7 of the best weekend getaways in Florida for couples

Florida has some wonderful places that will steal your heart and will seal your love for each other. Travelling together is a great way to create memories and deepened connections. And you’ll get extra brownie points if you plan the whole trip as a surprise. Need some destination inspiration? Here are the best weekend getaways in Florida for couples.

7 of the best weekend getaways in Florida for couples

1. Orlando

Orlando is a really fun place with so much to do. But if you want to narrow down your options, Walt Disney World can be a pretty romantic place. Well, it is the Happiest Place on Earth, after all. One of the best Disney resorts for couples is Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort. Waking up with views of real safari animals out your window is so romantic. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort is our top pick for the best Disney resort for couples, as it’s the perfect mixture of romantic and fun. Rooms are uniquely designed to make it feel like you’re on a safari, and the food is some of the best in the entire park.

2. St. Augustine, Florida

Founded in September 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain, St. Augustine is like a little slice of Spain. The “Nation’s Oldest City is home to many interesting and valuable historical sites, yet the city maintains its small-town charm. You’ll find the seaside village is the perfect blend of all things maritime, colonial history and community.

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3. Everglades National Park

Take a walk on the wild side by visiting Florida’s enchanted Everglades National Park. The third-largest national park in the continental United States, the sun-drenched, dream-like Everglades is home to 180 plant and animal species that are listed by the State of Florida as threatened or endangered. So, if you are a couple who loves wildlife, better put it on your bucket list and visit soon before more of the flora and fauna disappear. 

4. Islamorada

Islamorada is a scenic beach town famous for being the “Sportfishing Capital of the World”. It’s perfect for couples who want to soak up the sun and laid-back island vibes but also want to keep busy, as there are lots of great places to eat and things to do. Couples can go snorkelling in Islamorada’s Cheeca Rocks and Alligator Reef Lighthouse to see some beautiful fish and coral. You’ll also get to see dolphins and end an amazing day with a stunning, colourful sunset. 

5. Tarpon Springs, Florida

Thanks to the city’s influx of Greek sponge divers in the early 1900s, you’ll find a unique Mediterranean influence throughout Tarpon Springs. This city is on central Florida’s Gulf Coast and is one of America’s most culturally rich cities thanks to its vibrant Greek culture. There are lots of things to do, although relaxing is one of the top activities. Couples can take a sunset walk down the beach or enjoy some delicious Greek fare.

6. Boca Grande, Florida

Boca Grande, located on Gasparilla Island off the Gulf Coast northwest of Fort Myers, is a paradise of clear blue waters and white sand beaches. Book a stay in the gorgeous Gasparilla Inn & Club for a luxurious, romantic weekend getaway. One of the best things to do here is to take to the water and explore the nearby barrier islands. You can also enjoy great fishing, sleep in oak-palm hammocks, and explore mangrove swamps.

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7. Mount Dora, Florida

Mount Dora is a laid-back coastal town with idyllic beaches and many great restaurants. There is a lively downtown and a well-preserved historic district on a pretty lake. The tranquil town is famous for its huge variety of antique shops where you’ll find just about everything from estate jewellery to rare collectables. It’s a lovely place to spend a relaxing weekend.

Melanie May

Melanie is an intrepid solo traveller, endlessly curious about people, places and food. She is a fan of slow travel and loves exploring the world by mouth, discovering a culture through its food. Having backpacked her way around the world she turned her wanderlust into a career and is now a full-time travel writer.

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