St. Lucie, Florida is home to the historic City of Fort Pierce, the new and vibrant City of Port St. Lucie and the beaches of Hutchinson Island. Located on the east coast of Florida about 120 miles southeast of Orlando and about 115 miles north of Miami, the area boasts fantastic year round weather and its two main communities offer Old Florida charm and new Florida style.
In St. Lucie you will find 21 miles of uncrowded beaches, over 10,000 acres of parks and preserves, world record fishing opportunities, horseback riding on the beach, boating along pristine waterways, NY Mets Spring Training baseball, championship golf at PGA Village and other top-notch golf courses, a charming and award-winning waterfront downtown, year round arts and cultural activities, a rich history and so much more.
Nature lovers will be delighted to discover the beautiful natural gardens, including the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens and Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce which features the largest display of tropical bonsai trees in the US. Ecotourists will appreciate St. Lucie’s dedication to protecting the environment through environmental education facilities such as the Oxbow EcoCenter, Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center, the St. Lucie County Aquarium featuring the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit and the Manatee Education and Observation Center.
Discover the amazing fishing opportunities on the world famous Indian River Lagoon, a diverse fishery that is home to the worldrecord spotted sea trout, as well as impressive tarpon, red drum, snook and more. Book a charter and head offshore through Fort Pierce Inlet to hook trophy catches such as sailfish, swordfish, dolphin, wahoo, kingfish, cobia and more. Catch many of the great tasting bottom fish such as snapper and grouper, too!
History buffs will enjoy the National UDT-SEAL Navy Museum to learn how Fort Pierce became the birthplace of the Navy Frogmen (the first version of today’s US Navy SEALs). Discover the story behind famous artists such as A.E. Backus, Zora Neale Hurston and the Florida Highwaymen who came from Fort Pierce. Enjoy a concert, musical or comedy show at the historic Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce, which first opened its doors in 1923.
Sports enthusiasts will find award-winning golf courses, including the one-of-a-kind PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, which can help perfect your drive or educate you on the history of the game. Baseball fans will be delighted to enjoy America’s favorite pastime at Digital Domain Park—spring training home of the New York Mets and summer home of the minor league St. Lucie Mets.
No vacation is complete without shopping and dining! Loads of local seafood restaurants abound, as well as tasty ethnic or popular chains. From boutique to large retailers, get your shop on in our several shopping districts.
If you love getting away from it all and enjoying the natural beauty of Florida, then you’ll love St. Lucie and its cities. For information on hotels, condos, RV or vacation rentals, please call 800-344-8443 or go to www.visitstluciefla.com.