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Southern Sophistication Sets the Scene for Your Next Romantic Escape in Jacksonville

In a city full of southern charm, great eats, and gorgeous views it’s not hard for romance to blossom. When it comes to hospitality in Jacksonville, Fla these hotels and resorts know how to set the scene for your special trip away.

For the ultimate beach retreat find your way to One Ocean Resort and Spa where award winning fare gives way to decadent spa services and charming nearby shops. Meanwhile, history lovers will find the Casa Marina Hotel and Restaurant a rare gem in the midst of Jacksonville Beach. Take in panoramic views of white sandy beaches and the Jacksonville fishing pier from the Penthouse Lounge before retiring to one of the stately guest rooms.

Downtown is an active hub for nightlife, entertainment, food and culture. For couples looking to stay in the middle of the action consider the Omni Jacksonville Hotel or Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront for easy access to the arts, as well as the scenic Riverwalk.

Slightly north in Amelia Island nature lovers will melt away in serenity at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island or Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort where Southern sophistication and warm hospitality see to your every desire.

Your intimate retreat is waiting and Jacksonville is an ideal getaway. Escape from reality and find each other again in the “Bold New City of the South’s” finest accommodations.


Experience the heart of downtown Jacksonville when you stay at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Minutes from downtown's sports complex and popular nightlife you'll find plenty to do while enjoying your stay. Reserve the romance package for that extra touch and enjoy Champagne, chocolates, and breakfast in room. The Hyatt features the best view of Jacksonville's river and skyline and is conveniently located near shopping, museums, and entertainment venues. Guests also enjoy a walk down Jacksonville's picturesque Riverwalk, or taking a dip in the rooftop pool. Experience a seamless stay at the Hyatt Regency where service and quality put you first, and where romance comes naturally.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront features amazing views of the riverfront and downtown skyline while putting you in the center of downtowns active nightlife.

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The perfect stay if you are planning to jet in or out of town for a romantic getaway. Take in the expanse of the property with large rooms, an inviting atrium complete with indoor/outdoor pool. Popular shopping and entertainment are just minutes away if you are looking to take in a movie or do a little retail therapy. Get cozy and enjoy room service or travel down to the full service restaurant the Savannah Bistro to satiate your appetite. Adventure out to the Jacksonville Zoo, just fifteen minutes away or explore Jacksonville's vast Timucuan Park system for great hiking only twenty minutes away. Comfortable rooms, great service, and a convenient location make the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Airport an ideal romantic hideaway.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Easy access to the airport, make the Crowne Plaza a luxurious destination if you are jetting in or out of Jacksonville for a romantic getaway.

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Relive the glamour and romance of times gone by at the historic Casa Marina Hotel and Restaurant. Opening it's doors in 1925, to walk the halls of this grand lady is to travel where legends have gone before. Take in the pristine coastline of Jacksonville Beach over drinks and fresh regional fare at the Penthouse Lounge, then walk the fishing pier just a short walk away. Celebrate the weekend in style over the Casa Marina's famous Sunday brunch and dine on eggs benedict, prime rib and mimosas before enjoying the Florida sunshine. Casa Marina is an intimate destination with twenty-three bedrooms and parlor suites individually designed to pay homage to celebrated eras in her distinctive history. Get away to the iconic Casa Marina Hotel and restaurant for an escape to remember.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Casa Marina's rich history sets the backdrop for this iconic destination that has served as a romantic retreat since 1925.

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Experience the laid back retreat that is Hotel Indigo in Deerwood Park. Situated next to the charming Tapestry Park shopping center, you'll find fine dining and boutique shopping within walking distance. Clean spacious rooms with hardwood floors and roomy showers keep you feeling right at home in this metropolitan boutique hotel. If you love traveling with your pets you'll be pleased with Hotel Indigo's extremely pet friendly philosophy. Go for a run in the neighborhood or relax by the pool lakeside. At this accessible and trendy hotel, service is priority and your comfort is key. Enjoy a romantic setting in a convenient location half way between downtown and the beaches at Hotel Indigo Jacksonville Deerwood Park.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Hotel Indigo's spacious rooms, and easy access to to fine dining and great shopping make it a great location for a romantic weekend away.

