Thoughtful presents to commemorate this occasion or that milestone are wonderful, but to truly rekindle your connection, travel to Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach with your partner for some idyllic adventures, just for two.

We've compiled our top 5 suggestions to reignite romance on your vacation, any time of the year. Read on for some romantic date ideas:

5. Share a Fascinating Look at Nature 

Couple paddling through mangrove tunnelWherever you look in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach—whether you explore our waterways, take a fun eco-tour through the wilderness, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through a park—you’ll be rewarded with beautiful views and fascinating wildlife.

4. Sail Off Into the Sunset

Few experiences can match the utter freedom of sailing away together. You’ll never forget the wind in your hair and the sun on your shoulders while enjoying the company of your favorite person. Explore sailing options here.

3. Feel Like Kids Again 

Grab some free loaner bikes and tool around charming Punta Gorda while taking selfies at some of the town’s eccentric attractions, marvel at the exotic animals at one of our wildlife sanctuaries, or just take a day to relax on the beach. Whatever you choose to do, you’re off the clock and that freedom means you can play your way through your entire trip.

Enjoy this video overview of this entire list:

2. A Table for Two with a Waterfront View 

With plenty of waterfront restaurants to choose from, you’ll never run out of stunning views or delicious cuisine. Add some extra romance with a toast to each other during an amazing sunset.

1. Have the Whole Beach to Yourselves Couple hugging on a perfect beach in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach

While our main beaches are uncrowded with plenty of room to wander, you can also find truly secluded beaches on our Gulf Islands. A vacation rental just steps from the sand means you may not see another person for miles. This is the perfect setting for two, especially if you’re planning on asking a special question.

You can also find all manner of gifts while you’re visiting, but just being here together and enjoying each moment will be much more romantic. Find even more great couples ideas here.

Here’s to love!