Since Orlando was recently named the best staycation city in the United States, why not plan to spend your summer as a Central Florida tourist instead of spending your hard-earned money on a costly family vacation? Between Disney Springs and the International Drive area to great outdoor adventures combined with the best hotels, spas and golf courses money can buy, there is so much to see and do here at home.
Don’t reserve spending a night at a hotel for when you go on a vacation. Some Central Florida hotels are offering special packages and rates so you can feel like you’re on a getaway without having to leave town.
Alfond Inn at Rollins is offering a Summer Splash Staycation Package. Enjoy a one-night stay for two, two tickets for Winter Park Boat Tour, two refreshing cocktails by the pool and complimentary valet parking, starting at $223 plus tax. The Alfond Inn, located in the heart of Winter Park, offers a quaint environment to loosen up and, most importantly, relax.
Through August 21, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is offering a package called SummerFest featuring Princess Blackheart & the Buccaneer Bash, starting at $470 per night. The package includes weekend room accommodations for two nights, Princess Priscilla’s Coronation Character Breakfast for two adults and two children, ARRts & Crafts family activity, one souvenir family photo and entry to Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park.
Through the end of September, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is offering a promotion where you receive a complimentary night when booking a three-night consecutive stay. This package includes the complimentary fourth night, transportation to Disney theme parks, access to the Kids for All program (ages 4-12), and entry into the spa relaxation areas.
Get into full relaxation mode at one of Orlando’s best spas. From a variety of massage options to facials to a simple mani-pedi combo, there is plenty to choose from. But you don’t really have to choose. With these packages, you can have it all.
The Woodhouse Day Spa at Dellagio Town Center has several packages to choose from, ranging from two and a half hours to over five hours. The Woodhouse Experience combines all the packages that the spa has to offer. Running for a total of five hours and 15 minutes, this package includes an aromatherapy bath cure and all the Woodhouse signatures: four-handed massage, nourishing signature Minkyti facial, relaxing spa cuisine and finishes off with a hand ritual and seaweed lead pedicure. This Experience will leave you walking out loose, limber and light.
Waldorf Astoria, Orlando is offering a Florida resident discount at its spa every Monday through Thursday. Florida residents will receive 20 percent off on spa treatments, but it is recommended that you call in advance as blackout dates may apply and discounted appointments are based on availability. The spa also offers a personalized couple’s massage experience that includes champagne and chocolates. These offers are sure to keep your Staycation nice and sweet.
Golfers can take advantage of special rates and package deals at some of the area’s finest courses this summer. Just be sure to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun while you’re out there.
Stay, play and rewind at the Villas of Grand Cypress’ Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf course with its Florida resident discount. This package includes one round of golf per night per golfer, daily breakfast per golfer in the club restaurant, golf cart and club storage and unlimited use of the driving range. This golf course sports 45 holes that will challenge your game, all the while you are taken back by its beauty.
Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is offering an Unlimited Golf Package. This deal includes an overnight deluxe room accommodation at Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, unlimited golf for two at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club after 11 a.m. (value of $140 per round, per player), breakfast buffet for two, a 15 percent discount on spa treatments and a $50 resort credit per night. Drive and putt the day away as you play round after round on this immaculate course.