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Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
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Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida is easy to get to from the East Coast, and a fun-filled weekend destinations, whether you want to go dancing in nightclubs or explore the trendiest restaurants. TownHouse South Beach offers affordable designer accommodations and a hip setting. At night, head to the hotel's rooftop terrace for a fun evening under the stars. The stylish Ritz-Carlton, South Beach has a spectacular outdoor infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and luxury guest rooms. The hotel spa will leave you pampered from head to toe, ready to return to work after a relaxing weekend. The Tides was recently completely renovated and offers first-class services such as a dedicated personal assistant for the duration of your stay. The hotel offers spacious suites with ocean views.

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Flagler Beach

Flagler Beach is a seaside community with six miles of sandy beaches, restaurants and shops. Stay at the Island Cottage Oceanfront Inn & Spa which is set on a sandy beach, perfect for romantic walks and sunset cocktails. The spa offers a diverse menu of services, including couples' massages under the stars. Rooms start at $169 per night (islandcottagevillas.com, 877-662-6232).

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Palm Beach

Palm Beach, Florida, is famous for its sunny beaches, golf courses and luxury spas. The Breakers Hotel has beautiful landscaping, four pools and a beach club with luxury cabanas. Kids have their own pool to splash around in so they won't feel left out on vacation.

Coastal Florida

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Naples Grande Beach Resort is a family-friendly getaway with a sandy beach, pool and a golf club. The resort offers many activities, including a kids club, tennis, fitness center and Golden Door Spa. The NG Kid's Club offers educational and developmental activities in a relaxed setting.

If you are bringing your own yacht, the Hammock Beach Resort has its own marina, a sandy beach and several golf courses.

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You can expect a weekend on Florida's Gold Coast to be filled with playtime of the beach, tennis and spa treatments. Also featuring a private marina, Boca Raton Resort has a choice of 1,041 guest accommodations, ranging from guest rooms, suites and villas.

Discovery Cove in Orlando

Discovery Cove in Orlando 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 www.discoverycove.com.

Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay

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 www.buschgardens.com. Find out more about Florida and plan your vacation getaway.

Championship Golf

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. Find out more about the Omni Orlando Resort, view rates, and plan your getaway to Florida.

Florida Spas

Florida is a popular spa vacation destination, especially during the winter months. If you are planning a stay during the peak season, you should try to reserve your treatments ahead of time to make sure that you get what you want. In the summer, when weather is hot and humid, Florida resorts attract fewer customers. During those months, you can find room discounts and spa package deals almost everywhere.

  • Naples Spa: The Ritz-Carlton Naples has a 51,000 square foot complex complete with 30 treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms, mineral pool, beauty salon and a sundeck. The resort is set on three miles of white sandy beach and is surrounded with landscaped gardens, stone fountains and courtyards. Signature treatments include the Warm Citrus Oil Wrap, Gentlemen's Cool Marine Facial and Tao Stone Massage.
  • 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.
  • Key Biscayne: The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, near Miami, Florida, has a 20,000 square-foot spa complex with 21 treatment rooms and a Couples Suite. The resort offers daily fitness classes such as Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates.
  • 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.
  • Sanibel Harbour: The Spa at Sanibel Harbour Resort is a 40,000-square-foot facility complete with a fitness center and a cafe serving healthy meals. The spa offers a range of treatments inspired by the tropics - massages, skin care therapies and relaxation programs. The interior is decorated with water sculptures, natural woods and marble floors. Whether you prefer individual treatments or full-day packages, there are more than 60 different options to choose from. Full day packages start at $270 per person per day. Couples should try the Couples Massage, or even splurge on the Day of Indulgence for Couples program ($840 for two) which includes the Couples Massage, Couples Four-Layer Facial, the Caloosa Experience, Couples Pedicure and Spa Lunch. The spa has a minimum age requirement of 16 years. Resort guests have unlimited access to Spa & Fitness Center facilities. For reservations, or more information, call 239-466-2156.

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 the Eden Roc Renaissance Resort 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.
  • Lyons Day Spa: Lyons day spa in Miami offers a full range of services. Guest can choose from a variety of massages, body treatments, facials, hair and mail care. The spa uses some of the leading products, including Aveda, Dermalogica, Tend Skin and Keyano. Lyons is open from Tuesday to Saturday and closed on Sundays and Mondays. For more information and reservations, call 305-663-1777.
  • Meduhr: Meduhr on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami is known especially for its bikini wax, offers a number of skin care, massage and body services. If you are planning a vacation to Miami, stop at the spa for a waxing treatment and a relaxing massage the day before you go to the beach. Swedish Massage costs $80 for 60 minutes. Meduhr is open Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm; 6pm - 7pm by appointment; Saturdays 9am - 5pm; closed Sundays. For more information and reservations, call 305-758-5750.
  • 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.
  • Nirvana: Located in the Howard Johnson Hotel in Miami Beach, Nirvana offers relaxing treatments, a Russian steam room, Finnish dry sauna, Swiss showers, Turkish Hamam steam room, a Lavendar Aromatherapy steam room and an ozonated jacuzzi. The spa is open seven days a week from 11am to 10pm. For more information and reservations, call 305-867-4850 or toll-free 800-355-0564.

