4 South Florida Staycation Deals You Shouldn’t Miss

Permanent Florida residents have the luxury of living in a year-round paradise. This summer celebrate the off-season with resident-exclusive offerings at one (or all!) of these editor-approved destinations.

1. Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan


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This highly Instagrammable oceanfront resort is the perfect place to enjoy a staycation with your friends, sweetheart—or on your own. An escape to the Eau guarantees rest, relaxation, and unparalleled hospitality matched with an exquisite atmosphere. Upon entering the resort (which was a Ritz-Carlton property until new management took over in 2013) guests will be overcome with a sense of tranquility. The classically decorated lobby, astonishing waterfront views, and Jonathan Adler design accents make for a one-of-a-kind aesthetic. Spend your time poolside, unwinding at the spa, polishing up in the salon, or testing your endurance in one of the resort’s many fitness classes. Whatever you choose, be sure to pause, play, reflect, and, most importantly, repeat.

The Vibe: Playful, restorative, balanced

The Deal: Florida residents receive reduced pricing on room rates through September 30. Rates start at $279 per night plus tax.

Insider Tip: Experience the best of the Eau by taking advantage of discounted day passes to the resort’s spa amenities. Discounted spa day passes are available to resort guests at $60.

2. Riverside Hotel, Fort Lauderdale


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Calling all cultural enthusiasts! Fort Lauderdale has never been more suited to the needs of artistic adventurers. Now through September 30, the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard has teamed up with the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District for a special “Stay, Play, & Ride” package. It includes two nights at the Riverside Hotel, daily breakfast, admission to two of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s cultural venues, complimentary access to the Sun Trolley, and an option to ride the Brightline train and see a performance at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts or Parker Playhouse.

The Vibe: Cultural, explorative, a fresh take on old-Florida charm

The Deal: Rates start at $199 per room, per night. For more details, click here.

Insider Tip: Riverwalk A&E District cultural venues include NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Historic Stranahan House Museum, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, and History Fort Lauderdale. Explore their current exhibits online before deciding which to visit.

3. The Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach


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Located in the heart of Palm Beach, The Brazilian Court Hotel makes for a luxe and low-key getaway. While staying amidst a residential neighborhood, surrounded by beautiful mansions, guests can’t help but feel as if they have arrived at their own personal vacation home. The hotel’s elegant Spanish Colonial architecture, 1920s glamour, and boutique-like nature solidify its status as a historic landmark. Whether guests are indulging in the culinary delicacies at Café Boulud, unwinding at the Frederic Fekkai Salon, or relaxing in the verdant courtyard surrounding the pool, it’s luxury all the way.

The Vibe: Classic Palm Beach, intimate, luxurious

The Deal: The Brazilian Court Hotel is offering Florida residents exclusive room rates starting at $189 per night for stays now through the end of August and $199 per night in September. Guests will also receive complimentary valent parking.

Insider Tip: The Brazilian Court Hotel is only a 10-minute walk from one of the most beautiful retail thoroughfares in the country, Worth Avenue. Let your feet guide you to a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

4. PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens


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Looking for the ultimate family staycation destination? Search no further. There is something for everyone at PGA National Resort & Spa. Moms, dads, and kids alike will feel like they are spending their days in summer camp when presented with PGA’s many offerings and amenities. Parents can hit the green on one of the resort’s championship golf courses or unwind with a variety of spa and fitness services. Kids will love spending time in the resort’s summer golf program or tennis camp. In the evening, catch up over dinner at one of PGA’s on-site restaurants such as Ironwood Steak & Seafood.

The Vibe: Family-friendly, sporty, welcoming

The Deal: PGA National Resort & Spa is offering Florida and Georgia residents a 20 percent staycation savings discount. Rates begin at $139 per night.

Insider Tip: Because the resort is just a 10-minute drive from Downtown at the Gardens and The Gardens Mall, shopping is well within your reach. Spas, sports, summer camp, and shopping—what more could you ask for?

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