At 85 million visitors, Florida tourism has increased 5.5 percent year over year. Don’t expect a letup anytime soon. With that in mind, Florida hotels and experiences are offering new savings for staycations from the Florida Gulf Coast, to Orlando and along the Atlantic.
Here’s a look at few:
Summer of Fun: Hilton West Palm Beach is partnering with local artist Ron Burkhardt, who has created custom beach towels for the property. Get one towel, two gelato vouchers, and one 8-oz SPF lotion from The Island Company when booking the Summer of Fun package. Also includes complimentary child admission with regular-price paid adult, up to two per family, at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium and Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society as well as a $25 gift card to Revolutions Bowling at CityPlace. The package is for two nights and up to two kids eat free (12 and under) and upgrade to a pool view room. Rates start at $169. Good through Sept. 30, 2017.
Eco FL Bike Tour: Florida’s Historic Coast by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations Admire Victorian architecture along cobbled lanes, on foot and by horse-drawn carriage. Coast under the wispy Spanish moss of majestic oaks. Paddle through a tranquil salt marsh. And explore a 170-year-old fortress. Along the way, you’ll have sweeping views of the Atlantic, trace the route of the famed Intracoastal Waterway and savor good old southern hospitality.
Historic St. Augustine Luxury: Just opened this past March 1, The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens is offering a complimentary bottle of Prosecco and gratis valet parking to those who book a two-night stay in 2017. Just a short walk to historic St. George Street, guests can explore Old Town on a “Collector” bicycle and return to the inn for a complimentary manager’s garden reception of wine, charcuterie and cheese at The Well Bar, or explore the hidden garden and nine historic houses on property (dating back to 1790), with sculptures and artwork from the Dow Collection of artwork.
Miami’s Mainland Oasis: This up-and-coming neighborhood is driving the action away from South Beach and into the heart of Miami as the River District becomes the “new waterfront” for Miami. Book a sky-high suite at the W Miami in Brickell featuring 146 room choices all with private balconies, sexy Whisper cocktail lounge and an alluring 50th floor WET Deck featuring Miami’s largest and highest infinity pool. Florida residents receive two Sip cocktail tickets per stay, daily valet parking, American breakfast for two at 15th & Vine and free wi-fi.
Beach-town Boutique: Just steps away from many of South Beach’s top restaurants, shops and nightlife, the guests of The Meridian Hotel receive a complimentary Mojito and a hearty “welcome home” from the staff. During a stay in one of 71 guest rooms, guests will enjoy F&B from some of Miami’s favorite born and bred brands including Panther Coffee, Zak The Baker and Wynwood Parlor. This spring will also see the opening of their speakeasy bar Previa, which will position itself as the place to pregame before hitting the South Beach strip. Florida residents receive 10 percent off any booking. Rates starting at $130.
Private Fort Lauderdale Beach Oasis: The newly renovated Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, set on South Florida’s largest stretch of private beach, features a luxury spa, romantic Barefoot Dining and hotel dog as a mascot to greet guests. Guests looking for a sophisticated vacation can enjoy staycation savings via the Couple’s Getaway Package, complete with complimentary breakfast for two, valet parking, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, and a late checkout. Available until December 2017 with starting room rates at $369.
Family Fun in Orlando: The newly renovated Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace has a promotion whereby guests can enjoy daily breakfast, premium wi-fi, and five percent off stays through December 2017. The hotel is minutes from Walt Disney World and features a newly debuted recreation area with lazy river, cabanas with board games, retro-themed candy shop and more. Best resort perk is that kids can watch firework shows directly from their rooms. Starting room rates at $141.
Urban Bay Escape: Guests at the iconic Conrad Miami, located in the heart of Brickell Avenue, can rejuvenate with Conrad Miami Spa Experience offer featuring $150 spa credit at the sky-high Spa at Conrad Miami. Guests can choose from massages, facials and Hydrotherapy Bath, where 144 jets soothe muscle tension. After, guests can take a dip in the rooftop pool, play a round of tennis on the rooftop courts, and sample seasonal dining and cocktails at Atrio and Bar at LvL 25 with unrivaled views of Biscayne Bay.
South Beach Luxe: The fashionable W South Beach is featuring a Florida Resident Offer, where guests can enjoy 15% off the best available rate, 15 percent off a dining experience at The Dutch, an American roots-inspired concept by Chef Andrew Carmellini, 20 percent off Bliss Spa services, and one complimentary in-room movie per day. Guests can cool off in the oversized WET pool, play ball on the rooftop SWISH & SWING basketball and tennis courts or simply relax in the comfort of the studio-style guest rooms – among the largest in Miami Beach. Available for booking now through Aug. 30, 2017.
Southernmost Water Adventures: Sitting on the largest private beach in Key West, families at Casa Marina can enjoy the Family Fun package featuring breakfast for four at the oceanfront Sun Sun restaurant and high-speed Wi-Fi with rates starting at $374. With panoramic views of the Atlantic, the resort offers beach activities from over-the-top sand sculpting workshops and historic jet ski tours to backcountry kayak tours.
Florida Resident Relaxation: A recreational haven all its own The Hilton Orlando features a lazy river, zero-entry pools, fire pits (complete with s’mores kits), waterslides, quiet adult pools, a revitalizing spa, and seven creative dining options. Florida residents can take advantage of the hotel’s Florida Residents Offer, which extends complimentary daily breakfast, premium Wi-Fi and a five percent savings off their stay. Starting rates: $199.
Southwest Florida Getaway: Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Caloosahatchee River and San Carlos Bay, Floridians seeking an authentic, untouched Florida staycation can stay at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village’s “Reel in Tax Refund Savings.’’ Guests can explore 400 miles of navigable waterways by kayak or charter fishing boat. Available now through the end of April, guests get 20 percent off best available rate, $75 resort credit and a welcome drink upon arrival. Starting rates at $179 per night.