10 REASONS TO VISIT ST. LUCIE THIS SUMMER

Have you been cooped up dreaming of the perfect beach vacation? Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect place to lay low and take some much needed R & R… St. Lucie is the perfect summer getaway. 

1. Coastal Beach Town Vibes

Discover the historic charm of Fort Pierce that began as a fishing village and cattle ranching town. Today, this vibe still rings true where visitors come to experience the “old Florida” lifestyle and scenery. Just to the south in Port St. Lucie, visitors will find a vibrant south Florida city with great golf courses and loads of natural resources and parks to enjoy. On Hutchinson Island – the sound of the waves are calling offering 21 miles of coastline just waiting for you.

2. Uncrowded Beaches

Spend the day on what feels like your own private island on our beautiful beaches. With Caribbean blue waters lapping the shore, the warm sunshine & the perfect spot for your beach chair –  there’s plenty of room to spread out & relax the day away.

3. Unique Attractions

Ever heard of a motorized kayak? Ever been horseback riding on the beach? In St. Lucie, choose from a wide variety of activities that are one of a kind & bound to bring out your adventurous side.

4. Get Close to Nature

There are over 20,000 acres of untouched nature preserves in St. Lucie. Select your trail & go exploring! You can spot all kinds of Florida’s flora & fauna; or native wildlife such as burrowing owls in the Savannas, otters along the St. Lucie River, and pine warblers in the Pinelands. TIP: Download the FREE Nature & Wildlife Pass to go exploring and win prizes.

5. History & Culture 

From our heritage trails, vibrant museums, & thriving art scene, there’s a little bit of something for everyone. Our local artist community is very active, try & spot some of their artwork while you’re out & about in Downtown Fort Pierce or along our roadways in Port St. Lucie!

6. Waterfront Dining

Whether it’s the laid-back vacation vibes you’re after, the waterfront views, or the fresh from the sea dishes, St. Lucie has got the seafood cuisine down pat. Enjoy delicious fried shrimp at Chuck’s Seafood, tasty mahi mahi tacos from On the Edge Bar & Grill and a yummy tropical drink from the Square Grouper for the perfect progressive dinner on South Hutchinson Island.

7. Fishing Fiends

Grand slams, trophy catches & more – oh my! Fort Pierce is known by anglers as one of the best kept secrets in the fishing world. Known for world record sea trout, huge red snapper & grouper, swordfish & kingfish – come catch your bucket list.

8. Golf Galore

Whether you’re a hobby golfer or a pro, there’s a wide variety of courses for all skill levels in St. Lucie. The world renowned PGA Village in Port St. Lucie is a one of the best places to hone your golf skill.

9. Summer Events

There are so many unique & fun events you can attend during your visit. One of the most popular for couples and families are the Drive-In movie nights at the Causeway Cove Marina in Fort Pierce! Be sure to check the calendar here to see everything that’s going on.

10. Did someone say beer? 

St. Lucie has a thriving craft beverage scene. With 3 breweries, 1 cidery & 1 winery, you can spend the day experiencing the local flavors – literally. You may want to extend your stay and do the entire Treasure Coast Wine, Ale & Spirits Trail, leading you on a 15-stop journey throughout the region! Download your digital pass here and get discounts and prizes along the way.

Ready to book your trip? Find amazing hotel deals here.