If you’ve had a chance to read the JUL/AUG Orange Appeal you know a Florida getaway was on my agenda. Driving to South Florida and the Keys provided lots of moments for nostalgia as I recreated many scenes from my younger days. A lot has changed in some areas but there are still plenty of Old Florida sites. And who can resist the combination of sun, sand, surf, flip flops and a cool cocktail? I enjoyed each of my resort stays and will share my sun-soaking spots.
Pelican Grand Beach Resort, located on the quiet side of Fort Lauderdale beach, has several special offers including stay three, get the fourth night free; Florida resident 20% off the best available rate; and a breakfast package. For info: http://www.pelicanbeach.com
The W Fort Lauderdale is everything you would expect from this hip, hot, chic brand. Summer specials include: Vacation Like A VIP with a $100 resort credit and complimentary valet; Sunsational Savings offers a third night free and $50 resort credit; and Let’s Do Breakfast. For info: http://www.wfortlauderdalehotel.com
The ultra-luxurious Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is committed to your comfort. The resort’s offerings include: Florida Summer Escape with breakfast for two, valet and resort credit; Stay Longer With Us with incentives to add additional nights; and Reconnect with $100 hotel credit per night, buffet breakfast and valet. For info: http://www.ritzcarlton.com
Oceans Edge Key West offers beautiful ocean views in a marina setting with lots of recreational activities available. Summer specials include: Florida resident special of $179/night and a suite deal with 10% off and $50 hotel credit. For info: http://www.oceansedgekeywest.com
The Gates Hotel Key West, a slice of paradise with an on-site food truck, rum bar and live entertainment, offers shuttle service to Old Town. Specials include a Florida resident offer with up to 35% off; Hemingway House offer including tickets to the local treasure; and discounts on extended stays. For info: http://www.gateshotelkeywest.com