Are you looking for a Romantic Getaway in Florida?
Whether you are trying to stay on a budget or looking to Spurlage with a romantic getaway holiday idea for you.
Florida is a great location, it’s got miles of clear water beaches, great cities, freshwater springs, and did we mention Disneyland? There is so much to see and explore here so it is hard to know where to begin.
That is why we are here. We have broken down our top Romantic getaways in Florida to help you narrow down your search so you can book the trip of a lifetime that is perfect for you and your partner.
Some of these locations of more for the outdoorsy type, while the others are perfect for city lovers.
Either way, we are sure that you will find something on this list that is perfect for a romantic getaway.
Top 21 Romantic Getaways In Florida
If you are wanting to plan the romantic trip of a lifetime in Florida, we are here to help you.
Here are the top romantic getaways in Florida to help you and your partner have the romantic vacation you have always dreamed of.
From crazy adventure to completely unwinding and relaxing, there is something on this list for every couple.
1. Glamping In Ocala
When you think of Florid, the first thoughts that probably come to mind are beaches and Disneyworld. However, Florida has so much more to offer.
Ocala is a spot that is not on everyone’s radar when they think of Florida. Ocala is horse country in Florida and full of cute romantic tree houses to stay in or old Indian Teepees.
Why not take your loved one on a romantic glamping holiday? I’m sure they won’t be disappointed.
2. Road Trip To Key West
Key West is a beautiful spot and almost feels like you left the United States, without actually leaving. Why not plan a fun-filled romantic weekend trip to Key West?
Fly into Miami and enjoy the beautiful drive down to the Keys. There are so many interesting stops along the way that you can’t miss. Plus, Key West is filled with so many activities for couples that you won’t want to miss.
3. Kayak With Mantatees
Mantatees or as I like to call them sea cows and magical creatures that you have to see up close and personal. They are like the friendly dinosaurs of the sea.
Kayaking with sea cows or even swimming with them is a romantic adventure that you and your loved one will cherish for many years to come.
Why not give the gift of a lifetime experience to your loved one?
4. Enjoy 5-star Restaurants in Miami
Not everyone loves outdoor adventures. Some of us prefer to get dressed up and enjoy city life. Miami can be the perfect spot for those that prefer cities to nature.
It is a great place to get dressed up and go out and enjoy the fine dining experience. There are so many hot and upcoming restaurants to enjoy there, as well as world-class spas, day clubs, and even night clubs with world-renowned DJs.
Not only that it has some of the warmest beaches in Florida.
If a romantic getaway in Miami sounds like your cup of tea. Make sure to book your restaurants ahead of time, as the good ones tend to book out months ahead of time.
5. Enjoy Sunset Beach Walks In Naples
What is more romantic than walking hand and hand on the beach with the sunset? Naples is home to some of Florida’s best sunsets. The beach is beautiful and long and doesn’t get overrun by tourists.
The town itself has tons of great places to eat and you could easily fill your days with adventurous activities or just relax and enjoy each other’s company.
Naples truly has it all.
6. Indulge In A 5-star Hotel
Why not show your partner you love them with a romantic boujee hotel? Sometimes the perfect romantic weekend getaway in Florida is just staying at a beautiful hotel and doing a whole lot of nothing.
Show your partner you love them with a fancy romantic 5-star hotel.
7. Be A Kid Again At Disney World
Sometimes we just need to let loose and refind our inner child. Disney World can be a great place to make this happen.
If Disneyworld doesn’t sound like your jam, there are a total of 10 theme parks to choose from in Orlando. Including a few waterparks and more adult-themed parks.
Epcot was a theme park designed for adults. Drink your way around the world without ever leaving the US.
If theme parks aren’t your scene there is still plenty to do in Orlando besides the theme parks.
8. Slow Down In Siesta Key
Do all of these romantic getaways in Florida sound a bit too extreme for you and your partner?
Why not slow down in Siesta Key? Relax and unwind on the beach. Maybe even finish those books you have been trying to finish for the last year.
Siesta Key is the perfect place to go if you don’t want to plan a thing. A truly relaxing vacation with nothing on the agenda besides reconnecting with your loved one and resting the body and mind.
It is also one of the best beaches in Southwest Florida.
