Another great reason to stay at the Hutchinson Island Plaza Hotel & Suites, Fort Pierce was voted #1 in the 50 Best Small Town Main Streets in America!
There is something characteristically American about the idea of Main Street. Whether a place for the locals to hang out, or the go-to destination of visitors to town, Main Street is oftentimes the heart and soul of a city or town. That is especially true in the case of the 50 small towns on this list.
Fort Pierce, Florida’s downtown Main Street is easy to spot — its lined with palm trees, a pedestrian sidewalk, benches for resting, and unique Spanish Colonial architecture. Shopping opportunities are plenty, though the old Arcade Building, Boston House, and the A.E. Backus Gallery & Museum are also worth checking out. Better yet, hop on a boat tour of the Indian River Lagoon and Swampland and spot dolphins, manatees, any number of bird species, turtles, and flora. The Saturday morning Farmers Market brings out quite the crowd, as does the monthly Friday Fest. Other Main Street festivals throughout the year include March’s Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival, and the Sights & Sounds Christmas festival and parade held each December. Main Street is also the recipient of the 2011 Great American Main Street Award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation for its effort in preserving the 1923 Sunrise Theater, which was badly harmed during a 2004 hurricane.