Things to Do in and around Downtown Fort Pierce, Fla.

By Vanessa Caceres Downtown Fort Pierce offers visitors art, history, shopping, noshing, and scenic views nestled along Southeast Florida’s Treasure Coast. Here are nine things you can see and explore during a visit to downtown Fort Pierce. 1. The Florida Highwaymen history If you’ve ever seen…

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Off the Beaten Path from Fort Pierce: Okeechobee County, Fla.

Gary McKechnie At 774 square miles, Okeechobee County is only slightly larger than its liquid neighbor: 730-square mile Lake Okeechobee. Both the county (and the lake) take their name from the Hitchiti tribe’s observation that Florida’s largest freshwater lake was “oki” (water) and “chubi” (big)…

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Navy SEALs Museum in Fort Pierce, Fla.

By VISIT FLORIDA staff Inside the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce is an unassuming, glass-topped display case, containing just a small sampling from the hundreds of letters received here since Special Operation Forces killed Osama bin Laden during Operation Neptune Spear. "I am truly…

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Florida Stories: A Walking Tour of Fort Pierce

Tom Scherberger Want to explore the cultural, historical, and architectural treasures of Fort Pierce, Fla.? There’s an app for that. Just go to Florida Stories Walking Tours, and download the app created by the Florida Humanities Council. With this app you can learn, at your own pace and on your…

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Relax and Reconnect at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park

By Lauren Tjaden Florida has no shortage of places to take your shoes off and feel the sand between your toes and gaze out over a blue ocean, but Fort Pierce Inlet is something special. With a paved bike path, wildlife viewing, snorkeling and scuba diving, the park is also one of the best surfing…

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Tour Fort Pierce Beach -- on Horseback

By: Michelle Bearden When Tours on Horseback touts its beach horseback ride on South Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce as a “once in a lifetime” experience, it’s not kidding. That’s because the company is one of the few operators in Florida with a license for this activity – and the only such…

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Port St. Lucie & Fort Pierce: Fishing, Charters & Eco Tours

We've got your Port St. Lucie fishing, Fort Pierce fishing charters, boating and eco-tours right here in St. Lucie County. With endless opportunities for fun on the water in St. Lucie County, your summer of a lifetime can start today. Discover some of the ways you can turn the beautiful St. Lucie…

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Boat Tours to Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce

By Brooke Morton Fort Pierce, FL - “It’s a snapshot of all the research we do,” says Cindy Willson, membership manager of the Friends of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. She’s talking about the public tours offered twice daily Monday through Saturday. HBOI is perhaps best known for marine…

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Fort Pierce: A Little Something For Everyone

By Kevin Mims Looking for a little adventure on your next trip to the Treasure Coast? For a real-deal look at this unique section of the Sunshine State, head to Fort Pierce where you can enjoy trips of all types – kayak, diving, heritage – you name it. I'm a big fan of where people can get a…

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Main Street Fort Pierce: Backus Museum & Orchid Island Juice

By Hilda Mitrani In recognition of more than two decades of work, Main Street Fort Pierce was named one of the ten semifinalists for the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Great American Main Street Program in 2009. Congratulations to the civic leaders, including Doris Tillman, whose…

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