The 10 Best Things to Do in Palm City, United States

December 17, 2017 Enriqueta Cusson

Palm City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Martin County, Florida, United States. The population was 23,120 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Palm City

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1627 +1 772-225-0505
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 600 reviews

Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a 57-acre marine life nature center located on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, FL situated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. As a leading state and nationally recognized environmental organization, Florida Oceanographic offers educational programs to people of all ages and conducts research and restoration programs that lead to healthy coastal ecosystems. Join us in our mission "to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida's coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy” today.

Reviewed By 29Teddy - Miami, Florida

The Oceanographic Center is an easy stop on your trip - it is right off A1A (next to a Publix and across from the Elliot museum). It isn't expensive and it's not huge so you can see everything in an hour. There are nice exhibits for kids with docents who are knowledgeable and nice. The gift shop sold essential books on local history, flora and fauna in addition to the usual ocean chotchka. On the day I visited there were a couple hundred visitors and I took the mile long trail that goes through the mangrove swamp to the Intercoastal. No one else was on the trail, despite the day being clear, cool and pretty much perfect - go figure!

There is so much development on Hutchinson Island, the Center is a good reminder of the importance of preserving wetlands. I was taken aback that despite all of the informative displays, there was zero mention of climate change and the certain impact it will have on the area's ecology. I chalk this up to the State of Florida's disinclination to face up to facts and pressure the current governor exerts not to acknowledge climate change, but it is - sadly - a lost opportunity to inform the public about an issue that will have significant impact on the Treasure Coast. :-(

4. Elliott Museum

825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1626 +1 772-225-1961
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 446 reviews

Elliott Museum

Reviewed By Margie B - Southold, New York

We really enjoyed this museum which is small, but packed with interesting items. There are wonderful antique cars, motorcycles and boats. There is a baseball section, a model boat section, several scenes from times past(pharmacy, barbershop, kitchen, etc.). The museum tells about several interesting people. There is something for everyone.

5. The House of Refuge Museum

301 SE Macarthur Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-4908 +1 772-225-1875
Excellent
55%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

The House of Refuge Museum

Reviewed By Ace J - Chicago, Illinois

This sturdy wood homelike structure was built in 1875 as one of the string of Refuge Houses. These buildings were spaced along Florida’s ocean coast to accommodate the frequent shipwrecked crews who made it to shore. By 1915 the Coast Guard operated the house. In 1942 the wooden lookout tower was built to watch for Nazi U-boats. For $7 you can tour this landmark; the only Refuge House remaining. Our guide John was very knowledgable. The basement has exhibits about the history, and then you tour the cooking and living quarters for the superintendent and family. Period furniture and artifacts, such as original Edison cylinder records are there. The shipwrecked sailors were boarded upstairs. There is also a nice gift-shop. This was a fascinating and enlightening tour through Florida history.

6. The Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast

1707 Northeast Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957 +1 772-225-7575
Excellent
64%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

The Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast

Reviewed By JRG F - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Pirate ship is pretty awesome, but the room itself needs more activities. Various play rooms are cute and interactive. Associates friendly and restrooms clean. I wish when I called and asked about the area, they informed me about the nice pier and splash pad minutes from the front door of this museum.

7. Shadowood Farm

6220 SW Martin Hwy, Palm City, FL 34990-5401 +1 772-781-5777
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Shadowood Farm

Reviewed By tedact - St. Johns, Florida

What a multipurpose spot. It is a local organic farm where people can rent gardening spots, buy fresh organic produce, juice, etc . They also have events with local chefs and live music. We visited on a Thursday when the farm is open 10am-5:30 pm. I want to return on a Saturday when they are open 10am-1pm for their market. The grounds were beautiful with a pond, large trees, birds, butterflies and some great swings. I loved the fact that they had signs about limited/no phone usage. It looks like they have a variety of events.

8. Bathtub Reef Beach

1585 SE MacArthur Blvd, Stuart, FL
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 477 reviews

Bathtub Reef Beach

Reviewed By Steven D

Website was incorrect about access. Said the beach restoration project was complete and the public parking lot and beach were open...wrong. You’ll have to spy one of the several public pulls outs north of the beach to park and reach the beach.

9. Halpatiokee Regional Park

8303 SW Lost River Rd, Stuart, FL 34997-7202 +1 772-288-5400
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Halpatiokee Regional Park

Reviewed By Virginia H - Stuart, Florida, United States

This park has by far a lot to offer, close to the interstate, hiking trails and lots of nature with picnic areas, and playgrounds for those traveling with kids in leagues, as this park has both baseball fields and soccer fields, along with a skating rink. Their are a number of restaurants close by both sit down and fast food places, and two hotels, one within walking distance.

10. D&D Family Famrs

5059 SW Citrus Blvd, Palm City, FL 34990-8761 +1 772-463-1330
Excellent
0%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
16%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 6 reviews

D&D Family Famrs

Reviewed By Sandy M - Palm City, Florida, United States

Family oriented & very personable...welcoming with interesting & fun things too!! Do some strawberry picking when in season too!!

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