6 Best Fall Getaways For Florida Residents

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International sights without the international flights | Florida’s Historic Coast

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Imagine the perfect international vacation. You’re walking down quaint European streets, admiring centuries-old architecture, or lounging on a secluded beach. It sounds wonderful. Now, imagine getting there. You have a 14-hour cramped flight, a long wait through customs, and to top it off, you get to enjoy a whole lot of jet lag. That’s why we’re introducing a new way to travel—INTRAnationally. Get all that international charm without ever leaving the country in St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra. From quiet brick streets to pristine beaches, St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra has it all: history, culture, and architecture that rivals Europe, beaches that rival the Caribbean, and golf that’s so good it doesn’t compare to anywhere else in the world.

Also, if it’s amazing music, unrivaled shopping, or world-class cuisine you’re looking for, St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra has all of that too! Enjoy everything from unspoiled natural wonders, quaint boutiques, world-renowned dining, and 42 miles of breathtaking shoreline. So, forget the long flights and crowded tourist traps. Experience international travel without any of the pain of having to travel internationally.St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra. Travel—INTRAnationally. breathtaking shoreline. So, forget the long flights and crowded tourist traps. Experience international travel without any of the pain of having to travel internationally. St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra. Travel—INTRAnationally. Visit FloridaHistoricCoast.com to learn more.

Visit the Award-Winning Golden Isles of Georgia

Discover Georgia’s Best-Kept Secret

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Nestled on the Georgia coast, just three hours north of Orlando, lies the magical seaside retreat of the Golden Isles. These four beautiful barrier islands – St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island – and their historic mainland city of Brunswick were recently named the #1 World’s Best Islands in the Continental U.S. by Travel + Leisure and offer breathtaking landscapes, vast stretches of beaches, and an inherent tranquility felt immediately upon arrival. This is perhaps the best-kept secret on the East Coast; This is the Golden Isles.

Spend your time on St. Simons Island for a family-friendly retreat with moss-draped, oak-lined streets, sandy beaches, and exceptional historic sites. The largest of the isles, St. Simons features hundreds of quality dining and shopping options to please any taste. Or find a private natural retreat on Little St. Simons Island, where you can delight in sensational cuisine and a myriad of activities in the most memorable setting. This 11,000-acre island is accessible only by boat and offers a host of naturalist-led experiences. Experience private luxury on Sea Island, an internationally acclaimed Forbes Five-Star resort, known as an exceptional destination for those who appreciate gracious service and heartfelt hospitality. Visit Jekyll Island, a charming state park welcoming for families and heralded for its open wilderness and National Historic Landmark District. Or step back in time into Brunswick’s charming city streets and picturesque parks.

It’s no secret that Georgia’s Golden Isles is something special. Discover the pristine coastline and maritime forests, bask in the opulence of fivestar amenities and dining, and savor the experiences and memories you create all along the way. Your visit is sure to be an extraordinary one – and it’s guaranteed that you’ll want to return again and again. For lodging and dining specials, please visit Goldenisles.com/specials.

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

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From the historic Clocktower and bandshell to the fishing pier and boardwalk, the oceanfront has fun and activities for everyone. The Daytona International Speedway and One Daytona complexes offer excitement and luxury shopping and entertainment. Plus, historic Main Street and Beach Street have a variety of boutique shops and restaurants that come alive with the culture of the fresh & new Daytona Beach. Amidst the fun of the city is the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. As one of the largest resorts in the region, the oceanfront Hilton has a multitude of amenities available. Outdoor amenities include two resort pools with cascading waterfalls, lifesize checkers, beach cruisers and boogie boards. In-room options include romance offerings like chocolate and champagne and snack packs with cheese, crackers, and fruit.

For business needs, a FedEx Office offers all printing, shipping, packing services. Plus, two guest business centers complete with Mac and PC computers are available. A newly renovated Spa and Fitness center offer state-of-the-art equipment for all exercise and relaxation needs. Orlando residents can enjoy our oceanfront rooms for less! We offer a Florida Resident’s Rate starting at $99. Learn more at daytonahilton.com/florida

Provident Hotels & Resorts

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Have you ever thought of taking your next vacation at a condo-resort hotel? Condo-resort hotels take the best of vacation rental style accommodations — large condos with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, separate living/dining areas, washers/dryers, and fully equipped, full size kitchens — and combine them with typical resort hotel amenities like 24-hour front desk, on-site restaurant/café, pool bar, business and fitness centers and more all under one roof! Condo-resort hotels are perfect for small to large families, honeymooners, girlfriend getaways, golfing groups, retreats, extended stays, weddings, family reunions, sports team groups and more.

