Top 10 Things to do in Port Saint Lucie, United States

August 9, 2017 Natalie Tallman

For a town that was no more than a fishing camp and a few farms fifty years ago, Port Saint Lucie has grown to be a lovely vacation spot. Port Saint Lucie is the location of the spring training camp for the New York Mets. Visit Tradition Field and see how the team is shaping up for the coming season. Then, if you love to golf, head over to the PGA Village, a 51-hole complex with a learning center and historical center. To the east of Port Saint Lucie is the Atlantic Ocean, so you'll want to schedule at least one day for the beach. Port Saint Lucie is also located just north of the Saint Lucie River, so you can explore the beauty of the river region on the St. Lucie River Princess. You'll cruise in comfort and be taken by the breathtaking scenery of natural Florida. The cruise is shaded from the sun and narrated for your education and entertainment. Cruises start in the afternoon, so you can spend a leisurely morning first. You can also explore nature on foot by hiking in the Savannas Preserve State Park. The park also offers canoe trips and guided explorations. No trip to Port Saint Lucie would be complete without a visit to Lily's Cafe. It serves great food at great prices. If you're lucky, Lily herself might be your waitress. If you're feeling more exotic, El Cubanito serves Cuban cuisine in a family atmosphere. Other restaurants include seafood, Indian cuisine, and American cuisine.
Restaurants in Port Saint Lucie

1. First Data Field

525 NW Peacock Blvd, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986-2210 +1 772-871-5476
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 437 reviews

First Data Field

Formerly named Thomas J. White Stadium, the Tradition Field is the home of the New York Mets during Spring Training.

Reviewed By Where-2-go-4-help - West Palm Beach, Florida

There's two sides of the stadium to enter for parking. Choose the East side for easier parking access.

There are two ramps on either side to enter the stadium. It doesn't matter which you use.

The food prices are cheaper here. $9.50 for a cheeseburger, it comes with a full basket of Nathan's French fries. They sell kinshes. (You'll feel like your back in NYC)

2. Riverwalk

SW St. Lucie Ave, Stuart, FL 34994
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 379 reviews

Riverwalk

Reviewed By anna b - Melbourne, Florida

I spent the day strolling around Stuart while my husband attended a meeting. Loved the town and the riverwalk is beautiful. Just one block off downtown with plenty of free parking near by PLUS a free shuttle. Restaurants near by as well. It was a great place to spend the afternoon and one I'll return to.

3. Indian Riverside Park

1707 NE Indian River Dr, Jensen Beach, FL 34957 +1 772-692-7501
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 155 reviews

Indian Riverside Park

Reviewed By Srdowd

It is a place for quiet strolls,family picnics, music venue, or a birthday party. There is a fishing pier for those fishing enthusiasts or just a look out at the river. Picnic tables are available for families or groups. Benches are placed throughout the park to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the scenery.

4. Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens

2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952-5301 +1 772-337-1959
Excellent
41%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 129 reviews

Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens

Reviewed By islanderuu - Port St. Lucie, Florida

Upon entering there was a wedding being set up in the large area. Very pretty & done well. The view of the dancing water fountain was very pretty. We enjoyed the rose garden & the bamboo garden. There was large area of plants for sale as well. The gift shop had unique items. Worth on trip.

5. Walton Rocks Beach

6700 South Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957 772-462-1610
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Walton Rocks Beach

This is the ONLY dog friendly beach in St. Lucie County on the Atlantic Ocean, incredible views and the dogs and owners love it. If you travel with your pet a must spot when in the Treasure Coast of Florida

Reviewed By kellyanny - Port St Lucie, United States

Great dog beach, if you do not want your stuff invaded by a pup, go to another beach all along the Eastern seaboard. This is a great place to take your pooch, the parking lot is set back off the road so little chance of Fido running into the street. I took my dog there when she was a pup in order to socialize her...great fun!

