Situated on Florida’s East Coast, the camera-ready city of Stuart is famous for its sport fishing with the nickname “Sailfish Capital of the World.” The city is rich with marine wildlife, shipwreck history and miles of sandy beaches to get that perfect tan and an ultimate trip.
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Start your trip by meeting the animals that are part of Florida’s coastal ecosystem at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center. Situated between the Indian River and Atlantic Ocean, this marine life center has plenty of hands-on exhibits, including a butterfly garden and a sting ray petting tank. A must-see is when the employees start to feed all the marine animals.
A perfect location for a photo opportunity with the waves crashing against the reef, The House of Refuge Museum is a historic structure that was designed as havens for shipwrecked sailors along the Atlantic Coastline of Florida. Today, the museum showcases old lifesaving equipment and the living quarters as they were in 1904.
Take advantage of the beautiful views of Stuart’s Atlantic Coastline with an intimate stroll along the three-mile-long Riverwalk. See all the wildlife and boats along the water and by the time you realize how far you walked, you will walk straight into Stuart’s quaint downtown.
Within one mile of the House of Refuge and the Oceanographic Coastal Center, make it a day trip and include the Elliot Museum in your itinerary. The museum’s most popular exhibit is its permanent antique car collection of over 51 cars; however, it also features a great collection of rotating exhibits and local Stuart history.
Grab a towel, sunscreen and your swimsuit for a day in the sun at Bathtub Reef. Only minutes from downtown Stuart, this beach’s location is fantastic if you enjoy gentle surf, shallow water and snorkeling around reefs. Remember to collect a variety of large seashells to take home with you on this family-friendly beach.
In a state famous for its golf courses, the Champions Club at Summerfield does not disappoint. Designed by Tom Fazio, this 18-hole course is praised for its pace of play of four hours, interesting holes and a layout that is challenging but fair.
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