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Living here in Florida, we do get to enjoy the Sunshine State year-round. And while we appreciate the many many many tourists that come to visit, sometimes it pays to live here too. These Florida Resident Rates for Summer Travel have just opened up. Have you planned your summer vacations yet?

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From rock-out resorts to culinary castaways, Florida residents can choose from a long list of special rates and offers this summer at some of the state’s most spectacular resorts for family vacations or couples-only escapes. Here is a summery sample of available offers stretching from the Atlantic shoreline to the Gulf Coast Beaches.

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Amelia Island

Consistently voted a Top Island in Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards, Amelia Island rests just off Florida’s northernmost Atlantic coastline. Treasured for its long stretches of quiet beaches, natural beauty, and unique history, the island is home to an irresistible mix of upscale resorts, spas, golf, kayaking, biking and dining, and a charming collection of bed-and-breakfast inns. Amelia Island is also home to Fernandina Beach, once a vibrant Victorian seaport village, and now a charming downtown district of eclectic shops, attractions, and eateries.

Amelia Island is inviting travelers to make the most of their stay with “Free Night, Any Night” deals this summer. Visitors can choose from several participating island accommodators, including celebrated bed and breakfast inns, vacation rentals, and family-owned and popular chain hotels, each offering a free night to guests who book a qualifying stay. Adding either a third night or fourth night free, the offers allow visitors to use their extra night with their current stay or during a return visit. Details are available here.

Delray Sands Resort – Highland Beach

Situated on a quiet bit of Atlantic shoreline between iconic Boca Raton and booming Delray Beach, the Delray Sands Resort gracefully blends luxury, comfort, service, and style into an extraordinary retreat on Highland Beach. Following its recent rejuvenation, the boutique property now features 115 guestrooms and suites and an oceanfront dining experience at its all-new signature restaurant, Latitudes. End-of-summer Florida resident rates start at just $159* per night. For more information or to make reservations, call (866) 832-6576 or visit DelraySandsResort.com.

*Subject to availability. Valid Florida ID required at check-in. Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Not valid for groups or other contracted rates. Excludes taxes, gratuities and resort fees.

Epicurean Hotel – Tampa

Located in the trendy Hyde Park historic district of South Tampa, the Epicurean Hotel is a 137-room boutique hotel devoted to extraordinary culinary experiences. The hotel features a large state-of-the-art culinary classroom, couture comfort food restaurant, wine shop, rooftop lounge, full-service spa and a vintage patisserie. The Epicurean Hotel was developed in collaboration with Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House and is a member of the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott. Florida residents can enjoy room rates up to 15 percent off the best available rate. Available May through September, rates begin at just $169* per night. For information or reservations, call (855) U-AWAKEN (829-2536) or visit EpicureanHotel.com.

*Valid May-Sept. 2018. Proof of Florida residency required at check-in. Limited number of rooms available for this promotion. New reservations only. Tax is additional. Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms and cannot be combined with other promotions. Blackout dates may apply. Advance reservations required. Other restrictions apply. Rates are per room, per night and based on availability at time of booking.

Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

Florida residents receive the rock star treatment for the month of May at the all-new Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach. The new music-inspired property has introduced the global brand’s iconic vibe and energetic beat to a wide stretch of world-famous Atlantic shoreline, bringing along brand-exclusive amenities and offerings. Book a reservation* Sunday through Thursday and get upgraded to an oceanfront room ($90 value) with a view that will make you want to sing. Plus, when you check in, we’ll slip two free drinks your way – making it totally worth it to have that Florida driver’s license! Use promo code: FLSTAR. For more information or reservations, call reservations at (844) 745-1502 or visit HRHDaytonaBeach.com.

*Valid Sunday – Thursday excluding May 27. Based on availability.

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa – Miramar Beach

Located directly on the sugar-white sands of Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is the largest full-service beachfront resort in Northwest Florida and boasts an array of amenities, including private beach cabanas, AAA Four-Diamond Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood restaurant, full-service spa, championship golf and limitless beachside offerings. This summer, Florida and Georgia residents will receive up to 12 percent off on stays in the Sunshine State. Call 1-800-559-1805 to book and request the “Florida/Georgia Resident Rate” package or Plan Code “RPFLR4/FR4/RPFLH4/FH4” at time of booking, or visit HiltonSandestinBeach.com.

*Offer is subject to availability at participating Florida hotels & resorts within the Hilton Portfolio, offer details stated herein, and the selected hotel’s booking terms and conditions. Offer valid for stays booked and completed from May 15, 2017 to December 31, 2018. Valid for Florida residents and Georgia residents only. Must present valid Florida ID or Georgia ID at check-in. Offer includes exclusive discount to Non-Hilton Honors members of 10% off of the hotel’s best available rate and an exclusive discount to Hilton Honors members of 12% off of the hotel’s best available rate. This offer may not be combined with other select promotions, offers or discounts and is not valid for groups. Blackout dates, early departure fees, and deposit and cancellation restrictions may apply and vary by hotel. Rates will vary based on individual hotels and specific travel dates selected. Unless otherwise stated, quoted rates are per room per night, based on single/double occupancy and do not include taxes, gratuities, incidental charges and resort fees (if applicable). Participating hotels are subject to change without notice. This offer is not applicable to existing reservations or group bookings, and may not be combined with other select promotions, discounts or offers.

The Inn on Fifth and Club Level Suites – Naples

At the center of Fifth Avenue’s celebrated collection of restaurants, sidewalk cafes, upscale boutiques, and one-of-a-kind galleries sits the Inn on Fifth and Club Level Suites. A landmark of luxury in downtown Naples and just blocks from the Gulf of Mexico, the Inn is home to the Spa on Fifth, Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House, and the recently opened Ocean Prime Naples. Through September 30, the Inn on Fifth and Club Level Suites will offer Florida residents room rates of $139 Sunday through Tuesday and room rates of $159 Wednesday through Saturday. For more information or to make reservations, call (888) 403-8778 or visit InnOnFifth.com.

*Subject to availability. Valid Florida ID required at check-in. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid for groups or other contracted rates. Offer excludes taxes, gratuities and resort fees.

Plantation on Crystal River – Crystal River

The Plantation on Crystal River is surrounded by the natural springs of King’s Bay and pristine lakes and rivers, as well as wildlife refuges and state parks. The Plantation features a full-service marina, 18-hole golf course, 9-hole executive course, Aveda spa, dining and inviting accommodations. Guests can enjoy manatee snorkeling tours, as well as guided scalloping tours for the summer scalloping season. Through Dec. 31, 2018, Florida residents can enjoy a 15 percent discount on best available room rates* Sunday through Thursday. Rates during this timeframe begin at just $119. For more information or to make reservations, call (800) 632-6262 or visit PlantationOnCrystalRiver.com.

*Subject to availability. Blackout dates apply.

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club – Anna Maria Island

Mainsail Lodging and Development opened its newest property this past winter – Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, a full-service resort on Anna Maria Island, Florida. The new resort features 37 stylish, two-bedroom suites with gourmet kitchens, a 50-slip marina offering a variety of water activities, 2,000 square feet of meeting space, the signature Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen restaurant and bar, and a resort-style swimming pool with oversized sun deck extending into the marina. Florida residents can enjoy up to 20 percent off based on select travel dates, room rates starting at just $279* per night for two-bedroom suite. For reservations please call (844-863-9443). To learn more about Waterline, visit www.waterlineresort.com.

*Subject to availability. Valid Florida ID required at check-in. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Not valid for groups or other contracted rates. Offer excludes taxes, gratuities and resort fees.

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