6 VISIT ST. LUCIE INSPIRATION GUIDE 2023 VISITSTLUCIE.COM
A small seaside town with rich history, soulful art, period
architecture, delicious dining, lively entertainment,
uncrowded beaches and old-Florida charm.
Start at the south end of Fort Pierce and explore the quaint
neighborhood of White City. Step back in time and experience
a peaceful and rural setting soaking in the ‘old Florida’ feel that
is rare to find today. Further north, discover the
Village of Lincoln Park that embodies a fascinating
history of famous African American artists. Home to
a heritage trail honoring the Florida Highwaymen
— a group of 26 nationally known African American
folk artists as well as a second heritage trail tracing
the steps of renowned author Zora Neale Hurston
who lived in Fort Pierce and is now laid to rest there.
Along the way, don’t forget to stop in the Peacock
Arts District to observe the colorful public art and
the wild peacocks that are found roaming the streets and have
become the latest odd, yet intriguing attraction.
Finally, you can’t really experience Fort Pierce without visiting its
historic downtown situated on the picturesque waterfront of the
Indian River Lagoon. Downtown Fort Pierce is a destination in
itself, offering visitors many opportunities for shopping, dining,
great fishing and a range of entertainment and activities from
farmers markets to festivals and so much more. The main street of
Downtown has been voted as one of the Most Idyllic and Historic
Main Streets & the No. 1 Best Small Town Main Street in America.
Fort Pierce is the perfect spot for
travelers who love:
Charming coastal towns
Fishing & boating
Unique local art scenes
Locally owned restaurants and shops