Not only do condo-resort hotels offer you two to three times more space than a typical hotel room they can actually save you money on your vacation! How you ask? First, if you are a family or group that would typically rent two connecting hotel rooms now you can rent just one 2 bedroom suite—usually 25-40% less than having to rent two hotel rooms. Second, by having a ful- size kitchen in your condo-resort hotel you now can spend significantly less on dining out by purchasing the comfort food and beverage items you would normally have to pay at premium prices in the hotel’s restaurants and bars.

Provident Hotels & Resorts is the pioneer in the condo-resort hotel accommodations. Three of their eight condor resort hotels are located on the west coast of Florida. Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites, Crystal Palms Beach Resort and Provident Oceana Beachfront Suites are all located on North St. Pete Beach in Treasure Island, less than 2 hours from Central Florida. For your next vacation book a condo-resort hotel and get the best of both worlds: condo-sized units and resort hotel amenities all under one roof!

Shephard’s Beach Resort

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Shephard’s Beach Resort is Florida’s Premier Entertainment Resort! Located on south Clearwater Beach, it features large balconies with spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. Their sanitizing team, the “S-Posse,” re-sanitizes every room after the initial cleaning. Shephard’s was recently awarded AAA’s “Best of Houskeeping for 2020,” so you’re assured of a clean environment. The centerpiece of the Resort is the Famous Tiki-Beach Bar and Concert Stage, perched over their white sand beach. Enjoy local and international bands performing daily while you watch a dramatic sunset! Foodies savor the delicious Tiki Beach Menu on the Tiki Deck with plenty of open space. Exclusively for the resort guests only is the SOAK BAR featuring a wide variety of tropical drinks. Private poolside cabanas are available for your added enjoyment and privacy. Don’t just come for the SUN, TROPICAL POOL, WHITE SAND BEACH, WATERSPORT, MUSIC, TROPICAL DRINKS, and GREAT FOOD; also come for the excellent service and lots of FUN! Receive up to $125 in food and beverage credit with your gas receipt! Call 800.237.8477 or visit Shephards.com (Use Promo Code: GASUP*). *Two Night Stay Required with Promo.  

TradeWinds Island Resorts

Florida is synonymous with beautiful beaches, world-class attractions and luxurious lodging — making it a world-renowned destination for travelers of all kinds. It’s such common knowledge that the phrase “we live where you vacation” has made its way into many Florida residents’ repertoire. The ultimate location for relaxation happens to exist just 90 minutes west of Orlando. At TradeWinds Island Resorts, Floridians can expect more of everything that makes St. Pete Beach special without the price tag of a long-distance journey.

St. Pete Beach consistently makes top travel lists. Right on a sparkling shore complete with warm Gulf waters, sugar-soft sand wider than a football field and stunning sunsets year-round, there are few places in the world that boast a more beautiful setting. Listed as a top ten beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, it’s also considered the Sunset Capital of Florida as well as home to a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive days of sunshine. TradeWinds sits on more than 30 acres of this west coast wonder too, setting the scene for a dream vacation.

With special savings this fall, it’s the perfect time for Florida residents to stay in a state of play with 15% off already discounted rates. Dive into an aquatic adventure with parasail or jetski rides, paddleboards and more. Enjoy delicious dining options and watch the sun sink beneath the horizon with your toes in the sand and a frozen drink in hand from beach bars featuring fire tables encircled by plush couches. Call 800.360.4020 or visit MyOrlandoBeach.com.

We’ve shown you the dazzling landscapes and told you the fun things to do if you travel this Fall, but the Fall Getaways partners want to sweeten the deal even more. Throughout the month of September, we’ll post exclusive special offers on Twitter and Facebook from these getaway destinations. Be sure to follow us so you don’t miss out!

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