Cheap Florida Vacations

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Other states' tourism boards would be so lucky to have Florida's ready-made allure: year-round sunshine, theme parks galore and miles of sugary coastline. Add to the list one more motivator: cheap Florida vacations. The cash-strapped can always count on the beaches for Mother Nature's gifts, from sunrises and sunsets to dolphin spotting. And for families: Disney World and all in its ilk, whose packages make for an affordable Florida travel getaway -- especially during the off-season.

Use our handy guide for cheap things to do in Florida by region, and book your trip to the land of pink flamingos and lost shakers of salt.

Cheap Vacation Packages

Cheap Florida Vacation Packages

Universal's Loews Royal Pacific Resort

4 stars
4.1 / 5 197 reviews
Tropical enchantment and movie magic create a remarkable experience with every stay at Universal's Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Centered in the heart of beautiful Orlando, this property is surrounded by swaying palms and lush island-styled landscapes. Loews Royal Pacific Resort redefines the room with a view, offering suites that overlook more than 300 acres of tropical gardens. A pool connects with the resort's private lagoon, and it's all yours to see from one of three stately guest towers. The property offers on-site golfing, shopping and a fitness center. Try out the in-house dining experience at Emeril's Tchoup Chop, or feast in the Indonesian splendor of the Island's Dining Room. The Royal Pacific has a coveted AAA Four Diamond award, which is given for stylish and modern amenities and great services. Key facts1,000 guestrooms 51 suitesPet-friendly (refer to hotel pet policy; fees may apply)85,000-square-feet of conference/event spacesOutdoor pool with lagoonGymGift shopRestaurants: Emeril's Tchoup Chop, Jake's American Bar, Orchid Court Sushi Bar, Bulla Bar & Grille, Islands Dining Room and Orchid Court Sushi BarFree Wi-FiFull-service spa24-hour room serviceChildcare services NeighborhoodTwo of the most exciting theme park destinations in the area are just a quick stroll or boat ride away. Immerse yourself in all things cinema at Universal Studios Florida. From movie sets to roller coasters, the action seems unlimited. Explore the Islands of Adventure and rub shoulders with Harry Potter, the Incredible Hulk, and Dr. Seuss before finishing your day with shopping and the sparkling nightlife along scenic CityWalk. Hints and tipsYour stay comes with special privileges that include complimentary water taxi rides, visits from your favorite themed characters, and priority restaurant seating.
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Seralago Hotel and Suites Maingate East

3 stars
3.1 / 5 892 reviews
Seralago Hotel and Suites Maingate East in Orlando offers affordable rooms that please the budget traveler, as well as suites designed for maximum comfort. Children come first at this hotel, which is divided into two distinct sections: one for the adults and one for the little ones with junior bunk beds, a junior bed, and several fun kid-themed accommodations. Cool off after a morning in the humid Florida air, and practice your freestyle in one of two Olympic-length pools, or watch as the kids splash around in their own designated swim zone. During the evenings, families can get cozy in front of the hotel's big screen to watch a complimentary family movie. Key facts Free parkingShuttle servicesDining: The Vineyard Cafe, The People's Choice Food Court & General StoreBars: Tropical Treasures Pool Bar, The Court Street Bar614 guestrooms3 pools, 1 for kids2 whirlpoolsTennis courts, basketball, sand volleyball court, playgroundComplimentary family movies at hotel theaterArcade games room NeighborhoodThe Serlago Hotel and Suites is located three miles from Disney World, and gives guests easy access to the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, SeaWorld, Universal, Epcot and Animal Kingdom. Make friends with playful dolphins at Discovery Cove, just a short drive away. The shuttle services offered to guests will ensure that you spend your time enjoying local attractions, rather than fighting traffic or searching for parking spots. If you want to leave the Disney resort for an afternoon of shopping or a family dinner, visit nearby Old Town Kissimmee. There you'll find an assortment of restaurants and shops to explore. Hints and tipsVisit the guest relations counter to purchase discounted tickets for Disney World, Universal Studios and other attractions.Jump on a shuttle to many of the attractions for a small fee.
Value 35% OFF EACH NIGHT
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Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, a Rosen Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 158 reviews
All rooms have coffee maker, refrigerator, and microwave. FREE scheduled shuttle to Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, MGM Studios, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Sea World. Gift shop, game room, 2 pools, Boardwalk Buffet restaurant, Lite Bite mini-mart, children's playground, and coin laundry. Free transportation to Shingle Creek Golf Club. Was a former Comfort Inn. Pet Accommodation: $15.00 USD per night/pet. Pet Limit: 50lb max Packages shipped to the hotel will incur a handling fee.
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Days Inn Miami Airport North

