A vacation can be exotic and rejuvenating. But the stress associated with planning, travel, and trying to see and do so much can also wear a person down. If you’ve got a few days off work coming up and want a getaway that is likely to recharge your batteries, here are some South Florida staycation ideas for you.
People travel to South Florida from across the country in search of sunny days, sandy beaches, and laid-back vibes. While you might live and work in a Dadeland, Doral, or Sunrise, how frequently do you get to experience the vacationer’s side of Florida? Book yourself into one of the region’s luxury hotels or resorts, and soak up the sun and high-end amenities throughout your staycation.
Give glamping a shot
If you aren’t already in the know, glamping (or glamorous camping) is all the rage at the moment. There are several great glamping options in Southern Florida for those feeling a bit more adventurous. These make it possible to commune with nature while enjoying a modicum of comfort most tents don’t provide. You can stay in a safari-style canvas tent that you won’t have to set up or bring down, rent a hand-painted camper van in Miami Beach, or opt for the even more luxurious Airstream in the Keys.
Rent a houseboat
A houseboat weekend feels like a glamping weekend on water. Cruise a river or make the water off the coast of some of the country’s most beautiful beaches your oyster for however long you have. This option appeals to families and groups of friends looking to catch up and spend quality time together.
Use your apartment amenities
Our last suggestion for your next South Florida staycation doesn’t even involve leaving your apartment. You’ll have to run to the store for supplies before kicking things off, but just to get food, drink, and entertainment squared away. Once that’s done, start living in your luxury Ft. Lauderdale apartment as if it were a nice resort. Kick off your mornings with complimentary coffee, if it’s available. Lounge by the pool or on your apartment’s roof deck. Catch up on reading on your patio. Have a movie marathon or binge watch several episodes of the latest show you’ve taken an interest in. Invite friends over to enjoy the pool with you, and cook for them if you’re feeling hospitable. Stay away from most activities that are a part of your daily grind, use community amenities you don’t often use, and voila!
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