Planning a trip to Florida? Discover the top things to do in Fort Pierce, Florida – you just might be surprised about all of the things you can do!

  1. Experience Downtown Fort Pierce Nightlife

Craft brews, live music, cider and axe-throwing? Slip into the night scene in Downtown and enjoy a libation, try something adventurous or sit back and relax to a live local artist or band.

  1. Treat Yourself

Looking for something sweet? Savor delicious ice cream from Willy’s at Crabby’s Dockside Grill or a sweet treat from Havana George Café in Downtown. Other favorite sweet spots include: We Be’ Poppin, The Cream Republic and Joy’s Ice Cream.

  1. Feed the Fish!

Stop in the City Marina gift shop to pick up some fish food and head out to the waterfront where you can feed all of the tropical fish that like to hang out along the sea wall in the clear blue water.

  1. Take a Tour

The best way to experience nature up close is on a tour with a local expert. Kayak along the mangroves, take a boat tour and spot dolphins, or enjoy a sunset sail – the opportunities are endless.

  1. Explore (free and uncrowded) Beaches

Something that makes us special is our off the beaten path beaches. With free parking (except for State Parks) no crowds, and beautiful teal blue water, what’s there not to love?

  1. Shop LOCAL

Support Fort Pierce small businesses and shop for unique souvenirs, retail, food and more. From quaint boutiques to art galleries, downtown Fort Pierce is an epicenter for strolling and shopping for local art, food, gifts and décor – all in a historic waterfront setting.



  1. Fuel Up

Need a caffeine break? Visit Cool Beans Brew or Old Florida Co. for the best locally made coffee and pastries.

  1. The Largest Tropical Bonsai Garden in the U.S.

Calling all plant lovers for this must-see spot – Heathcote Botanical Gardens – here you can discover the beautiful art of bonsai and stroll through wandering paths around a variety of other flora and natural art.

  1. The First Home of the Navy Seals

Did you know that the Navy Seals were originally trained in Fort Pierce during World War II? Learn all about the incredible Frogmen at the one and only National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum.

  1. Surf or Spot

Love to surf? Visit Fort Pierce Inlet State Park for the best spot locals and visitors can find the best waves in the area.

  1. Visit one of the Nation’s Best Farmer’s Markets

Wander the different vendors along the waterfront at the Downtown Fort Pierce Farmer’s Market and shop produce, handmade goods, delicious bites, souvenirs and more. A must do on that takes place every Saturday morning 8am – 12pm, rain or shine!

  1. See a show at the Historic Sunrise Theatre

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Sunrise Theatre opened its doors in 1923 as the largest theatre on Florida’s East Coast. Since its restoration decades later, the pristine and intimate 1,200-seat Sunrise Theatre is a visitor and local must-visit.

  1. See Why it’s called the ‘Sunrise City’

Need a spot to watch the epic sunrise? Check out Jetty Park, Riverwalk Park or any of our beautiful uncrowded beaches. In the meantime, catch a sunrise any day with our live webcams.

  1. Waterfront Dining

Whether it’s the laid-back vacation vibes you’re after, the waterfront views, or the fresh from the sea dishes, Fort Pierce has the seafood cuisine down pat. Enjoy delicious fried shrimp at Chuck’s Seafood, tasty fish 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.

  1. Grand Slam

One of the main reasons, anglers from around the country visit Fort Pierce is the diversity of fish that you can catch here! Whether you prefer inshore flats fishing on the Indian River Lagoon or deep-sea fishing just offshore, anglers can reel in a mahi-mahi, sailfish, grouper, tarpon, snook, sea trout and a number of other species in one day!

  1. Explore the arts!

Within Fort Pierce’s vibrant art scene you’ll find art sprinkled throughout in many forms such as sculptures, murals and mosaic tiled benches in public places, visual artworks hanging in the storefronts of local galleries, museums dedicated to the life and work of nationally renowned artists, or public utility boxes colorfully wrapped in artistic designs.

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