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

Avanti International Resort

After a total renovation, the Avanti International Resort is a shining beacon in the heart of activity and dining options on International Drive. This resort features 652 renovated, comfortable, and contemporary-style guest rooms and suites. The oversized pool features a kids water play area. Enjoy casual dining and beverage options at our pool bar & grill, Barista, or Caf. The resort also features a fitness center, interactive game room, and resort-wide WiFi. Avanti International Resort is located within walking distance of a variety of dining and shopping, and only a short ride on our shuttle away from major theme park attractions. Close to Theme Parks, Water Parks and many shopping, entertainment and dining options, including Pointe Orlando. Walt Disney World: 10.3 miles; Universal: 3.5 miles; SeaWorld: 2.5 miles; Wet 'n Wild: 1.8 miles; Orlando Convention Center: 1/2 mile; Pointe Orlando: 1/2 mile. 24-hour Front Desk in Lobby,Concierge, Scheduled Theme Park Shuttles, Large pool with kid's "Playscape" area, surrounded by sandy beach, with zero-entry and ADA-compliant. The hotel resort fee includes WIFI throughout the property, Scheduled theme park shuttles, self-parking, acess to the fitness center. Guests will be charged $8.00, plus tax, per room, per night, not included in the room rate. Note: guests staying with us for 1-4 nights will have the guest credit card authorized for $50.00. If a guest is staying 5 nights or more the guest credit card will only be authorized $100.00 for the entire stay
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Seralago Hotel and Suites Maingate East

Free shuttle to Walt Disney World and nightly moviesThe Seralago Hotel & Suites Maingate East hotel appeals to families on a budget. Located within walking distance from Old Town Kissimmee, the 614-room property anticipates parents' needs, from kid-themed suites to free shuttle service to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and outlet shops. The stroller set will not be disappointed by the extras either. Kids can look forward to a dungeon-themed video arcade on site. Business Meeting space for up to 50 guestsFree Wi-Fi Highlights Free shuttle to Disney, Universal and shoppingFree breakfast for kids 10 and underTwo heated pools, a kiddie pool and two JacuzzisDungeon video arcade roomFree nightly family moviesRooms with microwaves and refrigeratorsFree Wi-Fi RoomsRooms of the Seralago Hotel & Suites Maingate East adopt tropical themes and child-friendly designs in the kid's suites. Palm prints and plant-inspired comforters brighten the space, which cover standard, standard deluxe, poolside, kid's suites and two-room suites. The basics range from free Wi-Fi to mini refrigerators and microwaves. A number of rooms also have been designated for pet owners (pets must be fewer than 40 pounds) and smokers. TransportationOrlando International Airport (26 minutes)Orange County Convention Center (17 minutes) Features Just a few miles from the major Orlando attractions, the Seralago Hotel & Suites Maingate East eases the stress of traveling with children. A free scheduled shuttle transports guests to all four Disney theme parks and Universal Studios, along with free schedule shuttles to Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores.   A kiddie pool, playground, dungeon video arcade and free nightly moves at the In-Hotel Theatre stave off boredom. Finicky eaters will find a well-rounded menu at four restaurants, including food court and buffet restaurant. Attractions Walt Disney World (4.7 mi/7.6 km)Universal's Islands of Adventure (10.2 mi/16.3 km)Downtown Disney (2.7 mi/4.4 km)Epcot (3.5 mi/5.6 km)Animal Kingdom (5.7 mi/9.1 km)Old Town Kissimmee (0.3 mi/.5 km)SeaWorld Adventure Park (6.1 mi/9.9 km)The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (10.2 mi/16.3 km)Florida Mall (10.6 mi/17 km) Policies and feesIn an effort to maintain and increase our services to our guests, please be advised that effective January 1, 2013 the Seralago Hotel & Suites will be implementing a $5.00 per room, per night resort service fee.  The resort fee covers: unlimited local calls, no access charges for credit card or 800 calls, wireless Internet access, scheduled transportation to Walt Disney World Ticket & Transportation Center, scheduled transportation to Universal Studio, refrigerators and microwaves in all rooms.  
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Buena Vista Palace

