Stuart, FL

Aquamarine water, piles of shells on the shore, waterfront cafes, breezy river boardwalks, and family activities.

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Bridge Road Banyan Walk, Jupiter Island

Magical long walk under banyan trees with fairy-soft grass from Highway 1A over Hobe Sound Bridge to the sea.

Scrub and Beach Trail, Hobe Sound Nature Center

Beautiful trail with nice vistas! See the intracoastal from the top of a hill, and also walk the sandy shore.

Hobe Sound Nature Ctr and River Bch

Gorgeous white sand beach on the Indian River Lagoon, plus nature center!

Sewall's Point Park, Jensen Beach

Magical spot with white sand beach on the river, coconut trees galore, views of the Ernest Lyons Bridge, and shady playground with tall, tall slides!

Stuart Boardwalk or Healthy Trail

Beautiful boardwalk along the intracoastal in downtown Stuart.

Jonathon Dickinson State Park, Hobe Sound

Beautiful scenery- otherworldly tree stumps and pine scrub, then pine forest, then mangroves, then river jungle.

Chastain Beach, Hutchinson Island

Idyllic beach for families and surfers near the southern tip of Hutchinson Island.

Eustace Mansion Christmas Lights, Jensen Beach

Gorgeous mansion like in Europe, with magical lights in a garden you can walk around.

McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach

Lush paradise with water lilies galore, rustling bamboo, stone bridge, tropical flowers, strangler fig, and a gorgeous royal palm grove.

Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

Beautiful garden with many little spots to explore such as a cactus garden, butterfly garden, pond, and beautiful indoor pavilion with gift shop and stained glass windows.

Sailfish Splash Waterpark, Stuart

Colorful waterpark with lovely lazy river, two tall slides, and water playground with guns, huge bucket of water, and small slides. Beware the biting ants!

South Beach Park, Vero Beach

Beautiful beach with an abundance of white sand, lifeguards, gazebos in a park before the beach, and a seagrape forest boardwalk to get to the beach.

Humiston Beach, Playground, and Cafes, Vero Beach

Fantastic area by the ocean, with lifeguarded beach, awesome playground, farmers market, and cool cafes!

Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast

Beautiful museum with two-storey ship where kids can blast cannons, plus pretend grocery store, vet clinic, and auto repair center.

Jensen Beach Community Playground

Imaginative beach-themed pseudo-wood playground, with tons of cool play equipment!

Heathcote Botanical Gardens, Fort Pierce

Tropical paradise with unusual flowers and separate themed garden areas. Christmas lights in December!

Jensen Beach Park and Drift Kitchen

Popular beach with large parking lot and picnic gazebos. Hutchinson Shores Resort has a wonderful restaurant!

Indian Riverside Loop Boardwalk

Popular 1.7 mile loop walking path with some shade and wooden boardwalk beside the river.

Indian Riverside Park, Jensen Beach

Beautiful, large park on the intracoastal waterway with a wonderful children's museum, splash pad, pier, waterfront boardwalk, white sand beach, mansion, captain's house, mangrove boardwalk, and path around a pond.

Twin Rivers Park, river bch and boardwalk, Stuart

Beautiful park with wooden boardwalks jutting into the intracoastal, nature trail, and beach.

Hobe Sound town

Small beach town with coffee shops, cafes with live music, magical banyan tree walk, hilly walks, beach with sea oats and vibrant turquoise water, and white-sand intracoastal beach.

Peck Lake Park, Hobe Sound

Tropical walk through mangrove forest and varied vegetation to a huge gazebo over the intracoastal and a path to a little beach.

Halpatiokee Playground and Hike

Large playground with sand floor and huge shade canopy, plus hike through a jungle paradise!

Saint Christopher Church, Hobe Sound

A peaceful garden, open in the mornings, with statues where you can light a candle.

Sandsprit Park, Stuart

Waterfront park with amazing colors in the water- views of an island and blue-green sandbars. Plenty of benches and docks, and a playground.

Port Salerno Waterfront Restaurants, Stuart

Restaurants right on the water and a boat tour.

