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Florida is one of the most romantic destinations in the United States. Couples that are looking for romantic weekend getaways really have unlimited options. Whether you want a thrilling activity or a calm day, going on a Florida vacation is always a terrific choice. Check out our favorite places to recommend along with a great romantic activity to consider for your next special trip to Florida.

Key West

If you prefer a laid-back vacation, Key West is a go-to. Some of the main attractions are restaurants, bars, and shopping boutiques. Grab a beautiful rental for two and simply enjoy. Creating a strong and detailed itinerary is not required in this paradise-like location. For a more adventurous day, try parasailing, snorkeling, or hopping aboard a glass-bottom boat tour to see the abundant marine life of Florida is a great way. 

Just remember no trip to the Keys is complete without stopping by Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe for an authentic and absolutely delicious Key Lime Pie. The establishment also ships its pies nationwide.

Favorite Romantic Activity: While visiting the Keys and other beachfront areas, we love to rent water bikes! With many water sports shops located pretty much in every town, you’ll have no challenge finding a friendly local establishment to rent you a pair of water bikes to spend a couple of hours cruising around the water.

Tampa

Heading north from the Keys to the Big Guava, Tampa Bay is a great location for a romantic weekend. Couples will surely enjoy the culinary experience in Tampa, which is known as a go-to destination for foodies. Finding a spot that will give your romantic getaway the beauty and comfort you need is easy with the awesome selection of rentals. Couples can choose to fine wine and dine, go kayaking, attend an NFL game, and participate in many other relaxing or adventurous activities. 

Favorite Romantic Activity: Without a doubt, we recommend heading down to St. Petersburg and taking the opportunity to book a beach horseback riding tour. While the tour is semi-expensive, starting at $140/pp, nothing displays a beautifully intimate activity like catching the sunset with your loved one aboard a horse. Take in the ocean scent, listen to the breath of the horses, and enjoy one of Florida’s gorgeous east coast sunsets. 

St. Augustine

Following the lines north to St. Augustine and kicking back in this coastal northeast Florida town for the weekend is definitely ideal. Take a horse carriage tour, and learn about the old city. Listen to stories about the Spanish settlement as you and your partner hold hands and enjoy the historical views. Enjoy a great couples massage followed by a fantastic dinner with an ocean view by candlelight. This calm town welcomes couples seeking a warm retreat during the winter months with beautiful climates and nice water temperatures. Find yourself a beautiful rental and enjoy the northern Florida vibe.

Favorite Romantic Activity: While in St. Augustine, make sure to head over to Michaels for a nice dinner. Our favorites from the seasonally changing menu are definitely the Seacuterie Board as an appetizer and sharing the 32oz Tomahawk Ribeye for the main course. As one of the most premier restaurants in the area, make sure to plan ahead by making a reservation.

Orlando

Who says you have to bring the kids to Disney?

Bringing out the inner child with the love of your life is a wonderful way to enjoy a romantic weekend in Florida. Grab a rental in Orlando and some multi-day passes to Disney World then enjoy all the attractions at the theme park. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is an ideal destination for couples. Take lots of photos and just have fun in this Magical Kingdom. 

Romantic things to do in Orlando outside of the Disney empire are plentiful. Try kayaking, have a wonderful dinner, take a couple’s cooking class, and more

Favorite Romantic Activity: Catch a movie at Silver Moon Drive-in Theatre. Going old school and heading to a drive-in is always a wonderful way to spend a date. If you don’t have a car for this vacation, try a helicopter tour over Disney! Romance will be at its highest when you and your partner are cruising above Space Mountain.

Miami

A visit to Florida is never complete without a trip to Vice City’s sandy beaches. Miami is a pretty huge city, so make sure to book a rental close to the attractions you are planning on visiting to avoid excess travel time just getting around Dade County. Take your partner to the clubs and experience Miami’s world-class nightlife scene. Couples can get a nice tan while swimming at the beach during the day and eat at one of the many fabulous restaurants at night. Head to a Dolphins game for a taste of sports (just make sure your partner is also a football fan), or spend the day sipping Pina Coladas by a resort pool.

Favorite Romantic Activity: See why people are raving about the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, enjoy the world-class treatment in a beautiful resort setting. Couples are not required to be hotel guests but should schedule sessions online. After a day at the spa, head over to Call Me Gaby for dinner and try the phenomenal Italian fare. Make sure to order the Pot of Meatballs and the homemade Focaccia Bread. 

Bonus Recommendations

While these 5 locations are definitely our favorite places for a romantic getaway, Florida didn’t make it easy to pick. Make sure to also consider these runner-up destinations.

Madeira Beach

Stay in a private resort in Madeira Beach, and enjoy each other’s company. This city is home to various restaurants and shops. In the afternoon, couples can stroll on the beach and gaze at the overlooking views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Palm Coast

Take a cruise and admire the unrivaled views from Flagler Beach. Meet the friendly dolphins at the Marineland Dolphin Adventure, where you can swim and interact with them. We love Palm Coast for its charming and relaxing energy.

The Sunshine State is Calling

There are many cities in Florida to visit as a couple. When it comes to couple getaways, what makes it truly romantic is the bond between the partners. However, Florida is going to help increase the intensity of your passion for each other.