We’re down to just a few hours left before Christmas Day. If you are still struggling to find a last minute gift or looking for an outside of the box idea, skip boring gift cards and share an experience that’s sure to last a lifetime. We’ve taken the guesswork out of it so you look like a hero coming through in the clutch. Thank us later.
Here are some of our favorites.
The DAYTONA / Daytona Beach, FL
Located directly across from the Daytona International Speedway, The DAYTONA is the best place to experience a classic all-American winter vacation. Features of the 144-room property include racing inspired design touches like vintage show cars on display year-round, an outdoor pool area with a fire pit and private cabanas, and racing memorabilia displayed throughout the hotel. The hotel’s prime location is steps away from NASCAR’s famous raceway with access to more than 50 restaurants and retail outlets and participates in year-round events tied to the Speedway, making it an ideal destination for travelers who want to experience the area’s iconic racing history. This New Year’s, grab your friends and ring in the new decade with a fun soiree which features live entertainment, a champagne toast at midnight, and a live stream of the iconic Times Square ball drop. Must be 21 years of age. Overnight packages start at $299.00/per night, To book, visit https://www.thedaytona.com.
Jupiter Beach Resort / Jupiter, FL
Opt for another kind of white Christmas this holiday season with a warm-weather escape to Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, the area’s only oceanfront hotel located on a pristine stretch of golden Atlantic coastline. While at the resort, families can take in those Florida sun rays on the property’s secluded beach, practice their backswing on tennis courts, or unwind at the resort’s Opal spa, where adults can indulge in restorative ocean-inspired treatments while the kiddos enjoy ‘La Petite’ mani/pedis. This Christmas, families can enjoy Christmas dinner at the hotel’s oceanfront restaurant – Sinclair’s Ocean Grill. There will be a special holiday menu with menu items such as Oscar Filet Mignon, Peppercorn Prime Rib, and Yellowfin tuna. and live music throughout the resort to get you in the holiday spirit. Prices start at $65/adult and $20/child. For more information and to book a stay at Jupiter Beach Resort, visit https://www.jupiterbeachresort.com.
Playa Largo Resort & Spa / Key Largo, FL
This Christmas, Playa Largo Resort is providing guests with an unforgettable oceanfront Winter Wonderland in Key Largo. On Christmas Eve, Winter Wonderland will kick off with a 40 ft. ice skating rink overlooking the Florida Bay, pictures with Santa and Rudolph, a gingerbread decorating station, a hot chocolate bar, as well as snow cones (and boozy snow cones for adults), cotton candy and popcorn snack stations alongside the rink. On Christmas Day, guests can continue to enjoy the beachside ice skating rink with carolers throughout the property, brunch at La Marea (set to include spiked eggnog and hot chocolate) and Christmas dinner around the ice skating rink. Enjoy chestnuts roasting on an open fire with Playa’s Chiminea package that provides a fire butler to start your bonfire at the beachside chiminea along with blankets, and s’mores supplies. For more information and to book a stay at Playa Largo Resort & Spa this holiday season, visit https://playalargoresort.com/
Sandpearl Resort / Clearwater Beach, Florida
Bring the whole family to Sandpearl Resort this year for a festive holiday vacation in Clearwater Beach, Florida. With cozy, luxurious one and two-bedroom suites, families of up to 8 are easily accommodated in the suites outfitted with classic ‘Old World Florida’ design, full kitchens and dining areas, in-room washers and dryers, and expansive, furnished balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The holidays are an especially exciting time for families at Sandpearl as guests will have the chance to awe at the 8,000-pound sand sculpture in the Living Room, spend time with Santa by the Christmas tree, roast s’mores at sunset at the beachside fire pit, and take part in holiday activities at Camp Ridley, the resort’s kids club. For Christmas, Sandpearl will host a Christmas brunch and dinner at Caretta on the Gulf. For New Year’s Eve, there will be an elegant 5-course dinner also at Caretta on the Gulf. Steps away from resort, families can enjoy boating activities at the marina and a nightly sunset festival at the iconic Pier 60, and a short drive away is the Clearwater Marine Aquarium rescue and rehabilitation center where Warner Bros.’ Dolphin Tale 1 and 2 were filmed. For more information, visit https://www.sandpearl.com/