Fort Pierce at a Glance
Fort Pierce, originally an Army post established in 1838, has grown to a city of over 36,000 residents. Fort Pierce is located near the junction of I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike, which makes it an ideal “milepost” to stop and spend the day.
Places to Stay in Fort Pierce
There are a number of hotels along US Route A1A (Seaway Drive) but most of the areas lodging can be found right off I-95, exit 65 (FL 70). Days Inn, Hanpton Inn, Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson, Scottish Inn and Treasure Coast Inn are all located here.
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Places to Eat in Fort Pierce
US Route A1A (Seaway Drive) has several excellent restaurants. Mangrove Matties is a casual, family restaurant specializing in seafood. Toucan’s and Top of the Dock Restaurant (201 Fisherman’s Wharf) is another nice, casual restaurant.
I-95 exit 65 has a good mix of restaurants too… from McDonalds and Burger King to Shoney’s and the Bel-Air Diner.
Places to Go in Fort Pierce
Heathcoat Botanical Gardens (Savannah Road) and the St. Lucie County Historical Museum (US Route A1A) are two attractions that I recommend you visit while you’re in the Fort Prerce area.
Getting Around Fort Pierce
I-95 exits 66 (FL 68) and 65 (FL 70) will take you into Fort Pierce. US Route 1 and A1A are the two principal north-south routes that run through the Fort Pierce area.
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