The Best Places for a Romantic Vacation in Florida

The Best Places for a Romantic Vacation in Florida

by Mo Macy

About Mo Macy

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Based in Los Angeles, Mo Macy has been a screenwriter since 2007 and runs an LA-based pop culture blog. With a background in travel writing, her work has appeared in "Travel New England" and online at "The Boston Globe." She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in writing from Emerson College.

Florida is home to many beautiful towns and resorts and, because of the warm weather, couples can enjoy them year-round. Whether you are looking for a romantic beach getaway or a quaint cottage experience, there are romantic places all throughout Florida.

Little Palm Island Resort and Spa

This ultra-private resort is located in the Florida Keys, and is only accessible by boat or seaplane. Thirty thatched-roof private luxury suites are located on this beachfront property that spans 5 and a half acres. Couples can swim with dolphins, go snorkeling and dine on gourmet food created by the island's chefs. Rates start around $650 per night. Little Palm Island Resort and Spa 28500 Overseas Hwy. Little Torch Key, FL 33042 800-343-8567 littlepalmisland.com

Seaside, Florida

This little town is known as a destination for couples because of its tranquil location and romantic cottage rentals. Couples can bike, stroll and browse the quaint local shops, all set to the backdrop of a white-washed ocean town. Located along Florida's Emerald Coast, this town offers beautiful scenes of white sand and ocean. Book a room at the Watercolor Inn and Resort for full amenities and private access to the beach, with rates starting around $350 per night. Watercolor Inn and Resort 34 Goldenrod Cir. Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 850-534-5000 watercolorresort.com

Chalet Suzanne Restaurant & Inn

This cute resort has been a Florida favorite for couples and weddings for 75 years. The resort is in the town of Lake Wales and is made up of several themed chalets, each with a different decor. There is a spa on the grounds for couples massages and wraps. Hotel rates start around $150 per night. Pop into the small town of Lake Wales to see its historic architecture or one of its many quaint parks. Chalet Suzanne Restaurant & Inn 3800 Chalet Suzanne Dr. Lake Wales, FL 33859 863-676-6011 chaletsuzanne.com

Historic Bok Sanctuary

This garden sanctuary in Lake Wales is on 245 acres of lush plants and flowers with walkways for strolling. Different instrumental pieces of music can be heard throughout the day from the resident bell tower with a carillon instrument inside. The gardens are open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the last admission at 5 p.m. General admission starts at $10 for adults. Historic Bok Sanctuary 1151 Tower Blvd. Lake Wales, FL 33884 863-676-1408 boktowergardens.org

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney World is not just a children's amusement park. Many couples head to Disney World each year for a romantic experience. From extensive dining options to regular fireworks displays, Disney World offers unexpected romance inside its gate. The Victorian-style Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is the park's most adult hotel, and its private beach provides couples an escape from the park. Rates start around $410 per night. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa 4401 Floridian Way Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 407-939-7429 disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/grand-floridian-resort-and-spa

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