Friday, October 28, 2016 Edition: U.S. & World | Regional

Best Florida Travel Destinations for Couples

Florida has always been a popular holiday destination for families, but what about couples? Couples want to relax together and have fun, it can be pretty frustrating heading out on holiday and finding yourself surrounded by screaming children when all you want is to kick back. So where in Florida can you go to get both?

Disney World

Cinderella’s castle, the excuse to hold hands on “scary” rides and so that you don’t get separated in the crowds. Sure, you’ll have to spend $5 just to buy a bottle of water and double that for a churro, but you’ll be left with memories to last a lifetime. You’ll have to put up with kids running around, but luckily you’ll be staying in Orlando so there will be plenty of relaxation for you elsewhere.


It happens to be home to America’s most romantic hotel (and the 2nd most romantic hotel in the world)- Henderson Park Inn. You’ll receive outstanding service and from the sunset deck you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the Emerald Coast. Not to mention a mile of white, sandy beaches to relax on.

St. Augustine

The nation’s oldest city and you can explore the cobbled streets and centuries old Spanish inspired architecture via a horse drawn carriage. There are plenty of other sites to see to, with a civil rights era historic district, historic churches and buildings from the Flagler era, Pre-Flagler Era, British Era and Spanish Era.

St. George Island

Close your eyes and take yourself to the remote island of St. George, delicate ocean breezes sweeping through your hair and star gazing away from all the bright, city lights. You find an oyster shack (of which there are many all along the beach front) and take in the sights as you share a plate. You can also rent a beach house; it isn’t called The Forgotten Coast for nothing.

Amelia Island
Nature trails and a stunning golden sand beach and horseback riding at sunrise. It also happens to be home to a AAA 5 diamond rated (the highest rating possible for restaurants/hotels from the AAA) restaurant that focuses on simple elements from the earth and from the sea. There is nothing ridiculous, it is just delicious food that has been seasoned beautifully and prepared artfully, all served in that beautiful contemporary coastal setting.

St. Petersburg

West of Tampa, on the Gulf of Mexico lies the beautiful beachfront town of St. Petersburg. You can walk everywhere in the charming town and when you arrive at Central Avenue you will find over a hundred antique shops and book sellers. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon walking and an evening of drinks as you watch the sun set from the pier.

Key West

Head to Pier Mallory Square an hour before sunset and sit back and relax to enjoy street artists performing as you enjoy the sun sinking behind the horizon. Depending on where you’re staying you might find the concierge can arrange for you to enjoy a private dinner on the beach, champagne and freshly caught seafood.

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