Looking for a romantic getaway for you and your significant other? Florida is full of beautiful, wondrous places. Grab your other half and explore what Florida has to offer (Tweet This)!
If you want a peaceful romantic getaway, Amelia Island is the place. One of the only beaches on Florida's east coast that allows horseback riding on its golden sands, Amelia Island is a great spot for a sunrise ride and a delicious breakfast on the beach. If adventure is more your style, sign up for a kayaking tour of the salt marshes. During the spring, for just four weeks, fireflies cover the forest floor in the park. It’s a magical experience! If you’re looking for a romantic hotel or resort, The Ritz-Carlton could be the perfect place.
Right outside of St. Augustine, Vilano Beach catches the eye of many couples looking for a romantic date. With the perfect combination of a historic city and the beach town vibe, Vilano Beach has it all. If you go to the pier, you’ll have the stunning view of downtown St. Augustine and the radiant blue ocean. Set up a beautiful picnic on the beach and enjoy the sunset while listening to the waves crash against the sand. To wrap up your romantic getaway stay at the Casa Monica Hotel, one of St. Augustine’s famous hotels. Vilano Beach is only two miles away from downtown St. Augustine; you’ll only be two miles away from sand in your toes.
Steinhatchee Landing Resort
If you and your significant other are looking to get away from it all, Steinhatchee Landing Resort is the place for you, offering many residential-style cottages. This resort is tucked in the Big Bend region by the riverside. The Big Bend region is an informal region of the state with no official surveyed boundary. It generally includes the counties of the Florida Panhandle east of the Apalachicola River. Bring your boat for a great boating and fishing experience. If fishing is your idea of quality time, then come for scallop season which starts in July. It’s a fun and unique experience.
Among many other things, Destin is well known for its romantic bed and breakfast, Henderson Park Inn. Book a weekend at the lovely bed and breakfast and enjoy a boxed lunch of your choice for a beachside picnic-style afternoon. Take one of the many bicycles the bed and breakfast offers and ride through the pleasant neighborhood or along a scenic beach road. With the beautiful crystal beaches, you will want to participate in many water sports, like parasailing and cruising on a glass bottom boat tour.
If you’re not a fan of crowded beaches, then we recommend going to Lido Beach. This secluded beach is surrounded by white sand and crystal blue-green water. Grab some beach chairs and enjoy quality time together as you watch the sun set into the blue horizon for a jaw-dropping sunset. Afterward hit up St. Armands Circle, a beautiful round-about filled with stores and delicious restaurants. If you love classical music, visit the Sarasota Opera House, a historic theater. Its stunning architecture is as lovely as the music that plays within it.
The Florida Keys are famous for their beautiful coral reef and underwater ecosystem. Grab your other half and enjoy an underwater adventure, snorkeling your way through schools of colorful fishes. Afterward have lunch on the beach or with your snorkeling tour boat. In the evening watch the sunset from one of the many beachside restaurants the keys has to offer.
Book a stay in the 1920s-era hotel, the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. The Mediterranean architecture gives the hotel a romantic vibe, and the beautiful view of the ocean also complements. If you want to watch a gorgeous sunset, visit the rooftop of the Hurricane Seafood Restaurant or book a sunset sail tour and enjoy the sunset amongst the waves. If you love marine life, book a dolphin watching tour and watch these smart creatures ride the waves from the boat.
Book a weekend at one of Disney’s stunning hotels and enjoy a day tasting the foods and drinks around the world at Epcot. Orlando is filled with a lot of fun activities, but a big hit with couples is renting a swan boat and peddling through Lake Eola. A new and entertaining restaurant that recently opened in Orlando is Mango’s Tropical Café, which features a combination of a Miami night club and a Broadway show. You and your partner can enjoy a night out and see all the different nightlife venues available on International Drive.
Lover’s Key State Park
The name says it all, Lover’s Key State Park -- this place was designed for couples. It is said that only lovers made the extra effort to get to this picturesque island, which was only accessible by boat in the early 1900s, and that’s how it got the name Lover’s Key. Lover’s Key State Park is a haven for wildlife, including manatees and dolphins. Grab your picnic basket and some delicious goodies for a private picnic in the sand.
Key Biscayne Lighthouse
Take a romantic stroll along the lighthouse located in Bill Baggs Cape State Park. Go up the spiral staircase to the very top and immerse yourselves in the exquisite panoramic ocean view. The lighthouse is a beautiful place for a proposal, but keep in mind that the lighthouse is only open during the morning and early afternoon. Thinking about an engagement picture session? The lighthouse is a great backdrop to a romantic scene.
Florida is a beautiful state with many romantic locations. These were just a handful of locations to choose from. Do you know of other locations in Florida that are romantic and perfect for couples?
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