Venture beyond Orlando to one of these coastal destinations for a getaway filled with tranquil beach days and nightlife ranging from sunset celebrations to oceanfront dining.
Here are our top picks, featuring plenty of activities and chic places to stay for when you are ready to start traveling again.
For a wellness-focused getaway in South Florida, you might seek out a hotel with a yoga studio, specialty fitness equipment and a saltwater pool, which is exactly what the Wyndham Boca Raton offers, plus so much more. With services focused on relaxation plus fitness options including 30 yoga classes per week and personalized fitness coaching, a vacation here will leave you feeling recharged.
More of a boutique-style retreat than a hotel, this property is home to Farmer’s Table, which has been awarded by OpenTable and Trip Advisor for its dining and ambiance. Enjoy fresh and healthy dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner at this farm-to-table restaurant. There are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, as well as hearty entrees featuring sustainable seafood and grass-fed beef to ensure that everyone in your party can find something delicious. Live music starts on Friday night, with special performances ranging from jazz to Spanish guitar throughout the weekend.
With warm weather, pristine beaches and restaurants and entertainment to discover, these destinations are the perfect setting for a Florida getaway.
For a relaxing experience located near the best Jupiter attractions, book a stay at this Wyndham property on the Intracoastal Waterway. The hotel offers easy access to white sand beaches, seaside dining, and the shopping and entertainment at Harbourside Place. With two days of live music per week and a waterfront amphitheater, the downtown Harbourside hub features lots of ways to stay occupied through the evening. Within close proximity there are world-class golf courses and sightseeing destinations such as the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum.
Back at the hotel, nestle into your personal retreat or take advantage of the free Wi-Fi from an ergonomic workstation before heading to the rooftop swimming pool or oversized hot tub, which is open from sunrise to sunset. If you prefer to take in the sunset from your room, experience the gentle breeze that flows over the private terrace.
Fuel up the next morning with a full breakfast at the lobby lounge. When hunger strikes again later, enjoy salads, juicy burgers and specialty cocktails at the seasonal pool bar or order American favorites for in-room dining.
Thoughtful touches including the 24/7 fitness and business centers help keep your routines on track for the length of your vacation. For additional needs such as scheduling a kayaking lesson, associates are available around the clock.
Known for its combination of luxurious waterfront homes and quaint atmosphere, Bay Harbor Islands is a picturesque destination conveniently accessible from Miami International and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airports. For ultra-modern accommodations, book a stay at Wyndham Miami Bay Harbor and enjoy the tropical scenery from your room’s floor-to-ceiling windows or experience 360-degree views from the peaceful rooftop pool. Other amenities include a hot tub, 24/7 fitness center and bike rentals.
For an even closer experience of the beautiful surroundings, take a short walk to Surfside Beach, recognized for its tranquility and private atmosphere. This stretch of Atlantic Ocean shoreline is the perfect setting for families or couples.
A more cosmopolitan experience can be found on Ocean Drive, with its art deco buildings and inviting restaurants. Some of the area’s best Cuban food can be found in Little Havana, a vibrant neighborhood with everything from tiny spots offering Cuban coffee to full-service restaurants like the landmark Versailles.
Long stretches of sunny days lure visitors to Clearwater, whose beach was recently ranked as one of the best in America by TripAdvisor. Between the softness of the beach itself and the temperate, calm water of the Gulf of Mexico, it’s ideal for lounging as well as watersports like jet skiing and snorkeling. Complete with palm trees and tropical plants, the setting is picture-perfect.
Steps from the beach and across the street from Clearwater Beach Marina, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach offers prime access to boating activities and the lively scene at Pier 60, famous for holding its family-friendly sunset festivals 364 days a year. While you watch the sun set, explore the crafts and artwork on display and maybe find a treasure to bring home. Street performers and live musicians add to the fun.
Other location attractions include Honeymoon Island State Park, a 385-acre barrier island with over four miles of unspoiled beach and Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to Winter, the dolphin who starred in and inspired the hit movie “Dolphin Tale.”
On-site at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach you will find a distinctive resort experience that keeps you connected to the beautiful surroundings. Every room features a full or partial water view. Opt for a grand suite to enjoy luxury accommodations including a dining room, sofa bed and private balcony, which also means great views of the jewel-toned sunset. Take advantage of the full-service Pallavi Spa, 24/7 fitness and business centers, and event spaces perfect for destination weddings.
Feeling a little hungry from the day’s activities? You don’t have to leave the resort to enjoy delicious local seafood and farm-raised meat and chicken specialties. Ocean Hai, the property’s signature restaurant, serves them up along with the notable sushi and sashimi platters on its Asian-fusion menu. A total of four restaurants including a poolside option ensure you can always find something tasty.
Perhaps best of all, with proximity to Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, getting here is a breeze.
With luxury accommodations throughout Florida, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts offers a welcoming stay at your choice destination. Apply the AAA member discount to save 10% off the best available rate at these locations or one of its 9,000 hotels worldwide.