Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air! With clear blue waters, a daily stunning sunset, and hundreds of top locales offering entertainment suited for two – it’s easy to see why couples flock to the Sunshine State for some R&R.

If you are planning your next getaway, you should consider these four Florida hot spots. Below you’ll find a bit about each city as well as top activities for couples. Stay and play and fall in love all over again.

Originally Published: October 17, 2018

Florida’s Best Destinations for Couples


Melbourne is a beachy community along Florida’s Space Coast. There’s plenty of shopping and candlelit dinner opportunities in the Historic Downtown. You can bask in the sunshine on miles and miles of Melbourne’s unspoiled beaches. Or check out one of the annual festivals such as the Independent Filmmaker’s Festival, Arts Festival, Aviation Day or Oktoberfest.

Top Melbourne Activities for Couples:

Wickham Park – Beautiful outdoor park perfect for lovers and campers. Swim, bike, hike, and enjoy the views.

Crush Eleven – Hand-crafted cocktails and swanky ambience make Crush Eleven a lovely date night choice.

FIT Botanical Garden – You will want to check out this gorgeuos 15-acre Botanical Garden.

Brevard Zoo – See exotic flora and fauna as you stroll around the grounds at Brevard Zoo.

Sebastian Inlet State Park – Surfers from around the globe flock to Sebastian Inlet State Park. Visitors stroll untouched beaches, collecting shells, fishing and observing sea turtle nests.

Vero Beach

Vero Beach has been named one of America’s “Best Arts Towns” and is the perfect location for golf, watersports, and many other activities throughout the year. Here, no building can rise above four stories. The feeling is more like a lazy seaside village than a buzzing hot spot (in a good way.) You won’t be sitting in traffic, and you definitely won’t be waiting for a table.

Top Vero Beach Activities for Couples:

Riverside Theatre – Surprise your sweetheart with tickets to a show at Riverside Theater. A rotating schedule of stand-up comedians, musicals, and more make it easy to choose a show that you’ll both love.

McKee Botanical Garden – Tranquility is everywhere at McKee Botanical Garden where the fresh air and gorgeous flowers are just begging to be explored.

Tides of Vero – With Southern, Latin, Caribbean and classical French influences, diners are treated to the freshest seafood, locally grown and organically raised vegetables and fruits, and only the finest quality meats to create masterful presentations of both flavor and form.

Amelia Island

Amelia Island offers 13 miles of unspoiled beaches, calm waters, and plentiful wildlife. Just off the northeast Florida coast, thousands of couples flock to this barrier island for honeymoons each year. If you’re more of a sea-faring type, admire the area’s incredible natural beauty from the comfort of a slow-moving kayak.

Top Amelia Island Activities for Couples:

Amelia Island Horseback Riding – Book a sunset beach horseback ride with Amelia Island Horseback Riding for a romantic excursion.

Amelia River Cruises – Take a twilight river cruise with your spouse or even better, book out the whole boat for a once-in-a-lifetime private trip.

Amelia Island Kayak Excursions – For the outdoorsy couple, Amelia Island Kayak offers 2-hour local guided tours as well as 5-hour river tours and even overnight excursions for the more adventurous folks.

David’s Restaurant and Lounge – If you like a perfectly cooked steak and a whiskey to match, book a dinner date at David’s Restaurant and Lounge on your visit to Amelia Island.

Cocoa Beach

Ever been to Florida’s “Space Coast”? You and your partner will have plenty to do under the sun and in the sea in Cocoa Beach, including possible viewing of a real rocket launch! Check out the world-famous pier, sift through the merchandise at Ron Jon’s Surf Shop, explore Kennedy Space Center, and hike through local nature preserves.

Top Cocoa Beach Activities for Couples:

The Florida Key Lime Pie Company – By far Florida’s best key lime pie!

Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf – Lighthouse Cove hosts two fun-for-all courses, each with 18 holes. This winding course has several water features and hills, promising a variety of fun at every hole. For those looking for even more adventure, there’s Lost Lagoon, which covers undulating terrain, caves and more.

Ron Jon Surf School – For the active couple who always dreamed of learning to surf, Ron Jon Surf School is a wonderful way to get out on the water and try something new. Book your lesson in advance!

Rikki Tiki Tavern – Located at the end of the 800-foot long Pier, directly over the ocean, is Rikki Tiki Tavern. This restaurant features spectacular ocean views, open-aired seating and all of your favorite specialty drink concoctions.

Cocoa Village Playhouse – Located in beautiful downtown Cocoa Village, the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse provides affordable community theatre and promotes lifelong education in the performing arts for Brevard County residents and visitors. See an incredible live show and surprise your partner with ‘dinner and a show’!


Matt Moretti has worked in the travel and vacation rental industry for over a decade. He loves helping travelers find the best places to eat, the best things to do, and the perfect vacation rental for their trip.