What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Florida-based vacations?
If you are thinking of Mickey Mouse and an oversized castle, you are probably not the only one to assume that Florida is only famous for its kid-friendly entertainment venues. The Walt Disney World Resort welcomes over 20 million visitors every year (in a pre-pandemic world). Needless to say, most parents think of the sunny state as the best holiday destination for their kids. So when they’ve got the opportunity to book a couple's vacation without the kids, they automatically disregard Florida. But there’s so much adults could do there!
Actually, why should the kids have all the fun?
Let’s be honest. Who doesn’t love the magic of Disney, regardless of their age? There’s something appealing about the Disney culture, so it would be unfair to assume you’re too old for Disney World. On the contrary, Disney World is an amazing destination for families because it’s fun for both adults and children. In other words, you shouldn’t worry about going there without the kids. You are guaranteed to fall in love with the parades, the attractions, and the amazing food. Besides, Space Mountain is almost more fun when you don’t have to worry about your child’s height.
Some beautiful romantic stays around
Believe it or not, but Florida offers some of the best hotels for couples in Key West with epic views of the sea and the Gulf of Mexico. A beachside hotel with all the luxury commodities could be just what you and your darling need to relax. Besides, every parent knows that young children find little joy in a romantic sunset on the beach. So, you don’t have to feel guilty about booking a relaxing stay as a couple. It is guaranteed to help you recharge your batteries!
Going on a shopping spree
When was the last time you went to a shopping mall without the kids in tow? As much as we love our children, we all know that they can be impatient at times. Shopping can be a lot of fun, especially if you don’t need to entertain a young child at the same time. Florida has got some amazing shopping venues that make the most of the sunny weather. You can wander casually in an open roof shopping area, bathing in the sun at the same time as you pick the new fashion articles for the summer. We strongly recommend heading to some of the Florida outlets such as Silver Sands which has an array of beach apparel and sunglasses at bargain prices. St. Austine outlets have up to 65% off on premier brands such as Michael Kors and Guess. What’s not to love?
Plan some romantic days out
If you are worried about the lack of romance in shopping, here are some must-do activities to redress the balance. Florida has some of the best spots for sunsets, including St. Pete Beach where you can enjoy the view while drinking a refreshing cocktail. There’s even a place that’s specifically designed for couples, called the Lover’s Key, near Fort Myers. Pack a picnic and explore this wildlife paradise.
Sometimes, mom and dad need to book a holiday together and leave the kids to the grandparents. There’s nothing wrong with planning a romantic getaway as a couple. But make sure that Florida is on your list of romantic destinations.
*This is a collaborative post.