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Great Romantic Getaways in Florida: Where to go for Valentine Day

Are you looking for ideas for romantic getaways in Florida? I compiled this list of romantic spots in time for you to make plans for Valentine Day. For more info on each location click on the full article.

Looking for Romantic Getaways in Florida? Try Cedar Key

shows a romantic getaway in Florida overlooking the Gulf of Mexico
View from our patio

Located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, just north of Tampa, lies Cedar Key. Where to stay? The Island Place Condos offers a quiet romantic spot. You can buy fresh seafood from Robinson’s before entering Cedar Key. Then cook a cozy dinner for two to eat on the patio overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Check out The Island Hotel for a cocktail and the beautiful murals which adorn the walls. While you can buy a few items at The Market, make sure to stock up on supplies prior to heading to Cedar Key as it is a remote location.

Flagler Beach

Romantic Jacuzzi with lit candles in a room for romantic getaways in Florida
Our bedroom Jacuzzi

Located on AIA just north of Daytona Beach, Flagler Beach has many tourist shops and restaurants right on the water. Where to Stay? We stayed at the White Orchid Inn. Just cross the street and you are on the beach. The Inn itself has a cozy homey feel and is designed for romance. We stayed in The Room With it All which had a two person Jacuzzi, large king size bed, and huge walk in shower. In addition, the spa offers couples’ massages, and you can order a picnic lunch to eat on the beach. The Inn serves breakfast as well as a complimentary Happy Hour drink and appetizer. Subsequently, the Inn offers a very personal experience.

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Mount Dora

Shows a Victorian home for romantic getaways in Florida
The Heirloom Inn

Mount Dora is located in central Florida north of Orlando. Although in Florida, the town gives off a New England vibe. With that in mind, antique shops and specialty stores abound. Where to Stay? We stayed in the center of town on Donnelly Street at the Heirloom Inn. It is listed as a B&B, but it doesn’t serve breakfast. However, The unit we stayed in had a separate kitchen and living room so we cooked some of our meals. Also a must is visiting Maggie’s Attic located on Alexander Street. Maggie’s Attic is a quaint wine bar with friendly owners that treat you like family.

Visit Tarpon Springs for one of your Romantic Getaways in Florida

a houseboat at dock with several decks ready for romantic getaways in Florida
The Golden Voyage

In the Tampa area on the west coast of Florida lies Tarpon Springs. This is an old Greek Sponge harvesting village. Where to stay? We stayed on a house boat we found through Airbnb. What can be more romantic than enjoying a glass of wine on deck of your houseboat while listening to live music from the local marina. Moreover, you can check out Miss Vicki’s for a drink and snack at the marina. Also take advantage of the Greek culture and make sure to check out of the many Greek Restaurants in the area.

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Steinhatchee is one of our Favorite Romantic Getaways in Florida

Shows a honeymoon cottage at Steinhatchee Landing Resort
Taylor’s Landing

Never heard of Steinhatchee? This is a small town on the west coast of Florida up towards the panhandle. Where to stay? We stayed at Steinhatchee Landing Resort. The resort has various sized cabins from honeymoon suites to multifamily vacation rentals. We stayed at Taylor’s landing which had a very large two person Jacuzzi in the bathroom. Make sure to stock up on supplies before going. Steinhatchee is definitely off the beaten path so bring wahtever cooking supplies you need. The units have grills and kitchens so you can cook many romantic dinners for two. Highlight, the marina offers scallop diving excursions during the scallop season in the summer.

Panama City Beach

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Romantic stroll on the beach

Known as a Spring Break destination, Panama City Beach can also be the perfect place for romance. Where to stay? There are many condos right on the beach. For example, we found a reasonably priced condo through Airbnb. We also brought our own food and cooked romantic meals to share over a bottle of wine on our balcony overlooking the beach. Likewise, you can spend lazy days on the beach swimming and going for romantic walks on the sand. On the other hand, if you want more action there are plenty of bars and restaurants near by. In addition, many places rent paddleboards etc.

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Lee

shows a colorful bed with wooden chest and nightstands in a fancy tent
Inside our tent at Homefield Advantage Farm

Lee is a small town in northern Florida. Where to stay? There really isn’t much to do in this town but we stayed at the Homefield Advantage Farmstead which is a small working Alpaca Farm. We had a romantic glamping experience, but there are small barns and a camper to stay in as well. You can get a tour of the farm and get to feed the animals. Our tent was right in the Alpaca paddock so we had alpacas coming up to us while we sat on our patio reading our books.

Deland

cooking pancakes on a tabletop griddle at the Old Sugarmill restaurant
The Old Sugar Mill Restaurant

Another central Florida city, we stayed in Deland on our last night of our road trip to New Orleans. Where to stay? The Artisan Downtown has themed suites some which have Jacuzzi tubs. It also had the softest bathrobe I ever felt in my life. Our room had a lot of classic literature so we passed part of the evening reading the Legend of Sleepy hollow aloud to each other while sipping some wine. The town has numerous murals painted on the buildings which you can taking a walking tour of. We didn’t get to stay long enough to see the gem display at the museum or take a Didgeridoo lesson. However, we did get to make our own pancakes at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill at De Leon Springs State Park.

Please check ahead when traveling to any of these destinations in case anything has changed since we visited. Let me know if you have any additional information to add.

6 thoughts on “Great Romantic Getaways in Florida: Where to go for Valentine Day

  1. I love that you guys stayed in a Tent! That is so cool and definitely a fun way to have a romantic adventure in Florida for Valentine’s Day or any day for that matter! Growing up, we used to always go to Panama City Beach. It is probably some of my best memories as the beaches are beautiful and the water is generally so warm. I too have never heard of Steinhatchee but I may have to take Darcee there to stay at Taylor’s landing cause she loves scallops too!

  2. Great list! I would love to explore more of Florida. Panama City Beach sounds like the perfect, relaxing getaway. A condo on the beach sounds lovely! A stay on a houseboat sounds like a lot of fun to

  3. All these locations look pretty incredible but I love the sound of Cedar Key, especially because you mention that it is quite remote and I love such places. Also, Panama City beach looks awesome. I’d love to rent a bnb overlooking the beach and enjoy a little romantic getaway there! Thanks for the recommendation.

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