Are you and your children in dire need of a vacation? We don’t blame you! After weeks and weeks of being cooped up in the house, the whole family could probably use a little escape to unwind and reconnect.
Luckily, you can spend your days occupying the kids with one of Martin County’s many social-distanced, entertaining, and educational activities! There’s something for every interest. Whether that means lounging the day away at the beach, splashing around at Sailfish Splash Waterpark, or exploring the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, Martin County has it all!
To get spark some inspiration, we’ve compiled some of the top family-friendly and socially-distant activities in Martin County.
Quick reminder: before planning any trip, be sure to visit the CDC Travelers Health website for helpful information and resources. People considering a vacation in Martin County can also stay in-the-know by visiting the Martin County Coronavirus page, as well as the #MartinTogether website.
Book a Trip to Our Beautiful Beaches
Martin County is known for its serene and blissful beaches that are free of all the typical sun-seeking crowds. And with more than 22 miles of shores to explore, there’s more than enough room to spread out and relax. Families typically gravitate to one of our four lifeguard-protected beaches (like Jensen Beach, Stuart Beach, Bathtub Beach, and Hobe Sound Beach). But there are plenty of other secluded beaches (like Bob Graham Beach or pet-friendly Santa Lucea Beach) for families in search of a bit more privacy.
Socially-Distanced Arts & Crafts Hotspots
Kids painting on the walls again? No worries! Let them channel their creativity by heading down to one of Martin County’s many creativity hotspots. Try out Stuart Ceramics in historic Downtown Stuart to paint a ceramic mug, keepsake, or figurine of your choice! Better yet, sign up for a creativity class at Pinspiration, where the whole family can create a Pinterest-inspired masterpiece. Those looking for a full hands-on activity can also arrange a private lesson with Clay Habit Studio and Supply in downtown Jensen Beach. Needless to say, any creation will make for a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
Sailfish Splash Waterpark
Looking for a way to escape the heat that’ll keep the youngsters entertained for hours on end? Then head on over to Martin County’s very own Sailfish Splash Waterpark! Let the kids float around the 1000-foot Lazy River; splash safely in the7,326-square foot water playground; or get their hearts racing as they shoot down the 253-foot closed flume Speed Slide! But have no fear, parents – adults can dodge the waves by snagging a private cabana or one of the many social-distanced lounge chairs while keeping an eye out on the kiddos. There’s even an on-site snack bar full of treats that the whole family will love.
Book a Fishing Excursion
Looking to cast a line? Then consider taking the kids out to one of Martin County’s various fishing hot spots. Some popular places include Sandsprit Park and Indian Riverside Park. Feeling extra adventurous? Book a private charter for a deep-sea excursion! Try out the Lady of the Deep Sea Fish Charter, the Treasure Coast Fishing Charters, or even the Native Fishing Charter. You can start planning a trip by checking out our new Fish Like A Local website. Anyone hoping to dip beneath the water’s surface can even dive down to see the historic 1869 Georges Valentine ship wreck, just off the coast from the House of Refuge!
Visit the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center
It’s time to take a step back from your home classroom and pop on over to the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center. Trust us when we say it’s fun for everyone! Learn about Florida’s coral reefs or stop by the Stingray Touch Tank where the kids can pet an actual stingray! You can even register online to partake in one of their popular guided nighttime sea turtle walks. They also offer game fish pond and tons of voluntourism opportunities for families looking to give back during a visit.
Catch a Jensen Drive-in Movie
Tired of the same old shows on Netflix? Craving a bit of good old-fashioned nostalgia? Then drive on down to catch one of Jensen’s drive-in movies! This is an enjoyable activity for the whole family. You can even bring your fur babies! The Jensen Beach community is now showing some of the biggest blockbuster hits, ranging from classic throwbacks to the hottest new releases. You’ll get the whole cinematic experience, but in social-distancing style! Grab the kids and the popcorn and cruise on over to a Jensen drive-in movie today. You can also connect with Martin County by binge-watching one of these classic films.
Check Out the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast
Tired of entertaining the kids yourself? No problem! The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast offers a variety of spaced-out attractions and events for the kiddos! From being a Publix manager, mechanic, firefighter, veterinarian, or doctor for the day – the kids can do it all! Not only can your kids spend the afternoon learning and exploring the museum, but they can even spend a week or two participating in their social-distanced summer camps. Needless to say, it’s a popular spot for curious little ones.