Miami enjoys a great location that makes it the perfect base for exploring Florida. Plan a road trip and visit the beautiful Florida Keys, check into a quiet country inn or get to know Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Delray Beach, Naples and other charming towns. We've included driving times from Miami to help you plan your weekend trip. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.

Cheeca Lodge and Spa

Cheeca Lodge and Spa

Hidden behind dense tropical greenery in Islamorada, Florida Keys, Cheeca Spa and Lodge is an oasis away from civilization and stress. Guests are invited to enjoy clear turquoise waters, golden sand beaches, soft breezes, and exceptional comfort in this laidback lodge and spa. The spacious rooms are colorful and decorated with an island theme, and all have modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, DVD players, minifridges, and balconies. Suites have large bathtubs and rainfall showerheads and some have even kitchens and pull-out sofas.

Good to know: Cheeca guests enjoy a range of watersports, a fishing pier, six tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course, a fitness center, a full-service spa, a kids' center, two swimming pools, and several restaurants.

Local tip: Windley Fossil Reef Geological State Park is only 5 miles away.

What's nearby? There are many great things to do in Islamorada, including restaurants and scenic Islamorada beaches to explore on vacation.

81801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, 305-712-7166

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Southernmost Point Guest House - 3 hours 30 minutes from Miami, Florida

Southernmost Point Guest House -  3 hours 30 minutes from Miami, Florida

The Southernmost Point Guest House is a charming Victorian building with intricate Queen Anne details built in 1894, and it is located on the famous Duval Street. Neighboring the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this lovely guesthouse offers peaceful oasis from all the Key West action.

Ten cozy, spacious rooms and suites are beautifully decorated and have private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, refrigerators, and much more.

Luxury in paradise: Some suites have full kitchens, balconies overlooking the ocean, living rooms, or porches.

Do this: Guests can enjoy comfortable hammocks in the shade of the garden, spacious porches, and cool swimming pool.

Good to know: Hot breakfast is served outside on the veranda.

What's nearby? There are many great things to do in the Florida Keys.

1327 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, 305-294-0715

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Night Swan Intracoastal Bed and Breakfast - 3 hours 45 minutes from Miami, Florida

Night Swan Intracoastal Bed and Breakfast - 3 hours 45 minutes from Miami, Florida

Located in two historic early1900’s houses and a cottage, Night Swan bed-and-breakfast is located right on the Intracoastal Waterway about 2.3 miles from the wonderful surfing beach and about 4.2 miles from Smyrna Dunes Park. Sitting on the spacious porch, veranda, or on the carefully maintained lawn, guests can enjoy spectacular views of the waterway and passing boats.

Night Swan has its own dock where guests can dock their boats free of charge. There are sixteen comfortable and nicely decorated rooms with private baths and free Wi-Fi.

Romantic getaway: Some rooms have whirlpool tubs, four-poster beds, views of the water, and kitchenettes.

Pro tip: Some rooms are pet-friendly.

Good to know: Hot breakfast is served in the main house.

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512 S Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, 386-423-4940

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Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast - 3 hours 30 minutes

Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast - 3 hours 30 minutes

Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast is located in an elegant, historic 1913 home overlooking the Manatee River, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the charming village of Palmetto.

Only minutes from the magnificent white sandy beaches and a short drive to the attractions in Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, St. Petersburg and Tampa, Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast has its own 200-foot long peer and six luxurious rooms and suites.

All are wonderfully decorated with antique furnishings and have private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs.

Pro tip: Some rooms have a view of the water.

Good to know: A hot gourmet breakfast is served in the screened Florida Room with a view of the Regatta Point Marina.

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1102 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221, 941-981-5331

Marrero's Guest Mansion - 3 hours 30 minutes from Miami, Florida

Marrero's Guest Mansion - 3 hours 30 minutes from Miami, Florida

Built in 1889 by Francisco Marrero, a prominent cigar maker, Marrero's Guest Mansion invites visitors to relax in a historic environment and enjoy Key West’s famous Duval Street from the veranda. The grand Victorian mansion has been carefully updated by maintaining the original architectural details while still providing for modern amenities.

Guests will find a variety of room sizes and styles at this mansion. Further amenities include an expanded continental breakfast, daily Happy Hour, extensive tropical gardens, a heated swimming pool, and an outdoor shower.