Downtown Disney resort offers golf access, Disney character breakfastsLocated inside Walt Disney World Resort, Buena Vista Palace provides a top-notch Disney experience for both kids and grown-ups. Take advantage of access to Disney golf courses, free transportation to all Disney theme parks and Sunday breakfast with Disney characters. Downtown Disney is just across the street, offering unforgettable dining, shopping, a 24-screen cinema and the transcendent La Cirque du Soleil La Nouba show. SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort and downtown Orlando are also within easy access of the Buena Vista Palace.  HighlightsPreferred tee times at Disney golf coursesFree transportation to all Disney theme parksSport courts and three heated outdoor poolsDisney character brunch on Sundays RoomsGuest rooms and suites at Buena Vista Palace keep true to the resort's name - each provides a pleasant view of the resort itself, or distinctive landscapes featuring the adjacent lake, Downtown Disney or Epcot. Some rooms include private balconies. Generously sized rooms and suites provide plenty of space to settle in for business travelers, couples, families or groups. Expect fresh, contemporary colors and up-to-date amenities such as flat-panel TVs. For extra luxury, choose a premium suite, with up to 1,800 square feet of space and multiple balconies. FeaturesTake advantage of hotel babysitting service, and indulge in a pampered escape at the Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa and Boutique, which offers more than 60 services. Body, skin and massage therapy make a great girlfriends' getaway before a night out at Downtown Disney.  DiningEnjoy all-you-can-eat, family-style tropical feast at Avu-Avu restaurant at Buena Vista Palace. On Sundays, create a memorable experience for the kids at Disney Character Breakfasts. Diverse options at the lobby lounge, The Kook Sports Bar, Castaway Grill and Shipwreck Bar and private dining mean there's something for everyone at Buena Vista Palace.  TransportationI-4 (0.5 mi/0.8 km)Orlando International Airport (13.1 mi/21.1 km)Free transportation to all Disney theme parksAirport shuttle service (fees apply)  AttractionsDowntown Disney (Across the street)SeaWorld Orlando (3.9 mi/6.3 km)Orange County Convention Center (4.2 mi/6.7 km)Universal Orlando Resort (7.5 mi/12 km) BusinessBusiness center with copy and fax servicesWi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel44 meeting/event rooms with versatile floor plans90,000 square feet of event space accommodates up to 2,080 guestsOn-site catering facilities Policies and fees Daily resort fee of $21.95 USD plus tax per night per room which includes Self Parking, Guest room high-speed Internet access (wired or wireless), Daily membership to the Fitness Center (room key required for entry), Cyber Caf (24-hour access) located on the first floor of the Main building, Airline Boarding Pass Printer in lobby, Unlimited use of recreational facilities, Weekday New York Times newspaper available in Hotel Lobby, Telephone calls: Unlimited local and 800 phone calls, Long Distance calls (within the Continental 48 states only): Up to the first 30 minutes (additional minutes $.10 a minute), Disney Bus Transportation, daily to each of the four (4) Walt Disney World theme parks; Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and nightly to Downtown Disney.Rollaway Charge is $35 per nightValet Parking is $21 per night
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Hotel Roma Golden Glades Resort

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Italian glamour in Miami’s northern districtStately columns and classical statues make a great first impression at the Hotel Roma Golden Glades Resort. Sitting in four acres of tropical grounds with a pool, it offers relaxation and Italian style. The Hotel Roma Golden Glades resort is convenient for many of Miami’s sporting venues and attractions. Meeting rooms and conference facilities make it popular among business travelers. A fitness area and a laid-back bar and grill add to the comfort factor at the Hotel Roma Golden Glades Resort. 3 Reasons to Stay:Convenient location near Miami's sports stadium and race trackFree breakfastPool, fitness center Hotel Roma Golden Glades Resort RoomsWith 105 rooms and suites, the Hotel Roma Golden Glades Resort has the capacity to host business events and private parties, as well as catering for families and couples on vacation. The focus is on simple comfort and relaxed style with big sofas and bright rooms decorated in soft colors. The choice of beds is either one king size or two-queen size, and some of the rooms have patios opening onto the pool area.A resort fee of $5 USD per day is payable to the hotel, and this includes free breakfast and use of the fitness room and pool. All rooms have data port phones with voicemail, fax machines and giant screen TVs with free HBO and cable channels. Most suites also have a dining table, and microwaves are available on request. Guests can relax overlooking the tropical gardens. An ironing board and iron is available in every room, as is a hair-dryer and clock radio. Bathrooms are equipped with jetted hot tubs and complimentary toiletries. Accessible rooms are also available.  Things to Do:Sun Life Stadium (3.9 mi/6.3 km)Opa Locka Airport (4.7 mi/7. 6 km)Calder Casino and Racecourse  (4.8 mi/7.7 km)Museum of Contemporary Art (5 mi/8 km)Oleta River Park (6.9 mi/11.1 km)Miami International Airport (10 mi/16 km)Fort Lauderdale Airport (13.8 mi/22.2 km)South Beach, Miami (15.3 mi/24.6 km) Policies and feesGuests must be at least 21 years old to check in.
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Deauville Beach Resort

