A state steeped in art and culture, and with miles of beautiful beaches complete with breathtaking sunsets, there is no denying the air of romance that surrounds Florida. For those planning romantic getaways to Florida, here are some of the key spots and activities that you will not want to miss.
The Sea Islands is a chain of barrier islands on Florida’s Atlantic coastline, and Amelia Island is the southernmost of them all. This untouched haven of natural beauty features 13 miles of pristine beaches, one of which is considered to one of Florida’s top ten beaches. There are also two state parks here, the Fort Clinch State Park, which is home to one of the best-preserved forts from the Civil War, and the Amelia Island State Park, which is where you can enjoy a romantic horseback ride on the beach. The perfect way to end your day on the island is with a meal at Salt, a restaurant that makes full use of the island’s ocean and marshes to harvest natural ingredients and create incredible dishes.
Sunset Cruise, Key West
One of the best ways to take in Florida’s legendary sunsets is by being out on the water, and there are sunset cruise operators to be found all over the state. However, many would argue that some of the best views are to be had from Key West, and there are cruise operators here that create quite the unforgettable experience, complete with champagne, craft beers and margaritas. Alternatively, there are many sunset cruises that also incorporate another aspect to the evening, whether this may be dolphin-spotting or onboard casinos, making it easy to find one that perfectly suits you.
Explore the Wilderness
Florida is home to over 160 state parks, and exploring the wilderness with a loved one is a great way to create some one-of-a-kind memories. The John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is home to a secluded beach and plenty of wildlife, while the Blue Spring State Park is where you will find a large number of endangered manatees. If you want to explore the only air-filled caves in Florida that are open to the public, then these can be found at the Florida Caverns State Park, which also offers kayaking, biking and camping.
St. George Island
St. George Island is located just 20 minutes from Apalachicola, which is where 90% of Florida’s oysters come from. Oysters are famous for being an aphrodisiac, meaning that they will always be a welcome addition to any romantic getaway. While there are many places from which you can sample these tasty delights, St. George Island is a tranquil spot away from the noise and the glare of the city, and is the ideal place to spend a romantic evening with your loved one.
Florida is home to so many romantic areas and activities, that no matter where you end up visiting in the state, you are likely to be able to find plenty available. Whether this means horseback riding across a deserted beach, or a sunset cruise complete with cocktails, you will most definitely be leaving Florida with memories that will last a lifetime.