Orlando’s theme parks – Disney, Universal and SeaWorld – are extremely popular
Things to do
Hire a car
And have a honeymoon on the road, driving from one beautiful beach resort to another as you discover all that Florida has to offer
Over the amazing Kennedy Space Centre on the Space Coast and see the shuttle launch pads as you parachute to the ground from 18,000 ft.
Celebrate the sunset
Spend a romantic evening watching the sun go down from Pier 60 during nightly celebrations at Clearwater Beach
From the giant exploding volcano at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Universal City Walk, Orlando
Pick Sea shells
On Sanibel Island – known as one of the Shell Islands because of its perfect seashells.
with honeymoon couples – spend the day on thrill rides and then head out to party at Downtown Disney or Universal City Walk.
Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic Coast is great for walkers and cyclists and Miami for ‘beautiful people’ who want a touch of the glamorous side of Florida. The gulf coast of Florida offers stunning white sandy beaches, natural islands and wildlife. Couples who want to sail further afield should consider a honeymoon cruise. Major cruise lines leave ports, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Port Canaveral, for destinations including the Bahamas and Caribbean Islands. Only one thing to do – say, “I do” to Florida!
A license can be applied for in person at a courthouse. Both the bride and groom must appear in person, or apply by mail before arriving in Florida. The cost is around £60. The license is valid for 60 days from the date of issue. Courthouses are open from Monday to Friday only so make sure you leave time when making travel arrangements.
Get married on the beach and you could be standing in a raised heart in the sand as warm water laps close by.
Choose a garden and a flower-strewn garden gazebo can be the centrepiece for your wedding.
The Florida Keys is a 113-mile long chain of islands linked by Highway 1, which takes you on a sensory overload journey over the ocean through the Keys. It begins at the southernmost tip of the Florida’s mainland and travels first to Key Largo and ends at charming and historical Key West. The Florida Keys offer natural beauty and some of the finest fishing and diving in the world – they are home of the only living Coral Reef in the USA.
Fort Myers, Sanibel & Captiva
White beaches, blue skies, Spanish architecture, lush greenery and world-class shelling are in abundance in southwest Florida where the Gulf of Mexico laps uninhabited islands which provide sanctuary to wildlife. Fort Myers is the area’s urban anchor, with shopping, restaurants and nightlife, whereas Sanibel and Captiva islands represent some of the best beaches with stunning natural beauty, sugar white sand and teal waters. Reached by a long causeway, the islands offer a welcoming village-esque sense of hospitality.