It’s nice to gather up with large groups of friends and family for some party action or outings that are catered for the many. It’s also nice to have some alone time to explore some outdoor spaces or do some quick shopping. But sooner or later, there comes the time to connect with that special someone for a little bit of a romantic adventure for just the two of you. Here in the Destin and 30A area, there are plenty of places for lovebirds to steal away, looking into each other’s eyes as they enjoy an experience meant for them and them alone.
As one of the nation’s top spots for excellent weather and long stretches of beautiful beaches, you might imagine that there are plenty of seafaring activities to count among the romantic activities — and you would be imagining right. The gulf is the center of so many fun things to do and of course, there are couples’ activities, too. But, there are also some unexpected excursions that could put you under the water, back on the land or even up in the sky. Whatever kind of bonding experience you and your partner may be into, you are sure to find it here.
Skimming the Seas of Love
As mentioned, the water activities here are many and varied, with lots of them simply perfect for a couple to enjoy. Let’s start with some of the classic scenarios that you might find floating above the waves. Take a dinner cruise on the Solaris Yacht, where you will enjoy fine dining, drinking and dancing as you navigate the sea. If you want to go a little more movie-scene perfect, then SunVenture Cruises offers inspiring sunset excursions.
But maybe you’re the kind of couple who needs to go a little overboard once in a while. Catamarans can be chartered to take you well offshore for some private swimming sessions. If you’re into snorkeling, have Destin Snorkel take you to the local artificial reef for some underwater wildlife viewing. If you’ve had enough of seeing fish under the waves, go topside for some dolphin-watching boat tours with Southern Star Dolphin Cruise. Whatever your watersport preference, you and your partner will find a lovely little diversion to make memories.
Land Lover’s Delights
Sticking close to the beach — that means pretty much everywhere — there are several other ways that romantic couples can enjoy each other on land, especially at night. Let’s begin with the obvious: Moonlit walks by the shore. Miles of beaches are open for moonlit evenings where you and your significant other can stroll arm in arm. Bonfires are available after the sun goes down, with companies staging the whole thing for the two of you along Miramar Beach or 30A, or you can get your own permit and firepit for a private hearth. There are also great waterfront dining options for romantic dinners — Marina Café on Highway 98 is a good choice but be sure not to forget Café Thirty-A in Seagrove or Restaurant Paradis in Rosemary, both are home to knock-out cuisine experiences!
During daylight hours, you can choose to do a few more things together. If you’re into sitting atop an elegant equestrian, then seek out some of the horseback riding in the area. You can trot through woody areas and flowery fields as you are carried alongside your special person. But, maybe you just need to walk around and people-watch together? At Destin Commons, with all of its shops, eateries and movie theater, the two of you can enjoy a vibrant day of mixing with the crowd and make the experience all your own.
Enjoying the Unexpected
Finally, let’s check out a few more romantic activities that may strike your fancy even if they weren’t on your top 10 list. Visit one of the local museums together like the Destin History & Fishing Museum or the Air Force Armament Museum. Spin up in the sky yourself on one of the local helicopter tours. Or, book a photography session to immortalize your love in this setting. There is a lot to discover for a happy couple looking for unforgettable experiences.