Stuart town

Historic main strip that looks dowdy from a distance but is actually very nice up close! Incredible waterfront stage and boardwalk!

Hobe Sound Beach, Jupiter Island

Beach with technicolor blue-green water and a huge shady picnic pavilion where neighbors gather to watch the water, on beautiful Jupiter Island.

House of Refuge, Hutchinson Island

Incredible views on both sides, ocean and intracoastal!

Stuart Beach, Hutchinson Island

Exposed beach with gorgeous sea grape forest, sand volleyball courts, and basketball courts- a happening scene! Plus a concession snack area with a huge grass shack for shade.

Walk to Bonair Beach, Jupiter Island

Flat hard-packed sand along the shore, that you can walk for miles!

Kiwanis Youth Park, Stuart

Park with plenty of benches in the shade, accessible playground with unusual equipment, tire swing, dome climby, wooden truck, dinosaur and dolphin bouncy, and plenty of swings.

Shepard Park, Stuart

Waterfront park with boardwalk and benches facing the sunset, plus playground under a huge shady canopy and swings over white sand.

Jetty Park and Waterfront Walk, Fort Pierce

Blue water on the jetty, and a long walk along the inlet.

St Lucie County History Center, Fort Pierce

Large, attractive, and excellent history center in a gorgeous location.

Smithsonian Aquarium, Fort Pierce

Beautiful area with white sand beach on turquoise river, playground, and small well-cared-for aquarium.

Florida Oceanographic Coastal Ctr, Stuart

Beautiful nature center on Hutchinson Island, with nature trail on boardwalks, lagoon filled with sharks and game fish, stingrays you can feed by hand, and huge ocean deck with views around the island!

Fletcher Beach, Hutchinson Island, Stuart

Beach with waves crashing on limestone rock formations, blue-green water, and lots of fishermen.

Vero Beach Museum of Art

Modern, attractive museum with excellent special exhibits.

Hobe Sound Hill Trail

One kilometer loop trail with two exercise stations, crushed shell trail under tall trees, yellow sand dune, then a loose white sand trail up a hill!

Bathtub Reef Beach, Hutchinson Island

Ultra-shallow clear waters protected by a reef make this a perfect swimming spot for very young children.

Woodland Trails Park, Port St Lucie

Fun park with playground and workout stations under huge shade canopy.

The Ramble and Harbor Island, Jupiter Island

Stroll along a pedestrian-only street beside the blissful intracoastal waterway beside mansions with lush gardens under swishing coconut trees.

Maggy's Hammock Park, Stuart

Paved path through a pretty coastal hammock (jungle).

Seabranch Preserve State Park, Stuart

Very wide cement path through lovely white-sand forest! There is also a narrow, unpaved path that is lovely.

Sunshine Wildlife Boat Tour, Stuart

Pontoon boat tour in manatee pocket and around the islands, where you may see manatees, dolphins, and birds, plus mansions.

Clifton S. Perry Intracoastal Piers, Stuart

Short walk through mangrove forest to two piers on the intracoastal waterway.

Youngs Park, Vero Beach

Wide open spot on the intracoastal with views of both bridges, and breezy gazebos with picnic tables.

Sebastian Inlet Rock Pools

Fun rock pools where tons of kids roam searching for sea life, plus little cove with calm water, and surfing beach with jetty.

Golden Sands Beach Park, Vero Beach

Beautiful beach park with tropical trees, playground, shells, lifeguard and rough surf.

Santa Lucea Beach, Hutchinson Island

A pretty beach with small dunes, a jungle path, and good surf.

Indian River Drive scenic drive

Lovely lazy drive along the beautiful slate-blue Indian River.

Jensen Beach town

Main block with tropical-themed cafes and views of the water, plus a coffee shop and gift shops in little houses.

Jensen Beach Causeway Park

A lovely place to be on the water, watch pelicans, see sailboats, and play on the playground.

Bryn Mawr Beach, Hutchinson Island

Pretty beach where you can take a long walk along the shore, or along the sidewalk in the morning.