2 stars
2.4 / 5 253 reviews
Budget-friendly stay near the airport with free shuttle, pool and restaurantEnjoy modern facilities with a tropical feel at the Day's Inn Miami Airport North. Located conveniently close to the Airport North, the hotel has a free shuttle service to the airport, the surrounding area and the cruise ship terminal. An on-site restaurant, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily, provides plenty of scope for culinary exploration, and a relaxing evening is assured in the lounge. The Day's Inn Miami Airport North also has an outdoor swimming pool and a business center. Additional services include laundry facilities and multilingual staff. The hotel is also close to the Miami Springs Golf Course, Hialeah Racetrack, Miami Jai Alai and Grapeland Water Park. Guests may park at the hotel free of charge. Reasons to stay 24-hour shuttle service to the airport, surrounding area and cruise ship terminalLocated close to the Miami Airport North, and a short drive from Miami Beach and Sun Life StadiumConvenient business and leisure facilities, including an Olympic-sized outdoor pool, and business center with free Internet accessComplimentary onsite parking available Day's Inn Miami Airport North RoomsThe Day's Inn Miami Airport North has 145 air-conditioned rooms. The rooms are smoking or non-smoking and have either two double beds or a queen or king-sized bed. Refrigerators and wake-up calls are available on request and housekeeping is available on a daily basis. The Day's Inn Miami North Airport rooms are both spacious and traditionally decorated with solid woods, and offer free Wi-Fi Internet access, televisions with premium cable channels, AM/FM alarm clocks and in-room safes. Bathrooms have a shower, bath tub and complimentary bath amenities. Select rooms have a microwave, mini-fridge and spacious work desk. Rollaway beds and cribs are available (fees apply). Some guest rooms at the Day's Inn Miami Airport North are suitable for disabled travelers. Things to do nearby Miami Jai-Alai (1.0 mi/1.9 km)Grapeland Water Park (1.8 mi/2.9 km)Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium (5.8 mi/9.3 km)Miami Beach Convention Center (11.1 mi/17.9 km)South Beach (11.2 mi/18.1 km)Miami Beach (11.4 mi/18.4 km)Miami Seaquarium (12 mi/19.3 km)Sun Life Stadium (15.7 mi/25.3 km)
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Eden Roc Miami Beach

5 stars
4.1 / 5 224 reviews
Hotel in Miami Beach's retro capital of coolFamed architect Morris Lapidus changed the face of Miami Beach with this 631-room hotel, an original example of the Miami Modern style. The hotel opened its doors in the 1950s, and since then, the luxury hotel has hosted Hollywood's elite and undergone a multimillion dollar renovation that includes an Ocean Tower. Sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, softly lit rooms and glamorous restaurants and bars seduce visitors to this Miami Beach institution. Highlights 631 rooms and suites on fashionable Collins AvenueDesigned by notable architect Morris Lapidus, the father of the Miami Modern styleMassages, facials and body treatments available in spa suitesMultiple restaurants and bars onsite, including 15 Steps, Cabana Beach Club, the Lobby Bar and StarbucksInfinity edge pools and fitness center RoomsSoft lighting -- from hurricane candles to contemporary wall sconces -- create a sultry feel in the 631 rooms and suites. Minimalist design elements, such as low-slung lounge chairs and graphic horizontal canvases, add urban flair.  Floor-to-ceiling windows deliver breathtaking views of the Atlantic and Intracoastal Waterway. Guests in the Ocean Tower bungalow suites enjoy extra luxuries such as floating staircases and oceanfront balconies.  All rooms are smoke-free and boast an HDTV, iPod station and Wi-Fi. FeaturesThe story behind the hotel draws history buffs and tourists, but there's more to this haven than architecture appeal. The luxury property offers a well-rounded list of amenities. Guests can enjoy the DJ in the lobby bar on Saturday nights or sample creative, vibrant and seasonal cuisines at 15 Steps or Floribbean cuisine at Cabana Beach Club. Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach introduces the ELLE Spa that pampers guests with a full array of indulgent, luxurious treatments, guaranteed to leave them refreshed, relaxed and ready to face the world feeling completely rejuvenated from head to toe. Transportation Miami International Airport (12 miles)Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (27 miles) Attractions Indian Beach Park (0.1 mi/ 0.2 km)Art Deco District (2 mi/ 3 km)Washington Avenue (2 .6 mi/ 4.2 km)Collins Avenue (2.5 mi/ 4 km)Lummus Park (2.7 mi/ 4.4 km)Lincoln Road (2.2 mi/ 3.5 km)Miami Beach Convention Center (4 mi/ 6.4 km)Miami Convention Center (10 mi/ 16.1 km) Business 46,000 square feet of event space, including 28 meeting roomsCatering servicesFull-service business centerFaxing, printing, copying, messenger , secretarial and shipping servicesAudiovisual equipment, including videoconferencing technologyEvent photographers, security guards, locksmiths, and carpenters can be arrangedWi-Fi Policies & Fees For rooms with 1 King Bed (both regular and suites), maximum of 3 people per room including children 2 and above are allowed. One rollaway allowed per room for $25/night. For rooms with 2 Queen Beds, maximum of 4 people per room including children 2 and above are allowed. Rollaway beds are NOT allowed in these rooms. Resort Fee will be charged extra at $21 per night & includes 2 Bottles of Water, High Speed Internet, 24 Hour Fitness Center Access, 2 Beach Chairs & Domestic/Toll Free Calls; Valet Parking - $38 per day
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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Atlanta Orlando Thu, Dec 11 - Tue, Dec 16 $85
Washington DC Fort Lauderdale Sat, Sep 27 - Tue, Sep 30 $98
New York Miami Tue, Nov 4 - Wed, Nov 5 $177
Washington DC Tampa Thu, Nov 6 - Wed, Nov 12 $89
Washington DC Fort Myers Tue, Sep 23 - Tue, Sep 30 $89
New York Jacksonville Thu, Oct 9 - Tue, Oct 14 $142
Boston West Palm Beach Wed, Jan 28 - Mon, Feb 2 $165
Tampa Pensacola Sun, Nov 9 - Wed, Nov 12 $221
Boston Sarasota Mon, Jan 19 - Tue, Jan 27 $218
Philadelphia Key West Sat, Nov 8 - Tue, Nov 11 $511
New York Daytona Beach Tue, Nov 18 - Wed, Nov 19 $214
Fort Lauderdale Tallahassee Tue, Oct 14 - Wed, Oct 22 $347
Los Angeles Valparaiso Mon, Dec 22 - Sat, Dec 27 $748
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Best time to take a vacation to Florida

