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South Florida is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. It’s good to remind ourselves that we live where people vacation! Our Staycation Guide is designed to help your family experience the beautiful options for a getaway right here in our own backyard!
There are incredible deals for locals at many resorts, museums, and attractions! Take advantage of all that these amazing resorts and businesses have to offer. Below are some of our very favorites including recommendations for every family’s budget.
We have experienced all of the resorts first hand so we can vouch for how excellent they really are! Read more about each resort using the links below or explore our Travel Section on the blog for lots of great tips and ideas.
We even have an awesome list of *free* activities to do with your family in Miami!
The Ultimate Staycation Guide: A Resource with Hotel, Dining, and Activity Recommendations to help your family savor South & Central Florida!
Acqualina Resort & Residences is a place where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort & Residences features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residences with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class dining including Il Mulino New York, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms and an innovative marine biology-based children’s program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events. Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the United States, provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation. A family owned and operated property, Acqualina is a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Awards for both the hotel and spa and the AAA Five Diamond Award.
Read More about our visit to Acqualina Resort & Residences.
The Palms Hotel & Spa is your Miami Beach sanctuary, inspired by nature. Genuine service, oceanfront serenity and family-mindedness are wrapped into an award-winning independent resort, where wellness and green practices are at the center of each guest experience.
With unique AVEDA spa experiences, natural al fresco dining, and unrivaled beachfront fun, the hotel offers a relaxing retreat for all types of families – including multigenerational families and families of friends – making your next staycation feel like you’re a world away.
For current packages and deal visit: https://www.thepalmshotel.com/miami-beach-hotel-deals
South Florida’s legendary golf and spa resort, Trump National Doral Miami, combines classic elegance with superb guest amenities and unparalleled service. The world-class destination is just minutes away from restaurants, shops and area attractions.
Its intimate villa-like lodges house 643 deluxe guestrooms and suites spread across 800 acres; rooms showcase gold-leaf Spanish revival decor and come with balconies or lanais. Families may opt for one- and two-bedroom suites, which feature spacious living/dining room with seating for six, full wet bar with granite countertops, and marble-finished full guest and master bath with Natura Bissé Diamond Collection bath amenities. Elegance meets comfort with the exclusive Trump Hotels pillow-top mattress dressed with designer bed linens. Vintage photographs of golf legends fill its suites, along with luxurious amenities including Nespresso coffee system with coffee selections, work desk equipped with office supplies and fully stocked minibar.
Trump National Doral boasts an impressive 48,000-square-foot spa, a palm tree-clad pool with 18 private cabanas and a 125 foot waterslide; additionally, guests have access to multiple dining options, four Har-Tru tennis courts, health club, retail options, as well as four golf courses, including the legendary Blue Monster.
Address: 4400 NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL 33178
Phone: (305) 592-2000
In the heart of Orlando, where theme park enchantment, upscale shopping, and vibrant dining intersect, a tranquil oasis redefines the hospitality landscape. Framed by contemporary architecture and lushly landscaped gardens and lawns, Magic Village Yards is a concierge-style community with 180 luxury villas, exclusive services and unrivaled comfort that will turn your dream family escape into reality.
Enjoy free daily shuttle service to Disney’s parks, along with complimentary little luxuries like Wi-Fi and parking. You can relax by the heated outdoor pool or get in a workout in the fitness room. Villaggio Restaurant pairs inspiring Brazilian-Italian cuisine with a world-class wine list highlighted by the award-winning Magique Cabernet Sauvignon from the heart of Napa Valley.
Life is Beautiful at Magic Village Yards. Come to experience Orlando from a truly exclusive perspective. Enjoy our exclusive savings on www.magicvillage.com. Book now!
Experience the energy of Miami like never before at Clevelander South Beach. Perched on Ocean Drive in the heart of the Art Deco District, our hotel is an icon on the Miami Beach scene. Unwind in modern, intuitively designed rooms after lounging on the beach, chilling at our POOL+PATIO, or dozing on the beautiful SPF4 Sun Deck. As the sun goes down, the action ramps up; feel the electricity on the dance floor as you sip a cocktail and soak up the vibe.
Staycation Activities in Miami
You can enjoy an awesome vacation without ever leaving South Florida. A visit to any of the hotels listed above will make you feel like you are a plane ride away from Miami.
However, if you’re looking for more of a “daycation” we’ve got you covered! Many hotels offer day passes to enjoy the pool, spa, or other amenities. Contact each hotel directly to schedule a fun day getaway with your family!
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