Located in the heart of the Treasure Coast is lovely St. Lucie County, home to 21 miles of pristine, natural beaches. A place where “Old Florida” small town living is present and has many options for those who want to kick back and relax, or for those who want to explore the local culture.
St.Lucie tourism manager Charlotte Bireley and I shared a few days together as I was immersed in the area and found happiness on land, water and horseback, all while soaking up the sun and a ton of what the county has to offer.
Motorized Kayak Adventure Tours in Fort Pierce
A modern spin on traditional kayaking sees a battery powered motor that quietly and gently moves you 2-4 knots down the picturesque Indian River Lagoon. Soak in the natural surroundings while owner Billy Gibson shares his wealth of information about the area as his wife, Cathy, photographs your experience. They’ve received Trip Advisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” four years in a row and are the 2016 St. Lucie Tourism Champion.
Beach Tours on Horseback
In one of the only places you can do this in Florida, this family run business has been helping create lifelong memories for over 22 years at gorgeous Hutchinson Island, in the City of Fort Pierce.
My one hour ride was relaxing and blissful (I should thank the horse for all the work he did) and serenity never felt so good.
They also offer longer rides through different trails for those who want to experience something different. Definitely a must-do while in the Treasure Coast!
On The Edge Bar and Grill
Aptly named, this restaurant offers a stellar view of the Fort Pierce inlet where you can kick back and relax while you enjoy delicious menu offerings, including fresh fish tacos, lobster mac & cheese (definitely order that!), various shrimp dishes along with many other great selections. They’ve got lots of live music weekly and with the sunset as a natural backdrop, On The Edge is hard to beat.
St. Lucie Mets at Tradition Field
You don’t have to enjoy baseball to appreciate the beauty of Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.
This state of the art stadium hosts the St. Lucie Mets, the Class A minor league team for the New York Mets. There’s not a bad seat in the house, the fans are friendly, welcoming and passionate, and the atmosphere in the ballpark is wonderful. There’s concession stand is stocked with delicious ball park food and very friendly staff. This makes for a great night out with family, friends or loved ones at a very affordable price point. Let’s Go Mets!
The “go-to” breakfast spot in Fort Pierce, the Captain’s Galley serves up classic breakfast dishes along with fresh fruit and warm, friendly service. They’ve been satisfying every taste since 1984, with no signs of slowing down. When you go, try the omelette and those damn-near-perfect pecan pancakes…absolutely delicious!
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