Searching for honeymoon options that won’t have you racing to renew your passport? We’ve rounded up 8 of the most amazing locations in Florida for you to have an amazing honeymoon experience. The best part about this list is that all but one of the locations listed below are beach adjacent! So, while you picture yourself relaxing on the beach with your toes in the sand, we’re giving you the rundown on what to check out in this tropical oasis nestled in the U.S!
1) The Florida Keys
The Florida Keys is one of the most amazing locations to relax and soak up the sun while basking in your newlywed status! The Keys are known for their tropical weather, island vibes, and resorts with incredible amenities! If planning a Florida honeymoon in the Keys is on your wishlist, you will more than likely have to fly into Miami International and drive to your desired island destination along the chain of islands. Renting a car for your drive to the Keys is a major perk! You’ll get to cross the famed “seven-mile bridge” that runs across open water! The views are absolutely breathtaking and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
While you’re there honeymooning, you can slow down and relax or have some fun with your partner in the water! So many of the resorts in the Keys offer their guests water sports amenities like scuba diving, parasailing, jet skiing, fishing and so much more! If there’s a specific watersport that has your heart or just one you’d like to get adventurous with on your honeymoon, there’s no doubt there’ll be room for it during your honeymoon to the Florida Keys!
Miami is known for being a non-stop ”party all night on the beach til the break of dawn” one-of-a-kind city. A honeymoon in Miami comes with access to the best nightlife, bars, restaurants, and shopping you could possibly imagine. In Miami, Collins Avenue in South Beach is where it all goes down! Collins Avenue runs parallel to the ocean by one block and puts the best restaurants, bars, and shopping all within walking distance of the amazing boutique hotels that South Beach is known for.
Plus, if you get tired from walking around the streets of Miami you can easily rent a Citi Bike (an on-street bike share and rental company) to get around! After you spend the day relaxing by the shores of South Beach or the pool of your hotel, stop by one of the city’s rooftop bars for a drink or check out the famed creative desserts at Barton G. Want a little more out of your honeymoon to Miami? Bimini in the Bahamas is just a two-hour ferry ride away!
Looking for iconic white sand beaches to relax on during your Florida honeymoon? You’ll find them in Tampa! Tampa is a gorgeous town on the west coast of Florida that has a variety of things to do and places to relax. In addition to the serene white sand beaches, you’ll also find Busch Gardens, ZooTampa, The Florida Aquarium, and the Tampa Museum of Art. If the Tampa Museum of Art has you craving a little more inspiration you’ll find the Salvador Dali museum about half an hour west of Tampa, in St. Petersburg. The Dali museum houses the largest collection of Spanish artists’ works located in the U.S. The Dali museum holds over 2400 pieces of artwork in every medium created throughout his career.
Believe it or not, Tampa is also famous for its cigar factories! Not sure which of the 24 cigar factories to tour during your honeymoon in Tampa? Take a 75-minute guided tour of J.C. Newman Cigar Company where you can explore their 3-floor museum and attend a hand rolling class directed by their master rollers.
Want to wrap your lips around some mouth-watering local eats while you’re in Tampa? Pick up a Cuban sandwich at Brocato’s Sandwich Shop, you’ll definitely be thanking us!
If you and your partner are fun-loving kids at heart who envision spending the days of your honeymoon riding roller coasters and snacking on popcorn and ice cream then Orlando is where you need to be! Orlando is (unofficially) dubbed the theme park capital of the world! During your honeymoon to Orlando, you’ll get to ride action-packed roller coasters and experience rides that pull you into the story of your favorite movies and characters. You will both have an absolutely carefree honeymoon filled with escapism while stepping into a world of imagination. Wear the matching shirts and mouse ears (no judgment!) But, while you’re at it don’t forget the “Celebrating my Honeymoon” pin. The pin comes with endless amounts of congratulations from cast members and vacationers, and (usually, but not guaranteed) free dessert at in-park sit-down restaurants!
Getting to and from the theme parks is easy enough with resorts offering complimentary shuttles that run continuously throughout the day. However, if you decide to rent a car, give yourself a day off from the crowds at the parks and enjoy the premium outlet shopping in Orlando! While you’re out shopping and venturing around town, grab a sushi donut or a sushi burrito at WAVE Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar in Mt. Dora!
