Where the Arts, Culture, and Nature Flourish
Just 45 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport, you’ll find Martin County nestled in the Treasure Coast region of Florida. Boasting miles and miles of peaceful beaches, sparkling waters, and natural sand dunes, Martin County is a safe haven of environmental splendour.
Amidst this natural beauty, quaint coastal communities pulsate with unique charm. Here the legacy of old Florida is alive and well, and arts and culture embody the natural beauty of original Florida. Dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and historical preservation are an integral part of the community, with dynamic arts, cultural events and festivals held year-round.
In Martin County there’s something for everyone, from high-end shopping and art galleries to one-of-a-kind museums and lively events. For those who love the performing arts a show at downtown Stuart’s historic Lyric Theatre is a must. Built in the 1920s as a silent movie house, today this grand old theatre hosts a variety of events, ranging from classical theatre and rock bands to jazz concerts and dance recitals.
History buffs have the opportunity to step back in time and learn about the unusual, the forgotten, and some of the fascinating people, events, and places from Martin County’s history at The Stuart Heritage Museum. This museum houses countless relics that define the history and community spirit of the City of Stuart and Martin County.
Don’t forget add Martin County’s many historical landmarks to your must-see list. The Wreck of George Valentine is Martin County’s only underwater archaeological preserve and an underwater site on the National Register of historic places. For a fusion of history and art, be sure to visit the Court House Cultural Center Gallery where you can admire magnificent art deco style architecture alongside fine art exhibitions.
Regardless of where you go or what you do Martin County simmers with enticing flavours, unique experiences, and mouth-watering selections. Alfresco or indoors, casual or extravagant, International or Caribbean, New World or Floribbean — Martin County plates them all. From waterfront views to charming villages, you’ll discover local flavours to satisfy every taste and budget, served with a side of hometown hospitality and service. The night scene is both intimate and packed with entertainment, local music, karaoke, dancing, and events.
Much like Martin County itself, shopping on the Treasure Coast has something for everyone. Whether you are perusing the trendy racks of the Treasure Coast Square Mall, the upscale boutiques of Harbour Bay Plaza or eclectic shops in downtown Stuart and Jensen Beach, you’ll find a mix of charm and sophistication around every corner.
So turn off your cell phone and soak up the incredible ambiance of the Martin County shore. Plan your trip today at discovermartin.com.