With the chill of winter hurriedly on its way, you may find yourself daydreaming of escaping to a warm weather destination with your loved one soon. Days spent lazily relaxing on a sandy beach under the bright sunshine followed by evenings filled with gourmet meals by candlelight can create a romantic ambiance any couple would treasure.
Key West, FL, with its unique blend of Spanish and Caribbean culture and alluring beaches set against a backdrop of lush tropical gardens, is an idyllic setting for a romantic getaway. You can walk hand-in-hand along the water at sunset and stroll 19th-century Old Town admiring the palm tree-lined streets that are home to classic bungalows, mansions and Key West bed and breakfasts.
Romance is in full bloom at the casually elegant La Mer Hotel & Dewey House Key West Oceanfront Boutique Hotels. After stepping out from your suite, you and your beloved can walk amongst their lush gardens before enjoying soothing treatments at the on-site spa. At the Andrews Inn, you can choose from four plush cottages or six guestrooms all named for settings in Ernest Hemingway books including Paris, Venezia and Madrid. You can even add a visit to the famous author’s former home (which he supposedly still visits in a ghostly veil) to your itinerary along with guided kayak tours through mangroves or sight seeing on the city’s trolley cars.
Located in a quaint, residential neighborhood, The Grand Guesthouse will put you walking distance to the museums and art galleries of historic Old Town. “Conch Cruiser” bicycles can be rented for day tours of the city while a romantic sunset cruise featuring wine toasts and delicious hors d’oeuvres awaits you later that day.
This winter, spark the romantic flame by escaping to the warmth of Key West with your sweetheart. If you’re ready to start planning your getaway, visit our “Get the Best of Key West” Pinterest board for activities, photo-friendly attractions and other B&Bs in The Florida Keys Region.