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Weekend Getaways From Miami, Florida, USA, To Spend A Long Holiday - Updated 2020

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Angelyn
Angelyn
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There’s no doubt that the great city of Miami offers a wide array of things to do and hidden gems to discover which makes it a perfect destination for a memorable getaway. During summer, the Magic City is packed with locals and tourists enjoying a holiday in the city and indulging in a myriad of activities including soaking up the sun on South Beach or just walking on the pier at South Pointe Park to enjoy some picnic and admire the spectacular beach. With thousands of visitors flocking the area, it’s time to escape the chaos and make your way to the top 10 weekend getaways from Miami, Florida, USA for a much better way to spend the long holiday.

1. Islamorada (from USD 188)

Literally, meaning ‘Island Home’ in Spanish, Islamorada is constituted of six islands in a village of Monroe County, Florida. It is known for its prime sports fishing and is perfect as an island getaway. Discover and enjoy the white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and stunning sunsets of this island, only an hour’s drive south of Miami. Experience feeding the tarpon at Robbie’s Marina or rent a kayak to visit Indian Key that is only 20-30 minutes’ away from the marina. Make sure to book your stay at a beachfront hotel located in Islamorada like Amara Cay Resort that features transfer services within a 6 km (3.73 miles) radius so you can explore the island with no frills.


Amara Cay Resort

Address: 80001 Overseas Highway

Bottle of water Fruits Cycling Wine/champagne Private beach area Bar Fitness Fence around pool

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2. Key West (from USD 217)

An island city that is part of the Florida Keys archipelago, Key West offer visitors plenty of ways to enjoy the coast with activities like snorkeling, sailing, and kayaking tours to several beaches. Aside from the sun-kissed bliss, travelers can have a deep understanding of history and culture of Key West by visiting a few historical treasures and museums that are scattered throughout the island. Approximately 164 miles (264 km) away from Miami, hitting the road for three hours is definitely worth it once you catch the breathtaking sunset at Smathers Beach. Book your stay at Southernmost Point Guest House where you can explore the adjacent Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory or head towards the Sunset Pier for delicious seafood, water views, and live music.


Southernmost Point Guest House

Address: 1327 Duval Sreet

Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Free parking Fire extinguishers Plastic stirrers Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Plastic cups All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Guests can opt-out of daily cleaning service

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3. Mount Dora (from USD 169)

Known for its antique shops and annual festivals, the city of Mount Dora in central Florida is a great escape out of Miami to shop, play, dine, and stay. Indulge in this historic village and be amazed by the beauty of Lake Dora that you can explore by land, sea, and air while admiring the sunset. Drive north and take a four-hour drive to reach Lakeside Inn on Lake Dora where you can enjoy a comfortable retreat with a lakefront outdoor pool. Visit the Renninger’s Antique Twin Markets which is only 2.7 km (1.68 miles) away from the inn where you can shop for great finds such as antique furniture, jewelry, vintage books, and food products.


Lakeside Inn on Lake Dora Is OPEN, Offering Indoor and Outdoor Dining Options

Address: 100 North Alexander Street

Aerobics Fence around pool Internet services Bike tours Safety deposit box Gift shop Fire extinguishers Stand-up comedy

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4. New Smyrna Beach (from USD 212)

A surf hub known for its beaches, New Smyrna Beach is definitely a place to consider when you want to soak in the sun and get closer to nature. Driving north, 245 miles (394 km) away from Miami, you will be welcomed by a white sandy shoreline which is ideal for coastal living or you can start a surfing lesson if you’ve never gotten on a surfboard. Reserve a room at Night Swan Intracoastal Bed and Breakfast which is 8.70 miles (14 km) from Turtle Mound River Tours where you can enjoy sightseeing for dolphins, manatees, and breathtaking views of the Canaveral National Seashore.


Night Swan Intracoastal Bed and Breakfast

Address: 512 South Riverside Drive

Daily housekeeping Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout Garden Air conditioning Private check-in/check-out Heating Free parking

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5. Bradenton (from USD 85)

Located in Manatee County, the city of Bradenton is 242.8 miles (390.75 km) away from Miami and a destination to get closer to nature with its beaches, parks, and preserves perfect for all ages. Pack your picnic basket and head towards Lake Manatee State Park or have a leisurely walk at Riverwalk. Even kids can enjoy skateboarding or making sand castles. Tour around the Robinson Preserve to learn about different wildlife and their natural habitat. Book your stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Bradenton located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Course that offers a very well-kept course and a parkland setting with all the wildlife.


