full swing when the New York Mets train at Clover Park in St. Lucie West in Port St. Lucie. Following spring training, the minor league St. Lucie Mets take the field for continued baseball enjoyment. It’s a thrill to see the players up close and soak in the excitement of America’s favorite pastime. Enjoy fun family nights with special themes and discounts during the St. Lucie Mets season in the summertime.

A Vacation for the Kids

Time for Adventure

Jump, bowl, and race at one of our awesome adventure spots! These unique, indoor parks are perfect for a rainy afternoon or cooling off after a day at the beach. Check out DEFY Trampoline Park, Superplay, & Urban Air Adventure Park in Port St. Lucie.


Cool Down

Cool off and play in the water fountains at the Midflorida Event Center or in Tradition Square.

Action Sports!

Love to skate? St. Lucie has an epic skateboarding park for kids & adults to skate around at this 15,000 square foot facility designed so skaters can flow around the entire oval park through a series of ramps and a small ditch.


Go on a Scavenger Hunt

At the Backus Museum & Gallery there’s a special activity jut for the kids. With 30 impressed designs that are hidden along the winding path outside the museum, marvel at the designs that A.E. “Bean” Backus loved to paint. Start your hunt for hidden histories!

Children playing in water fountains

What are you waiting for? Go ahead and check out our hotels & vacation rentals in St. Lucie to book your trip here.

A Vacation for the Kids