Great fall deals for families vacationing in Florida
By Sonia Esther Soltani
Let the kids play in the sand at Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Hotel. (Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel)
The Sunshine State is the ideal destination for families looking for a sunny break this fall. With resorts competing to offer enticing extras and appealing deals there’s never been a better time to head to Florida. Here are five beautiful Florida resorts’ latest offers.
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For families wishing to stay in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort, this hotel has the perfect location between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and close to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Magic Kingdom Park. Great features include five pools, tennis court, and complimentary transportation throughout Disney World. The Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel offers guests a sixth night free as well as a $100 food and beverage credit. The offer is valid for stay by Dec. 31, 2014. To book, visit www.swandolphin.com/offers or call 888-828-8850 mentioning the promotional code ZS6.
Dip in the warm pool at the Westin Cape Coral Resort. (Westin Cape Coral)
One of the favourite family-friendly amenities at this resort is the lagoon-style outdoor pool. Children will also enjoy the new Westin Kids Club and the wide range of water sports available, sightseeing cruises, complimentary bike rentals, and tennis courts. Parents will like the Vacation Bonus: Free Night & Resort Credit package which gives a fourth night free, $100 food & beverage credit and a room upgrade based on availability. The offer is valid for stays through December 31, 2014. To book, visit www.westincapecoral.com or call 866-716-8128 and mention rate plan ZS4.
The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores
Pool and property at the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach (Shores Resort)
The only AAA Four Diamond oceanfront resort in Central Florida, the Shores Resort & Spa offers a special rate starting at $74 per night to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The 212-room hotel features luxurious amenities such as private poolside cabanas as well as oceanside fire pits with signature s’mores. Parents who are partial to a bit of pampering will fall for the resort’s spa. Families staying in one of the new Cabana Suites overlooking the Atlantic Ocean will enjoy their own private outdoor space. To book, visit www.ShoresResort.com or call 866-934-7467 and mention promotion code 1974SH.
Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place
Sail off into the sunset at Wyndham Grand Jupiter. (Wyndham Grand)
Set on Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place celebrates its launch this fall with a special rate of $179 per night for travel between Oct. 15-31. The 179-room property will appeal to foodies with its award-winning dining concept of deep blu seafood grille. Families can chill out at the rooftop pool while taking panoramic views of the waterway. To book, visit www.wyndham.com/hotels/47553 or call 561-768-9756.
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Westgate River Ranch
Westgate River Ranch. (Westgate River Ranch)
Experience a Florida dude ranch vacation with the Ultimate Family Adventure offer which includes a two-night stay, four tickets to the Saturday night rodeo, four tickets for a dinner hayride, bicycle rental for four and a round of mini golf for four. Starting prices are $565, offering a 20 percent savings. Rates are per night for 2 adults and 2 kids, with a minimum of 2 nights. Book by Sept. 30 for stays through December 2014. To book, visit visitwww.wgriverranch.com/specials or call 863-692-1321.
Sonia Esther Soltani contributed this to MiniTime.