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

3 stars
3.3 / 5 417 reviews
The Avanti International Resort in Orlando, Florida, provides friendly accommodations for families and businesspeople alike. Indulge in the Sunshine State's playful side at the swimming pool - adults can swim laps in one section of the oversized pool, while the kids splash around in waterfalls and fountains near the beach-entry area. Boost your energy levels with a bite at the poolside cafe, where burgers, pizza, salads and wraps are served, then join a game of beach volleyball in the hotel's sandy beach zone. Key facts652 guestrooms88 suitesConference and event space4 floors1 poolFitness centerRestaurants: Poolside CafeWi-FiGames room24-hour desk NeighborhoodLess than a mile away from the Orange County Convention Center, the Avanti Resort is located on International Drive, with easy access to major theme parks and the Pointe Orlando, which features restaurants, movie theaters and retail stores. Meet the dolphins at Discovery Cove or ride the Kraken and Manta rollercoasters at SeaWorld, both within three miles of the resort. Families with older kids can head to Islands of Adventure's themed zones, while Charley's Steakhouse, Boston Lobster Feast, and Tommy Bahama's Tropical Cafe make customized dining a breeze. Hints and tipsThere is a modest resort fee that covers shuttle transportation to the area's theme parks, Wi-Fi access, self-parking and unlimited local phone calls. The resort fee also covers access to the fitness center, pool and recreation areas.
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Inn at Calypso

3 stars
2.9 / 5 166 reviews
The Inn at Calypso is located just 3 miles from the roads of Walt Disney World/ESPN Sports Complex. Breakfast is included in all rates. The hotel offers 4 pools, 3 water slides, 18 hole mini golf, 2 hot tubs, 2 grilling areas, basketball court, sand volleyball, horseshoes, 2 tiki bars. The hotel offers scheduled shuttle to all major theme parks and Lake Buena Vista Shopping Outlet.Each room has a microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron/ironing board. .
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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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River Park Hotel and Suites - Port of Miami

2 stars
2.5 / 5 273 reviews
Budget-friendly hotel in downtown Miami near the Financial District A location next to the Miami River and budget rates lure business travelers to this downtown Miami hotel. The James L. Knight Center and the Miami Convention Center are steps away from the property. Guests find an outdoor pool, fitness center and 24-hour business center on premises. A spacious lobby fitted with tray ceilings and crystal chandeliers set the tone for the traditional style of the hotel whose rooms feature city or river views. Highlights Riverfront hotel within walking distance from Miami's Financial DistrictShuttle to Port of Miami (fees apply)Outdoor pool and sundeck overlooking the Miami RiverFitness center Rooms Clean comfortable rooms use floral bedspreads and striped drapes and valances to create traditional elegance. Depending on the room, windows look out to downtown Miami or the river. Standard amenities include free Wi-Fi access, cable TV and free continental breakfast. Features Miami's Financial District is nearby, and the hotel is a popular choice for business travelers. The property makes it convenient for cruisers as well. For $6 per person, a shuttle transports guest to the Port of Miami. Reservations are required. Transportation Miami International Airport (7 mi/ 11.3 km)Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (24 mi/ 38.6 km) Attractions James L. Knight Center (0.02 mi/ 0.03 km)Fort Dallas Park (0.02 mi/ 0.03 km)Miami Convention Center (0.2 mi/ 0.3 km)Miami River Walk (0.2 mi/ 0.3 km)Miami Art Museum (0.4 mi/ 0.6 km)Miami Beach Convention Center (5 mi/ 8 km) Business24-hour business centerMeeting and banquet facilitiesClose to Miami's Financial DistrictFree Wi-Fi   Policies and feesValet Parking rate is $20 daily per car.Refrigerator fee is $5 Some charges may incur taxes. Guests must be at least 21 years old to check in.
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The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club

4 stars
3.2 / 5 514 reviews
Stylish South Beach hotel with free happy hour and bustling nightlife When in South Beach, lounge, dine and cocktail like the locals. The nightlife sizzles at the Catalina Hotel and Beach Club, thanks to two rooftop pools, three bars and two restaurants, including the people-watching hub Maxine's. The Catalina celebrates its boutique style with bold design elements such as stark white seating and linens and sumptuous red walls and lamps. Poolside beds reflect South Beach's quintessential luxurious approach to everyday living. HighlightsTwo rooftop pools, three bars and two restaurants, including South Beach favorite Maxine'sFree shuttle from Miami International AirportFree happy hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.VIP passes to South Beach clubs Rooms Who says white has to be boring? The hue makes a dramatic statement when paired with red walls or damask-print. Floor-to-ceiling curtains lend softness to the rooms, where Tempur-pedic mattresses, 300-count Belgian sheets and goose down comforters are standard amenities. Space isn't an issue. Each room holds enough square footage to accommodate an in-house masseuse. Features  The hotel hands out VIP passes to the hottest clubs, but the property is a nightlife magnet on its own. Visitors can sample sashimi in Kung-Fu Kitchen & Sushi or mingle with other singles at the rooftop pool. Go ahead: Order a cocktail from the cabana bed.   When it's time to catch a flight home, guests can cut their travel time via the free airport shuttle. An in-house system also enables visitors to modify, buy and confirm their flights from the hotel lobby. Transportation Miami International Airport (12 miles)Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (27 miles) Attractions Lincoln RoadOcean DriveCollins AvenueArt Deco Historic DistrictDowntown MiamiMiami Beach Convention Center Business Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access available Policies and feesCredit card is required upon check-in. No cash deposits are accepted. The hotel will authorize your credit card at check in for up to $100 per night of stay in addition to nightly room rate. Please understand that if you are using a Check Card, this authorization will limit your card use for up to 10 days or until your issuing bank releases the authorization hold. Resort fee is $15 plus tax per night payable at property and includes airport pick up from Miami International Airport, complimentary happy hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily and two beach chairs and beach towels per day. Must be at least 18 years of age to check in. Valet parking costs $32 a day. Please be advised, the airport shuttle's last pickup from Miami International Airport is 6pm on 12/31/11.
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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Atlanta Orlando Tue, Jan 20 - Thu, Jan 29 $125
Denver Fort Lauderdale Tue, Sep 9 - Sun, Sep 14 $91
Baltimore Miami Tue, Sep 30 - Sat, Oct 4 $206
Washington DC Tampa Mon, Oct 20 - Thu, Oct 23 $109
Washington DC Fort Myers Tue, Sep 9 - Sun, Sep 14 $113
New York Jacksonville Sat, Sep 20 - Tue, Sep 23 $165
Boston West Palm Beach Wed, Jan 14 - Wed, Jan 21 $145
Washington DC Pensacola Sun, Oct 5 - Sun, Oct 12 $231
New York Sarasota Wed, Oct 1 - Tue, Oct 7 $209
Newark Key West Mon, Sep 29 - Fri, Oct 3 $428
New York Daytona Beach Sat, Sep 13 - Tue, Sep 16 $248
Fort Lauderdale Tallahassee Tue, Sep 9 - Thu, Sep 11 $353
Los Angeles Valparaiso Sat, Sep 20 - Wed, Oct 1 $438
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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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