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Romantic vacations don’t have to break the bank – no really, they don’t have to. It’s still possible to find great deals on warm getaways during the winter, when snowbirds flock to the Sunshine State to escape the cold. If a romantic escape is what you seek, packages can offer more for your money. Of course, everyone’s idea of a romantic getaway is different – mine was a scuba certification mission with my husband to West Palm Beach in January (I scored two round-trip flights from Baltimore for $300!). But there are a few elements that make any winter escape romantic in everyone’s eyes. Privacy is key; a hot tub is a plus. There’s a better chance you’ll get both by booking at a venue that caters to couples. Here’s a look at three wintertime Florida romance packages worth looking into once dreary January comes:
Cramming four (or more) people into a standard-size hotel room can put a serious cramp on your vacation style. If you’re traveling with kids in tow, check into one of Sterling Resorts’ Florida condo rentals in Panama City Beach, Destin, and along the beaches of South Walton. From beachside cottages to four-bedroom suites, these properties offer conveniences like full kitchens and washer/dryer units alongside hotel-grade amenities like Gilchrist and Soames bath products and private balconies. Through October 31, prices are slashed 30 percent on three-night stays at select properties.
THE VALUE: Rates start at just $129/night. You’ll also get unlimited DVD rentals and a discount card good for savings at area spas, restaurants, and attractions.
THE CATCH: There is a three-night minimum stay to secure the discount.
THE DETAILS: To book, visit www.sterlingresorts.com or call 888-506-9396.
WE’VE GOT MORE: Use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find the lowest rates and travel deals on flights.
For general trip-planning information see our Florida Travel Guide.
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