The charming and historic town of Stuart is whimsically known as the “Happiest Seaside Town.” Located on Florida’s East Coast in Martin County, Stuart is an authentic weekend escape that delivers a quaint vibe, endearing inns, sidewalk cafes, art galleries and boutiques.
Stuart is also known as the Sailfish Capital of the World where anglers vie for the sports fish in the deep blue Atlantic waters. The ocean, along with the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers, sets a breezy waterfront vibe for the community.
Stuart honors its historical past
Stuart was once a thriving hub for growing Chrysanthemums, where they were often shipped by rail. Local trains still pass through town, adding historic ambiance to an era when locomotives shipped flowers, pineapples and other goods while bringing the first wave of tourists to Florida’s east coast.
Martin County may not be as well known as some of its east coast neighboring counties. That might be a gift for this south Florida destination that lacks the urban congestion and has miles of open beaches, parks and conservation lands reminiscent of Florida’s past. And Stuart is not only a prime place to enjoy your stay but also a launching point to discover the surrounding area.
Kick Off Your Weekend
Begin your Stuart weekend at a comfy bed & breakfast inn. The enchanting Old Colorado Inn, aptly named because it’s situated on Colorado Avenue, is in the heart of the downtown district and dates to 1914.