9. Visit Salvador Dalí Museum In Tampa
Looking for something a little more intellectual to do on your romantic weekend away? Are you and your partner more into an educational vacation then having an adventure? Why not go to Tampa and enjoy the Salvador Dalí Museum?
The perfect romantic date for stimulating the mind. Tampa is also home to Ypor city, a Pirate Museum and some of the best Cuban food in all of Florida. If you and your partner are also sports fans, there are plenty of games you guys can check out while you here.
10. Take A Gondola Ride In Fort Lauderdale
Can’t make to Venice, Italy? Why not enjoy the Venice of America? Fort Lauderdale is often referred to as the Venice of America, as it has so many waterways.
Why not take your loved one on a romantic gondola ride in Fort Lauderdale? Besides taking a romantic gondola ride, there is plenty to do in Fort Lauderdale on a budget. It is also full of great hotels, Airbnb, and of course restaurants. There is also plenty to do in Fort Lauderdale at night.
Fort Lauderdale can be a cheaper alternative to Miami and is still full of all the same great amenities.
The best part is it is only about a 30-minute train ride from Miami, so you can still enjoy both if you are having a hard time trying to make a decision.
And don’t worry there is still plenty to do here when it rains.
Planning a romantic trip and thinking about proposing, here are the best spots to propose in Fort Lauderdale.
11. Visit Saint Augustine And Do A Ghost Tour
Why not enjoy a romantic boos and booze weekend with your special someone? Saint Augustine is the United States’ oldest city. So it is full of history, culture and of course ghost tours.
Spend your nights walking the streets listening to haunted tales and your days taking the trolley around town learning about the history of America’s oldest city.
Saint Augustine is also full of great restaurants, but my favorite part about this city is its size. The old town is small enough that you can easily get by without a car and just walk everywhere.
Walking the cobblestone streets will definitely spark some flames with you and your partner and you guys will love this romantic getaway in Florida. Saint Augustine is also full of great tours for couples to do.
12. Take A Sunset Cruise In Destin
Again, there is something very romantic about the setting sun. When the sky starts to light up with oranges, pinks, purples, and reds it reminds you how great this world is and helps you to remember why you fell in love with your partner.
Taking a cruise is the perfect way to spend your romantic getaway in Florida.
Destin is also home to some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches. The sand here literally looks like sugar. It is soft and pure white, and the water is crystal clear blue.
Destin is a great spot to come rekindle that love interest with your partner. It is also our favorite town in the Panhandle.
13. Stay On A Private Island At The Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
This is more of a one-and-a-lifetime romantic getaway in Florida-type vibe. However if it is in your budget and you have always wanted to stay on your own island, why not?
Enjoy this adult-only resort and stay in your own bungalow over the ocean. There is not need to fly all the way over to the Maldives to enjoy this experience when you can do it right here in Florida.
Leave all your worries behind and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime getaway with your special someone.
14. Take A Horse Carriage On Amelia Island
This might not be as epic as staying on a private island, but there is something still very romantic about a horse cartridge ride. All cuddled up with your loved one enjoying the beautiful scenery.
The old town plus the horse cartridge ride will make you feel like you stepped back in time. Amelia Island is also another beautiful spot to relax and do a whole lot of nothing.
If you want to truly unwind Amelia island is a great spot to do.
15. Relax In Ocean Village
Are you wanting to plan a romantic getaway in Florida, but trying to do it on a budget? A great alternative to staying in a fancy hotel is renting an Airbnb. Not only do you save money on accommodations, but you are also able to cook at home and save money on eating out.
Ocean Village is a great hidden gem in Florida. It is the perfect spot as well if you and your partner prefer to be more active.
They have their own pickleball courts, tennis courts, private par 3 9-hole golf course, pools, jacuzzis, and saunas, but mostly it is right on the beach.
This massive vacation rental spot also has restaurants on site for when you are tired of cooking at home and also a friendly tiki bar for when you are ready for sunset drinks.
It is a great alternative for staying in a fancy hotel or paying for tours while on your romantic getaway.
16. Camp In Ginnie Springs
Are you and your partner certified scuba divers? Are you looking for some different alternatives to add to your many dive sites? Why not change it up and enjoy a freshwater dive rather than diving in the Ocean?
