Make a holiday apartment in St. Lucie your home away from home
Known as 'The City for All Ages', St. Lucie holiday apartments fulfill this criteria with the majority of its properties being family and wheelchair friendly. And St. Lucie is a great city to bring the family to, surrounded as it is by things anyone of any age can enjoy. Accommodation in St. Lucie is convenient for the Kennedy Space Centre to the north, Miami and the Keys to the south, of course the beaches to the east and the Everglades to the west. All St. Lucie holiday villas and apartments come with air-conditioning, and most are sited either on golf courses, the beach, or the waterfront. Most rentals at St. Lucie are also equipped with satellite or cable TV and come adjacent to a pool and BBQ area.
Things to do
-Beaches: The great beaches of Florida's Atlantic coast are mainly found on the barrier islands running almost the entire length of the state's eastern seaboard. With so much sand, it's difficult to find a crowded spot, but there are more secluded beaches to be found on some of the smaller islands, usually only accessible by boat.
-Watersports: St. Lucie's status as a port city means there's an inordinate amount of boats around, and likewise a high proliferation of marinas close to St. Lucie rentals. Any watersport can be catered to, both saltwater and freshwater, as the city marks the mouth of the St. Lucie river and is only an hour from Lake Okeechobee, the largest freshwater lake in Florida.
-Nature: With the Everglades right on St. Lucie's western doorstep, there's an entire holiday's worth of potential exploration to be had. But if guests which to stay closer to home, there are numerous preserves and parks to enjoy within the city itself, including Savanna Preserve State Park and St. Lucie inlet Preserve State Park.
-Golf: With almost 30 golf courses to choose from in St. Lucie, golf-mad guests of any age and ability can be kept quite happy no matter how long their holiday has been booked for. Be forewarned, though: American golfers almost universally use golf carts to get around the links.
-Nightlife: The beach and waterfront areas tend to concentrate on tiki bars, seafood joints and brew pubs, while more eclectic fare can be found further inland. There's enough of a blend of chain restaurants and locally owned establishments to keep diners and drinkers interested.
Weather in St. Lucie
St. Lucie has a humid subtropical climate which means there is a wet season and a dry season. The wet season is the long, humid summer, with the rain falling in thunderstorms chiefly during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures remain reasonably manageable with air-conditioning, however, topping out in the low-30°C rage. Winters are the high season, roughly comparable to UK summers with little rain and temperatures achieving their height in the mid-20s.
Travel to St. Lucie
St. Lucie's proximity to Orlando makes it the obvious choice for a fly/drive package. Orlando International Airport is 123 miles away and Orlando-Sanford International 137 miles distant. Miami is also fairly close at 135 miles away, giving guests a full spread of airlines to choose from. There is a fairly extensive public transport system making a carless holiday a possibility, albeit a somewhat inconvenient one. Greyhound buses do have a station in nearby Fort Pierce.