Is Florida a good place for a babymoon? Yes! Florida is typically easy to get to with several major airports and provides plenty of activities if you want to be busy. If you want to relax, there is plenty of opportunity for that, too. Florida has stunning beaches, resorts, and spas. In today’s article we are going to cover some of the best places to go in Florida for a babymoon.
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Looking for the best places to stay in Florida for your babymoon? If it’s just the two of you, I have recommendations on best beach resorts in Florida for couples. If it’s not your first baby and you’re going to have the family with you, I also have recommendations for best family resorts in Florida on the beach.
For a more upscale babymoon, Naples is perfect. Naples has tons of fine dining options with more amazing restaurants than you could possibly get to in one trip. There are tons of shopping opportunities for any budget. But if relaxing is more your style, this is a perfect Florida beach destination, too.
Fun things to do for your babymoon in Naples:
- Check out the Botanical Gardens
- If you’re there on a Saturday, head to the Third Street Farmer’s Market. It’s every Saturday (year round!) from 7:30 am – 11:30 am. Third Street in itself is a fun area to walk around and wander.
- 5th Ave is another fun spot to walk around. You’ll find upscale shopping, dining, and more.
- Check out the pier. It is currently closed due to Hurricane Ian, but still a beautiful area.
- Enjoy the beach and pool!
- Eat amazing food at one of the amazing fine dining restaurants in Naples.
- Explore Tin City.
- Check out my blog post on what to do in Naples for more ideas.
Where to stay for your babymoon in Naples, Florida: The Ritz Carlton for a great pool and beach access.
St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States. Its cobblestone streets, Spanish colonial architecture, and historical landmarks make it a unique, historical, and romantic location for a babymoon in Florida. If you visit St. Augustine for your babymoon, you can take leisurely strolls through the historic district, visit the iconic Castillo de San Marcos, or explore the charming streets lined with boutique shops and quaint cafes. Of course, there is also an option to have a great beach day, too!
Fun things to do in St. Augustine:
- Wander the beautiful, historic streets. There are opportunities for shopping, eating, and more in these areas.
- Visit the Fountain of Youth.
- See the Castillo de San Marco.
- Take the hop on hop off trolley tour to learn more about the history of St. Augustine. This is also a great way of getting around the city.
- Go on a ghost tour.
- Visit the Lightner Museum.
Where to stay for your babymoon in St Augustine, Florida: Casa Monica Resort and Spa
Key West gets a reputation as a party island, but not all islands in the Florida Keys are so busy. Islamorada, located a little under 2 hours north of Key West, and just a little over 3 hours south of Miami (depending on traffic) is a quiet island which makes it great for a babymoon in Florida.
What to do in Islamorada on your babymoon:
- Get a key lime colada mocktail at Islamorada Brewery
- Go to the spa at Cheeca Lodge for a prenatal massage
- There are a lot of amazing restaurants in Islamorada, but Loralei’s is a favorite of many. Loralei’s is famous for their beautiful sunsets. It does get very busy around sunset, so you might want to get there early.
- Go to the Islamorada Sandbar, there are plenty of charters that will help you get there!
- The Rain Barrel is a fun shop for local gifts; they have a little bit of everything, from postcards to jewelry. There are even a few cats that call this place home. You’ll know you’re there when you see the big lobster out front.
Where to stay for your Islamorada babymoon: Cheeca Lodge
Miami is a good Florida babymoon destination because it truly has a little of everything. You can find affordable places to stay if you’re on a budget and can also find luxury accommodations. There are plenty of spas to choose from, wonderful food, good cultural experiences, beaches, and shopping.
What to do in Miami on a babymoon:
- Visit the spa
- Visit Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
- Go shopping in the Miami Design District. If you enjoy high end shopping, you’ll want to spend some time here browsing (or buying) high end items like jewelry, clothing, art, and more.
- Eat a lot of good food. Miami is a foodie’s paradise with plenty of great places to eat.
There’s a lot to in Amelia Island, but you still get the quiet, small town feel. Amelia island is on Florida’s northeast coast. You’ll find beautiful beaches as well as a touch of southern charm with Spanish moss-draped live oak trees and Southern hospitality. Not only do you have the beach to relax in Amelia island, but you can also explore the Amelia River and plenty of state parks such as Fort Clinch State Park, Little Talbot Island State Park, and Amelia Island State Park. Downtown Fernandina Beach (still located on Amelia island) is charming with adorable local shops and restaurants.
How to enjoy your babymoon on Amelia Island:
- Get coffee from Amelia Island Coffee and wander downtown Fernandina Beach.
- Explore Fort Clinch State Park, where you can enjoy a more secluded beach day and see the fort that was used in the Civil War.
- Big Talbot State Park is a picturesque beach area with driftwood trees along the shore. Perfect for a maternity photoshoot!
- Get on the water with Amelia River Cruises. They have sightseeing tours, eco tours, and sunset cruises.
Amelia Island’s best babymoon resort: Omni Amelia Island Resort
The main reason I suggest this Florida destination for a babymoon is because of a specific resort. Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa in Jensen Beach is a romantic and quiet place for a Florida babymoon. You don’t have to leave the resort, and you’ll probably enjoy it so much that you won’t even want to. They have a spa onsite as well as restaurants, two pools (one is adult only), and a spa. But if you do want to do some exploring, Jupiter and Stuart are both charming towns located nearby with plenty to do.
St Pete Beach
The Don CeSar is a vacation of its own with a beachfront location, on site restaurants, a spa, and of course, their infamous pink castle-like building. Your Florida babymoon in St. Pete Beach can be as busy or as low-key as you want. There are plenty of good places to eat in St Pete Beach.
St Pete Beach is just a short drive from downtown St Pete, where you’ll find more hustle and bustle with shopping, restaurants, and the St Pete Pier. There is always something to do in downtown St Pete ranging from museums to farmers markets.
What to do in St Pete Beach on a babymoon:
- Get coffee from The Grove
- If you are in St Pete Beach on a Sunday, check out the Corey Ave Market. It’s a local market open every Sunday from 10 am – 1 pm.
- Take a day trip to downtown St. Pete. This is now easier than ever with the Sunrunner, a bus that goes back and forth between downtown St Pete and St Pete Beach.
- Check out the Secret Garden. Go to Upham Beach and if you are facing the water, turn right and walk. Eventually you will run into a beautiful “secret garden”.
- Enjoy a romantic dinner at Spinners Rooftop Grille. It’s a restaurant that spins as you eat, giving you beautiful views of the beach.
Best spot to stay for a St Pete Beach babymoon: Don Cesar
30A is a the name of a highway that runs through a handful of small beach towns in Florida’s panhandle. It is famous for its beautiful beaches and luxurious relaxation. Spend your days by the beach, shopping, biking, or eating at some great waterfront restaurants.
- Go shopping at one of the many locally owned shops and boutiques
- Rent bikes. 30A is very bikable and biking is such a fun way to explore these small seaside towns.
- Have a relaxing beach day
- Get a massage at the spa located at The Pearl
- Enjoy a romantic, waterfront dinner. Some good waterfront restaurants in 30A are Fish Out of Water, Pescado, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar, & Bud and Alleys.
Where to stay in 30A for a babymoon: The Pearl in Rosemary Beach
Hopefully this article helped you narrow down some ideas on where to stay for your babymoon in Florida! Even though these are some of my favorite places, the opportunities are endless so I’d love to hear what additional places you have enjoyed for your Florida babymoon.