Thinking About a Honeymoon? Set Your Destination to Florida
A honeymoon is perhaps the most important excursion in that any couple can ever take. The honeymoon is not only a celebration of love, affection and romance; it is also an opportunity for the couple to wind down and relax after the stress of the wedding. As such, a perfect honeymoon destination should offer the couple plenty of opportunities for adventure, joy, laughter and romance.
One such a destination is Florida. In the last few years, Florida has emerged as one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world. Thousands of couples travel there annually. Among the main attractions for honeymooners are the following:
Walt Disney Resorts
This is the perfect place for any couple to have an adventure of a life time. There are a number of packages which are specifically targeted at newlyweds. They come in fanciful names such as the romantic escape, the deluxe escape and the honeymoon escape. The packages include accommodation, sumptuous delicacies, spa treatment, access to Disney World theme parks and even a Disney cruise to the Bahamas. Any couple who visit this place will be offered unforgettable servings of the Disney magic.
South Beach, Florida
Popularly known as America’s Riviera, South Beach is one of the most romantic destinations. Aside from its world-famous beaches, there is a host of amenities from the totally affordable to the extravagantly luxurious. There are plenty of trendy restaurants, cozy cafes and luxe resorts all offering a variety of culinary delights, extravagant entertainment and celebrity-class service. Yes, South Beach is the playground for the filthy rich, but it offers something for everybody. Newlyweds have a host of romantic places to be pampered in (Image by Wind Watcher).
This island boasts of the most spectacular sunsets in the world. Any couple who share a romantic moment under the glory of the setting sun will remember it for a very long time. The island has offerings of excellent accommodation from sprawling resorts to petite inns. There is plenty of history, adventure, tropical delights and even a boisterous night life. And for those fascinated by the ocean, there are plenty of opportunities for scuba diving, snorkeling and glass bottom tours of picturesque reefs.
The Forgotten Coast
This is one place which seems conjured out of a romantic storybook. This 300 km coastline is one of the most idyllic in the world. Its main attraction is the emerald blue waters, which has made it to be christened “the Emerald Coast”. It features white sandy beaches, picturesque reefs, luxurious resorts as well as some of the romantic gardens in the United States. Any couple interested in sampling the Forgotten Coast can start off with the delightful Pensacola, and follow it up to the hearty-party Panama City.
The aptly named Honeymoon Island State Park is the perfect place to enjoy pristine nature. This 2,810 acre park located in the Gulf of Mexico is truly a tropical paradise. Aside from pure unspoilt nature awash with beautiful plants and colorful birds, the island offers scenic drives, serene beaches, barbecue grills and a host of other tropical delights. Couples can go kayaking, swimming, shelling and surfing, in between feasts of delicious tropical dishes (Image by tiffanycsteinke).
For those who desire a honeymoon filled with myth, mystery and ancient adventure, St. Augustine is the perfect destination. This town hosts the oldest community in Florida, and is famous for offering “old world romance”. This is simply a romantic adventure with a touch of history and ancient delights. Among its top attractions are moon-light horse drawn carriage tours, climbing up Florida’s oldest light house, exploring Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum; and crossing the historic Bridge of Lions while taking a romantic walk through idyllic streets.
The West Coast
Nothing beats the dazzle and warmth of the Florida sun. And the perfect place to enjoy it is the West Coast. There is an endless array of pristine beaches from which to enjoy the pure, an-adulterated sun. For surfers, the waves in the West Coast are to die for! But there are plenty of places to explore too, among them the serene Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, the St. Petersburg Pier and the Seaway tour. And of course no couple can afford to miss out on a romantic dinner at the iconic Columbia Restaurant in Seaway.
Therefore, if you are looking for the perfect place to have a fairytale honeymoon, simply travel to Florida. There, you will be pampered, spoilt, indulged, and treated to the best entertainment, food and adventure. You and your Prince Charming or Princess Gorgeous will return with sweet memories that you will cherish for the rest of your lives.
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