For the ultimate romantic vacation, head to the Space Coast, Florida, where Mother Nature is your best wing man. We already know nature is the greatest romancer. Just think about her sunsets, soft sand, gentle waves, winding rivers and starry nights that literally go on forever. The Space Coast has it all, in perfect presentation.
Cocoa Beach is our favorite place to kick off a romantic excursion, with its long pier that stretches out into the ocean, not far from quirky downtown shops and delicious seafood restaurants. Another secluded beach is Playalinda – but beware, or prepare (depending on how you roll): This quiet piece of sand is home to the Space Coast's nude beach. Canaveral National Seashore encompasses Playalinda with a handful of other (clothed) piers, as well as a self-guided wildlife tour.
Other beaches not to miss include Indian Harbor and Jetty Park, which is great for camping.
Head to Exploration Tower and plan to stay late; sit on the seventh-floor deck and watch stars with telescopes. While on the port, watch ships drift in and out of Port Canaveral – and hop on one yourself, whether a cruise ship or a chartered boat.
The romance is endless on the Space Coast. Here are our 10 favorite ways to spend time with your special love.