Things to Do in Stuart for Couples

THE 10 BEST Couples' Activities & Things to Do in Stuart

Best Things to Do in Stuart for Couples

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  • Marty Bielicki
    Stuart, FL14,526 contributions
    In a recent Google post, downtown Stuart was one of 10 “Best Downtowns” in Florida. There is a definite charm with the number of shops, café’s, restaurants and the inviting waterfront boardwalk. The area was once known as “Potsdam,” but the name was misconstrued to “Dam-pots.” Thus, the town was changed to a local neighbor named “Stuart” near the turn of the 20th century.

    It was once said the downtown Stuart has a “walking problem, not a parking problem.” Certain times of the day it is tough to find parking near your intended target. To help matters, the City of Stuart has added a free tram service if you are lucky to catch it. There is sometimes parking down near Flagler Park and at Wells Fargo Bank. A number of streets have a three-hour limit on parking. Look for the signs if you have such a space. There is a parking officer that will enforce parking with a ticket. Lately, this officer is enforcing “No Trucks on the left-side” on Osceola Street. Many new arrivals miss these signs.

    Sunday brings a Farmers Market to Flagler Park from 9:00 to 2:00. It is also on Sunday that a band plays at 4:00 along the downtown waterfront.

    The key to Confusion Corner is to go slow, follow the lines and the person in front of you. Never, ever put yourself in the position of stopping on the railroad tracks. Brightline trains will definitely run you over.

    If you are in the mood, a walk along the waterfront boardwalk will bring smiles. It is a rather long boardwalk that stretches from the small Colorado park all the way across and under the railroad to Sailors Restaurant and marina. At night there are small lights along the railing to guide you. We have found the sunrises to be quite stunning.

    Naming a few recommended restaurants would not be fair. There are over 20 restaurants in walking distance. There are four restaurants directly on the St. Lucie River. There is a restaurant for everyone’s budget.

    A Stuart Heritage Museum is near Flagler Park if you are so inclined to learn more about this area that dates back to circa 1890’s. There are some visitors that make it to the enlightening Elliot Museum, Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center and House of Refuge on Hutchinson Island. There is a certain charm about Stuart that brings people back time after time.

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    Written December 30, 2023
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  • Ginny000
    Richmond, VA609 contributions
    It takes about an hour. Really interesting history of the refuge facilities built in the late 19th century to care for the thousands of shipwrecked sailors that found themselves stranded on the Florida coast after its many storms. Wonderful, enthusiastic tour guide and fabulous views of the ocean.
    Written July 16, 2023
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  • Arielfl
    Coconut Creek, FL1,606 contributions
    At 65 acres, Halpatiokee Regional Park is the largest park in Martin County. The park is well known for sports activities and it has soccer/football fields, tennis courts, softball/baseball fields, disc golf course, and an open air roller-hockey rink. The park also has picnic pavilions that can be reserved and a playground.

    The reason I love the park however is for the 500 acres of wetland preserve that surrounds the park. The park has 4 miles of river front on South Fork of the St. Lucie River so you can kayak. Ecosystems in the park include pine flatwoods, oak hammock, scrub and river land. These habitats provide protection for hundreds of species of native flora and fauna, including 13 species that are designated by the State of Florida as endangered or threatened. Going through the preserve is a mile long hiking trail built by Tropical Trekkers. The South Fork Nature Trail connects together two prior trails that the Tropical Trekkers built along the South Fork of the St. Lucie River. There is also a separate mountain bike trail built by the Airborne Mountain Bike Club. You can find the trailheads past all the ballfields, at the very back of the park where the park road ends.

    This week a cyclist was bitten by an alligator in the park after he fell off a bridge into the water. Unfortunately he landed next to what was likely a mother alligator protecting her nest. The cyclist is going to be okay and the nest and mother were relocated. The parks name, Halpatiokee is actually the Seminole Indian word meaning "Alligator Water." Although alligator attacks are actually very rare in Florida it is best to stay out of the lakes and wetlands whenever possible. The bike paths in the park remain closed.
    Written July 23, 2021
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  • Petrea969
    Jensen Beach, FL71 contributions
    We decided to try something new for Happy Hour and were very impressed. The place has lots of room inside by the bar and a nice outdoor seating area.It was fun to walk around and see the vegetables growing and of course the chickens.We each had a glass of wine and a different pizza. We all agreed the mushroom pizza was the best although they were all good.If I had any complaint it would be that they could have an expanded happy hour menu. Definetly a fun place and something different from the happy hour bar scene.
    Written March 22, 2019
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  • Maryann B
    5 contributions
    Two rivers join together for a view of the most magnificent boats. Clean and nice breeze. Bathrooms are clean
    Written August 23, 2022
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  • Jan M
    3 contributions
    Off the beaten path. Clean, no restrooms but outside showers. Just sit and enjoy the ocean breeze. Love it here.
    Written May 25, 2022
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  • Pam H
    3 contributions
    Beach was nice and water was beautiful although the current look pretty strong. The sand was brown and not white but it was a great place to take a walk.
    Written January 28, 2024
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  • Diana Y
    11 contributions
    What an amazing Loft Air B n B! This is the spot for any vacation but we did stay cation here and it has everything you could ask for, complimentary champagne and walk out your door to a beautiful sunrise, paddle boarding art gallery great dining down the boardwalk at the Twisted Tuna! I would highly recommend this place and we will be back! Melody and John were so nice and made us feel at home....
    Written October 13, 2019
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  • lyddybear
    Manassas, VA9 contributions
    Have stayed here twice. Nice campground. Clean and spacious. Have been told for two years that the sites were going to full hook up. Hasn’t happened yet. Wondering when?
    Written May 6, 2021
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  • clyoung97
    Palm City, FL292 contributions
    Lots of fun! Something different to do with friends and family. Great for adults and kids. Lots of old time pinball and arcade games.
    Written January 8, 2024
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  • BethA
    1 contribution
    Ed- the owner- is most outgoing and kind and set us up well for the day kayaking with a 7 year old and 11 year old. We saw a bunch of turtles and 2 alligators and some gorgeous birds. This is a great way to spend 3-4 hours taking in the river and the sights around it
    Written February 19, 2019
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  • Maya D
    1 contribution
    We had the best time as a family with Captain Pierce! He took us to the best fishing spot and had things to do for all ages. My 22 month old LOVED being on the boat. We saw schools of fish, a dolphin, and a group of manatees. Highly recommend this excursion.
    Written October 26, 2023
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  • Jaxsmom01
    Franklin, MA20 contributions
    The sunset sail on the Resolute was just perfect. The Captains were knowledgeable and entertaining. The Resolute was a beautiful vessel, very well kept. We told family about it that were coming down in March. This is the cruise to take!
    Written January 23, 2024
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  • Relax52038866398
    1 contribution
    Wonderful trip with captain Guy and mate Judy. Our group was family dancing from <10 to 80+ and everyone had a great time. See the quiet inlets as we did today or take in a sunset or, when it’s warm, a sandbar. These folks will get you there and back safely with a tailored route appropriate for your group and for the weather and seas.
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • Steve T
    Combined Locks, WI69 contributions
    My wife and I attend a number of various performances each season. The Lyric is truly a gem, intimate but acoustically sound. There are shows for every taste. We became members to help it keep in operation
    Written February 2, 2023
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