PORT ST. LUCIE, FLA – When you think of hot tourist destinations in Florida, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and even Miami come to mind. Florida is popular thanks to its warmth and beautiful environment, and tourists flock to the state by the thousands.
A new report by FlipKey, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, has listed Port St. Lucie as a trending vacation rental destination in Florida. But what does this mean for residents?
An influx of tourists means that the population of the city increases, no matter how short the time. More people means more risk of accident and injury. Whether car vs. car, car vs. pedestrian, or other types of accidents, residents must be more aware of their actions than ever before.
Of Florida’s 32 international cities, Port St. Lucie ranks number 13 as a vacation destination. Residents should expect an increase in the number of tourists in the coming seasons. More tourists means the need for more patience. It may also mean adjusting commuting routes or adding extra drive time to your day. Be on the lookout for golf carts, mopeds, and driving tourists who aren’t quite sure of where they are going.
More tourists also means a boost to the local economy, something that is never a negative. What will happen to foot and vehicle traffic remains to be seen as more tourists enter the city. One thing is for certain: Residents should be ready to share their city with visitors and to do so safely.
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