Here, the living’s easy, the weather is sunny and warm year-round and the fish are hopping. In fact, Stuart is known as “the Sailfish Capital of the World,” and it is one of the centers of charter fishing in Florida. The beautiful views are preserved by no high-rise buildings at all.
There’s always something to do in Stuart, from the bustling street fairs and festivals to the relaxing sand and sun. Stuart has both freshwater and saltwater -- take your pick! Here are some of our favorite local attractions that make Stuart an ideal place to live and enjoy life:
* History buffs will enjoy the historic landmarks, such as the Lyric Theatre, the Elliott Museum and the House of Refuge.
* The Road to Victory Military Museum honors servicemen and women with displays of historical artifacts, photos, and memorabilia.
* Stroll through downtown and along the river, browse shops, and get a drink at an outdoor cafe.
* Go golfing at Mariner Sands in Stuart, with two championship courses and tennis courts.
* Relax in nature at the Jonathon Dickinson State Park or the other nearby marinas and beaches. Don’t miss West Palm Beach to the south and to the west, Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake in the country.
* Take year-round guided nature walks through the Seabranch Preserve State Park.
* Visit the landmark Pirate’s Cove Resort and Marina, with its full-service marina, gift shop, and fresh Florida food at the Pirate’s Loft restaurant.
* Watch wildlife and birds at Teague Hammock, a 300-acre historical prairie hammock.
* The Florida Oceanographic Society is located in Stuart, working to protect Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education and research.