Things To Do in Fort Pierce Florida

Yachting, fishing, farming, wonderful beaches as well as cattle ranches are but a couple of things that you can find in the city of Fort Pierce. This scenic city extends coming from the Atlantic Ocean, all the way towards the western boundary of St. Lucie County. Fort Pierce, with its population of around 41, 000, is a very spacious and slow paced municipality.

During the holiday season, there are several holiday activities and events that take place in the city, which you would definitely not want to let pass and this includes the Smithsonian Marine Station Holiday Camp, Santa Sail as well as Hallstrom Planetarium’s Star of Wonder, just to name a few.

The Downtown of Fort Pierce

Fort Pierce Florida is called “the Sunrise City” and it is a tiny coastal community along the Treasure coast and is home to roughly 40,000 residents. It is situated within St Lucie County in between Indian River County and Martin County. This place undergone several Tree Removal process done by an expert to fully angled the downtown area to its best.

It travels down on the inter-coastal waterway along the famous Indian River Lagoon. Fort Pierces’ historic downtown was fully restored during the 1990’s in order to bring up to date its 1924 Sunrise Theater, restaurants and shops.

Driving Distances from Fort Pierce

The city is, more or less, two hours drive northwest towards Orlando Florida and one-and-a-half hours drive straight north towards Cape Canaveral. If you are to drive southwards coming from the city of Fort Pierce, it is roughly one hour towards the West Palm Beach International Airport and one-and-a-half hours towards the also equally popular Delray Beach for great shopping and fine dining.

If you and your family are looking for a fun and exciting adventure this coming holiday season, it is highly recommended that you go and visit the city of Fort Pierce! A great experience awaits the entire family in this charming, scenic city!

Tips for avoiding well-known holiday scams

Going on holiday is meant to be a stress free, relaxing time. Whether you’ve gone away to a family holiday park or abroad, there are those who like to use scams to ruin your holiday, if only you knew about these scams before you went away. Well that’s what this post is for; here is an insight into most well-known holiday scams on holiday.

Any of these scams can take place at any time, locally or abroad, but of course you will be more vulnerable when abroad.

Money exchangea

The most common scam abroad would be locals asking, if you would like to exchange your currency for theirs. They could scam you by giving you less for your money or even short changing you, even worse still would be giving you counterfeit money in return. It’s advisable for you to exchange money before you go abroad and to keep an eye on the exchange rate so you don’t get short changed. Also watch out for pick pockets, always spread your money so that it’s not in one place, and the harder it is for them, the more likely they will leave you alone.


This is an easy way for people to scam money, especially abroad. Make sure you agree a rough price of how much it will be before you get in, and if you have time you can call/ask different taxi services how much it would be so that you know a rough price. If possible book a taxi through the hotel you are staying with or you can have a look online to see if it’s a registered taxi company.

Some drivers abroad have been known to agree a price beforehand, but then they would drop you off before you reach your destination and still demand the whole price, this has been known to cause scenes which is usually pretty embarrassing, especially abroad when you may not understand their languages.

Travelling on your own

If you are a solo traveler, you need to be vigilant and try to stay extra safe as you will be vulnerable and would be con artists might see you an easy target. These types of scams involve being befriended usually by a local and then later mugged. So just remember that no matter how friendly the locals may appear, use your senses and avoid vulnerable situations even with people who seem trustworthy.

When travelling you will almost certainly want to take part in fun holiday activities, be it water sports or bungy jumping, but some activities can be scam hotspots, in which operators prey on the unwary, so keep a look out and book activities with registered companies, try to avoid ‘side of the road’ operators and as usual, agree a price before hand.

Haad Rin Beach

Haad Rin is the main tourist town on the beautiful tropical Thai island of Koh Phangan. It used to be a hippy hangout until the dramatic rise of the Full Moon Party as the best and biggest regular beach party in the world. The economy of Haad Rin and indeed much of the island is now reliant on the 20,000 people who regularly descend on Koh Phangan for the big party.

Despite the fact that Haad Rin is a tourist trap it is not such a bad place. The town is small and restricted from growing by the geography of the area. It is less busy than Chaweng on Koh Samui and is also free of go-go bars.

Instead the narrow roads of Haad Rin are lined with shops, restaurants, gyms and guest houses. There is one nightclub called Club 9. You can find Indian, Israeli, Japanese, Thai, Australian, English and Scandinavian food in the many bars and cafes of Haad Rin.

For those who like going out at night and having a few drinks Haad Rin is definitely the best place to do so in Koh Phangan. There are bars with live sports, guest beers and happy hours. There are also Muay Thai shows to enjoy.

As the full moon approaches Haad Rin starts to fill up and the prices for Haad Rin accommodation go up to peak season prices. The bars on the beach and in the town hold warm up parties. The Drop in Club has a foam party just before the FMP to pull in the punters.

As you might imagine, on the night of the party Haad Rin becomes a place of mayhem. Everywhere there are bodies daubed in fluorescent paint having fun or passed out. The main party is on the long Haad Rin Sunrise Beach but the whole town heaves with people during the event.

At the start of the Full Moon Party the event was largely un-policed and free. Now there is a strong police presence at the party and they charge people entering Haad Rin on the night.

If you love to meet people and party on a beach then Haad Rin will be heaven for you. If you want to go to sleep to the sound of waves lapping on the shore scratch Haad Rin from your list.