Vero Vine Top 9 Things To Do in Fort Pierce

Fort Pierce has so much to offer, last week we came up with local favorite lunch spots now we’ve made up a list of activities to do after you fill up on great food! Let us know what your favorite pass time in Fort Pierce is in the comments below!

Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Heathcote Botanical Gardens consists of an assortment of specialty gardens including a Japanese Garden, Reflection Garden, Herb Garden, Rainforest Display, Native Plants Garden and a Palm & Cycad Walk. These areas convey an atmosphere of individual garden rooms. Through this type of garden design, you will sense the intimacy of this unique botanical garden. Gracing the areas in between these specialty gardens are borders of flowering shrubs, bulbs, trees, vines and other assorted herbaceous plants. Niches found throughout the garden provide varied microclimates, which allows the use of a wide variety of plants ranging from those found in Mediterranean climates to the Tropics. More Details

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the U.S. Navy SEALs and their predecessors. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida, the Museum resides on the training grounds of the original Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDU) and Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT), the Frogmen. More Details

Manatee Observation and Education

The Manatee Observation and Education Center is a waterfront environmental education and wildlife viewing center located on Florida’s east coast in beautiful downtown Fort Pierce. We are a not-for-profit organization operated by three full-time staff members, two part-time staff members, and nearly 100 volunteers. Administrative oversight of MOEC is led by the publicly-owned Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, and additional 501(c)(3) support is provided by the Treasure Coast Manatee Foundation. More Details

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park

The shores and coastal waters at this park provide an abundance of recreational opportunities. The breathtakingly beautiful half-mile beach welcomes visitors for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and scuba diving. Beachcombing, picnicking, or just relaxing on the sand are also popular activities. Dynamite Point was once the training site for WWII Navy Frogmen, but is now a haven for birdwatchers. Along the south end of the park, Fort Pierce Inlet is a popular place for anglers to catch their dinners. Jack Island Preserve, located one mile north of the park, has trails for hiking, bicycling, and nature study. At the west end of the Marsh Rabbit Run Trail, visitors can climb an observation tower to get a bird’s-eye-view of the Indian River and the island. More Details

Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery

While you swirl your glass on the handmade wine barrel tasting bar, you will see vintage surfboards from Gary’s notable collection, as well as other related memorabilia, mounted all around the tasting room and uniquely stocked gift shop, including the oldest belly (boogie) board known in existence, built in 1910. Relax in the rocking chairs on the front porch of the winery and take in the soothing sound of the water feature under the grape arbor. Or stroll outside through the vineyard and festival area which showcases our beautifully landscaped pond, with a white sand beach, 2300 sf pavilion (with authentic surfboard picnic table seating), and shaded wooden swings. You can even feed the resident fish and turtles from the covered dock surrounded by the ten acre muscadine grape vineyard. More Details

Al’s Family Farm

At Al’s Family Farms, we work hard to provide the best quality of Indian River fruit, packaging and customer service in the industry. Our customers demand it! We carefully hand-pick the very best Navels, Grapefruit, Honeybells, and tangerines for you and your gift recipients. We throw away low-grade fruit that many citrus packers gladly ship. Of packers with this level of quality, we provide the best price. And we top all of that off with a 100% no-nonsense guarantee of your satisfaction. Why? It’s simple. We want you to come back again and again. More Details

Sunrise Theatre Fort Pierce

The pristine, beautifully restored 1923, intimate 1,200-seat Sunrise Theatre, located in downtown Fort Pierce, presents national touring musical and comedy acts, Broadway shows, ballet and opera companies with full orchestras, country stars and classic rock icons. The Sunrise Theatre directly benefits the economy and quality of life in St. Lucie County by attracting visitors from other cities, counties and states. Also located within the theatre complex is the 220-seat Black Box Theatre, a state-of-the-art venue offering a variety of national, regional and local programming. More Details

St Lucie County Aquarium

The St. Lucie County Aquarium, featuring the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, opened in November of 2000, after the Center’s main 3,000-gallon coral reef exhibit was being retired from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Smithsonian scientists were the first to put a living model of an Atlantic coral reef ecosystem on display for the public. More Details

Savannas Recreation Area

The St. Lucie County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff welcome you to the Savannas, an outdoor recreation area providing camping, boating, fishing, and picnic facilities. Visit the Trading Post it is an original “Cracker House” that was relocated to the site and restored for use as an office; the structure was estimated to be built sometime between 1890-1912. More Details

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