There so many reasons for couples to love Florida - from the beautiful beaches to the warm climate and exquisite restaurants. At Ocean Florida
, we have put together a list of the top ten reasons for couples to love Florida and we hope to inspire you to find your perfect slice of Florida.
1. Bask in the warm, tropical climate of Florida Keys, and embark on an unforgettable adventure into the coral reef
The tropical climate in Florida Keys
makes the location an ideal location for couples who are looking to bask in the sunshine. Florida Keys is a 120 mile island chain connecting over 1700 separate islands, not all of which are inhabited and left untouched.
Couples can find a wealth of opportunities to sail out to remote sandy islands, and unwind together in a tropical paradise.
The average temperature in Florida Keys during the summer months reaches 30°C (88°F) in July, and remains basking in the heat at an average of 29°C (84°F) in June, August and September. As a couple, this gives you the freedom to travel to Florida Keys with confidence throughout the entirety of the summer - allowing you to avoid the school holidays rush and find tranquility!
Florida Keys boasts one of the World’s largest coral reef which spans 4 miles wide, and extends for over 221 miles off the coast of Florida. Experience passion under the Caribbean sea by snorkelling along the coral reef and discover an abundance of marine wildlife, including five species of beautiful, ancient sea turtles - the Hawksbill, the Green turtle, Kemp’s Ridley, Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles.
2. Indulge in South Beach Miami’s romantic restaurants
There are 890+ restaurants to choose from in South Beach Miami, so you’ll never be short of choice! Miami
is known as one of the sexiest Cities on the planet, and that makes all the more reason for you to visit during your romantic getaway. South Beach Miami can offer you stunning sunset views, whilst you listen to the ocean dance on the shoreline. You will find a wealth of Mediterranean restaurants along South Beach Miami. Try Villa Azur for delicious French Mediterranean cuisine with an Italian twist. Share a bottle of the finest wine, or opt for a signature cocktail whilst soaking up the tantalizing atmosphere.
Miami offers some of the most exquisite oyster dishes you can find anywhere in America. Oysters are a known aphrodisiac which will help set the mood for you to revel in each others company long into the night! Take a trip to The River Oyster Bar to start the good times, this critically acclaimed restaurant will allow you to indulge in some of the finest seafood in South Beach Miami. If you fancy a mash-up of cultural cuisine then head up to Juvia for a trinity of Japanese, French and Peruvian style tapas. Marvel in the magnificent views of South Miami whilst you ride the elevator up to the rooftop garden and dine in the tropical heat.
3. Unwind in idyllic resorts on Palm Beach
Situated on the Gold Coast of Florida, Palm Beach
offers 47 miles of the most picturesque beaches you can find anywhere in the world. All of which are surrounded by idyllic hotels offering fantastic service, and unlimited entertainment opportunities. You can leave the worries of your normal life at home, and unwind together in the golden sand. Seek out a secluded beach and soak up the endless rays of sunshine. To cool off, there are lots of watersport activities to discover.
Couples will quality of hotels which are available around Palm Beach. The Eau Palm Beach resort will allow you to fulfill your dreams of a romantic holiday. The award winning resort is just steps from a wonderful beach, which boasts 7 acres of golden sand. Relax together in the amazing full-service rejuvenating Spa and fitness centre, and reach new levels of pleasure with pampering facilities for the both you.
The resorts in Palm Beach have an understated elegance, expressed in different ways. The Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa offers private balconies so couples can enjoy the spectacular views of the resort and the far-reaching Atlantic ocean. Tropical woods, alfresco dining settings and a unique assortment of cocktails make this the perfect beachside haven for romantics!
4. Honeymoon in Naples
Newly weds can escape reality with a honeymoon to Naples
which is guaranteed to offer passion and excitement. Naples has been given the title as the ‘finest town in Florida’ because of it’s beautiful beaches and top-class restaurants. Embrace the atmosphere, fine dining and vibrant art scene to create honeymoon memories that will last a lifetime!
Explore the art-scene in Naples with approximately 100 art galleries in the greater Naples area. Naples has been named “The #1 Smart Town in America” by author John Villani in his book The 100 Best Art Towns in America. A honeymoon to Naples allows you to add culture to comfort and truely experience what Florida has to offer.
Set sail on the luxury yacht Naples Princess for a dinner cruise with a fabulous sunset spectacle. There are few better ways to enjoy a honeymoon in Naples Bay and the beautiful canals of Port Royal.
5. Explore the Florida Everglades
Embark on an adventure together in the Everglades National Park, which is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States at a size of 1,542,526 acres. You can travel around the Everglades by driving, hiking, biking, boat or canoeing which creates endless possibilities for excitement.
The beauty of the Everglades for couples is sharing experiences of wonderful new sights and sounds of the diverse primeval landscape. The complex habitat is home to some of the world’s most endangered animals, such as the Florida panther. The Everglades is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist!
Touring America’s wetland is an exceptional experience for couples, and there are plently of tours to choose from depending on your interests and athleticism.
