Florida is called the Sunshine State for a reason. With an array of distinct cities ranging from family friendly to sultry, it's also ripe with vacation hotspots for kids, parents and the romantically inclined alike. So why not take advantage of all the state has to offer, courtesy of these deals in Orlando, Miami, Key West, and beyond.
Touch down in Orlando on Virgin America, which is offering 1-way fares to the peninsula for cheap (from $58.90, a low by $10; expires February 25). Once you land, settle the family in at the Grand Villas Resort and let your 2-night stay — complete with fully stocked kitchens, master bedrooms, and whirlpool-jet tubs, not to mention easy access to all the necessary Disney stomping grounds — begin! (from $109, a low by $88; expires March 1). But that's not all: the Groupon deal also comes with a Dine 4 Less card, which will snag you discounts at a variety of local restaurants.
If you'd rather get situated a little farther away from all the action, unpack your things in Kissimmee, Florida just 16 miles away from Disney World. There affordable stays at the Seralago Hotel (from $39, a low by $11; expires March 1) feature kitschy rooms and a free shuttle to all the theme parks. Plus breakfast is free for up to two children.
Prefer to catch your meals for the day? Trek just an hour east to Port Canaveral for a 6-hour deep sea fishing trip with gear and lunch ($25, a low by $30; expires July 22). Test the waters by reeling in a variety of fish — we're talking grouper, red snapper, amberjack and kingfish — while aboard the 65-foot Ocean Obsession II.
Just 90 miles southwest is Tampa, which is often overlooked by tourists. But, the overshadowed city is actually ranked number five on Forbes' list of best outdoor cities. Enjoy a 2-night stay at the Mainsail Suites and Hotel Conference Center, located just five minutes from the airport (from $152, a low by $64; expires March 1) and hop the free shuttle transportation to all local attractions within a 3-mile limit. Or, if you want to kick back, there's an outdoor pool area with a Jacuzzi and sand volleyball courts.
Looking to explore an entirely new part of Florida yet unseen? Head to the Northwest part of the Sunshine state to Panama City Beach with a 3-night stay at the Wyndham Bay Point Resort, nestled within a 1,100 acre wild life sanctuary (from $297, a low by $105; expires February 22). The city's beaches are also made of broken down quartz crystals, making it home to some of nature's best attractions. Coupled with plenty of perks —free welcome cocktails, expansive bay views, and free meals for kids — you'll wonder why you’ve never ventured to these parts before.
If you're leaving the brood behind this time around, celebrate some much needed alone time in Miami with stays at the Regency Hotel Miami (from $103, a low by $16; expires February 25). The boutique hotel is located close to the airport and downtown Miami, which means you'll be able to stroll along the Art Deco District, visit renowned South Beach, and explore the city's vibrant nightlife in a flash. A complimentary shuttle also takes guests to nearby shopping areas including International and Dolphin malls.
Once you've gotten situated, take the romance to new heights with a 1-hour sunrise hot air balloon ride for two with a post-flight picnic and champagne ($229, a low by $271; expires July 24). Watch the come up over the ocean with your significant other and take in aerial views of the Everglades before snacking on fresh French bread, salami, fruit and sparkling wine.
Not so much an earlier riser? Then sail off into the sunset with a 2-hour Biscayne Bay boat cruise for two ($78, a low by $82; expires August 1). You'll have the opportunity to spot bottlenose dolphins, Florida manatees, and plenty of envious South Florida coastline, not to mention document your trip with complimentary photos.
Or, venture about three hours southwest to Key West and rest your head at the Ibis Bay Beach Resort. The hotel is offering 2-night stays (from $280, a low by $11; expires February 22) and plenty of Key West local flair, including over 600 feet of beaches, fresh fish caught daily at the resort's restaurant, and water sports galore.
These deals will amp up your Florida vacation, no matter your fancy. But, if you've got different ideas for a holiday, be sure to check out our daily travel deals for other airfare, hotel, and vacation packages.
At the time of publication, these travel deals offered the lowest prices we could find. Deals may include blackout dates, additional taxes, and fees. Some of our prices may be based on mandatory double occupancy.
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