Your Ultimate Summer Getaway Guide

Summer is finally on its way and now is the perfect time to plan your getaway. Check out some of these great deals and special destinations just a short drive from Orlando. Call or click and get packing for summer fun in the sun.

Hilton Daytona

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

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

For details, visit our website: www.daytonahilton.com


Palm Coast

Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches

About an hour’s drive from downtown Orlando, this seaside haven offers a variety of laid-back and active pursuits, where surfers come to shred blue-green waves and families build castles on the cinnamon-colored sand. Nearby, dolphins at play entertain diners at beachside eateries while shoppers search for souvenirs from local retailers and the Gallery of Local Art, where creations by more than 60 artists are available for purchase.

The biggest draw is, of course, the 19-mile stretch of uninterrupted beach. Bring your dog, park for free and find a wide-open spot to spend the day. Swim with dolphins at Marineland Dolphin Adventure, one of the nation’s leading marine conservation centers. Paddle the Intracoastal Waterway on a kayak from Ripple Effect EcoTours. Ride your bike on a stretch of the 125-mile trail network, ranging from shady, paved pathways to the double black diamond mountain biking trail at Mala Compra Park. Go horseback riding on the beach with Equestrian Adventures or at the Florida Agricultural Museum where you’ll learn about the state’s rural roots. Explore wildlife at Gamble Rogers State Recreation Area, part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. In summer, Park Rangers offer tours to observe turtles nesting along the dunes.

By this time, you’ll have worked up an appetite. Dozens of restaurants line Historic Highway A1A, giving sea-to-table dining a whole new meaning – watch fishermen at work while you dine on their bounty. Feast with international flair at European Village, a charming venue with a cobblestone central plaza surrounded by eight eateries, ten shops, and five bars. On Sundays, stroll through the Village’s outdoor artisan and farmers market and enjoy live music.

Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches is the laid-back, fun-packed destination for a getaway that isn’t far away. Get planning ideas at VisitFlagler.com.


St Augustine

International sights without the international flights.

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.

Visit FloridasHistoricCoast.com to learn more.


Shephards

Shephard’s Beach Resort

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 sanitization team, the “S-Posse,” re-sanitizes every room after the initial cleaning. Recently awarded AAA’s “Best of Housekeeping for 2020,” so you’re assured 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 watching the dramatic sunsets. Dine outside on the large Tiki Deck. Exclusively for the resort guests is the SOAK BAR featuring a wide variety of tropical drinks. Private poolside cabanas are available for your added enjoyment. Don’t just come for the SUN, TROPICAL POOL, WHITE SAND BEACH, WATERSPORTS, MUSIC, TROPICAL DRINKS, and GREAT FOOD; also come for the excellent service and loads 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


Golden Isles

One Stunning Location… Many Charming Personalities

Along the Georgia coast lies a stretch of land like no other. Here you will find centuries-old oak trees draped with Spanish moss that line the streets and meet miles of sun-drenched beaches. Vast marshlands, winding rivers, and plentiful nature and wildlife beckon visitors who return for generations.

Comprised of four natural barrier islands, Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Islands in the Continental U.S., St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island – and their mainland city of Brunswick, each has its own charm and personality for you to discover.

Find private luxury on Sea Island, an internationally acclaimed Forbes Five-Star resort. Welcoming couples and families for nearly 100 years, Sea Island is best known for its impeccable service, stunning location, and heartfelt hospitality.

Spend your time on St. Simons Island for a family- friendly retreat with coastal appeal, sandy beaches, and exceptional historic sites. Or find a private natural retreat on Little St. Simons Island, where you can experience sensational cuisine and activities in the most memorable natural setting.

Visit Jekyll Island, a unique state park heralded for its open wilderness and National Historic Landmark District. And be sure to stop in the mainland city of Brunswick, a charming port town that dates to colonial times. Tour the historic downtown and delights in coastal cuisine along the way.

This is perhaps the best-kept secret on the East Coast; this is the Golden Isles.

For more details, go to GoldenIsles.com


 

Don Cesar

Don CeSar

Born at the height of the Great Gatsby Era in 1928 and known as Florida’s iconic Pink Palace®, the fully renovated Don CeSar is the epitome of old world glamour and sophistication. With its majestic presence, spirited food and beverage offerings and unparalleled location on St Pete Beach, it is unlike any other resort in the world. Voted TripAdvisor’s #1 Best Beach in America, the seven miles of sugar-white shoreline make every view equally breathtaking from a lounge chair or your private guestroom balcony. Whether you’re looking to relax poolside, enjoy a dive in movie, rent wave runners, or find your refuge on the beach, The Don has it all. Plan a getaway that you will never forget and take advantage of this exclusive offer by using Promo Code ORLMAG and receive 15% Off and a $50 Resort Credit when you book 2 nights or more.

Book your legendary getaway today by calling 866.372.2885 or visit www.doncesar.com.


Martys

Martin County

Craving an uncrowded escape? We don’t blame you. Tucked away along the Atlantic Coast of South Florida, Martin County is a true hidden haven for families to relax and recharge. Boasting more than 22 miles of secluded beaches and 100,000 acres of pristine parks and conservation lands, there’s plenty of space to sprawl out and unwind.

Embrace a slower pace of life, surrounded by natural landscapes, vibrant downtown districts, and countless activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. With a picturesque combination of Old Florida character and coastal charm, Martin County is the perfect road trip destination for a quintessential summer getaway. Best of all, it’s free of crowds and easily accessible – no matter where you’re visiting from. So what are you waiting for?

Start planning your next escape today at www.discovermartin.com!


Tradewinds

Don’t Go Far to Get Away!

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. Not only listed the #1 Beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, it’s considered the Sunset Capital of Florida and also 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 for Florida residents, it’s the perfect time for locals to stay in a state of play with incredibly 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 line with your toes in the sand and a frozen drink in hand from beach bars featuring fire tables encircled by plush couches.

TradeWinds Island Resorts 800.360.4020 MyOrlandoBeach.com

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