Florida’s year-round sun and warmth are what make it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re wedding anniversary comes around. Time on the beach, taking a plunge in the Gulf of Mexico, and several other romantic and fun activities await. Build a wedding anniversary trip that reflects you and your spouse and your continued love, whether you’re celebrating just a year together or the silver shine of your 25th anniversary, you’ll find something along on your 30A trip and make one to remember for all your anniversaries to come!
Whether you’re here for just a few days or you’ve planned a week or more of celebrating your love, you definitely want to spend plenty of time at the beach. Pack the cooler and your beach gear and prepare for a fun day on land or on the water. Whether you’re staying on land or heading out to sea, there’s a romantic activity for you. Sunbathe on the beach together, or take a romantic walk at sunset. Swim in the waves of the Gulf or take a lesson or rent some gear for activities like stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking. You can even plan a romantic horseback ride down the beach!
The Coastal Biplane, better known as the Spirit of 30A, was built in 2010 but reflects the look and feel of a classic 1930s biplane aircraft design. The Ferrari-red colored open cockpit design of the Waco YMF-5 biplane seats the pilot and two side-by-side passengers – perfect for a romantic ride for you and your love. Look down to catch glimpses of land and sea and the animals that inhabit it. You can opt for a short 20-minute cruise, or choose one of their packages that offer time in the sky, either choice provides memories for a lifetime!
Head to a dune lake for a different water experience. Florida is one of just two states in the U.S. and five total locales around the world where coastal dunes are a natural geographic feature. These lakes are typically shallow, irregularly shaped permanent bodies of water. They are typically brackish and dark-colored due to their unique mix of saltwater and freshwater sources. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard for some fun on the water, purchase a combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license, or just relax and enjoy the day on the shoreline together.
Explore the area together on foot. The 30A area is dotted with state parks and hiking trails for hours of outdoor fun. Pack your sun gear, water, and trail snacks, and head out to experience the land-based natural beauty of 30A and get some exercise, too. While you’re out in the wild, keep a lookout for local wildlife, including black bears, coyotes, deer, and osprey, to name a few. Take a break from the hike and stop in at one of the picnic areas of the state parks and enjoy a romantic picnic for two.
Cooking together can be fun and romantic, especially if you’re learning a new skill or dish together. Try a cooking class taught by some of the best local chefs on 30A. Use your skills to make a romantic meal together that you can share at your vacation rental or any time after you get home.
Private Catamaran Cruise
For some private, romantic time on the water with your sweetheart, soak up the sun on a daytime or sunset sail in a catamaran. You might even spot pelicans or other sea birds flying overhead, or bottlenose dolphins or manatees out for a swim. Ask about champagne or dining options aboard the vessel.
Snorkel and SCUBA Tours
Embark on an undersea adventure. Tap one of the many companies along 30A for tours that extend your nature and wildlife viewing below the shimmering waters of the Gulf. Get close to bottlenose dolphins, sharks, manatees, rays, sea turtles, and a variety of fish species. Ask about daytime or sunset tours, as well as gear rental for when you’ve built your confidence and want to strike out on your own.
The beach towns or 30A know relaxation. There are several spas along the route that offer couples’ massages, as well as other treatments including body wraps and scrubs, manicures, pedicures, and more. Some even offer special packages for “him” that include manicures, pedicures, and other skin treatments created just for his unique needs.
Find Fun and Romance on Your 30A Trip
Begin and end every romantic day on your 30A trip in a vacation rental by Dune Vacation Rentals. We have cozy and intimate one-bedroom condos all the way up to eight-bedroom homes for when you return with the rest of the family. Try making the dish you learned at Kitchenique in the fully equipped kitchen, and enjoy the meal in spacious living and dining areas. Relax in beautiful and comfortable rooms and more to bring the feeling of home away from. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, and flat-screen TVs for family movie night.
Contact us today to start planning your wedding anniversary trip to 30A!