On the hunt for a honeymoon spot in the sunshine state? We’ve got you covered! From the Florida Panhandle down to the Florida Keys there are a number of places to consider as a honeymoon destination — both couples-only locations and family-friendly areas!
Anna Maria Island
Escape to this quiet oceanfront town with your lover or bring the family along! You’ll find an assortment of vacation rentals to choose from when staying in this area. The nicest part? Most of the areas are walking distance from where you might stay. So you can wake up for a sunrise stroll on the beach before you grab a coffee and donuts from one of the local spots. Just south of Anna Maria you’ll find Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key, two other fabulous areas to consider staying in or exploring while you’re visiting.
Breeze around by bike or golf cart in this quaint community known for its historic downtown, sugar sand beaches and world class fishing. You’ll experience truly Florida style when staying at The Gasparilla Inn, a beautiful spot featuring a golf course and private beach club for guests and their families to enjoy. After a long day at the beach, head over to The Pink Elephant for dinner and drinks.
An ideal destination for travelers of all ages! Any of the hotels along the water offer stunning views of the Gulf while in walking distance to fresh seafood and lively bars. Ocean lovers should pay a visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium or hop on one of the fishing charters available in the area. But be sure to plan some beach time, as Clearwater Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the entire state!
Famous for its high-end shopping, sophisticated dining and golf courses, Naples is an affordable destination that appeals to nature lovers and beach aficionados. Lounge around the pool at any of the stunning resorts in the area, or head to the historic Naples Pier for fishing and to watch the dolphins.
Home to Disney World, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and a plethora of other activities, this city is always buzzing! Orlando is a great option for couples traveling with kids or any Disney lovers! Countless restaurants, hotels and transportation options are available to make your stay even better. Book tickets to watch the world-famous Cirque du Soleil shows or live music at the House of Blues located within Disney Springs. You really can’t go wrong!
There’s no shortage of luxury hotels, restaurants and spas to enjoy during your visit. Nightlife lover? You’ll have your pick of dance clubs, bars and shows to choose from. Miami is known for its beautiful beaches and private loungers available to rent at local hotels. Grab your sunscreen and a spot by the water!
A true little slice of paradise! This section of the Florida panhandle along highway 30A consists of a handful of waterfront towns, each with their own character and charm. Fresh seafood, rooftop lounges and bike paths are in abundance throughout the entire area. After a day at the beach, head to dinner at Restaurant Paradis in Rosemary Beach or Bud and Alley’s along the water in Seaside. Most vacation rentals include bikes to use during your stay and access to private beaches. The entire strip is about a 20-minute drive from one end to the other, so it’s easy to hop between each town.
If you’re looking for a tranquil getaway, check out Amelia Island along Florida’s northeast coast. You’ll be able to squish your toes in the golden sand or take a guided horseback ride along the shore. The beautiful resorts and charming bed and breakfasts, historic sites and unique activities make for the true Florida experience.
The Florida Keys
The Keys are known for their dreamy sunsets and crystal blue waters. Half the fun of visiting the Keys is driving between each island. Spend some time basking in the sun on the white, sandy beaches of Bahia Honda State Park before retiring to your suite at the Cheeca Lodge and Spa in Islamorada. Looking for delectable, fresh seafood? You’ll be able to find it on every corner – or catch your own dinner!
St. Petersburg or Tampa
Honeymoon right here in Tampa Bay after your elopement! There’s a plethora of luxury waterfront hotels, upscale dining options, shopping and more entertainment to choose from. Book a few nights in the pink palace, The Don Cesar, or in the heart of downtown Tampa at the new JW Marriott Hotel. Stroll along The Tampa Riverwalk before or after dinner, or enjoy a meal overlooking the ocean in St. Pete Beach.