7 of the Most Romantic Getaways in Florida

When it comes to the most romantic getaways in Florida, you really are spoiled for choice. The Sunshine State is vast and has a wide variety of landscapes to suit all types of couples. From strolling uncrowded beaches to dancing in the city, paddling down lazy rivers to wandering ancient streets, there are endless possibilities for a loved-up escape. Ready to make precious memories on holiday? Here are some of the most romantic getaways in Florida.

7 of the Most Romantic Getaways in Florida

1. St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a cool destination with lots to do especially if you are into culture, cuisine and avoiding the crowds. You can easily fill a weekend here, or more, with lots of romantic activities, including lazing on the stunning beaches, for instance, St. Pete, Fort de Soto Park and Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge. When you are done soaking up the sun, soak up the culture at the wonderful museums, such as the Morean Arts Center and Salvador Dalí museum. When it comes to that most beloved activity of couples, catching a sunset, you can do so from the world’s longest fishing pier at the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park.

most romantic getaways florida

2. Miami

If you are looking for a fun and frisky destination, head to hot and steamy Miami. This pulsating, sultry city is sure to get you both in the mood for love with its lush, tropical foliage and endless stretches of pristine beaches full of beautiful bodies. But this city sizzles even more at nighttime when the sexy salsa clubs of South Beach come alive. Apart from grinding the night away with each other, there are lots of other romantic things to do. You and your lover can watch the sunrise and sunsets with the sand and sea between your toes. You also hit up the many wonderful restaurants and feed your tummies as well as your love for each other.

most romantic getaways florida

3. Amelia Island

Amelia Island is one of the best romantic getaways in the USA. It is the perfect destination if you are looking to live it up in the lap of luxury on your romantic getaway in Florida. Amelia Island is located just a few miles away from the Florida-Georgia line. It is part of the Sea Islands chain of barrier islands of Florida’s Atlantic coast. It is an idyllic escape for couples who want to enjoy beautiful beaches, pristine water, abundant native wildlife, and fabulous restaurants, but without the crowds of the more popular Florida beach spots.

Amelia Island Florida

4. St. Augustine

Looking for a Florida getaway with heritage, history and plenty of heart? Then head to St. Augustine on the northeast coast of Florida. Founded in 1565, it is the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the U.S. and is full of wonderful Spanish colonial attractions and sights. Wander the colourful, characterful streets hand in hand and pop into the old buildings which now house boutique shops, eateries and art galleries. It is an utterly charming city and one of the best places to visit in Florida for couples.

most romantic getaways florida

5. Naples

Naples is a city on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida. If you are into high-end shopping and playing golf, this is the perfect getaway for you. If neither of those activities floats your boat, there are still plenty of other romantic activities that you and your loved one can enjoy. For instance, you can spend the day enjoying the uncrowded beaches – the pristine waters are perfect for swimming, snorkelling or just splashing around with your special someone. You can also take your loved one to the iconic Naples Pier to watch the sunset. If you want to take the romance up a notch, you can go on a sunset catamaran cruise.

most romantic getaways florida

6. Sarasota

Sarasota is a city south of Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast. It is famous for once being the home of the Ringling Brothers Circus. Today, it is known for its wonderful cultural institutes, for instance, the Ringling Museum of Art, and for having some postcard-perfect beaches, for instance, Lido Beach and Siesta Key Beach. This Gulf Coast city is also a fabulous destination for couples who love good food, and a food tour of the city is a must. You can also stay in some luxurious spa hotels and enjoy a couple’s pamper session before heading out for drinks on a rooftop bar.

7. Vero Beach

Vero Beach is a small city with a big draw – peaceful beaches along Florida’s Atlantic Coast. This city is perfect for couples who appreciate art and enjoy spending time outside in nature. Check out the art museums and spend time in the blooming gorgeous botanical gardens that feature an impressive collection of sculptures as well as plants native to Florida. You can take to the Indian River on a canoe made for two and paddle past wild manatees, or you could just admire them from the 400-foot-long boardwalk. You can then round off your day with some wonderful food and drinks in an oceanside restaurant where you can watch the sunset over the water.

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.

View stories