My FH and I are wanting to stay in the country for our honeymoon. I have decided on Florida. Now we just need to figure out where. We want to go sometime in early May. We are wanting to stay for 4-5 days. We are looking to relax but also drink and have a fun night life. Ive looked on google for hours but I want some personal opinions.
Florida Keys! Fly into Miami or Fort Lauderdale - spend that night on a hotel on the beach. Then, wake up refreshed and drive down to the Keys! There so much to do in all the main Keys, but I say drive allllll the way down to Key West (4 hours from Miami) - it’s a town where you don’t need a rental, you can bar hop, enjoy a sunset boat, watersports, have great seafood, the color of the water is spectacular, and you can stay at a hotel away from Duval St if you’d like some quiet time with your hubby. Plenty of people drive, the scenery is to die for and one of the top drives in the country. What dates are you thinking? Best season is November - April.
FH and I love Fort Lauderdale- we are actually leaving in the AM so for a quick trip we are staying at ocean sky resort - it’s located tight on the beach (has a tiki bar pool etc) and also has a lot locally
If you just want to relax and chill I would Miami south Beach or key west. I love near the gulf beaches which others have said are also nice and plenty to do. Would recommend Clearwater Beach or passes a grill. Lol into the Don Cesar hotel if you want to splurge.
My first thought is Clearwater like a lot of people here, my sister lives there. Loves it! But also, I've never been, but Destin is apparently great for partying and the beach. That's my cousin's rec. Definitely worth a quick google anyway!
FH & I along with my father, son, brother, his gf, and my grandmother...we vacation EVERY summer in Destin. Destin is a beautiful location. We deep sea fish, lounge on the beach, play cards either at the pool of the condos we rent....I mean, it's OUR place! LOL FH and I fell in love with the Gulf Coast and Destin so much that we decided to marry in Ft Walton Beach FL which is literally across the bridge from Destin, lol. So, if you're looking to vacay, Destin is definitely a beautiful spot! Panama City Beach is nice, it's more spring breakish than Destin...meaning PCB has more of a night life than Destin. Destin is more chill. Tampa and St Pete is beautiful...my brother just moved there...it's definitely beautiful and definitely big city vibes with it sitting on the bay and the skyscrapers. It's a big city so expect interstates and traffic and a commute to sandy beaches if you stay inside the city limits. Pensacola is a great in between...city vibes without the traffic and the beaches are beautiful...anywhere along the gulf coast is beautiful.
I am also considering this as our honeymoon option as I’ve been to Florida so many times (Atlantic and gulf sides) but The keys are on my must see list Since Hawaii is so restricted.... Are most business and activities open in Miami and the keys !?!