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If you are thinking about a summer vacation, there are so many places in beautiful Florida...just a drive away!!

25 Best Florida Weekend Getaways

More Weekend Trips & Florida Destinations


Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida is a tropical park where vacationers can swim with a bottlenose dolphin, interact with rays, observe 30 species of birds in the aviary, and swim in the pool. Admission to Discovery Cove is limited to 1,000 guests per day to ensure an experience with more personal attention. Upon arriving at Discovery Cove, guests are personally checked in and invited to walk through a nature trail with unique animals. Discovery Cove is home to lagoons, reefs, waterfalls and grottos which can be explored by the whole family. Among other attractions, visitors can explore the reef filled with exotic fish with a mask and snorkel.

To be able to swim with dolphins, visitors must be at least 6 years old (please double check this requirement before you go as rules may change). Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult to visit Discovery Cove. Kids 14 to 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian through the check-in process. All-inclusive pricing starts at about $249. If you skip the swim with a dolphin experience, prices start at $149 per person. For more information and reservations call 877-4-DISCOVERY or visit


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has introduced Florida's tallest roller coaster, SheiKra. The ride reaches 70 mph in speed, is 200 feet high and lasts about three minutes. SheiKra is currently the tallest dive coaster in the world. It also features a 138-foot dive into an underground tunnel and a water-feature at the end of the ride. Riders must be at least 54 inches tall. The coasted is located in the park's new Stanleyville area. After experiencing SheiKra, visitors can have lunch at the Zambia Smokehouse. For more information about Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, visit Find things to do and restaurants in Tampa.

Florida Spas

Choose from a great selection of spas which cater to both men and women with unique and relaxing treatments.

  • Doral: Doral has 52 treatment rooms and offers over 100 services, ranging from beauty treatments to wellness programs. The resort offers several packages. If you are a golfer, you will enjoy the resort's five championship courses for players of all skill levels, including the famous Blue Monster. After a day of golf, try the Blue Monster Massage, a revitalizing sports massage, to help you relieve muscle soreness.

  • Boca Raton: The 50,000-square-foot Boca Raton Resort has 44 treatment rooms and a wide choice of therapies, including Native American healing rituals and European techniques.

Miami Spas and Day Spas

  • Canyon Ranch: Canyon Ranch in Miami Beach brings the Canyon Ranch philosophy to Miami and offers its guests an extensive menu of services.

  • Spa of Eden: Spa of Eden at Eden Roc offers a number of packages and individual treatments in Miami Beach, Florida. Guests must be 18 years of age for spa services. The spa is open Monday to Friday 6am to 10pm; Saturday & Sunday 8am to 8pm. For more information and reservations, call the Reception Desk at 305-674-5585 or Spa Package Reservations at 305-674-5580.

  • Myra & Company: Myra & Company features a day spa, salon, spa cafe, and a movement studio featuring daily Pilates classes. At Myra, women and men can spend a full day of pampering and rejuvenation. The spa also offers Alternative Medicine treatments such as acupuncture and needle free acupuncture. The spa is located in South Miami. Opening hours are as follows: Wednesday & Thursday 8am - 8pm; Friday & Saturday 8am - 7pm; Sunday 10am -6pm; Monday 8am - 6pm; and Tuesday 8am - 7pm. For more information and reservations, call 305-661-2381.

Florida Weekend Packages


The Setai is a beautiful resort in Miami Beach, Florida. Its architecture reflects the rich history of the area. Treat a loved one to the Setai Romance Package. The package offers a relaxing and memorable stay at The Setai. Guests are required to stay a minimum of two nights to avail this offer. Relax over a bottle of Louis Roederer champagne and chocolate covered strawberries after check-in. Included is a Setai Love Bath Ceremony at The Spa by Thémaé and guests have the luxury of breakfast in the suite each morning. The package offers a late checkout at 2 p.m.

2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, 888-625-7500


Innisbrook is a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida. This spectacular resort will relax and rejuvenate guests with their luxurious amenities. They are offering the Prepay & Save Package where guests receive up to 25% off their best available rate when they prepay at the time of booking. The prepaid amount is non-refundable and the reservation must be fully prepaid at the time of booking for guests to avail this discount.

36750 U.S. Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684, 727-942-2000


Sunset Key Cottages is an idyllic resort located on Sunset Key, a tranquil 27 acre island in Key West, Florida. The resort offers panoramic views of the waterfront, a private beach, tennis courts, fitness center, beautiful accommodations, a rejuvenating spa as well as dining options. The Vacation Bonus Package offers a free night and resort credit to make your holiday extra special. Guests receive the 5th night of their stay free when they check out and a $75 resort credit per stay.

245 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040, 305-292-5300


One Ocean Resort & Spa is a beachfront destination in Florida. This is one among the best destinations in the country for family fun. Guests can explore pristine beaches, historic sites, museums, natural reserves or indulge in adventure sports. The resort is offering the Family Package that is sure to make a memorable holiday for the whole family. Overlooking the Atlantic beach, the resort offers luxury accommodations with a turndown service with this package. Included is $100 resort credit that can be redeemed at the spa or at the restaurant.

1 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233, 904-249-7402


Boca Raton Resort & Club is an elegant oceanfront resort with modern and exclusive amenities in Florida. The Uniquely Boca Inclusive Package offers guests endless activities and savings. Included is complimentary parking and late checkout. Guests can relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning. The package offers 15% off on golf green fees, but cart charges apply. Guests also receive 15% off on treatments at Waldorf Astoria Spa and tennis court time. The package is inclusive of resort fees, but a minimum of two night stay is required.

501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432, 888-543-1277

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Golf Vacations in Florida

The state of Florida boasts 1,370+ golf courses, more than any other state in the United States. Golf getaway are especially popular in the winter when visitors from the East Coast escape south to enjoy warm weather. Palm Beach County has more golf courses than any other county in the U.S. Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach offers 36 holes of championship golf on its historic Ocean Course and the Breakers West course. The Ocean Course is Florida's oldest 18-course, originally laid out in 1896.

The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island features a course designed by Mark McCumber and Gene Littler and incorporates the natural surroundings of the island, including sand dunes, palm trees and oaks. Close to Miami International Airport and Biscayne National Park, Doral features five championship courses and the Jim McLean Golf School. The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, also nearby, offers golf privileges at the nearby Crandon Golf Course.

Plan a trip to Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate and play on two Greg Norman-designed championship golf courses. The resort can customize golf vacation packages that will let you play on many nearby golf courses as well. The National is an American-style course with lush fairways and fun par 3s. The International is an authentic links-style course with one of the highest difficulty ratings in the state.

In addition to great golf, the Omni Orlando Resort in Florida features an European spa, an array of dining options and proximity to the area's theme parks such as the Walt Disney World theme parks, Sea World Orlando and Universal Studios Florida, which makes it an exciting family vacation destination.


From Miami, FL To Driving Time
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 1 hour 15 minutes
Palm Harbor, FL 4 hours 30 minutes
St Pete Beach, FL 4 hours
Orlando, Florida 3 hours 30 minutes
Atlantic Beach, FL 5 hours 15 minutes
Marco Island, FL 2 hours
Lakeland, FL 3 hours 45 minutes
St Augustine 4 hours 40 minutes
Vero Beach, FL 2 hours 15 minutes
Daytona Beach Shores, FL 4 hours
Coral Gables, FL 15 minutes
Palm Beach 1 hour 15 minutes
Clearwater Beach, FL 4 hours 25 minutes
Key West 3 hours 20 minutes

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