Quick Hits: Where to Plan Your Florida Staycation

While the summer solstice is kicking off the official beginning of summer, something other than the sun also seems to be shining a bit brighter: premier Florida resorts are offering packages, deals and discounts to usher some more light into your demanding daily grind. If you seem to be glued into the hubbub of your daily work routine, email inbox and chain of conference calls, it’s time for a staycation. Florida’s most exclusive resorts have your relaxation plan covered, so take your eyes off of your work calendar, and enjoy some much-needed relaxation in the comforts of the Sunshine State.


Cabana Pool - 1 Hotel South BeachPhoto Credit: DKC

The 1 Hotel South Beach is the premier pampering destination. This summer, the resort is offering a Florida Locals package, which includes up to 20% off the property’s daily rates with waived daily resort fees and complimentary valet. With two ocean-side swimming pools and an adult-only Rooftop pool, guests are invited to relax on waterside daybeds with full-service cabanas. The resort offers a wide range of lush amenities including the Spartan Gym and the acclaimed Bamford Haybarn Spa sure to rejuvenate you during your essential break from reality.


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W Miami is providing Florida residents with a slew of haute perks this summer season. With a purchase of the Florida Residents package, you will receive two cocktail tickets for use at either the property’s fine dining restaurant,15th and Vine, or the breathtaking WET deck, along with complimentary breakfast for two at 15th and Vine, daily valet parking and free Wi-Fi. While the package is enticing on its own, the resort itself adds to the appeal with its prime downtown location and high-end dining, which capture the true, urban essence of the Magic City.


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The Breakers is the definition of posh exclusivity at its finest. Famed for its exquisite dining, private poolside bungalows and indoor-outdoor spa, the resort allows guests to enter into a realm of tranquility that helps them reconnect with their more relaxed selves. From May to October,  the Breakers is offering a seemingly endless variety of daily perks including a breakfast buffet at the Circle or the Beach Club Restaurant, unlimited golf and tennis, unlimited access to Ocean Fitness center and weekly group fitness classes and even more discounts, not to mention top-notch amenities.


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If you’re looking for a complete disconnect from incessant work emails or a demanding daily workload, recharge at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples beach resort where, between the gracious hospitality and the boundless amenities, guests are treated like royalty. From May to October, starting at $449 per night, the Ritz-Carlton, Naples is offering $50 cumulative nightly dining toward lunch or dinner at the elegant Terrazza or Lemonía, complimentary dinner for two guests daily in the resort restaurant (including tax and gratuity), valet parking and complimentary use of two beach chairs and one umbrella at the beach resort.


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Miamians are fortunate enough—especially during the relaxing summertime months—to be just a few hours away from the Florida Keys. Take advantage of your summer weekends by driving down to Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria resort, in Key West. The exclusive resort is offering a special summer deal of up to 15% off summer stays from June 30 to September 30–an offer that lasts until June 23. If you feel like the weekend is all too short, book four nights, and with Casa Marina’s special deal, get the 4th night free.