Stay here: All rooms are non-smoking and include a refrigerator, air conditioner, and cable television.

Good to know: Off-street parking is available.

Local information: Best time to visit Key West

Where to find it: Marrero's Guest Mansion, 410 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, 800-459-6212

Tropical Inn - 3 hours 30 minutes from Miami, Florida

Tropical Inn  - 3 hours 30 minutes from Miami, Florida

The Tropical Inn is situated in the heart of Old Town, Key West and provides an excellent location for accessing all this town has to offer. The two-story Main House is a “Conch House” in style and was built in the 1800’s. There are six rooms in the Main House, all of which have queen beds and private bathrooms.

Three rooms share a veranda overlooking Duval Street, and three have private balconies with garden views.

For a luxury weekend getaway: There are also three cottages that house five queen rooms nestled in the property gardens near the waterfall pool and hot tub.

Good to know: Continental breakfast is available to guests.

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812 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, 888-611-6510

Hoyt House Inn - 5 hours 45 minutes

Hoyt House Inn - 5 hours 45 minutes

The Hoyt House Inn on Amelia Island is a 10-room bed and breakfast in a 110-year old plantation style home. Nestled in the Historic District of Fernandina Beach, the inn is close to the restaurants, boutiques, and antiques shops that populate the seaside village. Each guest room has been decorated in unique 1900’s decor.

Stay here: All rooms have individual heat and air conditioning control and private baths with both terry wraps and robes. Guests may choose from king or queen size beds.

Good to know: Regardless of room choice, guests will enjoy complimentary bottled water, fresh baked cookies, and toiletries.

What's nearby? There are many fun activities to choose from in Fernandina Beach.

804 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, 904-277-4300

The Amelia Island Williams House - 5 hours 45 minutes from Miami, Florida

The Amelia Island Williams House - 5 hours 45 minutes from Miami, Florida

Offering rooms in three different buildings of varying age, the Amelia Island Williams House is an 11-room inn on Amelia Island. Guests can choose to stay in the Williams House or the Hearthstone House, both 19th century Antebellum Mansions, or in the Carriage House, a replica of the original carriage house built in 2003.

Good to know: All eleven guest rooms include king or queen beds, custom linens, and private bathrooms.

Where to eat: A 2-course breakfast is served daily consisting of a fruit dish with baked goods and a savory dish of eggs & sausage or a signature dish. Some of the signature dishes include blueberry stuffed French toast and asparagus bacon quiche.

What's nearby? There are many fun things to see on Amelia Island.

103 S. 9th St., Amelia Island, FL 32034, 904-277-2328

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Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa, Jensen Beach

Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa, Jensen Beach

When you check into the Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa on Hutchinson Island, you get more than just another hotel room. This resort has been designed to offer guests an unforgettable beach experience which includes delights like 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa and dining with a view. Nestled on this beautiful barrier island, the resort offers a wonderful stretch of beach for sunbathing, swimming and long romantic walks.

Good to know: The contemporary rooms all boast sunset, pool or ocean views and modern bathrooms with walk-in showers.

Where to eat: Drift Kitchen and Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and there are an additional 2 outside bars.

More to explore: If you enjoy water sports you will find everything you need at the nearby outfitters.

Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa, 3793 NW Ocean Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL 34957, 772 334 1950

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Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa

There is nothing more conducive to romance than an island getaway. The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa offers couples an idyllic location to enjoy a weekend of pampering and relaxation. Overlooking the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this resort boasts a broad sandy beach ideal for sunbathing, swimming and water sports.

Stay here: The rooms and suites are modern and luxuriously appointed, to provide a calm and relaxing ambiance.

Good to know: There are plenty of outdoor spaces for dining and relaxing and the spa offers all the pampering you need.

Where to eat: The Bar and Deck at 560 offers delicious Florida food and sweeping views of the Gulf.

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Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort, 560 S. Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145, 239 394 5000

Old Town Manor - 3 hours 30 minutes from Miami, Florida

Old Town Manor - 3 hours 30 minutes from Miami, Florida

Old Town Manor, a 14-room bed and breakfast located one half block from Duval Street in Key West, is perfectly situated for you to enjoy the splendors of Key West. Built in 1886, the manor is rich in history and style, yet it is also a very modern destination.

