Turn Up the Heat with These Romantic Activities in Key West

Far removed from the stress of the mainland, Key West is a couple’s paradise packed with romantic things to do across the tiny island. Start the day by renting two beach cruisers from Eaton Bikes and exploring the shady side streets with their colorful Conch-style architecture. You can easily work your way to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and share a picnic for two on the sandy beach. Sneak a kiss atop the 1847 Key West Lighthouse Museum or perhaps under the gazebo at the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. 

For an all-day adventure, take a seaplane to the isolated Dry Tortugas where the journey is part of the fun. Looking for less adventure and more pampering? Book a couples massage on the beach at The Spa at Sunset Key.

In the evening, toast the sunset aboard Danger Charters Wind & Wine Cruise or get closer to nature on Ibis Bay’s night time paddleboard excursion. Enjoy an upscale night on the town (away from the hectic bars on lower Duval Street) at the Little Room Jazz Club. Finish your evening with decadent desserts at Better Than Sex. Their evocative concoctions like Between My Red Velvet Sheets Cheesecake will truly put you in the mood for romance.

Cruising Old Town Key West by bicycle is one of the best ways to get around. You'll see more of the island's character with a leisurely pedal down shady lanes lined with white picket fences. Get up close and personal with the Conch-style...  Read More

Take a magical nighttime paddleboarding trip from Ibis Bay Beach Resort where the boards light up the waters below. After dark, you can glide through the shallow waters of the bay with waterproof LED light bars illuminating the sea creatures...  Read More

Take a seaplane 70 miles from Key West to the Dry Tortugas where it's easy to pretend you're castaways in paradise. These seven islands straddle the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean. The shallow waters surrounding the islands...  Read More

Key West Lighthouse Museum
Photo courtesy of Amber Nolan

Grab a kiss at the top of Key West's iconic lighthouse. Built in 1847, it was originally powered by 15 oil lamps that helped guide sailors to the island. Although it no longer serves as a functioning lighthouse, visitors can climb the 88 winding...  Read More

Enjoy a picnic for two on this well-maintained, sandy beach with chairs, umbrellas and water sports equipment for rent. Completed in 1866, the fort played important roles in the Civil War and Spanish-American War, and visitors can tour the...  Read More

Escape into these enchanting gardens filled with soothing music, birds, fish, turtles, fountains and over 80 species of butterflies. The entrance to the conservatory offers a wealth of interesting information about the life cycle and behavior of...  Read More

Find a cozy nook, perfect for cuddling, at this classy wine bar. Little Room Jazz Club offers a refreshing change of pace amidst the hectic (and similar) Duval Street music scene. Find a new favorite glass of wine from the extensive listing, as...  Read More

The Spa at Sunset Key
Photo courtesy of Spa al Mare at Casa Marina Resort

The journey from bustling Key West to Sunset Key only takes seven minutes, but the boat ride to this 27-acre island paradise will transport you a million miles away. Their couples' Sunset Romance Package is the epitome of indulgence. Lovebirds...  Read More

Key West is famous for its circus-style sunset celebration on Mallory Square. For a more upscale (and less crowded) experience, hop on Danger Charters Wind and Wine Sunset Sail, where you'll have a peaceful front row seat to the sun's departure,...  Read More

The name says it all. This intimate after-dinner cafe is guaranteed to the set the mood for the rest of your evening. Indulge in sinful concoctions like Cookie Nookie Pie and Between My Red Velvet Sheets Cheesecake. Pair with their...  Read More


Meet Claudia Miller

Claudia Miller has been writing about South Florida for over 17 years--seven from Key Largo. A budding photographer, she can usually be found stalking a sunset. Despite being a tad...  More About Claudia