The Don Cesar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Gas prices have come down slightly but are still at historically high levels which is pushing the price of summer travel way up. Fortunately for us, we live in a vacation destination so summer travel doesn’t have to be so far away. Today we’re not going to focus on family vacations, but rather couples vacations. Sure, many of these will have things you can do with the kids, but this is more about reconnecting with that certain someone. There’s a little bit of everything here in Florida, from private islands, to very active resorts, to Michelin star dining. All within a days drive to these romantic Florida staycations

So if you’re looking for summer vacation ideas here in Florida, Travel and Leisure have helped us put together a list of  14 romantic Florida staycations. Some are right here in Southwest Florida.