The endless beaches of Florida, create an enticing environment for couples embarking on romantic trips. Florida contains both historic sites and plush modern resorts, that satisfy every taste and accommodate every budget. Whether visiting St Augustine in the North, Key West in the South, or somewhere in between, romantic destinations are numerous.
First settled by Europeans in 1565, the historic city of St Augustine entices couples in search of a romantic destination. The city's numerous hotels cater to every budget. The Casa Monica, built in 1888, offers weekend packages that include champagne, chocolate smothered strawberries and a romantic carriage ride through the city center. Beach front hotels and motels offer less expensive alternatives, but balconied rooms over-looking the ocean, create a romantic mood. Local vendors offer guests the chance to explore the city by sea on the Scenic Cruise, by helicopter or by trolley bus. During winter, millions of white lights illuminate the city and ice skating and a Christmas parade add to the St Augustine's charm.
Key West, lures couples wishing to relax and have a good time. The city located barely over 100 miles from Havana, Cuba, offers visitors outdoor fun, including scuba diving, swimming and angling. Couples in search of pampering, enjoy the numerous spa's, massage parlors and wellness centers. Yoga, Pilates and aerobic classes help relax the body and mind while the ocean breeze and crystal clear waters, create a tranquil atmosphere that contrasts with the hustle and bustle of Miami, the nearest big city. After enjoying the physical activities on offer, visitors head to local bars and restaurants that serve Margarita's and Key Lime Pie.
Honeymoon Island State Park
Situated on the West coast of Florida, Honeymoon Island State Park, provides a romantic setting for couples to watch the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico. The park adopted its "Honeymoon" mantra in 1939 after the construction of vacation cabins designed for newly weds. Modern visitors spend the night in Dunedin, 5 miles from the park, but the beach keeps visitors entertained all day. Four miles of coastline accommodates swimmers, anglers, sun bathers and water sports enthusiasts. The pavilion equipped with two grills, enables couples to enjoy a romantic meal alongside the calm blue waters of the Gulf. The park remains open 365 days a year and doubles as a wedding venue. Honeymoon Island State Park 1 Causeway Boulevard Dunedin, FL 34698 727-469-5942 Floridastateparks.org