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How to Make the Most of a Florida Weekend Getaway for Couples

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Your relationship is something you should never neglect, especially when it’s been a while since you went on a vacation with the love of your life. Think about it — you need to spend quality time together away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and what better way to do that than with a romantic Florida weekend getaway for couples? Gainesville is the ideal destination. From gorgeous landscapes where you can take a stroll, romantic restaurants you can dine at, and even a vineyard where you can taste delicious local wine, you are guaranteed to have the best time ever. Read on to discover our favorite activities for two and start planning your visit today!

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Rekindle the Romance With These 4 Ideas for a Florida Weekend Getaway for Couples

Take a Morning Stroll at the Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Gainesville is filled with many romantic things to do, but one of our favorites is to go on a leisurely stroll through Gainesville’s most beautiful park: Sweetwater Wetlands Park. Not only is it within the city limits, but it’s also a spectacular area where you can get away from civilization and unwind in a gorgeous setting. Discover stunning marsh, prairie, and even lake views and walk hand in hand in nature with the one you love. It’s incredibly refreshing and relaxing!

Discover Micanopy for Lunch

Once you’re done with your adventure through Sweetwater Wetlands Park, hop back in your car and drive 20 minutes out of Gainesville to the charming town of Micanopy. This hidden gem is one of the best small towns in America and consists of one main street filled with antique stores and adorable Victorian houses. You’ll feel as if you stepped back in time as you walk under the shade of the oak trees and their Spanish moss, sit at the table of the Old Florida Cafe for a delicious lunch, or enjoy a refreshing Iced chai tea latte at Mosswood Farm Store and Bakehouse. We highly recommend their lemon and coconut cookies!

Spend the Afternoon at a Winery

Next, head over to Bluefield Estates Winery and get ready for a delightful wine tasting experience. If you love blueberries and Muscadine, then you’re in the right place! Try out their Blackberry Bliss Merlot or the Peach Perfect Chardonnay and let yourself be seduced! A four-sample tasting costs $5 per person, but if you want more, you can choose the eight-sample option for $2 more. 

End the Day with a Romantic Dinner for Two

Just because the sun sets doesn’t mean your fun, romantic adventures have to stop. End the day at Sweetwater Branch Inn with our Romantic Dinner for Two Special! Your table will be set up on the porch with candles, and you will be served a scrumptious, three-course dinner prepared by our chef. Please note that we require you to make reservations at least 48 hours in advance, so don’t wait too long to book yours!

Sweetwater Branch Inn is the Ideal Love Nest for You and Your Better Half

view of the inside of the McKensie House, an accommodation in gainesville flNow that you know all the wonderful things you can do during your couple’s getaway to Florida, it’s time to find the perfect place to stay. Sweetwater Branch Inn is an elegant inn located at the heart of downtown Gainesville. You’ll fall in love with our Victorian manor and its charming decor as soon as you step through the door. Browse our selection of rooms today to find the perfect fit for you and your significant other. We also offer a delicious breakfast to each of our guests every morning and even a wine and cheese hour on the porch at the end of the day! You can also enhance your stay with our specials and packages. We have a great romantic selection that you’re sure to love. After all, you don’t go on vacation often, so why not make it as unforgettable as it can be?

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