Sometimes the best destinations are in your own backyard. Whether taking a road trip or escaping to a local getaway, there’s no shortage of venues to help you unwind and enjoy this summer. Even more good news? You can safely practice social distancing while vacationing or staycation-ing at these five hotels and resorts in popular locations from South Florida to Tennessee.
Condé Nast Traveler named Nashville one of the 20 best destinations to visit in 2020, and for good reason. From its rich culinary offerings to its thriving music scene, the Tennessee capital is a must-see city to add to your list. Just a two-hour flight or 13-hour drive from Miami, Nashville is a convenient departure from the 305.
The JW Marriott Nashville epitomizes luxury in the Music City. The hotel’s 33-story glass tower includes 533 guest rooms, stunning skyline views, and contemporary decor that’s both sumptuous and stylish.
Start your vacation with a stop at the JW Marriott Spa to unwind, followed by sunbathing at the rooftop pool deck and a leisurely lunch at the swanky Cabana Club. After your meal, visit The Green at JW, Nashville’s only private park. For dinner, head to the 34th floor for an unmatched dining experience at Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina.
Pro tip: Don’t forget your nightcap! Sip on a cocktail and take in panoramic views of Downtown Nashville at the Bourbon Sky Lounge to close out your weekend.
Looking for a change of scenery? This stylish Residence Inn location offers a refreshing, minimalist departure from the daily grind. Treat yourself to some rest, relaxation and retail therapy with a mini staycation in your own backyard.
Within walking distance to Aventura Mall, you’ll be steps from upscale retailers, stylish boutiques, and unique dining experiences that will keep you energized and entertained throughout your stay.
Pro tip: Book the Retail Therapy Package to get a $50 Aventura Mall gift card, a discount shopping book, and a welcome amenity with code SHO. You can thank us later!
Whether you want to visit theme parks with family or simply get away from South Florida for the weekend, the newly renovated Courtyard Orlando is the perfect destination. The relaxing oasis captures the city’s vibrant, metropolitan vibes and was recently awarded TripAdvisor’s 2019 Certificate of Excellence Award. The hotel’s spacious, well-appointed suites include private balconies, plush bedding and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Pro tip: Get outdoors for some socially distanced fun and rent a swan paddle boat at the nearby Lake Eola Park.
Newly reopened, the Courtyard Miami Aventura Mall is conveniently centered in a prime location just steps from Aventura Mall and Town Center Aventura. Book a staycation package to receive WiFi access and a $40 voucher to fuel up for the day at Bistro, the popular in-hotel dining option, before venturing out for a day of shopping and entertainment. For those looking to soak up the sun, the hotel is just one mile from local beaches. Remember, you live where others vacation, so why not staycation?
Book a stay at Hallandale Beach’s #1 hotel, according to TripAdvisor. With Aventura Mall and Hollywood Beach within 10 minutes, the Hampton Inn by Hilton Hallandale Beach Aventura is the perfect setting for a leisurely escape. Hit the sand for a seaside picnic and let the tide wash away your stressors. The eight-story hotel features 151 guest rooms and a secluded outdoor pool.
Pro tip: The Hampton Inn by Hilton Hallandale Beach-Aventura’s Travel Eat Local package will reward you with a $25 gas card and $25 gift card to dine at the nearby Yard House Restaurant & Bar, plus access to the Hampton Inn’s daily breakfast.