Hampton Inn & Suites Bradenton

Address: 309 10th Street West
Price: from 85 USD

Swimming pool WiFi Designated smoking area Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Sun terrace Family rooms On-site parking Luggage storage

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6. Palm Beach (from USD 314)

72 miles (115.87 km) away from Miami, walk along the beach and dip your toes in the beautiful blue water of Palm Beach or make your way to the best shopping destination in the USA, the Worth Avenue. Don’t forget to head over to the tiny walkways of Via’s for fancy dining after a day of roaming around the Mediterranean alleys, courtyards, and the elegant shops of this shopping district. Enjoy a luxurious stay at The Brazilian Court Hotel complete with a salon and a spa, free transport service to the beach, and is less than eight minutes’ walk to Worth Avenue and the Atlantic Ocean.


The Brazilian Court Hotel

Address: 301 Australian Avenue
Price: from 314 USD

Process in place to check health of guests Pets allowed Street parking All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Sun umbrellas Barber/beauty shop Heating 24-hour front desk

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7. Delray Beach (from USD 199)

Sitting right in front of the Atlantic Ocean, Delray Beach which is 53.3 miles (85.78 km) away from Miami, offers a vibrant and intimate town perfect for a nice stay after a day of tanning in the 2 miles (3.2 km) long stretch of stunning beaches. Enjoy the lively nightlife and fine dining experience in the Atlantic Avenue boutiques and cafes for an invigorating cuisine to fill you up after a day of roaming around Delray. Beautiful and lush, enjoy your stay at Sundy House which is 1 mile (1.6 km) from the beach and eight minutes’ walk to the colorful live performances of the Puppetry Arts Center of Palm Beaches.


Sundy House - Delray Beach

Address: 106 South Swinton Avenue

Free parking Safety deposit box Air conditioning WiFi available in all areas Special diet menus (on request) Restaurant Fax/photocopying Breakfast options

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8. Amelia Island (from USD 222)

A popular holiday destination famous for its luxury resorts, golf courses, and white sandy beaches, Amelia Island can be found 379.7 miles (611.07 km) away from Miami and is home to the historic Fernandina Beach. Enjoy a tour in the 50-block downtown with preserved architecture or visit a couple of beaches via 40 public beach access points to explore the pristine sands of Amelia Island. Set in Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island Williams House is a great take-off point to Amelia Island Lighthouse and Fort Clinch State Park, so don’t forget to book your stay prior to leaving Miami to ensure that you will have the best deal.


Amelia Island Williams House

Address: 103 S 9th St
Price: from 222 USD

Heating Street parking Non-smoking rooms Electric vehicle charging station Breakfast options Terrace Air conditioning Free WiFi

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9. Cape Canaveral (from USD 89)

Drive for three hours north of Miami and discover the hidden gems of Cape Canaveral including surfing at Sandy Beach or a trip to Kennedy Space Center that features a NASA shuttle launch simulation. Enjoy the view of the white beaches inside Cape Canaveral Lighthouse or spend a day in Jetty Park exploring over 35 acres (14.16 hectares) of lush parklands. After a tiring yet fun-filled adventure, go back to the comfort of staying at Radisson Resort at the Port with an outdoor pool and hot tub, and an on-site restaurant. Enjoy the amenities surrounding the hotel like the Flamingo’s Restaurant and Lounge that serves classic American cuisine with a southern Florida flair.


Radisson Resort at the Port

Address: 8701 Astronaut Boulevard

Airport shuttle (additional charge) Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Cycling Cashless payment available Express check-in/check-out Children television networks Designated smoking area

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10. St. Augustine (from USD 179)

If you want to discover the oldest city in the nation, fly or drive the 310 miles (498.90 km) distance from Miami to St. Augustine that boasts of its Spanish colonial architecture as well as the Atlantic Ocean beaches. Walk to the famous Saint George Street and browse through the shops and eateries while admiring the feel of another era or enjoy a sun-kissed afternoon in Crescent Beach. Don’t forget to book your stay at the Moorish-style Casa Monica Resort & Spa which is only a one-minute walk from Flagler College and a 12 minutes’ walk from Castillo de San Marcos to truly experience what St. Augustine can offer.


Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection

Address: 95 Cordova Street
Price: from 179 USD

Heating Pedicure Spa/wellness packages Body scrub Newspapers Spa Facilities Body wrap Manicure

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Escape the chaos in Miami and relax at these destinations

Have the perfect weekend getaways from Miami by visiting the nearby county of Florida that offers award-winning beaches, architecture, and nightlife that you cannot experience in the Magic City. Make sure to book your accommodation in advance and plan your itinerary for a hassle-free escapade. Before tourists flock to these destinations, pack your bag and hit the road out of Miami now!

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