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, life-size 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


Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches

Just an hour away from the theme parks of Orlando lies a seaside haven filled with laid-back and active pursuits where surfers come to shred blue-green waves and families build castles on the cinnamon-colored sand. Shoppers are free to browse the works of over 60 talented artists at the Gallery of Local Art. And no matter what travelers choose to enjoy, the area’s famous 19-mile stretch of uninterrupted beach is never far away, inviting them to bring their dog, park for free and find a wide-open spot to spend the day.

Nature stars in this beautiful place, where all are free to watch dolphins frolic offshore and the more adventurous can plunge into an up-close-and personal experience with them at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Those wishing to explore can go aquatic and paddle the Intracoastal Waterway on a kayak from Ripple Effect EcoTours or ride a bike (brought along or easily rented) on a stretch of the 125-mile trail network that ranges from shady, paved paths to the double black diamond mountain biking trail at Mala Compra Park. Families can also choose to try horseback riding on the beach with Equestrian Adventures or at the Florida Agricultural Museum where they’ll learn about the state’s rural roots. They can witness the wildlife at Gamble Rogers State Recreation Area, part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. And in summer, park rangers offer tours to observe turtles nesting along the dunes.

When the time comes to dine, dozens of restaurants line A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, where patrons can watch fishermen unload the catch of the day while chefs expertly prepare dish after dish. In Palm Coast, European Village offers a distinctly different experience 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.

For anyone seeking a Florida vacation that’s a step off the beaten path and decidedly outside the box, Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches awaits. Plan a family trip today at

St Augustine

International Sights Without 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®.

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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. The Resort’s centerpiece 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. Dance the night away in the Wave Night, the area’s only beachside club. 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. So don’t just come for the SUN, TROPICAL POOL, WHITE SAND BEACH, WATERSPORTS, MUSIC, DANCING, TROPICAL DRINKS, GREAT FOOD, and AWESOME ROOMS; also come for the excellent service and loads of FUN! Mention the code BEACH when booking to receive 20% off and breakfast 1-4 people.

Call 800.237.8477 or visit – Use Promo Code: BEACH– Promo available Monday to Thursday only until 9.22.22


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?

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Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades

With summer heating up in Florida, an escape to Paradise has never sounded better. Reward yourself and your family with the easy drive to Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades — where everything you need for an unforgettable summer vacation awaits.

On Florida’s Paradise Coast, you’ll find activities to delight all ages, from glittering resort pools perfect for splashing the day away, to wide open outdoor spaces that call for adventure, like an exhilarating airboat ride through the world-famous Everglades or a guided fishing tour in the Ten Thousand Islands.

And, of course, there are the beaches that lend Paradise its name. Whether you prefer a secluded stretch of sand for the ultimate in relaxation or a sun-drenched spot to build sandcastles with the whole family, it’s easy to find a beach in Paradise that’s just your style. In fact, Paradise Coast’s beaches have won many prestigious awards and climbed to the top of countless “best of” lists, landing consistently on Dr. Beach’s list of the best beaches in America.

When you need a break from the sun, join in the family art programming at Marco Island Center for the Arts. Visit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, where kids can weave through a hedge maze, climb a two-story banyan tree or build their own train station. Then enjoy toes-in-the-sand beachfront dining as you watch the most colorful and memorable sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.

With everything from family-friendly resorts to charming boutique hotels, Florida’s Paradise Coast combines unforgettable beaches and dining with a luxurious vacation experience. Because when it’s time for a getaway that brings out the kid in all of you, only Paradise will do.

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Plumlee Vacation Rentals on Indian Rocks Beach

Stay right on a Gulf of Mexico beach in a luxurious condo that’s like a home away from home. Plumlee Vacation Rentals offers Gulf Front condos with separate bedrooms, private balconies, and fully equipped kitchens. There’s no need to drive anywhere, just step out of your condo and onto our beautiful white sand beaches. The summertime waters of the Gulf of Mexico are so warm and pleasant that you won’t want to leave!

Plumlee Vacation Rentals also has Plumlee Perks! It’s something the other vacation rental companies don’t have. We have FREE day bike rentals and DVD movie rentals. If you want to bring toys like a boat, or have a large vehicle, we have FREE oversize parking. There are three local offices to serve you during your visit. Our Reservationists are local people and can give you great advice about things to do in the area.

If you’re looking for adventure, you can charter a deep sea fishing trip, go parasailing, rent a boat to tour the islands, or visit the many attractions that the Tampa Bay Area has to offer! Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Busch Gardens Tampa, and The Dali museum in St. Petersburg are a short drive away. Indian Rocks Beach is located on a barrier island right between St. Pete Beach and Clearwater. The Gulf Coast is known for its laid-back atmosphere. Indian Rocks Beach is different from the bigger beaches, because you won’t find high rise buildings or crowded beaches. Indian Rocks Beach has a quiet, family friendly, small town vibe.

Call 877-842-1197 for personal assistance with a local Reservationist or book online at

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