A Local’s Guide on How to Shower Mom with Love

April 11, 2019

Looking for something memorable to do with mom this Mother’s Day? St. Lucie County’s Tourism office recommends that residents stay local and experience unique activities for moms with all interests: The adventurous mom; the laid back mom; or perhaps the artsy mom, all right here in your own backyard.

Spend Mother’s Day at the Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery. This unique and picturesque vineyard and tasting room is one of just a dozen wineries in Florida located right here in Fort Pierce. Enjoy the beautiful, serene outdoor experience this venue has to offer while sipping on wine or one of the local craft beers from the Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail that they have on tap. On Sunday, May 12, a delightful Mother’s Day Brunch will be happening with wine-based Bloody Mary’s and mimosas.  Enjoy soft rock and easy listening tunes. To purchase tickets, visit  

Is mom feeling a little artsy? Book a private party or attend an event at Swig of Color in the charming, historic downtown Fort Pierce. Swig of Color is a local and independently owned social art (paint and sip) studio. Best of all, art experience is not needed. Bring your choice of beverage to the studio and the friendly staff will guide you each step of the way. So, whether you are an artist looking to have a little fun or looking for something new to try – this is a great way to spend the afternoon with mom.

Does mom not want to make a fuss over Mother’s Day? Then a little R & R is just what the doctor ordered. St. Lucie has the perfect recipe for rejuvenation. Sunshine, quiet beaches and spa days – in any order. With 21 miles of beaches, mom will find a quiet place to relax and enjoy the Florida sunshine and the warm sand on her toes. If a spa treatment is on the agenda, be sure to schedule an appointment at Club Med Sandpiper Bay’s, L’Occitane Spa. This spa offers cutting edge beauty and massage services tailored just for its guests. Best of all – it’s open to the public. Day passes are available too, if you want to stay and enjoy the resort’s many amenities. For more information on Club Med Sandpiper Bay: visit

And no Mother’s Day is complete without showering mom with flowers and what better way to do it at the beautiful and blooming Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens? Orchids, roses, bromeliads, succulents and more are on full display – and don’t miss getting mom in a photo at the butterfly garden. The PSL Botanical Gardens is open Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sundays, 12 noon to 4:00 PM.

St. Lucie – home to the historic city of Fort Pierce, the vibrant city of Port St. Lucie and beautiful beaches of Hutchinson Island is located on the Atlantic Ocean along the east coast of Florida, 120 miles southeast of Orlando and 115 miles north of Miami with direct access from Florida’s Turnpike, Interstate 95 and State Road 70. The area offers an array of visitor activities including beautiful beaches, championship golf, excellent outdoor and nature adventures, a thriving arts and cultural scene, world class fishing and dozens of unique attractions. A variety of affordable accommodations such as hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, vacation condos/homes and an all-inclusive resort are available. For a full listing of places to stay in St. Lucie, go to Nearby commercial airports include Palm Beach International (PBI), Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood (FLL) and Miami International Airport (MIA). For more details visit, Twitter: @VisitStLucie and Instagram: @VisitStLucie.