Do you like long, romantic walks on the beach? Has it been a while since you’ve had the chance to take a trip for just you and your special someone? Jacksonville’s beaches are an excellent destination for romantic getaways because you’ve got access to so many things to do.
Encompassing Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach, the beaches area stands separately from the city proper while still being within a very short drive. You’ll enjoy a secluded couple’s vacation with direct access to the hum of the big city.
If You’re Looking for Adventure
While part of the fun of a romantic getaway is breakfast in bed, quaint dinners, and beach sunsets, you may want to seek a little adventure while you’re visiting Jacksonville Beach and the surrounding area. A company called “A Hot Air Balloon Ride” is located right in town, and is an ideal sightseeing adventure for a sunny day. If you’re thinking of something slightly more grounded, opt for Kelly Seahorse Ranch in Amelia Island, where you can go horseback riding right on the shore. Another idea is Now and Zen Sailing Charters, which is located in St. Augustine.
Five-Star Romantic Dinners
If you want to leave the comfort of your oceanfront rental for a quaint dinner or a night out on the town, there are plenty of enticing restaurants offering elegant fare. The Cowford Chophouse, located not far from the beaches area in downtown Jacksonville, is an elegant, tasty restaurant to visit if you’re looking for American fare. For slightly more adventurous cuisine, give Salt a try on Amelia Island. After-dinner cocktails are also a treat at Candy Apple Café and Cocktails in downtown Jacksonville.
Simply Neat Things to Do
If you’re looking for culture, fun, or just something different, there are many other activities in the area near your resort rental that are suitable for couples. Visit Sweet Pete’s Candy for a tasty treat of homemade confections, or attend a show at the Florida Theatre. You can even take in a couple’s cooking class by signing up at Publix Aprons Cooking School. If your intent is to have a relaxing spa date with your significant other, a massage or facial at The Spa at One Ocean are smart choices. For a taste of nightlife with a little dinner, theatre, and music, book a date at Alhambra Theatre & Dining for tasty treats and Broadway-inspired entertainment.
Jacksonville’s beaches make for a great romantic getaway; whether you’re visiting during a long weekend or taking a week to visit the area, you won’t run out of things to do. Jacksonville might be Florida’s youngest city, but it has so many things to offer, from 22 miles of beaches, to street art, craft beer, and nightlife. Sounds like it’s time to plan your romantic escape!