Ginnie springs, not only hosts some of the best cave and freshwater diving in the USA, but it also is a great spot to come camp out and enjoy the outdoors with your loved one.
Enjoy some tent camping, or if you prefer a more boujee camping experience bring your van or camper.
Ginnie spring is a great place to come in Florida that is outdoors and not on the beach. Even if you aren’t a diver you will love this spot. They even have a freshwater lazy river, if you want to spend your day floating down the river while having a few drinks.
17. Attend Daytona 500
This one is for sports fans. If you are a NASCAR lover, I am sure that Daytona 500 has been on your bucket list, or maybe your partner’s bucket list.
Why not plan a romantic getaway in Florida by attending Daytona 500? It is a life bucket list item that is for sure. Even if you aren’t a NASCAR fan the vibe and the atmosphere of attending this race will surely leave a life-lasting impression.
Besides this bucket list race, Daytona is a great spot to visit. Enjoy the beach and take a romantic ride on the Ferris wheel looking out over the ocean.
Daytona is also a short ride to Cape Canaveral. If Kenndey space center as also been on your bucket list, why not make a trip out of it and do both?
If you are lucky enough they might even be launching a space shuttle while you are there.
18. Stay At The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
Show your partner just how much you care by taking them to a romantic weekend away of one of the fanciest hotels.
Ritz-Carlton’s are known for its boujee hotels. They take service to the next level and make you feel like one of the world’s top 1 percent.
Enjoy a romantic getaway and splurge on the hotel. Order room service and plan on doing nothing outside of the hotel.
Order drinks with little umbrellas at the pool bar and spends all day lounging around without a care in the world.
It will be easy to leave all your worries behind when you stay here.
19. Take A Hotair Ballon Ride
This is probably one of the most romantic things to do in Florida or anywhere for that matter.
Not sure why, but hot-air balloon rides just scream romance.
Whether it is floating above the sun rising, the bubbling champagne in your hand, or just enjoying a new life experience.
Hot air balloon rides are in the top 10 romantic things to do, as long as you are not scared of heights.
This is a great addition to add on if you plan on visiting Orland, as there are many good companies to use just outside of there.
Unfortunately, it is not really something you can do over the ocean, as the winds are more unpredictable.
Unlike a plane, hot-air balloon rides are impossible to control and your ride all depends on the wind and where it takes you.
Maybe another whimsical thing about them that makes them so romantic.
20. Have A Romantic Picnic
Romantic Picnics are becoming more and more trendy these days, with loads of companies now offering to do all the work for you.
What is more romantic than showing up to the beach and having a full romantic set up and picnic all ready to go?
This is a perfect addition and surprise to your romantic getaway in Florida.
Have Bestpicnics in Miami do all the work for you. All you have to do is tell them your favorite foods, colors, and themes and they will take care of the rest.
It is the perfect surprise if you plan on having a romantic walk along the beach.
Even if you don’t want to surprise your partner with a romantic picnic, it is still something you guys will most enjoy.
The best part is when you are done with your picnic all you have to do is walk back to your Airbnb or hotel.
No cleaning up or carrying anything to and from the beach. All the hard work is done for you, so just sit back and enjoy.
21. Ride A Seaplane Over The Keys
Seaplanes are some of the sexiest things around. Who doesn’t want to fly on a plane and land on the water? Another amazing experience to have and to be shared with your loved one.
If driving 4 hours to the Florida keys doesn’t really appeal to you, why not take a seaplane?
Not only will it be faster than driving but will also be another memorable experience you guys will talk about for years to come.
If you are wanting to plan a romantic getaway, why not make it a trip of a lifetime?
Tips For Saving Money On A Romantic Getaway
1. Cook Your Own Meals
Staying in an Airbnb rather than a hotel? Why not cook your own meal? Cooking your own meals not only saves you money on going out to eat, but it can also be a great bonding experience. Why by the ingredients of your favorite meal and try cooking it together?
You can even make a fun cooking challenge out of it and compete against each other. A great way to enjoy your evening in rather than going out.
2. Give Each Other Massages
Rather than spending hundreds of dollars on couples’ massages, why not give each other massages instead?
Going for professional couples’ massages can be very pricey. Why not stay in, buy some massage oil, and try giving each other massages? It is romantic and will let you and your partner reconnect and ways you have probably forgotten about.
