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With 825 miles of sugary white sand beaches and year round sunshine, Florida is an obvious choice for those seeking romance. Whether it’s a secluded island or a city escape, Florida has your next romantic destination covered. Here are 12 romantic spots in the Sunshine State to get you started on your next getaway. Which one is perfect for you?
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Sunshine and clear emerald waters are the ideal combination over which you can enjoy a bird’s eye view. Take a seaplane to your destination of choice, including The Keys, Miami, Naples, Fort Lauderdale, or Dry Tortugas and try not to crane your necks too much from the views 500 feet below you.
Little Torch Key takes seclusion to extremes. A private, 5 acre island only accessible via boat or seaplane is probably the most romantic notions out there. Little Palm Island has 15 bungalows that are off the grid, so you can just enjoy your surroundings and focus on each other. Dip your toes in the sand, dine by the sea, and watch the sunset from your balcony. You can’t find a more romantic spot than this.
Soar in the air with your loved one 1,000 feet over Orlando in a hot air balloon in what is sure to be a date you will never forget. Sip champagne and watch the sun rise over the swamps, forests, and orange groves below you. Experience something new together and see the city from a unique perspective.
With 500 years of history, St. Augustine is not only the oldest city in the US, but a must see destination in Florida. What better way to explore some of the most unique historical structures than by a horse-drawn carriage? Stroll through the cobblestone streets and listen to the guide detail the historical significance of this charismatic city.
Bill Baggs State Cape Florida State park in Key Biscayne is not only a beautiful beach, but holds the oldest standing structure in the Miami area. While the one mile beach is impressive by itself, take it a step further and explore historic lighthouse built in 1825 sitting peacefully at the end. Enjoy a romantic climb 109 steps up to the heart of the tower and take in the breathtaking panoramic views from the top.
Recognized as one of the last remaining beaches in Florida not covered in hotels, St. George Island is where you go to find peace and quiet. Take your loved one and revel in the miles of uninterrupted white, sandy beaches together. Known for their oysters, couples can find these little aphrodisiacs all around town, perfect for indulging in the cool ocean breeze away from city lights.
Situated in the heart of Downtown Orlando, Lake Eola is a mecca of green urban space packed with entertainment. Here you will find white and black swans floating about in the midst of farmer’s markets, festivals, and other events. For a perfect date, rent a paddle boat swan and float around, enjoying the glittering skyline and electrifying water show.
Siesta Key is an eight-mile barrier along Florida’s Gulf Coast, and one of the most popular beaches in the state. It is known primarily for it’s silky white sand made of quartz, cool gulf breezes, and turquoise blue waters. To make a trip to Siesta Key more memorable, grab your partner and stroll the beach at dusk, there is a good chance you’ll see a few dolphins popping out of the water.
A 120 mile chain of islands, the Keys make up the only living coral barrier reef in the continental US. This makes it a perfect spot for couples to have a once in a lifetime diving and snorkeling experience. Hand in hand, you can marvel at exotic fish and marine life. It’s truly an experience like no other.
As one of the only beaches on Florida’s east coast that allows horseback riding, enjoy this memorable sunset activity as a couple. Explore an unspoiled Amelia Island and savor the last bit of light while the sky turns a glowing range of orange and pink. It is sure to be a magical experience for you both.
Shell enthusiasts from around the globe flock to Sanibel because of the beach’s unique position, lying east to west instead of north to south allows it to catch tiny little treasures from the Caribbean. World renown for the quality of shells, couples can spend the entire day scouring the beach for beautiful pieces of art. With no other place like it in the country, lovers will find shell hunting in Sanibel to be a special experience.