Modernist hotel on the north end of Miami Beach made music history This Collins Avenue hotel holds a prestigious spot in Miami Beach history. The property entertained the Rat Pack, and it was the site of the Beatles' second U.S. performance -- broadcast live on the "Ed Sullivan Show" from the Napoleon Ballroom. Old Hollywood glamour still shines through at this resort, which maintains its status as a lively music venue with a global roster of entertainers at the onsite jazz club. A sizeable pool, expansive stretch of beach and Miami Modernist architecture strengthen the allure. Highlights Miami Modernist hotel on the north end of Miami BeachA former playground to the Rat Pack and the site of the Beatles' second U.S. performance on the "Ed Sullivan Show"The Famous Jazz Club and Kevin & Caruso's Magic Comedy Show on sitePoolside dining at Kon Tiki Tiki Bar Rooms The 484 rooms -- including seven junior suites -- reflect a clean, contemporary style with few embellishments. Windows face the ocean, bay or city. Oceanfront rooms encourage guests to take advantage of the vistas via large balconies. Rooms feature tufted or wood headboards, white linens, an adjustable thermostat and cable. Wi-Fi access is covered in the resort fee. Features Frank Sinatra and the Beatles no longer entertain at the hotel, but guests will still find a regular lineup of musical acts at The Famous Jazz Club. The club has hosted jazz greats, such as Brandon Marsalis and Spyro Gyra. Head to the Kevin & Caruso's Magic Comedy Show on Saturdays for a festival of pyrotechnics, showgirls, comedy and magic. TransportationMiami International Airport (13 miles)Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (19 miles) AttractionsCollins AvenueBal Harbour ShopsArt Deco Design DistrictHaulover Beach MarinaBass MuseumThe Miami Beach Architecture CruiseMiami Beach Convention Center Business 75,000 square feet of event space, including an exhibit area for trade shows and a 200-seat theater Business center Wi-Fi access in the lobby and restaurant Catering Audiovisual equipment Policies and feesGuests must pay a $20 per day/per room resort fee directly to the hotel. This is not included in the prepaid booking. The resort fee covers Wi-Fi, use of the fitness center, pool and beach lounge chairs, pool side umbrellas, beach towels, in-room refrigerator and safety box. The hotel charges $30 a day for valet parking. A security deposit may be required by the hotel upon check-in. Guest checking in must be 21 years or older.
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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Dallas Orlando Tue, May 6 - Wed, May 14 $195
San Juan Fort Lauderdale Wed, May 7 - Tue, May 13 $138
Baltimore Miami Wed, May 21 - Thu, May 29 $160
Dallas Tampa Fri, May 16 - Wed, May 21 $168
Minneapolis Fort Myers Mon, Nov 10 - Tue, Nov 18 $188
Atlanta Jacksonville Wed, Jun 4 - Sat, Jun 7 $138
Boston West Palm Beach Wed, May 7 - Sun, May 11 $222
Tampa Pensacola Mon, Jun 2 - Tue, Jun 3 $287
New York Sarasota Sat, May 17 - Sat, May 31 $182
Newark Key West Fri, Aug 22 - Thu, Aug 28 $380
Newark Daytona Beach Thu, May 29 - Thu, Jun 5 $305
Fort Lauderdale Tallahassee Wed, May 7 - Wed, May 14 $258
Los Angeles Valparaiso Tue, Jun 17 - Wed, Jul 2 $511
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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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