Known as “ Sunrise City” and part of the Treasure Coast, Fort Pierce is the perfect destination in Florida for all ages. The main attraction that draws loyal visitors to keep on coming back are its beaches and water activities such as fishing and diving. An urbanized city with a small town vibe, spend some time at the Main Street and see local architecture or enjoy its shops and restaurants.
The waterfront downtown of Fort Pierce is a lovely place to enjoy your day specifically when it comes to entertainment and Saturday mornings. One of the largest traditions of Fort Pierce for over 20 years has been the bustling farmer's market which takes place every Saturday from 8 AM til noon - rain or shine. With over 70 vendors selling freshly cooked street food, fruits and vegetables, spices, homemade soaps, jewelry and more, enjoy the lively entertainment and free parking. The panoramic view of the clear blue water is quite spectacular too!
As mentioned, Fort Pierce is more than just a beach destination with various attractions including nature preserves, museums, and historical buildings. Bring your family to Heathcote Botanical Gardens, Indian River Lagoon Estuary or to the Bluefield Ranch Preserve.
For an educational trip, a visit to the Manatee Observation & Educational Center will be great for little kids. For both adults and kids, visit key museums in Fort Pierce like the NAVY VDT-Seal Museum or the fabulous A. E. Back US Museum & Gallery. Unique buildings and architectural structures to see in the city are Boston House and Arcade Building.
There are more than 20 properties in Fort Pierce for lodging
The great thing about this city is that its hotels and resorts are all inexpensive, belonging to 2-star and 3-star categories, making Fort Pierce an affordable place to visit. Many cheap hotels offer clean rooms with ample amenities from parking to Wi-Fi located either in and near the downtown area, or along the beach.
Top Fort Pierce Florida hotels are Hutchinson Island Plaza Hotel & Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Pierce, The Royal Inn Beach Hotel Hutchinson Island, Super 8 Fort Pierce, and Dockside Inn & Resort. There are plenty of great hotels to suite your fancy.
Hutchinson Island Plaza Hotel & Suites
A waterfront hotel situated at Fort Pierce’s famous inlet, Hutchinson Island Plaza Hotel & Suites is a top hotel in the area. A great place to stay for those who will be spending most or all of their time at Hutchinson Island while in Fort Pierce, this property an outdoor pool and provides complimentary breakfast (hot/cold), parking, and Wi-Fi. This beachfront hotel has 70 rooms some with private balconies with unobstructed sea views.
Offering more than basic in-room and in-house amenities and facilities, this hotel is close to other attractions like Jetty Park, St. Lucie County Aquarium, and Museum Pointe Park.
Royal Inn Beach Hotel Hutchinson Island
Another hotel in Hutchinson Island is the Royal Inn Beach Hotel Hutchinson Island for those looking for a more affordable choice. This hotel is located right across the street yet still close to the beach with only 23 rooms – suited for guests who want to stay in a peaceful and small accommodations. There are 9 room types offers by Royal Inn like a 2-bedroom apartment or a Sunset view room with balcony. Guests can enjoy its outdoor pool, beach showers, self-serve laundry, barbecue grills, and coffee/tea in the common area. Beach umbrellas are also offered.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
For first time visitors, highly recommended is the Fairfield inn & Suites by Marriott. As a familiar and popular hotel brand, most guests may have stayed in other Fairfield Inn & Suites properties and have set their expectations when it comes to amenities and facilities of this hotel. Fairfield Inn & Suites in Fort Pierce is a 6-mile drive from the downtown area.
Key attractions close to this hotel are Ten Mile Creek Preserve, Gordy Road Preserve, and Al’s Family Farm. Perfect for families with well-equipped rooms when it comes to food preparation, this hotel provides free cribs and infant beds. Ample parking space is also available for those coming to Fort Myers by car or those renting cars. To accommodate guests, they offer various amenities 24/7 like front desk, business center, and fitness gym. Fairfield inn & Suites also provides breakfast and an outdoor pool.
Traveling on a leaner budget? Consider the Super 8 Fort Pierce
For less the price, Super 8 Fort Pierce allows guests to enjoy a relaxing getaway in Florida. An ocean-front property with a courtyard, this hotel is perfect even for those with little kids and generally all types of guests. Located off I-95, this cheap Fort Pierce Florida hotel has an outdoor pool, and laundry facilities.
Rooms offer balconies to enjoy the view and the sun, and are fitted with toiletries, microwave, TV, and fridge.
Other top hotels to stay in Fort Pierce are the La Quinta Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Comfort Suites, and Sleep Inn.
There is such a wide variety of fun things to do in this coastal central Florida paradise. No matter your budget, come to Ft. Pierce and find the perfect lodging for you and your family. Book now with TravNow!
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