Romantic Florida Vacation Spots
Romantic Florida vacation spots are all around the Sunshine State. They are found at beaches, in resorts, outdoors and even at attractions! Whether you have a day or a month for your vacation, let’s take a look at some ideas for romance.
The first place to check out is the Florida Keys. For one, there are a lot of sunset cruises from Key Largo to Key West. Two, Key West has a lot of B&Bs that offer romance packages. These can include roses, chocolates, champagne, sunset cruises (of course) massages and more.
The Keys also is a great place for star-gazing. The light pollution in the middle and lower keys can be minimal, and the weather is usually warm or slightly cool.
Miami and Ft Lauderdale
More crowded than the Keys, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale offer high rise hotels with beach views — glorious for watching sunrises. Most of the large resorts also offer honeymoon packages as well as weekend romance packages that include things like couples massages and chocolate-covered strawberries.
I know, the last place you’d think of when you think “romantic Florida vacation spots”. Still, there is romance in the air here! Naturally, Disney offers honeymoon packages, but for the ultimate, how about a wedding fit for a prince and princess? Yes, you can book a wedding at Disney, complete with prince and princess attire, a carriage ride and a stay in Cinderella’s castle. And how about fireworks for the first kiss?
Not into costumes? Disney has other romantic wedding themes and locations around the Disney property.
It’s slogan is “The World’s Most Famous Beach” and there is something to that. There are also oceanside romance packages.
The beach at Daytona is wide, the waters warm and weddings abound at sunrise.
And of course…there are romance packages at most of the resorts, as well as honeymoon packages. Champagne and jacuzzis for two are popular packages.
And on the Florida West Coast…
While sunrises are sights to see on the Florida east coast, sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico is part of the Florida west coast. And since more people tend to be awake at sunset than sunrise, it makes for especially romantic times!
The region from Bonita Beach in the southwest through to just north of Tampa abound with resorts offering weekends made more romance. It’s the most populated regions of the Florida west coast, and so of course have the most packages available at the resorts.
Don’t count out an area such as Weeki Wachee or Crystal River through, especially if you are the more outdoorsy types. These two cities are on what is known as Florida’s Nature Coast, and there are opportunities for star-gazing, snorkeling in the crystal-clear springs and also sunset cruises.
The Florida Panhandle
Yes, the Panhandle has romantic Florida vacation spots. These tend to either be along the coast in places like Panama City Beach or Pensacola. However, there are other locations that offer opportunities for romance!
How about renting a cabin on the beach? Grayton Beach State Park has them, if you like a more rustic approach. Othrewise, there are houses on the beach in Panama City, westward through to Destin and Fort Walton Beach.
B&Bs? Try Pensacola, then walk along the Gulf Islands Nation Seashore beaches.
Finally, Northeast Florida
I can’t leave out the area from roughly just north of Daytona, up through the Florida-Georgia border. Two areas especially stand out here.
First, St. Augustine has loads of quaint B&Bs. There are also cruises on the Intracoastal Waterway at sunset, plus a gorgeous beach for sunrise walks. There’s also plenty to do here, with all the small attractions. Stop by the Fountain of Youth and take a drink from the spring!
Amelia Island is also a place for romance with B&Bs and Inns. Romance packages abound, and since this area of Florida is under-visited (in my opinion), you have more opportunities for quiet time. The beaches here are lovely and wide and the island itself is gorgeous, especially in the Spring.
So there you have it — vacation spots around Florida that are made for romance!