Fort Pierce

Fort Pierce is a small city on the Treasure Coast of Florida. Many nicknames are used to refer to the city, mostly Port Fierce and FP.

27 things to do

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St. Lucie County Aquarium featuring the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit

Visitors can explore six different Florida marine habitats and learn about the complexity and importance of marine ecosystems. The largest aquarium is a model of a Caribbean coral reef. Other displays include living models of seagrass, mangrove, estuarine and nearshore habitats, as well as a deepwater Oculina coral reef. There are several smaller aquarium displays and a touch tank for you to meet local sea creatures. Feeding Frenzy tours daily at 10:30am and Snack Time tours daily at 2:30pm. Behind-the-Scenes tour Saturday at 2:00pm.

Motel 6

Located near Interstate 95, giving easy access to Tradition Field in nearby Port St. Lucie, the Navy Seal Museum and downtown. Motel 6 is still pet friendly and gives you a modest price for every night you stay. Coin laundry, 2.99/hr WiFi, and an outdoor pool. Like they say, they'll leave the light on for you.

SLEEP   —  +1 772 461-9937 —  2500 Peters Road

Pineapple Playhouse

Founded in 1973, the St. Lucie Community Theatre performed all across the county until settling down at the Pineapple Playhouse at the border of Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie. Many plays are put on from September to May each year, so grab a ticket while you have a chance!

12A Buoy

A local seafood restaurant, the 12A Buoy is a favorite amongst the residents as well as its visitors. Try the Lobster Mac'n'Cheese, their marvelous Key Lime Pie, and the Tuna and Scallops dinner. Enjoy pure Floridian seafood while sitting near the riverfront.

Sonic Drive-In

Sonic is a national drive-in restaurant chain, serving tater tots, chicken strips, burgers, and other restaurant favorites; the servers give you your order via rollerblade. Give yourself an experience you'll never forget.

The Original Tiki Bar

A local favorite, the Tiki Bar is an iconic FP symbol near the Indian River. Dine under an authentic thatched roof while watching the waves strike the beach and surfers catch their next wave.

DRINK   —  +1 772-461-0880 —  2 Avenue A

Cobb's Landing

Located in downtown, Cobb's Landing is yet another local favorite place to get a bite to eat. Have a drink at the Mojito Bar, with the highest recommended drink being the Pineapple Mojito.

Hurricane Grill and Wings

Hurricane Grill and Wings is a national chain born on the Treasure Coast in Fort Pierce. Wings served in two sauces of your choice, out of 35 flavors. Located practically on the coast

Skatetown USA

Skating rink located on Florida State Road 68. Best skating rink in the county. As well as skating, you can play at the on site arcade or hold your birthday there.

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Rooms and suites with microwave, work desk, free internet, flat screen TV. Guests have access to free parking, free breakfast, pool and fitness center.

SLEEP   —  +1 772-462-2900 —  6502 Metal Drive

Boozgeois Saloon

This cocktail bar and liquor store has a tremendous selection of any liquor you would enjoy. A small business considered a favorite among the locals.

DRINK   —  +1 772 466-4255 —  720 U.S.1

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Pierce West

This hotel gives travelers free in-room WiFi, free breakfast every morning, an outdoor heated pool, and a fitness center.

Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Pierce

Free breakfast every morning, outdoor temperature-controlled pool, fitness center, and free WiFi for all guests

Orlando International Airport

This airport is outside of the region, but is used to get into the region, serving almost all global US cities.

Sunrise Theatre

This Mediterranean Revival building has hosted many big celebrities, such as Bill Cosby and Ringo Starr.

Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

The Navy Seal Museum has exhibits, the history of the SEALS, and scuba adventures for the brave ones.

Comfort Suites

Part of Choice Hotels. A smoke-free hotel with a hot breakfast every morning and an outdoor pool.

SLEEP   —  +1 772 409-1420 —  6505 Metal Drive

A. E. Backus Gallery and Museum

This museum houses the greatest paintings of A. E. "Beanie" Backus and the Florida Highwaymen.

Manatee Observation and Education Center

Learn about manatees and the fragile ecosystems of the Treasure Coast at the Manatee Center.

St. Lucie County International Airport

The only airport serving the county. No commercial service yet, so bring your own plane.

United States Post Office

The local post office sorts and delivers mail, what is expected of a post office.

Shoe Mart

Local shoe store selling Nikes, Converse, Adidas, and other big names in shoes.

BUY   —  2551 SE Federal Hwy


Platform station with shelter. Only a stopping location, no ticket office yet.

West Palm Beach

Ticket office, waiting room, and two different routes going two ways!

Melbourne International Airport

Serves Atlanta, Charlotte, and Washington DC at Dulles.

Galleria of Downtown

Small shopping mall in the historic downtown.

About Fort Pierce

Fort Pierce is the oldest incorporated city in St. Lucie County, with a bustling and historic downtown area, close location to beaches on the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean by its extension to Hutchinson Island, and many famous celebrities visiting every summer at the Sunrise Theatre. Ft. Pierce has a population of 43,601 by the 2013 US Census Estimate; Fort Pierce is also a part of the Port St. Lucie metropolitan area, or the Treasure Coast, an area populated at almost 600,000.

Fort Pierce is a small railroad city along Florida's east coast, being the location of a mid-sized rail yard with track rights owned by the Florida East Coast Railroad, with track all the way to Miami and Jacksonville, and South Central Florida Express, with track from the downtown yard to Clewiston and Sebring.

FP is becoming more and more modernized, but slowly and steadily. Downtown is considered the hot-spot of the city due to its blossoming commercialism, amazing Spanish-colonial buildings, celebrities performing at the Sunrise Theatre, and an amazing Christmas display yearly at Avenues A and Orange. There's a lot of fun going on with the marina and many interesting shops on the thoroughfares of Orange Avenue and Avenue D.

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