Reasons to Visit Martin County FL

reasons to visit martin county fl

This is a summary of the full article, “Best Things to Do in Martin County in Florida.”

Martin County consists of delightful Stuart, and several other small towns such as Hobe Sound, Port Salerno, and Hutchinson Island. It’s outside of the major tourist destinations, e.g. Miami, the Keys, or Orlando, and offers visitors more of an authentic Florida experience.  There are lots of things to do in Martin County in Florida!

Martin County can be found on the stretch of Florida’s Atlantic Coast known as the Treasure Coast. This small county, ideally located almost halfway between Orlando and Miami, is a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, great restaurants, museums, and educational activities.

Martin County at a Glance

  • Founded: May 30, 1925
  • Population: 161,000
  • Area: 753 sq miles
  • County seat: Stuart
  • Colleges: Florida Institute of Technology, Hobe Sound Bible College

Here are ten reasons to visit Martin County FL

10 Hobe Sound

9 Bowl Vibrational Healing

8 Food Walking Tour

7 Port Salerno

6 Sunset Cruise

5 Water Bike

4 Historic Stuart

3 Blowing Rocks Preserve

2 House of Refuge

1 Jensen Beach

Where to Stay

I highly recommend the Old Colorado Inn in the heart of Historic Downtown Stuart. For history buffs, the charming boutique hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the area and has a fascinating history. Built in 1917, the Inn was recently and painstakingly restored.

Where to Eat

  • Kyle G’s (Hutchinson Island)
  • Twisted Tuna (Port Salerno)
  • Luna (Stuart)
  • The Hoffman (Jensen Beach)

About the Author

Patti Morrow is a freelance travel writer and founder of the award-winning international blog Luggage and Lipstick and southern travel blog Gone to Carolinas. TripAdvisor called her one of “20 Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers Having More Fun Than Millennials.”  Patti is the author of the book “Girls Go Solo: Tips for Women Traveling Alone,” and has over 150 bylines in 40 print and online publications, including The Huffington Post, International Living Magazine, Washington Post Sunday Travel, Travel Girl, Travel Play Live Magazine, and Ladies Home Journal.  She has traveled six continents looking for fabulous places and adventure activities for her Baby Boomer (and Gen X!) tribe.