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

Kick back and relax in a tropical paradise at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort. Here youll explore an island of comfort, style and sophistication, experiencing the wonder of such island paradises as Fiji, Bali and Hawaii. From lush landscaping to the white sandy beach of the lagoon-style swimming pool, youll be surrounded by the tantalizingly exotic. This AAA Four Diamond Award winning hotel is located within easy walking distance of both Universal Studios and Universals Islands of Adventure theme parks. On-site hotel guests enjoy exclusive theme park benefits, including: FREE Universal Express Unlimited ride access to SKIP THE REGULAR LINES in both Universal Orlando theme parks - a benefit worth up to $89 per person, per day (valid theme park admission required). Guests will also enjoy Complimentary resort-wide transportation, including water taxis connecting the hotels and theme parks, priority seating at select restaurants throughout the resort, complimentary package delivery to guest rooms and resort-wide charging privileges with your hotel room key card. Hotel rooms can accommodate up to five people per room - roll away required for the 5th person (fees apply). Pet Friendly rooms are available. Restrictions Apply.
Value Theme Park benefits + Enjoy in-room Wi-Fi
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Nightly rates from $233

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.  
Value 35% OFF EACH NIGHT
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Nightly rates from $45

Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre

3 stars
3.9 / 5 31 reviews
Its a new stay at Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre. As an Official Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel we're located 1 mile from all the magic and fantasy of Walt Disney World. This Lake Buena Vista hotel offers shuttle service to all Disney theme parks. You'll appreciate the warm, inviting atmosphere from the moment you enter our Lake Buena Vista hotel. Spacious guest rooms and one-bedroom suites feature all the amenities you'll need for a memorable stay. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, refrigerators, plush bedding packages and more set us apart from other Lake Buena Vista hotels that Orlando has to offer. Start your morning with a reasonably priced, healthy breakfast buffet or continental breakfast at our hotel. Enjoy a glass of wine or a bite to eat in our comfortable lounge, perfect for socializing or re-connecting. Relax by one of our two heated swimming pools or take care of yourself in our state of the art Fitness Center. Evening room service available.
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Nightly rates from $69

River Park Hotel and Suites - Port of Miami

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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Nightly rates from $72

The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club

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
Dallas Orlando Tue, Dec 2 - Sun, Dec 7 $198
San Juan Fort Lauderdale Wed, May 7 - Tue, May 13 $138
Baltimore Miami Mon, May 19 - Wed, May 28 $160
Detroit Tampa Tue, May 20 - Thu, May 29 $168
Minneapolis Fort Myers Wed, Nov 12 - Wed, Nov 19 $188
Boston Jacksonville Wed, Jun 18 - Tue, Jun 24 $195
Atlanta West Palm Beach Fri, Apr 25 - Tue, Apr 29 $186
Tampa Pensacola Tue, Jun 3 - Thu, Jun 5 $158
Atlanta Sarasota Tue, May 20 - Sat, May 24 $182
Newark Key West Tue, Jun 3 - Fri, Jun 6 $407
New York Daytona Beach Tue, Jun 10 - Tue, Jun 17 $305
Fort Lauderdale Tallahassee Wed, Jun 4 - Fri, Jun 6 $247
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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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