6. Escape for a romantic getaway in Key West
Key West seems a world away from anywhere else. It is the perfect destination for a romantic escape. It is America’s most southern city, and has a real Caribbean flavour. Couples can bask in the heat together, as Key West
has the highest average temperature of any city in the United States.
During the day, a romantic getaway to Key West involves holding hands and wading through the crystal clear blue seawater whilst gazing at the swinging palm trees. At night, the community comes alive with a diverse range of lively bars and restaurants to explore and enjoy together. Local seafood is the speciality, alongside gourmet food with ethnic flavours.
Let love sparkle as the live bands play long into the night. Santiago’s Bodega offers the perfect opportunity to share food together, with over thirty tapas-style dishes in a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Surrounded by palm trees, and close to the beach it’s a great place for couples to visit during a romantic getaway to Key West.
7. Let love make you feel like kids again at Disney World Orlando
Head to Disney World Orlando to recapture the magic of your childhood together. Disney World certainly is not just for kids, and offers fabulously fun experiences for adults. Get your picture taken together with Mickey Mouse and the many of the other Disney character favourites. If you’re travelling there for your honeymoon, make sure the staff know and you’ll be showered with surprises throughout your stay.
If you want to get married in Disney World then head to Disney Weddings to plan your special day! Celebrate with your family and friends with luxurious Disney-themed banquets and entertaining attractions for all ages. Your Disney Fairytale wedding is sure to excite all of your guests, and have them counting down the days with you. Disney hosts more than 1,500 weddings each every year!
There is a wide variety of fantastic Disney hotels & resorts available to choose from. Treat yourselves and opt for the ultimate deluxe Disney dining plan so you can feast together every night. The Victoria & Alberts restaurant is a reason for couples to visit Disney World Orlando by itself. Combining exquisite cuisine with a romantic atmosphere the Victoria & Albert is the perfect place for couples to spend some quality time together. As the AAA 5-diamond restaurant in Disney World, it has hefty prices but the great food and service provided makes it worth it.
8. Get active together at Daytona Beach
Action & adrenalin fuel passion, and passion is the essence of romance! Famous for the Daytona 500 racing track, Daytona Beach offers many exciting activities for couples to have a good time. Head to the Daytona International Speedway to get a birds-eye view of the track and the 31-degree, high banked corners. If you’re feeling really adventurous you can get a ride in a racing car around the track, which is not for the faint hearted!
The Daytona Beach Boardwalk & Pier features fantastic outdoor and indoor rides which offer great entertainment during your break. Go for a spin together on the giant ferris wheel, or race each other in Go-Karts!
Head to the Blue Spring State Park for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving! If you’re travelling during the Spring then you can see several hundred Manatees during their mating season.
9. Marvel in Miami nightlife
Dance the night away with each other amidst the glamour, excess and excitement of Miami’s vibrant nightlife scene. Head to popular bars and cocktail lounges and embrace the Miami culture. Hunt for celebs together at the Skybar and let yourselves be seduced by the dramatic Redroom and lush gardens. Gaze together as the sunsets on the marvelous Miami downtown skyline at Sunset Lounge Miami. Discuss the past, present and future together in a private poolside cabana.
Miami offers poolside happy hours, world-class DJs and super-clubs; however, if you prefer a to experience Latin American cultural and dance long into the night then try Yuca in the Art Deco district. The locals call it “Nuevo Latino” and the venue offers salsa classes, live Latin music and an authentic Cuban flavour.
Plan a trip to Miami
in February to experience the romance month, with tons of special offers and events for couples to savour available. Make sure you pick the perfect Miami hotel to fully rest and recuperate during your trip. Try the Fontainebleau for an all new meaning of the word ‘luxury’, following a $1 billion dollar investment this Miami beach hotel showcases mesmerizing views of the Atlantic ocean. There are endless opportunities to share the ocean breeze, drink delicious cocktails, and dance the night away.
10. Re-capture the spark in St Petersburg
Stroll along the Gulf of Mexico together, listening to meditative sounds of the waves embracing the sandy beach. You will recapture the spark of romance in St Petersburg
. Explore the 8 museums in St Petersburg to enjoy some culture before unwinding in your hotel spa together.
The long, golden beaches of St Petersburg offer couples the opportunity to watch as Dolphins frolic in the ocean. Those couples who like to bathe in the sunshine on their romantic breaks will be interested to know that St Petersburg achieve a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive days of sunshine, at 768 days. This has earnt St Petersburg the nickname the “sunshine city”, so don’t forget to pack your suncream!
There are a wealth of St Petersburg hotels & resorts to choose from. Couples should check out the TradeWinds Island Grand which has five heated swimming pools, a Bodyworks Salon & Spa and many more facilities to enjoy. St Pete’s beach sits directly in front of the resort and it’s only a short distance to the city, where you can go for dinner and drinks.
There are countless reasons for couples to visit the “sunshine state” Florida. We’ve done our best to surface 10 of the best experiences to enjoy together. From dancing in the moonlight on Miami beach, to exploring the Florida Keys coral reef there is something for every couple to love in Florida. So what are you waiting for?
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