Top 5 Romantic Getaways in Florida

by Meg Massie 
Posted Nov 24th 2010 10:15 AMUpdated Jun 18th 2013 07:23 PM

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We usually think of Florida as a great place for a family vacation, but the Sunshine State is also full of romantic offerings for couples young and old. From the Florida panhandle to the southernmost point in the continental US, you're sure to find romance at these top five romantic getaways in Florida.

Best Romantic Getaways in Florida - St. George Island

Unlike most of the Florida coast, the shores of St. George Island are not covered by hotel after hotel. Instead, you'll find miles of uninterrupted, practically undisturbed white sand beach in this quiet panhandle escape. Your best bet for a romantic getaway to St. George Island is to rent a beach house or condo. Go kayaking or fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, climb to the top of the Cape St. George Lighthouse for great views and photo-ops, and catch that gorgeous Gulf sunset each night.

Best Romantic Getaways in Florida - Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Crossing the state to the northeast corner, Amelia Island is a great place for an upscale romantic getaway in Florida. The recently-remodeled Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort boasts 3.5 miles of uncrowded beach, 72 holes of golf, a full-service spa, and 20 (!!) swimming pools. The resort even has its own Nature Center with trained naturalists and programs for all ages to explore and learn about Amelia Island's natural wonders. After a day on the beach, take your sweetie to historic Fernandina Beach and walk hand in hand through the charming downtown.

Best Romantic Getaways in Florida - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Walt Disney World isn't just for kids! As one of the top places in the world to hold a wedding, Disney does romance as well as it does animated children's films. Check into Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for an unforgettable romantic Florida getaway. The Victorian-style resort is the flagship hotel of Walt Disney World, located in the Magic Kingdom area along the white sand shores of Seven Seas Lagoon. Don't miss dinner at Victoria & Albert's, where men wear coats and women wear fine dresses, for an elegant fine dining experience. And of course you'll want to enjoy the theme park, too.

Best Romantic Getaways in Florida - Gasparilla Inn & Club, Boca Grande

Boca Grande is a small community on Gasparilla Island in the Gulf of Mexico, but it looks more like the Caribbean with sparkling turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Stay in style at the Gasparilla Inn & Club, where you can choose between rooms, suites, and private cottages for your lodging. The Inn has a lot to offer in the way of dining and activities, but we predict you'll want to spend most of your time relaxing on the beach. Who knew you could find water like this in the continental US?

Best Romantic Getaways in Florida - Southernmost Hotel Collection, Key West

Southernmost Hotel Collection is actually a group of lodging options at the southernmost point in the continental United States, in Key West, Florida. We recommend either Southernmost on the Beach or the Dewey House for the most romantic stay possible -- in fact, Southernmost on the Beach was voted the #2 best hotel for romance in the United States in the 2010 Travelers' Choice Awards. Jet ski together in the water or take a leisurely bike ride to Ernest Hemmingway's house or souvenir shopping around the island. Or simply step outside your door and walk together through beautiful Old Town. Everything you need for the most romantic getaway in Florida is right there at Southernmost Resort.

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