The Best Things to Do on the Treasure Coast (That Aren’t the Beach)

There are so many ways to enjoy life on the Treasure Coast of Southeast Florida… even besides the beach! Inside, outside, active and passive, by land and by water, there are so many amazing activities… here are some of our favorite things to do on the Treasure Coast.

Best Arts & Culture: Vero Beach Museum of Art

vero beach museum of art and other things to do on the treasure coastIt’s not the Met by any means, but the Vero Beach Museum of Art is definitely worth a stop. It’s got fine arts exhibits, outdoor concerts, plenty of activities and events, and even a Museum Art School.

Best Wildlife Viewing: John D MacArthur Beach State Park

wildlife viewing and other things to do on the treasure coastHome to some of the best turtle-watching in the area, MacArthur Beach Park features aquariums, a beautiful boardwalk along the mangroves of Lake Worth Cove, and an on-site nature center offering kayak rentals.

Also of note are the Loggerhead Marine Life Center, where you can watch surgeons treating recovering sea turtles, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, and the Manatee Observation Center.

Best Natural Phenomenon: Blowing Rocks Preserve

blowing rocks and other things to do on the treasure coastWhen the seas are rough and the tide is up, head down to Blowing Rocks to admire a 50-foot geyser of salt water shooting up into the sky. Afterwards, stroll the boardwalk along the Indian River Lagoon, explore the butterfly garden or the beachside nature trail, and maybe stop by the Hawley Education Center.

Best City Vibe: Downtown Fort Pierce

shopping and dining in downtown fort pierceThe excitement and fun of big-city living blend seamlessly with the small-town charms of Fort Pierce to create a city that’s at once thriving with fast-paced excitement yet still filled with plenty of unique local culture. The downtown scene boasts local shops and restaurants, historic venues, and plenty of regular events, like Farmers Markets and Friday Fest.

Best Small-Town Charm: Downtown Stuart

boats at the marina in downtown stuartQuaint and historic, Stuart is a highly walkable little town filled with public art, small businesses, and scenic views. Dock your boat at the Sunset Bay Marina and stroll the boardwalk along the St. Lucie River, and maybe even catch a show at Lyric Theatre.

Best Outdoor Recreation: Jonathan Dickinson State Park

kayaking and other things to do on the treasure coastGet out and explore over 11,500 acres of diverse ecosystem along the Loxahatchee River at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. In addition to wildlife viewing, visitors enjoy hiking, biking, and horseback riding, boating and fishing, kayaking and canoeing, and even camping.

Best Shopping: Treasure Coast Square

shopping on the treasure coastThis indoor mall has it all… big-box retailers, boutiques and high-end designers, an ample food court, and plenty more. Also of shop-worthy note is Tradition Square, an open-to-the-public master-planned community featuring shopping, dining, and plenty of fun events and festivals throughout the year.

Ready to Come Have Some Fun on the Treasure Coast?

If you’re planning a vacation or thinking of buying a home on the Treasure Coast, then it’s time to contact Edgewater Property Realty. We’re here to help you explore the area, discover its beautiful communities, and find the perfect home for you.

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