by The Editors | February 25, 2019

Visit St. Lucie: A Sporting Paradise

From Major League Baseball to world-class PGA golf courses and an all-inclusive waterfront resort, St. Lucie makes for an unforgettable springtime getaway for the active, outdoorsy family.


Major League Baseball Spring Training at First Data Field

Think of St. Lucie and think about the smell of freshly cut grass, the warmth of sun on your face after months of unforgiving chill, the sharp crack of a bat connecting with a baseball and the roar from a crowd jumping to its feet as players from the New York Mets race around the diamond.

For many, Port St. Lucie is synonymous with Major League Baseball Spring Training at First Data Field and the unforgettable experiences and traditions forged during training season in this vibrant stretch of South Florida’s east coast.

But what many may not realize is that when the players take off their cleats for the day, the memory making doesn’t stop. If you look beyond the outfield, it’s easy to see all that the area has to offer—including chances to get in on the action yourself.

PGA Golf Club offers practice on 54 holes, across three courses, and within a 35-acre training center.


After watching the boys swing for fences, perfect your stroke at Port St. Lucie’s PGA Golf Club.

The world-class PGA Golf Club offers an ideal place to escape and spend a few days playing the links and enjoying luxury golf facilities, which are open to the public and appeal to both beginners and experts. Practice on 54 holes, across three courses, and within a 35-acre training center with some of the best golf professionals in the country.

Stay in the PGA Village by reserving one of their fully equipped golf villas or a vacation rental home, or book a nearby hotel and explore the restaurants and shopping just a few minutes away.

All inclusive Club Med Sandpiper Bay


Looking for a family-friendly eco-excursion? Get in touch with the area’s natural beauty at Club Med Sandpiper Bay, the only all-inclusive Club Med resort in the United States, situated on the banks of the St. Lucie River and offering a wide array of academies and activities from tennis to beach volleyball, sailing, wakeboarding and even flying trapeze.

Packages include accommodations, culinary and beverage offerings, land and water sports and entertainment. The resort caters to active families looking to relax and engage in Florida’s great outdoors.

St. Lucie brims with Old Florida charm and undiscovered adventures —in the stands, over land and on water. Go fishing and kayaking on the Indian River Lagoon in Fort Pierce, take a guided wildlife boat tour through the St. Lucie River that winds through the heart of Port St. Lucie, go horseback riding on the beach on Hutchinson Island, surf at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, and hike in Savannas Preserve or Jack Island Preserve state parks.

So come cheer on the Mets, but don’t leave without experiencing the full sporting paradise of St. Lucie.

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