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3 Romantic Locations for a Florida Anniversary Getaway

Florida is one of the most popular spots for tourism in the United States. If you've been married for over 30 years there's a good chance you have already vacationed in Florida. The Sunshine State has something for everyone from theme parks to night clubs to quiet Old Florida beach towns.

The perfect Anniversary getaway for most couples is somewhere you can relax in a private setting. Too many tourists and too much activity make it hard to relax and enjoy the company of your significant other. The perfect spot combines beauty, privacy & a great place to stay.

Here are 3 spots on Florida's Gulf Coast that make great relaxing Anniversary getaways for couples celebrating decades of marriage.

Anna Maria Island

This Barrier Island is located just west of Bradenton and South of St. Petersburg & Tampa Bay. Anna Maria Island is also connected by a South Bridge to luxurious Longboat Key, home of many 4 & 5 Star Beach Resorts and fine dining options.

Anna Maria Island's spring break crowd usually consists of older couples or young families. It combines Old Florida Charm with beautiful newer homes. "Downtown" Anna Maria on the North part of the island has many find dining options in quiet and beautiful romantic settings. This area is largely residential with many vacation rental options in very nice homes right near the beach & Anna Maria's Downtown.

Dine on fresh seafood & delicious wine steps from the beach and your beautiful vacation rental home in this quiet area of Anna Maria Island!

Manasota Key

This 11 mile long barrier island is located 25 miles South of Sarasota and about 90 miles South of Tampa Bay. It's about 75 miles North of Fort Myers. These distances from larger towns gives Manasota Key it's unique Old Florida Charm.

Manasota Key is largely residential, especially on the North half of the island. This allows you to really get away and enjoy the peace, quiet & calm of the beach. You can walk the entire 11 mile stretch of beach from end to end if you like! Relax on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico without hundreds or thousands of other tourists sharing the same small patch of beach!

Manasota Key features many great nature parks including Manasota Beach, Blind Pass Beach & Stump Pass Beach Park. These one of a kind locations allow you to lose yourself in large areas of Florida landscape. Come explore these parks to find shells, fossilized shark teeth & birds of all shapes and sizes.

The Pearl Beach Inn is one of only a few commercial properties on the North half of Manasota Key. Escape to an Old Florida Paradise at this small beachfront Inn for the perfect Anniversary getaway with the love of your life.

Sanibel Island

Located to the West of Fort Myers, Sanibel Island is known for shelling & beautiful beaches. If you find a Junonia shell on the beach during your stay you will even become a local celebrity! The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is the only one in the United States.

Enjoy the small shops and local restaurants before taking a trip to The Darling National Wildlife Refuge for a hike. With over 220 species of birds native to Sanibel Island, there are plenty of opportunities for birding enthusiasts. Stay at one of the many small cottages on the Western side of the Island for peace and some privacy.

Sanibel Island features lots of relaxing less crowded beaches than popular ones like Turner & Tarpon Bay Beaches. Try out Lighthouse Park Beach near Sanibel's historic lighthouse, Causeway Islands Park & Bowman's Beach. Bowman's Beach is only accessible by a long footbridge which keeps the masses away. Lose yourself there at Sunset on Sanibel's most natural beach.

Spend your romantic Florida Anniversary Getaway the way you want to spend it. You don't need to spend it packed onto a crowded beach or in tourist trap restaurants in the most popular Florida Beach towns.

Enjoy Old Florida in relaxing settings like Anna Maria Island, Manasota Key & Sanibel Island and experience the road less traveled!

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Saturday October 23, 2021