Even when you live in a state with more sunshine than you can handle, sometimes escaping for a weekend is exactly what the doctor ordered. Getting off the grid and relaxing isn’t always easy, but we are going to save you the time and energy of researching where to go with this list of the 7 best weekend getaways in Florida. If relaxing isn’t your thing, check out our grid of fun activities in Miami!
Enjoy a smoothie by the pool at Marco Beach Ocean Resort
Marco Beach Ocean Resort is truly a piece of heaven on earth with its white sand beach overlooking the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This award winning resort has been recognized by Travel + Leisure’s World Best Awards and has received Four Diamond by AAA. Guests can enjoy a complimentary smoothie while relaxing on the beach or by the pool every 3:00 PM.
Play like a pro at PGA National Resort and Spa
PGA National Resort has hosted memorable championship tournaments since in opened in 1981. This award winning resort combines the allure of Palm Beach Gardens with five beautifully landscaped golf courses making it a golf lover’s paradise. After a tiring game, guests can spend the rest of the day at the spa to replenish their lost energy.
Spend a weekend of fun at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club
Whether travelling solo, with a partner, a group or the entire family, Innisbrook Resort is the perfect place to spend the weekend doing almost anything or absolutely nothing. Located in Palm Harbor, this resort is packed with activities all year long from playing sports like golf and tennis to riding a slide at its Loch Ness Monster Pool. It has received numerous awards and has been recognized as “one of the best places to play golf” by Golf Digest.
Travel back in time at Bayfront Westcott House Bed & Breakfast
Bayfront Westcott House is located in the historic St. Augustine, one of the oldest European-established settlements in the country. Guests can learn more about the city’s rich history at one of the storytelling sessions included in the package. This charming B&B has been voted several times as one of the best B&Bs in Northeast Florida.
Escape for the weekend at the Hotel Zamora
The Hotel Zamora is a Spanish inspired hotel found in one of top beaches in the country. With its beautiful white sand and amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico, it’s no surprise that St. Pete Beach has become a popular destination to find action or relaxation over the weekend. Guests can opt to spend the day lounging at the beach or enjoy a night out with friends in downtown St.Petersburg.
Have an unforgettable stay at the Villas of Grand Cypress Orlando
Villas of Grand Cypress is a 1,500 acre golf resort located in the heart of Central Florida and is just a few miles away from Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Orlando. This world class resort has been awarded “Four Stars” by Forbes Travel Guide and recognized as one of the “top 10 best hotels in Orlando” by U.S. News & World Report in 2015. Aside from golf, guests can enjoy other sports and fun activities like tennis, rock climbing, bicycling and many more.
Experience “Old Florida” charm at Tarpon Lodge
With breathtaking views of Pine Island Sound, guests will definitely experience a little bit of paradise while staying at Tarpon Lodge. After spending the day exploring “Old Florida”, they can choose to stay in one of the rooms in the Island House or the Historic Lodge builit in 1926. But if they want more privacy, they can rent the Cottage or the restored Boathouse.