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St. Lucie County

Discover ‘Treasure’ on Florida’s Atlantic Coast

Nestled along southeast Florida’s “Treasure Coast” is the quaint community of St. Lucie County, which includes the cities of St. Lucie Village, Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce. The 20-plus miles of white sand beaches on the Atlantic Ocean entice beachcombers to St. Lucie County, but there are just as many treasures to be found inland. St. Lucie is a year-round destination thanks to its mild climate, with plenty to do every season.

Cool off on a hot day in the Atlantic, or head just a few miles south to the city of Stuart’s 2-acre water park, which includes a speed slide, lazy river and a shaded picnic area. For a coastal experience that welcomes four-legged family members, head to dog-friendly Walton Rocks Beach.

Cheers to Your Visit

Connoisseurs of wine and beer can follow the Treasure Coast Wine and Ale Trail, which leads thirsty travelers to a winery and a handful of local brewing companies. When the region’s fields are ripe with goodness, foodies flock to the farmers markets in St. Lucie for a taste of local produce and handmade treats.

Live music is a staple in sunny Florida, where outdoor gathering places buzz with music. Hear live jazz at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens and along the waterfront of downtown Fort Pierce, and get into a mellow mood with some reggae on weekends in Port St. Lucie.

A fleet of fishing boats head out to sea.

St. Lucie County Media Relations and St. Lucie County Tourism Offices

Wade in the Water

The waterways running through St. Lucie, as well as the Atlantic Ocean, provide recreation and education for thousands of people a year. Whether you seek saltwater trophies or freshwater finds, St. Lucie is a fisherman’s dream. In nearby Lake Okeechobee you can cast for trout or flounder; on the ocean you can catch marlin, wahoo, kingfish and swordfish.

Learn more about the aquatic ecosystems surrounding St. Lucie during a visit to the St. Lucie County Aquarium and the Manatee Observation and Education Center. The aquarium works in conjunction with the Smithsonian Marine Station to protect, understand and preserve the numerous species that call South Florida home. The main attraction is a 3,000-gallon coral reef exhibit that was previously housed in the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

The manatee center has been educating visitors about Florida’s favorite aquatic mammal for more than 20 years through programs and boat tours, which help guests understand how manatees live in their native habitats.

Frogmen and Outfielders Thrive

Exploring some of the area’s historic sites. The Navy SEAL Museum and the PGA Historical Center hit the high notes for many visitors. Little ones love the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, and baseball fans will be delighted to catch a practice game at Traditions Field when the New York Mets are in town for spring training. Once the game is called, head over to the Elliott Museum and peruse the largest collection of memorabilia and artifacts outside Cooperstown.

PGA Village welcomes golfers of all levels to hone their swings and take their games to the next level. The complex includes 54 holes of championship golf, masterfully laid out by design legends Tom Fazio and Pete Dye. The state-of-the-art 35-acre PGA Learning Center offers state-of-the-art instruction.

For More Information

St. Lucie County

800-344-8443

www.visitstluciefla.com

Florida Tourism

888-735-2872

www.visitflorida.com