9 Incredibly Romantic Getaways In Florida For Couples To Love

Isn’t the Sunshine State itself one romantic getaway? After all, the USA’s southernmost state has always been heralded for its warm temperatures (and hot bodies), especially in the midst of Northeast winters.

Of course, Florida is also known for other reasons. College antics – Daytona. Family time – Disney. Ostentatious wealth – West Palm Beach. Bedazzling Beauties – Miami’s South Beach. Parrotheads (Jimmy Buffet fans) – the Florida Keys. National Parks–the Everglades or Biscayne National Park.

All of the above can serve as romantic getaways in Florida for certain groups of people. But of course, the Getaway Mavens have other, lesser-known ideas. Read on.

Central Florida Romantic Getaways

Shops and restaurant in Mount Dora Florida

Stroll Florida’s Cutest Town

Mount Dora’s lakeside resort has been enticing snowbirds since the late 1800s, but now, it’s not just the lake’s outdoor activities that are the draw.

The small town’s parks drip with Spanish moss and streets feature flower-lined sidewalks. But what most entices pedestrians are the antique and curio shops, as well as a plethora of popular restaurants.

And, thanks to open container laws in effect daily until 2 AM, every night sees couples strolling hand in hand, enjoying wine or mimosas sold by the glass.

Stay at the historic Lakeside Inn; read all about it in Mount Dora; Florida’s Cutest Small Town.

Japan at EPCOT in Disney World

Explore Disney World’s Adult Entertainment

Disney World isn’t solely the domain of children and fairy-tale dreamers; it also offers a robust experience for adults. The park features many dining experiences ranging from casual fare to gourmet meals prepared by award-winning chefs, often paired with an extensive selection of wines and craft beers. Epcot’s international pavilions provide a unique opportunity for cultural exploration, showcasing the food, drinks, and crafts from around the world.

High-adrenaline rides like Space Mountain and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror offer thrills that resonate with an older crowd. And let’s not overlook the behind-the-scenes tours that offer insight into the technology, history, and artistry of the theme park, designed to captivate the interest of adults with a curiosity for what makes the ‘Most Magical Place on Earth’ tick.

Whether it’s a romantic evening watching fireworks over Cinderella’s Castle or the camaraderie of bonding over shared rides and experiences, Disney World offers a multifaceted vacation experience for adults willing to embrace it.

Read all about Disney World for adults in our guide to all the top things to do, plus the most romantic restaurants and hotels.

Winter Park FL is high on our list of things to do in Orlando besides theme parks.

Discover Old Orlando (Outside The Theme Parks)

Yes, you can luxuriate in the romance of Central Florida of old without any encounters with Mickey Mouse or Sleeping Beauty. If you’ve ever wondered what Orlando would be like without Disney World, Universal Studios, and glitzy International Drive, look no further than Sanford and Winter Park. 

Known as the “Historic Waterfront Gateway City” because of access to Lake Monroe and St. Johns River, Sanford is gaining a reputation for its budding nightlife scene. There is also much to appreciate in Winter Park, once a resort community for affluent businessmen.

It now draws romantically inclined visitors to its eclectic cultural and culinary offerings.

Stay at the exceptional Alfond Inn, and read all about it in 11+ Playful Things To Do In Orlando Besides Theme Parks.

West Coast Florida Romantic Getaways

Share Cultural Pursuits In Sarasota

Sarasota on Florida’s mid-west coast has gotten pretty buzzy lately. Sure, the Ringling Museum has been a major draw there for decades. And, the city has always been the gateway to the soft-sanded Lido Beach and Longboat Key.

But many visitors don’t know about the stunning Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and serenely breathtaking Myakka State Park, which seem perfect for marriage proposals.  Lately, there seem to be more live theaters, impressive restaurants, and breweries.

You know – all the things that draw couples seeking a bit of culture with their romance.

Stay at Lido Beach Resort, where you can enjoy the private beach, and read all about a romantic weekend getaway itinerary in Best Romantic Things to Do in Sarasota FL.

Collect Shells In Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island is a beautiful barrier island located on the Gulf of Mexico, known for its pristine white sand beaches and world-class dining experiences. The island is home to the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, where you can spot a variety of birds and wildlife while walking along scenic trails.

Currently, Sanibel Island is rebuilding after the recent hurricane. Check the San Cap Guide for current conditions.

East Coast Florida Romantic Getaways

Horse and carriage in front of the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine FLL

Turn Back The Clock In St. Augustine

The nation’s oldest continuous European settlement has much to offer eco-minded outdoor lovers as well as history buffs. But, be still your fluttering heart. If your idea of romance leans toward horse-drawn carriages, wine with chocolate, candlelit dinners, and other ooey-gooey romantic things to do, then a St. Augustine romantic getaway checks all those boxes.

Stay at the luxurious Bayfront Marin House B&B and read all about it in St. Augustine: Romantic Getaway For History Lovers (and Foodies!)

Breathe In The Romance Of Amelia Island

Amelia Island is another great destination for a romantic getaway. The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island offers adults-only rooms with private balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The resort’s outdoor pool and beach cabanas are perfect for soaking up the sun and enjoying the ocean breeze. Don’t miss the chance to try the famous shrimp and grits at the Salt Restaurant, or sip on a cocktail at the resort’s outdoor bar, overlooking the stunning ocean view.

Man proposing marriage on Palm Beach sunset cruise

Pop The Question On Singer Island

A spit of land off of West Palm Beach, Singer Island is a quick drive over the Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach. Named for Paris Singer, heir to the sewing machine fortune, Singer Island, part of Palm Beach County, is now known for its classy high-rise condo buildings and luxury resorts featuring astounding Atlantic ocean views. Slightly misnamed, this dangling chad of land isn’t actually an island. It’s a peninsula.

However, with the Atlantic on its eastern side and the Intracoastal Waterway (Lake Worth Lagoon) on the west, there’s water aplenty to offer a range of things for courting couples to do. In fact, these waters undergird every single romantic activity here, be it sipping wine (and possibly popping the question) on a sunset cruise, snorkeling with colorful tropical fish, kayaking through mangroves, beach-combing, or searching for manatees.

Stay at the 5-star Amrit Ocean Resort and Residences and read all about it in Romantic Things To Do On Singer Island FL.

Soak Up The Sun In Sunny Isles Beach (Miami)

Located on Florida’s east coast, near Miami, Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach is a stunning oceanfront property that offers a luxurious and romantic escape. The resort’s white sand beach and outdoor pool are perfect for soaking up the sun and enjoying the ocean view.

For a special dining experience, book a table at Il Mulino New York, the resort’s award-winning Italian restaurant. Don’t miss the chance to relax at the resort’s award-winning spa, or take a romantic stroll along the beach at sunset.

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  • Malerie Yolen-Cohen

    Malerie Yolen-Cohen is the Author of the cross-country travel guide, Stay On Route 6; Your Guide to All 3562 Miles of Transcontinental Route 6. She contributes frequently to Newsday, with credits in National Geographic Traveler, Ladies Home Journal, Yankee Magazine, Shape.com, Sierra Magazine, Porthole, Paddler, New England Boating, Huffington Post, and dozens of other publications. Malerie’s focus and specialty is Northeastern US, and she is constantly amazed by the caliber of restaurants and lodging in the unlikeliest places.

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