Florida is one of America’s most colourful states. For the ultimate colour fix, head up to Martin County with its bright street art, independent shopping, colourful cuisine and warm vibes!
Martin County put a big fat smile on my face. It’s a region of Florida that may be overlooked with big hitters Orlando and Miami within the state, but it’s really charming and there’s plenty to keep you busy. From Downtown Stuart’s buzzy Sunday music sessions and market, to exploring Hobe Sound’s creative murals, to Segway tours, shopping, beach days, and nature walks, it’s time for me to take you on a tour of this colourful Florida gem.
READ MORE: The Ultimate Travel Guide To Martin County.
America’s Happiest Seaside Town – Stuart
Once you arrive in Stuart, you’ll feel the cheerful vibes immediately! With buildings painted in different pastel shades, and striped awnings, it feels like a town built for a movie. It’s got a really lovely buzz with cute independent boutiques (more on that below), great restaurants, and a stunning boardwalk along the St Lucie River. You can see why Stuart was named America’s Happiest Seaside Town! One of my favourite ways to explore was on a Segway tour with Stuart Scoot. We zoomed along the boardwalk, headed through historic downtown, saw plenty of local landmarks, ventured down to the marina and even had the opportunity to see some of the most colourful buildings in town (along a secret street that only the locals know about!)