Find Your Romantic Fairytale in Southwest Florida


There are endless possibilities for an intimate getaway along Florida’s extensive southwest coastline. From laying on the beach to hiking to exploring the area’s unique history, art and culture, Sarasota and Punta Gorda offer it all.

Bring your Sweetheart to the Beach

Fishing off the pier at sunset,Sarasota,Florida,USA.

Fishing off the pier at sunset in Sarasota.

If a beach getaway strikes your fancy, then look no farther than Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota’s beaches are world famous for their picturesque sunsets, warm sand and glistening waves. There’s no shortage of options for the perfect beach picnic, soaking up the sun or a romantic evening stroll. Six islands, each offering recreational options and sights, line Sarasota’s endless coastline. Check out Visit Sarasota to find your perfect beach.

Follow your heart to southwest Florida to find some of the best outdoor experiences and lifestyle the Sunshine State has to offer. Right on the cusp of Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach is just the place for a secluded getaway with your better half. From sunbathing on the beach to boating, hiking, fishing, harbor tours, shelling and even fossil hunting, it has something for everyone.

Enjoy an Art Exhibit

In addition to the dazzling sunsets and charming architecture, Sarasota is also consumed by arts, culture and history. With year-round events, museums, art exhibits and performances all around town, it’s never hard to find a show after dinner. Check out Visit Sarasota for a calendar of events and list of museums.

SeafoodCheck out an Enchanting Eatery

After a day of fun, end the evening with an intimate dinner along Florida’s beautiful coastline. Local restaurants dotted across the charming streets of Sarasota and Punta Gorda offer local dishes while overlooking painted sunsets over glistening waters. Sarasota’s Michael’s on East is just the place for a romantic candlelit dinner paired with a world-class bottle of wine. Into something a little more casual? Punta Gorda’s Laishley Crab House offers some of the freshest seafood available, caught in nearby Charlotte Harbor. It’s the perfect place to sit on the deck and enjoy a meal with your loved one and maybe even your pup too!

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