Florida Weekend Packages

  • Central Florida's Treasure Coast from $139: Vero Beach on Central Florida's Treasure Coast is offering a mid-week special for AAA Members which is perfect for a quick trip. Receive 30% off your reservation when you reserve Sunday to Thursday, including free valet parking and a complimentary glass of Champagne upon arrival. Rates Starting at $139 (ask for HDEAL rate). The property is also offering the perfect package for couples who want to get away on their second honeymoon. Ask for the Oceanfront Romance Mini-Moon (rate code MOON) which includes: A one-bedroom suite for three nights, Roundtrip transfer from Orlando International or Melbourne Airport, Welcome bottle of bubbly, Full breakfast with bottomless mimosas for two daily (gratuity and tax not included), Chairs with fruit and water for two, daily, One three course romantic dinner for two at Cobalt Restaurant with a bottle of red or white wine (gratuity and tax not included), Relax with one Couples Escape package at White Orchid Spa (gratuity not included), Evening Teaser: Edible Turndown, which includes Strawberry Delight (edible strawberry & coconut oil lotion), Chocolate Ecstasy (edible chocolate masks) and Bubbly Bliss (champagne bubble bath). Moreover, Couples will depart with a Tiffany frame in blue as a keepsake. Another great option for couples is the spa package. Ask for the PSPA rate which includes: 20% off best available rate and a 25 minute massage and facial at White Orchid Spa (one per stay).
  • LEGOLAND Tickets at The Bohemian Celebration: Bohemian Hotel Celebration is a 115-room luxury getaway with old-world elegance and lakeview guest rooms. The hotel is offering several great packages for couples and families. Take a look at the LEGOLAND offer which includes: Spacious accommodations for up to four, Delicious breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children to energize you for the day (up to $70), Two adult tickets to LEGOLAND (children's tickets can be purchased separately on property based on quantity and ages), Two activity books with crayons and Four bottles of water. Great for couples, the Adventure in the Sky special includes: One night in our luxurious accommodations, Two tickets for a hot air balloon ride and Transportation to and from the landing zone. Flights are available seven days a week at sunrise, weather permitting. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The Romantic Retreat includes: Luxury guest room, romantic turn-down service which includes a bottle of champagne, chocolates, rose petals and a romantic CD to play in the in-room Bose CD player; and Breakfast for two in the morning to be used in the Bohemian Bar and Grill restaurant or room service (up to $50).
  • Dinner on a Private Yacht in Fort Myers from $289 per night: Sanibel Harbour Resort in Fort Myers in Florida is offering a dining special which gives you a chance to dine aboard a luxury private yacht. Ask about the "Dine with Us" offer which starts at $269 and includes: Overnight Accommodations, Breakfast buffet at the Tarpon House Restaurant, Dinner at either the Tarpon House or aboard the Sanibel Harbour Princess, and Champagne & strawberries delivered to your guest room. Ask for a room with a view of Sanibel and Captiva islands on your trip. You may also like the relaxing spa special with rates starting at $289 per night. Ask about the "Revitalize and Rejuvenate" promotion which includes: Overnight accommodations, Breakfast for two each morning, One 50 minute spa service, Choice of a Swedish Massage; and a Caloosa Facial, body wrap or body scrub. Mention promo code SPA to get this package. The property has a 40,000 square foot spa & fitness center.
  • Save with a Package in Coral Gables: Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida is a stylish getaway for couples who like to golf, relax at the spa and have romantic dinners. Take a look at the hotel's Romantic Escape which includes: Deluxe accommodations with welcome amenity including champagne and strawberries, One 5-course tasting dinner for two at the Award winning Palme d'Or restaurant, One 50-minute couples massage at the Biltmore, Breakfast daily in any of the resorts 3 restaurants; Complimentary valet parking, Unlimited fitness classes, health club access and tennis. The Pamper & Play is great for couples who want to combine spa and golf - it includes: Deluxe accommodations, Breakfast daily in Fontana's Courtyard, The 19th Hole or Cascades (Weekend's Only), Unlimited golf on the Donald Ross Classic course, additional rounds are subject to cart fees, One 50-minute Spa treatment, Unlimited fitness classes, health club access and tennis. If you are looking for free nights on your romantic getaway, take a look at the Stay 4 Pay 3 which gives you a free night on certain dates. Click here for more Florida packages.