St.LucieFLORIDA 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 2 hours southeast of Orlando and 2 hours north of Miami, the St. Lucie area boasts fantastic year-round weather, as well as tons of 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, and an incredible array of attractions and activities. Try your hand at sports like fishing, horseback riding, boating, baseball and golf, or explore our rich history, the award-winning waterfront downtown and endless arts and cultural activities.

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 Eco-Center, Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center, the St. Lucie County Aquarium featuring the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit and the Manatee Education and Observation Center.

Explore the amazing fishing opportunities on the world-famous Indian River Lagoon, a diverse fishery that is home to the world-record spotted sea trout, as well as impressive tarpon, red drum and snook. Book a charter and head offshore through Fort Pierce Inlet to hook trophy catches such as sailfish, swordfish, dolphin, wahoo, kingfish and cobia. Catch many of the great tasting bottom fish such as snapper and grouper, too!

History buffs can visit 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), or 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 can perfect their drive at awardwinning golf courses, including the one-of-a-kind PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, or enjoy America’s favorite pastime at Tradition Field—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. For information on hotels, condos, RV or vacation rentals, please call 800-344-8443 or go to visitstluciefla.com.