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Getting Away to Florida for a Weekend   by Richard Rspad

Opportunities for getting away to Florida for a weekend abound given cheap flights and incredible weather. Here is a primer on potential getaways that might interest you.

Getting Away to Florida for a Weekend

While many people plan to come to Florida for a week or even two, on vacation; not everyone has that long to spend away from home. If you live in the South, or even if you just want to fly somewhere for a short trip, Florida offers people a lot to do. Getting away to Florida can be the perfect little bit of relaxation for travelers looking to spend only a few days away.

One of the best spots is Coral Gables. Located in southern part of Florida, this town offers a quaint shopping and vacation atmosphere complete with a free trolley that takes its passengers around the town for shopping and eating.

The must-stay spot in Coral Gables is The Biltmore, a hotel built in 1926 that has all the opulence and flair of that time period. Home to the country's largest swimming pool (700,000 gallons), this resort managed to survive the hard times it went through in the 1930's and has been a landmark ever since. The Biltmore comes complete with its own tales of the famous (and infamous) people who have stayed there. The presence of a top notch spa, as well as a couple of luxury restaurants, makes this one of the best Florida escapes.

If you would prefer to take one of the Florida weekend escapes available in other parts of the state, how about traveling to the Florida Keys? Well known for their relaxing, tropical atmosphere, the Keys make a perfect stop for your weekend.

The Casa Key West is located on Key West, the largest city in the Florida Keys. This bed and breakfast only offers seven rooms, so you will be sure to get the seclusion and personal service you want for your getaway. The Casa Key West offers amenities such as luxury linens, towels and toiletries, and their poolside massage service can be a must-have for your relaxing weekend. Additionally, the food here is top notch, with an expanded continental breakfast served under a canopy in their outdoor kitchen. The location of this resort is also great. It is in the Old Town section, where quiet neighborhoods are the norm. Romance packages are also available, if you choose to expand your stay into four nights or more.

No matter which area of the state you choose for your Florida escape, you will be sure to have a great time with plenty to see and do. Many airlines offer discount rates to Florida with short notice, so it's a great pick for that spur-of-the moment weekend trip.

About the Author

Richard Rspad is with Resort Spa Destinations - reviews and articles on spa resorts.

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