The Old Town Manor offers ten rooms in the main mansion and four rooms in the converted Carriage House.

Stay here: Rooms vary in décor, amenities, and size and each has a private bathroom.

Where to eat: A European-style continental breakfast is included, and it is served in the inn’s tropical gardens.

Good to know: The entire Key West B&B is smoke-free.

What's nearby? Key West attractions and activities

511 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040, 305-292-2170

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Naples Bay Resort and Marina, Naples

Naples Bay Resort and Marina, Naples

Imagine – your lavishly appointed room directly overlooks Naples Bay Marina, offing sweeping views of the boats and yachts as you enjoy cocktails on your private balcony. In- room luxuries at this resort include a coffee-maker, mini-fridge, a spacious soaking tub and separate walk-in shower and top quality linens and bedding.

Water sports: The Marina offers daily boat rentals and direct access to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.

Good to know: Other amenities include kayak, canoe and bike hire, three outdoor pools, a large fitness center and 6 tennis courts.

Where to eat: There are 4 on-site restaurants where you can enjoy fabulous fresh fish and seafood as well as excellent international cuisine.

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Naples Bay Resort and Marina, 1500 5th Ave South, Naples, FL 34102, 866 605 1199

The Inn at Pelican Bay, Naples

The Inn at Pelican Bay, Naples

Nestled lakeside and surrounded by greenery, the Inn at Pelican Bay is perfectly positioned for a romantic getaway. Close to many Naples attractions, the inn is just 2 miles from Vanderbilt Beach – a free beach shuttle operates all day and towels, loungers and umbrellas are provided. The spacious rooms are modern and attractive and offer great lake, pool or city views.

Where to eat: You can enjoy a complimentary breakfast every day – served on the terrace or on the edge of the lake.

Good to know: There is a fitness center, outdoor heated pool and hot tub for you to enjoy and all the other attractions of Naples are on your doorstep.

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The Inn at Pelican Bay, 800 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, Fl 34108, 239 597 8777

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Anchor Inn Bed and Breakfast

Anchor Inn Bed and Breakfast

Anchor Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in a quirky, charming 1920’s Craftsman bungalow situated in the historic part of New Smyrna Beach only a short walk from restaurants and boutiques¸ the Intracoastal Waterway, and the local marina. It is also only about a two-mile bike ride from the beautiful beach.

Six lovely, colorful ocean-themed rooms full of art by local artists have private bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, cable TV, Wi-Fi, DVD players, hand-crafted beds, unique hand painted furniture, and French doors.

Rooms with a view: All rooms open to a deck overlooking a beautifully landscaped area.

Where to eat: Guests are treated with a hot three-course gourmet breakfast, and coffee and tea are available all day long.

What's nearby? Florida beaches offer a cheap way to enjoy the state's natural beauty.

312 Washington Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, 386-428-3499

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Atlantis House - 3 hours 30 minutes from Miami

Atlantis House - 3 hours 30 minutes from Miami

Atlantis House is an intimately sized bed and breakfast that offers its guests two suites from which to choose. Located adjacent to the Key West Marine Park and Beaches, this B&B specializes in offering services to those interested in maximizing their experiences in the Key West aquatic park.

What is there to do? The Atlantis House offers guests the chance to snorkel, dolphin watch, and fish from the grounds.

Where to eat: They will even cook up a guest’s catch should they desire.

Good to know: Other amenities include off street parking, bicycles to borrow, in room coffee, bathroom products, and a complimentary slice of homemade key lime pie.

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1401 Atlantic Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040, 305-292-1532

The Mermaid and The Alligator - 3 hours 30 minutes from Miami

The Mermaid and The Alligator - 3 hours 30 minutes from Miami

A beautiful Victorian home built circa 1904, The Mermaid and The Alligator is situated directly in the heart of Old Town Key West. The inn offers six uniquely decorated rooms in the mansion that feature king or queen size beds and large spa-style bathtubs & showers. Three rooms are available in the 1880's cigar maker Conch Cottage.

These rooms are accessible through the garden of the inn and feature all of the amenities of the main house.

Local travel tip: All rooms have private outside entrances.

Where to eat: Breakfast is served poolside and consists of an assortment of muffins and cereals as well as a hot entrée each morning.

