Great Romantic Getaways In Florida

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Florida is always a fun getaway for family vacations and girlfriend getaways, but it's also the perfect spot for a romantic trip for you and your significant other. The Sunshine State has so much to offer, from beautiful beaches and outdoor excursions to excellent shopping and dining. Whether you're looking to explore the outdoors, learning about the history and culture of a city, or just want to sit on the beach and relax, then this is the place to go. Florida has something for every type of couple, and this list includes some of our favorite spots. There's no better time to start planning your next long weekend escape – no passport required.

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Rosemary Beach

Rosemary Beach
Robbie Caponetto

This coastal town has more to offer than just gorgeous white sand beaches. Known as a tennis lover's paradise, look into playing a match at the Racquet Club or even just taking a lesson or two. If you'd rather take things slow, rent bikes and cruise through the charming streets before hitting the sand.

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Key West

The Southernmost House in Key West, Florida
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If you want to wake up on island time, Key West is the ultimate destination. Head to the beach for some fun in the sun, grab drinks and catch live music at the Green Parrot, or take a tour train or trolley to learn the history of this pastel-hued paradise.

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Seaside, FL
Robbie Caponetto

If your partner is a movie buff, or at least a fan of the Truman Show, this destination might just rise to the top of your must-visit list. The cult classic was shot here, and you'll want to soak up all of the character of this beach town. Rent bikes and cruise by quaint porches and colorful exteriors, hit the beach, or spend the day shopping around town.

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Vero Beach

Indian River Lagoon in Vero Beach, FL
Jessica Sample

This laid-back tropical destination offers fabulous shopping, dining, and, of course, plenty of beach activities and excursions. On your visit, don't miss all of the natural beauty that Vero has to offer like the McKee Botanical Garden and the Indian River Lagoon.

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Palm Beach

Worth Avenue Clock Tower Palm Beach
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While Palm Beach is not the most surprising spot on this list, it never disappoints. Head here for a fun getaway filled with the best of golfing, shopping, and dining. While there's so much to keep your itinerary packed, be sure to hit the breathtaking beaches, tour the iconic hotels, and bike the 5.5 mile Lake Trail.

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New Smyrna Beach

Florida’s A1A Beach Towns
Robbie Caponetto

If a day on the beach with absolutely no agenda sounds like a dream, then you'll want to get your beach bag packed for New Smyrna Beach. Consider this the ultimate sunny destination for rest, relaxation, sunbathing, and surfing.

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Cocoa Florida

Brevard Avenue
Tina Sargeant

While the riverfront city has a flourishing food, shopping, and arts scene, it has managed to stay under-the-radar for quite some time. Learn to surf, stroll along the Cocoa Beach Pier, or go kayaking in this fun, laid-back town.

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Keewaydin Island and the In the Pink food boat

Located on Florida's Paradise Coast, this town is a must-visit for its happy hours, gorgeous sunsets, and adventure-filled excursions (boating, fishing, golfing, and more). And since its located on the Gulf of Mexico, its crystal blue waters are hard to beat. Naples also has so much to offer in terms of exploring the wildlife of the region, from the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge to the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

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St. Augustine

View of St. Augustine Riverfront
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This picturesque spot seems to only get better with age. If you and your significant other are history buffs, then you'll immediately feel transported back in time upon arrival (and be sure to take a historic walking tour to learn all about its culture). There's plenty of outdoor activities to do in the country's oldest city, from shopping and dining to shelling, golfing, and fishing.

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Amelia Island

Southern Living Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Come for the miles of picturesque beaches, and stay for the chill, laid-back vibes. Plan to visit the state parks, salt marshes, and maritime forests to discover the incredible wildlife of the area. If you prefer to indulge in some pampering on your vacation, then book a stay at the Amelia Island Resort and enjoy tennis, golf, and plenty of spa activities.

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Bayfront Park in Sarasota, FL
Robbie Caponetto

If you're an adventure-seeking duo, add Sarasota to your vacation list. Many believe that the best way to see this crystal blue water paradise is by boat, so prepare to set sail. Besides the shopping and dining, be sure to add the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art to your list.

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Panama City Beach

Surfer at Panama City Beach, FL
Meg McKinney

If the 27 miles of white sandy beaches and aquamarine waters don't lure you to Panama City Beach, we're not sure what will. While the destination offers a vibrant arts and culture scene, many vacation goers visit for the amazing St. Andrews State Park and Camp Helen State Park.

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Anna Maria Island

Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria, FL
Jessica Sample

The relaxed vibe and 13 miles of beautiful beaches of Amelia Island will have you returning year after year. Take it slow and book a day at the spa, stroll the streets lined with beautiful cottages, and stop for drinks and bites at beach-front restaurants. Or go exploring the island and its wildlife (and learn about its live oak trees) at Amelia Island State Park or Fort Clinch State Park.

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