Manatee Center and Backus Museum, Fort Pierce

High deck where you can watch manatees in the canal.

Fort Pierce town

Sleepy, modest town. Good place to start a drive down Indian River Rd, or to enjoy a coffee at Old Florida Coffee Co, the most attractive spot in town.

Seabranch Blvd walk, Hobe Sound

Long walk with wide sidewalk, past lush jungly forest. Some car noise.

Riverview Park and Pier, Sebastian

Park with shade, small playground, splash pad, and pier on the intracoastal.

Heritage Ridge Walk, Hobe Sound

Walk past tropical plants in a hilly area!

Dollman Park Beachside, Jensen Beach

Cute path with colorful plants leading to remote beach, though with many condos.

Hobe Sound Bible College Coffee & Bookstore

A modern and attractive coffee shop, plus a Christian bookstore.

Tradition town

Town with splash pad on the lake, town square with cafes, playground, and lots of stores.

Treasure Coast Mall & Jensen Beach Shops

Barnes and Noble, Target, Ross, Best Buy, Googan Coffee Shop, plus a musty indoor mall with play area for kids.

Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, Palm City

Owls, eagles, pelicans, turtles, giant tortoises, an alligator, in cages on a pretty piece of land with a pond and beautiful trees.

Flagler Park, Stuart waterfront

Waterfront park with walking paths under a zillion coconut trees, ship playground in white sand, hopscotch, and colorful pictures and hopscotch on the path.

St Lucie Blvd banyan walk, Stuart

Walk under gorgeous banyan trees.

Kiplinger Nature Preserve, Stuart

Varied loop walk through forest to the river.

Delaplane Preserve Park, Stuart

Lush foliage surrounding a pleasant trail to the river.

Pettway Park Playground, Hobe Sound

Cute, imaginative playground in a humble neighborhood.

Royal Palm Pointe Splash Pad, Vero Beach

A splash pad and dock with nice breezes on the intracoastal waterway.

Highway A1A Walk, Hutchinson Island

Walk along the sidewalk past mansions, tropical landscaping, and beautiful beach access points.

South Beach Road, Jupiter Island

Long walk past mansions, coconut trees, Norfolk pines, ironwood trees, banyan trees, and flowers on Jupiter Island.

North Beach Road Walk, Jupiter Island

Walk past mansions, seagrape trees, palms, and flowers on Jupiter Island.

Cove Road Park and neighborhood walk

Tiny park on the intracoastal and pleasant walk through a neighborhood with a dock.

Tiger Shores Beach, Hutchinson Island

Beach popular with fishermen, just north of Stuart Beach.

Virginia Forrest Beach, Hutchinson Island

Nice beach for a long walk and shell collecting.

Greenfield Park on the intracoastal, Hobe Sound

A sweet little park in a nice neighborhood on the intracoastal.

Gomez Ave Morning Walk, Hobe Sound

Shady morning walk past pretty landscaping.

Environmental Learning Center, Vero Beach

Beautiful nature center on an island in the intracoastal.

Bob Graham Beach, Jensen Beach

One of many beach access points leading to a shadeless beach with bright turquoise water.

Elliott Museum, Hutchinson Island

Large modern museum with high-tech historic car exhibit, great temporary exhibits, and baseball card room.

Pepper Park Beach, Fort Pierce

Pleasant wide-open beach with fine pale sand and pretty water.

Wabasso Causeway Park, Vero Beach

Little park on the intracoastal with tons of shade from Australian pines plus a breeze off the water.

Navy Seal Museum, Fort Pierce

Interesting museum with military exhibits from many different wars, and plenty of vehicles and boats outside on the grass.

Savannas Preserve Dock and White Trail

Dock on a lake with water lilies and birds, and trail through flatwood pine trees.

Memorial Park, Downtown Stuart

Park with flowering trees, banyan tree, royal palms, memorial arch, and pond with fountain and bridge over it.

McLarty Treasure Museum, Vero Beach

Gorgeous location with observation deck over the beach and views of intracoastal waterway, but its museum is too dusty/ moldy to stand.

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