How to Spend a Romantic Weekend in Siesta Key this Valentine’s Day

Would you like to visit the best beach in the United States? USA Today suggests that you book a trip to exotic Siesta Key. It’s a dream vacation getaway. Having spent most of my life living in this area, I can vouch that they are pretty accurate in their claims.

 

Here’s a guide on how to spend a romantic vacation at Siesta Key

 

Walk on the Beach

 

Even if you watch YouTube videos in 4k, you cannot fully appreciate the beaches at Siesta Key. Instead, you must visit to understand the beauty of the scenery. Locals refer to the white sand beaches as sugary in appearance. It’s the sweetest setting imaginable for you and your date to go for a walk together, holding hands as the sun sets. You can stare up at the stars as you navigate more than half-a-mile of public beach.

 

Stay at the Beach

 

To make your trip even more serene, don’t compete with the other tourists and Siesta Key residents. You want private beach time. It’s more isolated and romantic. The way to guarantee that you’re mostly alone is by booking a beachfront property. You’ll find several gorgeous Siesta Key resorts on Hotel Planner, and many of them are directly on the beach. These hotels have their own designated beachfront areas. They’re reserved for resort guests, giving you a much more intimate beach experience.

 

You can book a room on the beach at a resort like The Palm Bay Club for roughly $100 a night. In exchange, you’ll gain exclusive beach access plus several resort amenities available only to people staying at the hotel. They also have a swimming pool right by the beach. It’s great if you find the ocean too dirty for swimming.

 

Dinner at a Movie

 

The most classic of dating ideas is dinner and a movie. You eat a meal, watch a romantic comedy, and hope that the night ends well. At Siesta Key, you can double up on the concept. The city has a CinéBistro movie theater in the area. This franchise has 12 locations — including one in nearby Sarasota — and the premise at each one is simple.

 

The theater serves fine dining, so you can eat while watching the film. You must arrive half an hour prior to the start of the film to order. It’s a unique experience that will impress your date. Plus, you’ll have saved the time spent at dinner by doing both parts of the date at once. This strategy gives you more time for romance!

 

More Romantic Dining

 

Eating at a movie theater is great, but nothing beats a meal served by the ocean. Several restaurants are directly on the beach. When you eat here, the floor-to-ceiling windows provide a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico. The best-reviewed eatery on the water is probably Ophelia’s on the Bay. It has an idyllic setting, and Zagat has rated the food “extraordinary” for several consecutive years. It’s the perfect meal for that magical moment where you profess your love!

 

Siesta Key didn’t earn the title of best beach in the country by accident. It’s the ultimate romantic getaway destination. You and your date will treasure your time spent here. If you’re looking for more tips from a local, check out more Florida posts here!


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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