5) Fort Lauderdale
Want all the vibes and fun of a honeymoon in Miami but at a slower, less crowded pace? Fort Lauderdale is an equally amazing place to honeymoon. Without all the bumper-to-bumper elbow traffic that comes with vacationing on South Beach! You can easily find a fabulous beach resort in Fort Lauderdale to put you next to all the action of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Wondering where you can shop and eat during your honeymoon in Fort Lauderdale? Las Olas Boulevard is known for its shopping and mix of diverse restaurants, bars, and cafes. Need a chill laid back place to grab a drink and a burger for lunch while you’re here? Check out American Social Bar & Kitchen and ask if the lobster grilled cheese is in season!
If you’d like to treat yourself to a boozy brunch (or two, or three!) during your honeymoon in Fort Lauderdale, you’ll be happy to know that there are endless options for waterfront brunch buffets with bottomless Mimosas! Many of the Sunday Brunch Buffets in Fort Lauderdale are connected to resorts and marinas. If you want to spend your entire afternoon on-site after your boozy brunch, ask about pricing for a day pass! The resort’s day pass will provide you with their private beach access or you can lounge by their pool.
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6) Delray Beach
Delray Beach is known as the “city by the sea”. With access to over 1.5 miles of coastline, Delray Beach makes a wonderful choice for a honeymoon destination! Delray Beach is one of the more historic towns in South Florida, having been incorporated in 1911. If you and your partner love a great look back through time, you’ll want to check out Spady Museum’s “Ride and Remember” Historical Trolley Tour during your honeymoon. It’s a 2-hour trolley ride that ventures through the five historic districts of Delray beach with stops at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Old School Square, and Cornell Museum.
After your tour, stop in for a quick snack at The Original Popcorn House. A favorite among locals where you can pick up handcrafted gourmet popcorn in over 30 different flavors. The Original Popcorn House operates out of a historic home built by some of Delray Beach’s early settlers in 1903.
Nightlife on Delray Beach happens on Atlantic Avenue. “The Ave” is where you’ll find so many bars, restaurants, ice cream shops, and cafes that you won’t know where to stop first! You’ll have options from local pubs with live music to sushi bars, pizza joints (Pizza Rustica is amazing btw!), and eateries that serve farm-to-table meals.
7) Palm Beaches
Palm Beach Gardens is the official home of the PGA. To say that Palm Beach Gardens is known for the sport of golf, would be an understatement! However, you can totally honeymoon here even if golf is not your thing. There are plenty of enjoyable amenities and accommodations that Palm Beach Gardens has to offer. You can take in a ballet performance by the local company at Ballet Palm Beach, check their schedule here for tickets and show information. And for a luxury shopping experience during your honeymoon in Palm Beach Gardens, Worth Avenue is the place to shop, dine, and stay!
For locally loved landmarks in Palm Beach Gardens, check out the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, which was built in 1860. The structure has since been preserved as a historical landmark and operates as a tourism site and museum for visitors. Another great spot in Palm Beach Gardens where you can find more info about the town’s history is the Historical Society of Palm Beach. Don’t let the name fool you, it’s a museum! Admission to the museum is free and located on the second floor of the 1916 Courthouse. Exhibits rotate throughout the year, for more information, you can visit their website here.
8) Fisher Island
If you want a private honeymoon getaway in Florida, Fisher Island on the southernmost tip of Miami Beach is it! Fisher Island is an exclusive island resort destination with only 218 households. This reclusive island destination is so prestigious that there’s only one place to stay when you visit. The Fisher Island Club. You’ll need to be a member of the Fisher Island Club or at least be a guest of a member.
At the prestigious Fisher Island Club, you’ll find a marina coupled with modern amenities. Additionally, the distinguished club also includes a spa, a racquet club, on-site dining and catering, and over 6,000 yards of a golf fairway. The only way to access Fisher Island is by private yacht or a private 24-hour passenger ferry (and yes, you can drive your car directly onto the ferry!) All in all, Fisher Island is two miles wide and eight miles long. Which makes it the perfect tucked-away destination for newlyweds who want to honeymoon in an intimate setting!
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