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Stay in the center if Jacksonville's Art and Culture scene at Omni Jacksonville Hotel. Take in sweeping views of the St. Johns River and the twinkling lights of Jacksonville's downtown skyline from the Omni's Water St. Location. Let the staff pamper you with sparkling wine, exceptional cuisine, and late check out as you take your time finding each other again. When you are ready to explore head upstairs to the rooftop pool and get refreshed. As your sense of adventure leads, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art just a few blocks away, or get a real taste of Jacksonville at the Riverside Arts Market just a few minutes drive over the river. At the Omni Jacksonville Hotel they'll set the scene for romance, you just have to show up.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Omni Jacksonville Hotel's perfect location in the heart of Jacksonville puts you at the center of Arts and Culture.

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Get lost in each other at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. Unwind at the Cabana Beach Club while you soak up the sun or make a splash in the refreshing pool. Play a round at one of the exclusive TPC courses before retreating to the spa for relaxing couples treatments. The resorts impressive grounds amaze and inspire with waterfalls, an atrium, and tropical lagoon. Reserve a tower room for sweeping views of the resort, or opt for a Villa for a bit more space. An array of tasty meal options await with fine dining at Vernon's, and more casual options like Alice and Pete's Pub, and 619 Ocean View. Visit the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa and find the romance you've been seeking.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Beach, pool, golf, spa and plenty of dining options make the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa set the scene for your next romantic trip away.

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Be transported to the feel of a Mediterranean coastal retreat at The Lodge & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach. Spacious rooms overlook the Atlantic ocean and are luxuriously appointed with large bathrooms and fireplaces available in some rooms. Enjoy fine dining at the Inlet Dining Room serving up fresh fare with an Italian influence. You and your significant other will enjoy miles of pristine beach and award winning golf, tennis, and spa all at your fingertips at this boutique resort. Established in the 1940s, The Lodge & Club proves that great service and exceptional style never go out of fashion, making it a must visit couples retreat.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Lodge & Club's provides ample opportunity to invite romance into your getaway with a romantic setting, and plenty of activities to bring you together.

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Reconnect with your mate at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort where you're surrounded by nature, and embraced by a sense of relaxation. Sip hand crafted cocktails by the majestic multi-tiered pool, or take in a round of championship course golf complete with oceanfront views. Retreat to the Spa and unwind together with a couples massage or facial. When you are ready to discover more of the island enjoy charming shops nearby as well as unique historical landmarks like the Amelia Island Museum of History. A visit to the Omni Island Plantation Resort is easy to love with ample opportunity to get active, or simply let it all go and "just be" together.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Resort's beach chic elegance sets the scene for your romantic escape that is full opportunities to have fun, or simply unwind.

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Relax in your element at One Ocean Resort and Spa, Jacksonville's own chic beach resort tucked away in the charming neighborhood of Atlantic Beach. Receive a $200 spa credit with the signature romance package and melt away for the afternoon with the one you love. Watch dolphins dance through the waves as you find your zen in the relaxation room then catch some rays poolside. Be sure to make plans for dinner at Azurea and taste elevated regional favorites, or savor a drink on the patio while the moonlight sets the sand aglow. The following morning the romance package is made complete by a tasty breakfast in bed. For the perfect getaway, book your stay at One Ocean Resort and Spa, where they ensure your every need is met.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: One Ocean's sophisticated aesthetic paired with world class service promises an exceptional stay.

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Escape from reality and connect with the one you love at the ultimate luxury destination. Showcasing breathtaking views of the pristine beaches and seascape, the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is praised for it's incredible service and ability to transport you into a world all your own. Revel in The Couples Experience at the the Spa and let your stress melt away. After lounging by the pool, take in the award winning menu at Salt, the Ritz-Carlton's exclusive fine dining restaurant. Stroll the grounds at sunset and have a drink by the glow of intimate fire pits situated throughout the property. Request the Romance Package upon reservation and enjoy chocolate covered strawberries, rose petal turn-down, and a bottle of champagne as you top off the perfect romantic getaway.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has crafted the perfect experience to bring couples closer together.

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