Stuart is known for being a peaceful, quiet, and quaint place to live. And it is, the area offers beautiful beaches and close-knit communities. But there’s more to Stuart than that, here are some great options for those looking to have fun in Historic Downtown Stuart.
Follow the boardwalk along the St Lucie river, taking in a great breeze; beautiful water; plenty of boats; and shops, restaurants, and parks along the way. Riverwalk is a relaxing opportunity to have some downtime. And, for those with families or grandchildren, there is a fun playground along the way. If you are new to Stuart, be sure to check out the Rock’n Riverwalk live music celebration every Sunday.
The Stuart Green Market
FREE to the public, this market opens in the downtown district at 9am on Sundays. Posted hours say they close at 1pm, but many vendors stay open even later. There were food vendors, artisans, fresh flowers and more. It’s a super way to get a taste of the local life.
LouRonzo’s Italian Fusion
LouRonzo’s is a local favorite, and it’s easy to see why – the food is delicious, they also have a great selection of wine.
Fish & Pig
The owners of Fish & Pig smoke just the meat they plan on selling that day (Texas-style BBQ,) and though the hours indicate they are open until 5pm (8pm on Fridays) they close when the meat runs out. Sides and dressings are also scratch-made. Go early! They open at 11am.
The Elliot Museum
Visiting The Elliot Museum is the only way to see so many antique cars in one location, with the coolest display imaginable. An 1886 Benz, a 1925 Rolls Royce, a 1930 Model A Taxi…and dozens and dozens of other cars are ushered to the front of the display cabinet via a sort of “conveyer belt,” and then showcased for several minutes before the next car is pulled from inventory.
Florida Oceanic Society’s Coastal Center
Do not miss the Florida Oceanic Society’s Coastal Center, it’s a hidden gem! Just make sure to take note of the times on the center’s website so that you can experience it all!