Posts about ‘Florida’

Florida is the perfect place to escape in February, when the cold is unrelenting and the spring is still too far off. This time of year, though, just dipping south of the border won’t be enough. You’ve got to go deep into Florida to get the warmth, and there’s no better place for that than [read more…]

As the NBA season heats up this winter, some basketball fans are ready for a fast break. In the case of these b-ball getaways, traveling is actually a good thing. Here are 5 dream destinations for basketball fans. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts: Located in the supposed birthplace of basketball, the Hoop Hall belongs on every fan’s bucket [read more…]

Miami the land of hot sun and hot bodies—and that’s no coincidence. Ocean views and year-round sunshine make outdoor sweat sessions a breeze, and with the city’s abundance of free and cheap exercise classes, you don’t have to choose between physical and fiscal fitness. If your new year’s resolution involves shedding some pounds, then a winter getaway to South Florida [read more…]

If your dream of a white Christmas includes white sand beaches, then you can still get into the holiday spirit. Opt for one of these tropical destinations that offer all of the cheer with none of the cold. Key West, Florida: The nation’s southernmost city always marches to the beat of its own drummer boy, and [read more…]

All is calm, all is bright. In some cases, really bright. Here are seven of some of America’s most over-the-top holiday light displays. St. Augustine, Florida: During Nights of Lights, the 450-year-old city illuminates its landmarks with white lights in a display that’s been called one of the world’s 10 best. The festivities include a bunch of special events, such as carriage [read more…]

Football season’s in full swing, and that means three things: beer, good food and tailgating. If you’re willing to go where the game takes you, here are the best NFL cities for enjoying all three without breaking the bank. Tampa, Florida If you love fishing and football, Tampa may be the NFL town for you. [read more…]

  With the price of tickets to Walt Disney World, soaring into the triple digits earlier this year, parkgoers need to be savvier than ever about where they stay. Consider hotels just outside Disney World, but not technically on the park’s property. Here’s a rundown of some of our favorite resorts within a 10-minute drive of the park, [read more…]

Whether you object to the treatment of animals or you’re just bored with the usual dog and pony show, check out one of these animal-free alternatives to the traditional three-ring circus. For more amusements, visit cheaptickets.com/events. Use promo code TICKETS10 to get 10 percent off event tickets. Cirque du Soleil: The Quebec-based company started in 1984 and now [read more…]

We all know the four seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall. But in the travel industry, there are only three seasons that matter: peak, shoulder and off. Here’s why you should care. class=”aligncenter What’s the diff? Peak season, or high season, is when a destination is the most popular. Peak season varies by destination, often depending on [read more…]

All-you-can-eat buffets are American as apple pie (even better if they include actual pie). Whether you live in the United States or are just visiting, these over-the-top eateries will have you patting your belly saying, “God bless America.” Studio B Buffet In Las Vegas, everything’s a production—including mealtime at this “show kitchen buffet.” Graze on more [read more…]