6. Vine & Barley

1680 SW Saint Lucie West Blvd Ste 101, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986-1927 +1 772-466-7550
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Vine & Barley

Reviewed By BubbleMarker - Fernandina Beach, Florida

Expecting a wine bar.... This is more a beer bar (75% of customers drinking beer) than wine so that is what they cater too. Appreciate they are trying to appeal to these two groups but it does not work well.
First, you self serve your wine. Ok. But there is no guidance via signage or even when you go to the beer bar, not self serve, to purchase your wine card. We stumbled through it but still needed assistance.... Did not get much help. Because it is self service you lose all interaction and lose any chance of asking questions and becoming educated on the wines.
The wines were all fairly low end. These are $8 - $15/ bottle wines. There were a few mid range but for the most part they were not high quality and not very good.
The cost is expensive. $1.40 giver or take for a taste, one oz. Five oz in a glass so if you do five tastings you have paid $7 for a glass of wine. Of course tastings are expected to be more expensive but this is too much for the quality of wine. Five glasses per bottle... $35 for a $9 wine.
There really is no food. They offer, for about $15, meat plates, cheese plates, meat/cheese plate. They also offer a few desserts. Pricey for the quality and the amount.
Atmosphere... The chairs were very uncomfortable as was the sofa. The outside area was full of smokers. The inside was noisy. The people at the bar were chatting loudly, there were two tables of people playing games, a cute idea but this creates a lot of noise with people laughing, etc. There was no quiet area for a couple or group to quiet themselves away for good conversation.
The two employees were not friendly at all. They seemed put out when we asked for assistance trying to figure out the system. They seemed put out when we asked for a plate of meat and cheese. They did not interact with anyone on the wine side, only at the beer bar.
Conclusion.... This missed the mark for wine bar. It is more of a beer bar and they would probably do better if they dropped the wine and strictly focused on beer because someone will eventually open a true wine bar with tapas in the area and fulfill that niche.

7. Savannas Preserve State Park

2541 SE Walton Rd, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952-7169 +1 772-398-2779
Excellent
46%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 90 reviews

Savannas Preserve State Park

Reviewed By Zonicle

It certainly feels like you are the only one there! So much beautiful space to enjoy, the sky, the water, the trails, the wildlife, trees & shrubs. A very natural state park. Unhurried, no crowds, quiet....you just hear the wind blowing and the birds calling to each other. A wonderful nature center invites you in with many exhibits, pretty canoe launch area, two covered picnic areas at canoe launch. Very scenic park.

3551 NW Federal Hwy, Jensen Beach, FL 34957-4454 +1 772-934-6521
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

Then & Now Gallery

Antique Mall with unique items from yesterday & today. Over 5000 sq. ft. Antiques,home décor, coastal décor, mid century modern, furniture, jewelry just to name a few. Over 40 dealers. Open 7 days.

Reviewed By Chizmoe - Grimsby, Canada

We first encountered this lovely store two years ago, you really need lots of time to browse through all the stuff. We bought a beautiful metal artwork piece for a reasonable price and hope to find something when we re-visit this year.Thank you for the nice review!!! Looking forward to your next visit!! Always new items coming in!

9. Veterans Park at Rivergate

2200 SE Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952-4873 +1 772-335-1433
Excellent
42%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Veterans Park at Rivergate

Reviewed By Quasimama - Port St Lucie, FL

The only thing missing is a playground for children. Other than that, this park has 4 large shelters/pavilions with barbecue grills, 3 boat/canoe launches, ample parking for cars and trailers, and best of all a long boardwalk thru a wooded natural area and then along the river. There's also a Pearl Harbor Memorial near the main entrance. Nearby are a couple restaurants, a Publix grocery, and other conveniences.

10. Treasure Coast Model Railroad Club

273 SW Becker Rd, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953-6020 +1 772-621-9636
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Treasure Coast Model Railroad Club

Reviewed By chuck r - Boca Raton, Florida

I love the Treasure Coast Model railroad club. Every time we have young visitors I bring them here. Unfortunately they are only open Tuesday evening and Saturday morning. It is too late on Tuesday for young ones and too early for me on Saturday AM (I Like my sleep). There are 5 major sections to the railroad representing different landscapes/environments. Great craftmanshop and the members are excited to talk to you. Go Visit. I always donate $20 when I am there.

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