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Three Florida beach getaways to rekindle your romance

Street scene in Key West, Florida
Street scene in Key West, Florida
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Without a doubt, walking along the beach with your partner beside you is something we all want to experience, especially for those having experienced one of the coldest winters.

But that's just part of a romantic beach getaway, there is so much more to enjoying each other's company. It's taking in the cool ocean breeze or watching a beautiful sunset. And best of all, you don't have to fly half-way across the world to enjoy a romantic beach getaway.

Here are three Florida spots to help you plan that perfect romantic beach getaway.

Key West, FL

While Key West might not be considered a romantic destination, there seems to be a certain charm to the area that appeals to couples. On the backstreets of the island, visitors can discover Old Florida and relive part of the romantic era. The Casa Marina Resort once hosted numerous stars such as Rita Hayworth and Gregory Peck. In 2007, the 1920s hotel received a $43 million makeover to return it to its former glory days. Hidden away behind an unobtrusive stucco exterior is Seven Fish, the most secluded and romantic restaurant in town. It's well worth a visit.

Amelia Island, FL

Amelia Island, situated just off the northeastern tip of Florida is the perfect island getaway for the romantic couple. Couples can experience this part of Florida that captivated sweethearts in the Astor-Vanderbilt era. More than 13 miles of white-sand beach stretch across this barrier island. When you're not relaxing at Fernandina Beach, take a stroll around the 19th-century town. Here you can explore the beautiful restored Victorian mansions.

Captiva Island, FL

Situated off Florida’s southwestern coast, Captiva Island is the perfect getaway destination for a wedding or honeymoon. While it lacks the vitality of Florida's many other beach communities, it makes up for the tranquility and less crowds. Couples can enjoy nature’s beauty by taking a stroll along the island’s miles of pristine beaches and unspoiled dunes. At the end of the day, relax while watching a beautiful sunset. Captiva Island offers a variety of lodging and bicycle rentals. Be sure to set aside some time for the excellent jazz brunch at Keylime Bistro.

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