Sometimes its best to keep your vacation or honeymoon domestic. This is especially true if it is only for a long weekend or for a short period of time. One of the best places we recommend is  Sarasota, Florida.

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Here are three reasons why you should visit Sarasota, Florida:

Visit the #1 beach in America – Dr. Beach named Sarasota’s Siesta Key the Number One Beach in America. Its powdery white sand is made of 99 percent quartz and it has crystal clear waters, These are just two of the reasons why he chose Siesta Key as his top pick over destinations like The Hamptons and Hawaii.

Sarasota has accommodations to fit any budget and any stile of vacation preferred. The available accommodation ranges from The Ritz Carlton Sarasota to the cozy Cypress Inn B&B. offering a more intimate feel with fresh flowers in-room and a home made breakfast each morning.

Sarasota is more than just beaches – While Sarasota is known for its award-winning beaches, there’s plenty to take in beyond the beaches. The other notable destination is also known as “The Cultural Coast.”

Sarasota has a rich circus heritage dating back to when John Ringling made Sarasota his circus’ new home. Guests can visit the Ringling Museum of Art with a number of circus artifacts. You can also check out the Ca d’Zan, John and Mable Ringling’s sprawling summer home on the water which can be toured, or rented for special events.

Clearwater Beaches and Resorts Are a Great Alternative Honeymoon Destination

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If you look up the definition of idyllic, you’ll find that it means extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque. With this in mind, Clearwater, Florida could be a great location for an idyllic honeymoon experience.

With the whitest sandy beaches that you may ever set foot on, Clearwater offers many levels of accommodations to fit a variety of budgets and desires. From standard vacation rentals to vintage style motels such as Frenchy’s Oasis to well known hotel brands or even high-end luxury resorts like the Sandpearl Resort and Spa, you will be spoilt for choice.

While Clearwater’s beaches are among the most beautiful in the world, those looking for more action and adventure can find a wide variety of activities to choose from. You can choose activities like fishing the day away, riding on the Sea Screamer Super Boat, planning a Segway journey or going for a hike on the Pinellas Trail.

Interestingly, Hollywood will soon be spotlighting Clearwater by featuring Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s most famous residents, Winter the Dolphin. Winter stars in “Dolphin Tale” alongside Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. “Dolphin Tale” is a 3D full-length motion picture about her extraordinary life, and will be released on September 23rd, 2011.