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729 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040, 800-773-1894

Ambrosia Key West - 3 hours 30 minute

Ambrosia Key West  - 3 hours 30 minute

Ambrosia Key West is a bed and breakfast located in the Old Town Historic District and within walking distance of most of Key West’s attractions, museums, beaches, and water sport activities. The inn offers rooms, suites, townhouses, and cottages, all of which feature private entrances from verandas, patios, and gardens. All accommodations have private baths.

Townhouses have complete kitchens, spiral staircases, and private decks.

Honeymoon cottage: The cottage overlooks the inn’s dip pool and features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, and a full kitchen.

Good to know: The innkeepers offer packages such as the “Adventure Package” and the “Arts and Cultural Package.”

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Ambrosia Key West, 622 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, 305-296-9838

Magnolia Inn - 3 hours 45 minutes

Magnolia Inn - 3 hours 45 minutes

Located only 45 minutes from downtown Orlando and about one hour from the beaches and Disney, Magnolia Inn is a stately Mediterranean-style 1926 bed and breakfast surround by beautifully manicured gardens.

Only a few minutes from the center of the charming village Mount Dora, Lake Dora, and unique antique shops and galleries, Magnolia Inn offers four uniquely decorated rooms and a carriage house with private bathrooms, air conditioning, TVs, free Wi-Fi, hardwood floors ceiling fans, and antique décor and furniture.

Romantic honeymoon getaway: The charming carriage house has a kitchenette and a private patio.

Where to eat: Hot breakfast is served in a stately formal dining room.

Good to know: Guests can also enjoy a parlor with a romantic fireplace, a bright sunroom, and the lovely backyard with hammocks, a swing, and a gazebo.

What's nearby? There are many great things to do in Orlando nearby.

347 E 3rd Ave, Mt Dora, FL 32757, 352-735-3800

The Alfond Inn at Rollins College

The Alfond Inn at Rollins College

The Alfond Inn is an award-winning philanthropic boutique hotel located in Winter Park, Florida, a few minutes from Rollins College. The hotel has 112 luxury rooms and more than 10,000 square feet of event and meeting space. The rooms are elegant and understated and have modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, minifridges, and coffeemakers, while some have living rooms.

Why stay here? Beautifully designed, the hotel has bright, open lobbies, a verdant courtyard, a pool, a gym, a ballroom, a restaurant, a bar, and an incredible collection of art from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum’s Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art.

Good to know: The hotel’s net profits fund Rollins College scholarships through the Alfond Scholars program.

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The Alfond Inn at Rollins College, 300 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789, 407-278-8159

Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast - 3 hours 45 minutes

Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast - 3 hours 45 minutes

The Sea Breeze Manor, built in 1923, is a 6-room bed and breakfast that invites guests to combine their love of the beach and appreciation of history into one memorable stay. Located directly across from the Boca Ciega Bay beach, the main house is a classic Tudor style building and is perfectly located for exploring the beach and surrounding town.

Good to know: Each of the three queen and three king size suites comes with a private bath featuring a separate tub and shower, inside sitting area, flat screen TV, and private balcony or patio with dining area.

Where to eat: For breakfast, guest can select from the Crepe Café menu, and their meal will be served in their rooms.

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5701 Shore Blvd, Gulfport FL 33707, 727-343-4445

Latitude 26 Waterfront Boutique Hotel, Bonita Springs

Latitude 26 Waterfront Boutique Hotel, Bonita Springs

Overlooking little Hickory Bay, Latitude 26 Waterfront Boutique Hotel is literally surrounded by water in all directions. The hotel boasts a fabulous 65ft dock where you have complimentary use of kayaks and paddle boards all day long. There is also an outdoor water-side spa pool with a view. If you prefer the beach you can make use of the free bicycles to ride to beautiful Barefoot Beach, which is just one mile from the hotel.

Local travel tip: As the sun sets you can enjoy a romantic cocktail or glass of wine around the fire pit.

Why stay here? The rooms come in various configurations and some feature kitchens or/and private decks.

More to explore: There are many great things to do in Bonita Springs.

Latitude 26 Waterfront Boutique Hotel, 4701 Bonita Beach Road SW, Bonita Springs, FL 34134, 239 673 0633

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