3. Binge-watch Romantic Movies And Order Room Service
Going out and hitting up nightclubs might just not sound appealing to you and your partner anymore. Staying in and curling up with some good movies might be the perfect night for your romantic getaway in Florida.
There is nothing wrong with staying in while you are on vacation, especially if it means you are not being interrupted by the kids, work, or phone calls. Watch some romantic comedies and if you are staying in a hotel order some room service. You won’t be disappointed.
4. Find A Free Dance Lesson
Dance lessons can be a fun way to reconnect with your partner, learn a few new tricks and get a little exercise while on holiday.
However, dance lessons can be expensive. Google where you are traveling to and try to find a bar with free dance lessons.
Normally there will always be a salsa night and some places in Florida even offer free line dancing lessons. Finding free dance lessons is a great way to save money on your romantic getaway.
5. Make Your Own Picnic And Watch The Sunrise/Sunset
Rather than spending money on having a picnic set up for you, why not do it yourself? All you need are your favorite foods and a decent bottle of wine or other drinks and something to sit on.
Also, a good idea to bring a speaker with your favorite tunes. You can save a lot of money doing the work yourself.
6. Play A Couple’s Game
Why not spice things up with some sexy dice, truth or dare or even some conversation starters?
In real life, it is easy to disconnect from our partners and forget why we feel in love with each other in the first place.
The best thing about taking a romantic getaway in Florida is remembering why we fell in love in the first place, or even taking the time to fall in love to begin with. You don’t need to go out to have a good time.
All you need is your partner and some good ideas and I’m sure you will have a memorable experience.
7. Go Antique Hunting
Florida is no stranger to antiques. Why not spend your day browsing through old antique or thrift stores?
You don’t even have to buy anything. Sometimes it is more fun just to look and see what they have.
Another fun and unique experience might be to find an auction house in Florida. If you have never been to one it can be a fun and exciting new experience that you won’t get everywhere around the world. Trying new things can help keep things fun and exciting.
8. Read A Romantic Novel Together
Reading a romantic novel together out loud can be a great way to spice things up. Not only is it something different that you probably don’t do back home it can be a nice change up to Netflix and chill.
Plus it helps stimulate the mind while hopefully stimulating the body while you connect with your partner.
9. Fly A Kite On The Beach
Who remembers how fun it was to fly a kite as a kid? Why not relive your childhood with your partner in crime and fly a kite on the beach? It is a great cheap romantic activity to do and I’m sure your partner will be surprised.
The best part is you can pick one up on amazon for under $20. Why not buy a kite and bring it along with the picnic you set up on the beach? It is a fun activity that I’m sure they will remember.
10. Find A Farmer’s Market
Pretty much anywhere you travel to in Florida is going to have a Farmer’s market. Walking one with your loved one is a great way to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company.
You can check out all the homemade crafts and grab a bite to eat while you are walking around. The best part is you can spend as little or as much as you want, depending on your budget.
It is also a great way to support the local economy and even bring home a special suvenir from your trip.
11. Find A Drive-In Movie
If you plan on renting a car while you on traveling through Florida on your romantic getaway, why not look into seeing a movie at the drive-in movie theater?
There are plenty of them around and it is a fun unique activity to help you remember your special trip.
One of the best things about Florida is the weather. Being able to pull a blanket out of your car and watch the movie from outdoors all curled up under the stars.
What better way to save money and have a special night while on holiday?
12. Bring The Spa Day To You
Rather than splurging for a day at the spa, why not bring the spa to you? Stay in and do face masks. Give each other pedicures.
It is a great bonding experience and a way to open up with each other while saving money. Plus, your girl will absolutely love it.
There are so many special places in Florida to plan your romantic getaways. Almost too many that it is going to be hard to plan your special weekend, especially if you only have the weekend.
These are just our top spots and ideas to do in these locations to help make your romantic getaway in Florida even more special. When planning your trip try to think of what your partner would prefer to do, and plan the trip around them.
Or you guys could even compromise and rotate days doing what the other one would prefer to do.
There is so much fun to be had in Florida that you guys won’t regret planning a trip there. The only problem you will probably have is having enough time to do everything that you want to do.