When it comes to summer getaways people from across the world flock to Florida. Warm weather, sandy beaches, glamorous nightlife and the iconic Disney World make it perfect for couples, families and friends alike.
Whether you’re a Florida local looking for a mini-breakaway to shake off the cobwebs of daily life, or whether your Florida summer vacation involves a long plane or car ride, here are our 10 best summer getaways in Florida aka the Sunshine State.
10. The Miami Beach Edition, Miami Beach
If you love nightlife and are looking to party like an A-lister, The Edition is unbeatable. Located along the Miami Beach Boardwalk, this Miami hotel offers a choice of bars and restaurants as well as a nightclub on site, as well as two outdoor pools, an ice-rink, an outdoor movie theatre and a bowling alley.
The food isn’t to be scoffed at either, with guests raving about the delicious meals to be found 27/7. After a late night out, revellers can grab breakfast at The Market by Jean Georges – yep, as in the Michelin-awarded Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
As is to be expected, the rooms feature modern décor in spacious, airy surroundings and offer all the luxurious extra touches you’d expect from a Miami hotel of this calibre.MORE INFO
9. Casa Monica Resort and Spa, St. Augustine
The oldest city in the US, St. Augustine was founded by the Spanish back in the 1500s and to this day the Spanish influence in the city is clear.
Marvel at magnificent colonial architecture and sit in a streetside café reminiscent of a European old-town centre. Casa Monica is the perfect base from which to explore this quaint town, and one of the best summer getaways in Florida if you are looking for historical sites, or family fun.
Each room is the epitome of old-school glamour and luxury, and with a heated outdoor pool for lounging around in (or next to), alongside a spa, cocktail lounge, Spanish-themed restaurant and a coffee shop serving Starbucks coffees, you’ll never be short of options for things to do.MORE INFO
8. PGA National Resort and Spa, Palm Gardens
Offering five championship golf courses and professional golf tuition, the PGA National Resort and Spa is a place for golf enthusiasts to add to the bucket list.
If golf isn’t really your thing though, perhaps the multi million dollar renovations will reel you in. The luxury Florida resort now features 19 tennis courts, a spa, yoga classes, salt mineral pools and seven amazing restaurants.
Classic rooms come complete with huge flatscreen TVs, iPod docking stations and sleek furnishings.MORE INFO
7. MB on The Canal, Miami Beach
Enjoy Miami in laidback style with your own luxury Miami apartment. The modern two-bedroom apartments are the perfect option for a group of friends, two couples, or a small family.
Paddleboard on the canal or just enjoy your morning coffee with a view. The Northern side of Miami beach is quieter than the Southern side, so if you’re looking for a relaxed break with plenty of cute sidewalk cafes and an easygoing vibe, then this is the best summer getaways in Florida for you!MORE INFO
6. Sunset Key Cottages, Key West
Just a five-minute ferry ride from the mainland, you’ll find al fresco dining, fresh seafood, and luxury cottages which manage to perfectly marry quaint charm with upmarket splendour. Step into a bygone era with whitewashed walls and fences, old-fashioned tennis courts and service that will make you wish you could stay forever.
Each morning, a continental breakfast of freshly baked breads and fruits are delivered to your door along with the day’s newspaper. You’ll also have access to a sandy white beach, swimming pool and the incredible on-site restaurant. If for some reason you want to leave the island, the 24-hour launch service to Key West means you can explore the local sites at any time of the day.MORE INFO