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Valentine’s Vacation: Plan a Romantic Retreat to the Forgotten Coast

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | February 8, 2019

Plan a Romantic Retreat to the Forgotten Coast

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and love is in the air! Whether you want to surprise your valentine with a last-minute weekend getaway or you’re ready to plan ahead for a romantic spring retreat, Florida’s Forgotten Coast is the perfect destination.

In fact, St. George Island was voted by TripAdvisor as one of the 15 Most Romantic Getaways in Florida. Describing St. George Island as “both romantic and tranquil” and “the perfect couples vacation spot,” TripAdvisor says SGI is “one of the last inhabited yet unspoiled islands in Florida.”

The article goes on to rave about our dreamy slice of paradise, saying: “St. George Island boasts serene beaches on the Gulf of Mexico that are consistently rated as some of the top in the United States. While on St. George Island, take a romantic stroll through nine miles of untouched beaches, sand dunes, and marshes at St. George Island State Park.”

While St. George Island is certainly a couple’s bliss, it isn’t the only romantic retreat on the Forgotten Coast. From Apalachicola’s charming historic homes to Carrabelle’s picturesque waterfront views, Franklin County is bursting with beautiful spots where you and your partner can escape.

Our area is home to heaps of restaurants, from casual beachfront cafes to fine dining venues to riverside oyster dives. Whether you’re craving an intimate, candlelit dinner or a waterfront setting where you can admire the stunning sunset together, the Forgotten Coast has it all!

If you want to take in breathtaking views, pay a visit to one of our two beautifully restored lighthouses: The Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island and the Crooked River Lighthouse at Carrabelle Beach. Each tells a tale of what coastal living in Franklin County was like more than 100 years ago, and both lighthouses host special climbs on full moon evenings. Enjoy spectacular vistas of the moon-drenched Apalachicola Bay and St. George Sound down below. (Talk about romantic!)

If the two of you are ready to hit the town, you’re in luck! The Forgotten Coast offers plenty of exciting nightlife for couples. You’ll discover an array of bars, live music venues and “open late” eateries scattered across Apalachicola, Carrabelle, St. George Island and Eastpoint.

If you’re looking for a more laid-back activity, why not take your partner out for a peaceful paddle? Our area is home to hundreds of miles of unspoiled rivers, creeks and coastal shallows just waiting to be explored by passionate paddlers. Visit our paddling page to learn more.

The Forgotten Coast offers an array of accommodations for two, from charming Bed & Breakfasts to romantic beachfront villas and vacation rentals to intimate inns and cozy campgrounds.

Ready to plan a romantic retreat with the object of your affection? Book today at Places to Stay!