  • Best Time to Go

    Florida vacations are great anytime of the year. The weather is mild year-round, with a subtropical and tropical climate. Annual temperatures are between 65oF and 84oF. Florida is a popular tourist attraction for individuals seeking to travel away from cold temperatures, or to enjoy the hot climate in the summer. Travelers can find bargain deals on hotel accommodations between June and September. Winter season is a little more expensive for Florida visitors due the tourist peak season between December and April. Autumn is a season of cool weather, and a relaxed atmosphere. Anytime is a great time to visit Florida’s amusement parks.

Insider tips for Florida travel

  • Disney World

    Experience the various attractions at the famous Disney World theme park in Orlando.

  • Sarasota

    Head to Sarasota to tour the Ringling Museum of Art and attend the Ringling International Arts Festival held in October.

  • Capital Grille

    When it is time to sit down for a bite to eat, head over to the Capital Grille in Miami.

  • Busch Gardens

    Those that are embarking on Florida travel with a family will enjoy the attractions at the Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa Bay.

  • Gatorland

    Florida is well-known for its alligator population, and Gatorland in Orlando has crocodiles and alligators from all over the world.

Florida highlights

  • Florida highlights
  • Panhandle

    Think of the Panhandle as Florida's cousin from the Deep South; same family, different accent. Explore the area for traces of Southern roots, from plantation-style homes in Tallahassee to rustic seafood shacks in Apalachicola. As a family destination, it's easy on the budget thanks to a bevy of residential-style hotels designed for extended stays and pint-sized entertainment (read: lazy rivers and water umbrellas). Outside, revel in Mother Nature's freebies: state parks made for trekking and stretches of powdery sand to sink in.

  • Tampa Bay

    Tampa's all-American appeal is obvious from mansion-studded and rollerblader-frequented Bayshore Boulevard and during rollicking fests such as Guavaween and the Gasparilla Pirate Parade. Amble the brick-lined, iron-wrought streets in historic Ybor City and think you're in New Orleans – until you're teased by the flamenco dancers and heaping plates of Cuban fare at the Columbian Restaurant. Beyond the "metro," frugal Florida travelers won't have to sacrifice outdoor time for fun. Tampa Bay residents practically live on the beach, from pristine Fort de Soto Park (a regular on Dr. Beach's best beaches list) to tidy Pass-A-Grille, a coast dazzled by the pink palace otherwise known as Loews Don CeSar Hotel.

  • Miami

    Don't be discouraged by the couture kittens, yacht partiers and Mazarati drivers in South Beach; despite the emphasis on affluence, not everyone lives large in America's Riviera. Tourists can still partake in the excess from afar. Follow the lighting equipment to Lummus Park to spy on a photo shoot or wander by the bistro tables along Ocean Drive. You might spot a movie star. And for budget-sensible fun from the beach, hotel hop the Art Deco district with your camera; those neon-lit facades and sexy lounges are worth capturing even if you're not a guest in the penthouse suite.

  • Orlando

    Mickey Mouse will always have our hearts at Disney World – that's a given. Beyond the theme parks, however, are local Florida travel diversions that don't have to break the bank, starting with an inner tube ride down Rainbow River Rock State Park. On dry land, escape to the World of Orchids for fragrant, jungle air, catch the daily parade of ducks in the Peabody Orlando or dare to stare in the eyes of a gator at Gatorland, more contained and only slightly less intimidating a setting than Alligator Alley.

  • Florida Keys

    Florida beach towns tempt with postcard flair, yet extra style points go the Keys, which spells paradise from every Hemingway bungalow, coral reef and beach bar. The main drag – Duval Street – is a free exercise in people watching, thanks to wall-to-wall bars, souvenir shops, bikers, drag queens and free-roaming Key West Gypsy chickens and roosters. Yes, we said it, anything goes in the Keys.

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