Post # 1
…what are some beautiful locations to honeymoon that
a) aren’t super crowded and touristy,
b) are preferably on the northern half of the state, Atlantic or Gulf side doesn’t matter.
I’ve been searching but I can’t find a place that I really love! I didn’t want an all-inclusive honeymoon at a resort, but I did want a place we could go and relax and do whatever we wanted to.
Or, if you had a great honeymoon that was all-inclusive in FL, please tell me! I just need some ideas for my best option!
Post # 3
Perdido Key, Mexico Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Cape San Blas.
Post # 4
Siesta Key and Clearwater Beach are gorgeous and great places to relax and have fun. They’re south of Tampa though.
There is also St. Augustine on the east coast. It’s about 1.5 hrs south of Jacksonville. Great beach town with historical sites to explore and it has a ton of the cutest bed and breakfast places to stay that would be perfect for a honeymoon!
If you are coming down in June after your wedding, just know that pretty much anywhere on the beach in FL is going to be busy/touristy unfortunately :/
Post # 5
The cool thing about the State of Florida, and pretty much what has made it famous… is it is literally one long stretch of beach around its coast. So if you are looking for a beach getaway as your Honeymoon… you will not be disappointed.
The neat thing though, is every place kind of has its own vibe.
I have spent 40+ years visiting Florida, and am never disappointed… it is just exciting as it was the first time.
One thing you might consider is more of a “wing it” vacation than an all-inclusive… and the luxury of travelling around and exploring the state.
Some of my favourite Florida Destinations… North to South (and back again) in no particular ranking (nor a care for how touristy they are or not, or if they are on the coast or inland) would be…
World Golf Hall of Fame – St Augustine – St Augustine Beach – Daytona Beach – Daytona Shores – Cape Canaveral Space Centre – Cocoa Beach – West Palm Beach – Boca Raton – Deerfield Beach – Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood – Miami – The Keys (including Key Largo – Islamorada – Marathon – Bahia Honda Key – and Key West) – Everglades National Park – Marco Island – Naples – St Petersburg – St Pete Beach – Clearwater – Tampa – and Orlando (both the City and the Amusement Parks)
*NOTE – The Florida Keys are surrounded by a very impressive Reef… consequently there isn’t much in the way of “beach” here… the one exception tho is Bahia Honda which is regarded to be one of the best beaches in the USA (not big, but beautiful)
Hope this helps (somewhat),
Post # 6
Clearwater beach is gorgeous, even in Largo is really nice!
My grandparents live in Largo when I go to visit them I’m always amazed how beautiful it is down there!
Post # 7
I love St. Augustine! Tons of cute bed and breakfasts and relaxed stuff to do. I live in Orlando (wayyy too touristy). I’m from Naples, which is worth looking at if you want to go that far south. Naples is on the Gulf, about 3 hours south of Tampa. Amazing beaches, not too touristy, but a little boring, not much to do besides the beach, shopping and eating. If you do look at Naples, stay at LaPlaya Resort.
Post # 8
I’m a little biased to Amelia Island cause it’s my hometown! Very relaxed, beautiful beaches, pretty resorts (the Plantation or the Ritz). Not a huge amount of things to do, but there are some cute bars, the downtown are is quaint, and there’s awesome seafood.