Desperate for a summer getaway but can’t find the time to get out of Orlando? Solution: book a staycation at one of my favorite area resorts, Gaylord Palms, and it will feel like home is hundreds of miles away. Here are five reasons to love this sprawling resort:

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1. An unforgettable setting
The four-and-a-half acres of indoor gardens with three distinct Florida environments will take your breath away.
2. Delish dining
I love the sushi and cocktails at Sora, and the breakfast buffet at Villa de Flora, but the best dining experience at Gaylord is at Old Hickory Steakhouse, an upscale eatery tucked inside the tranquil Everglades section of the resort.
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3. The new adults-only pool
No kids are allowed at the newly renovated South Beach Pool, a serene spot to work on your tan and sip a frozen daquiri. Did I mention there are no kids allowed?
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4. Spaaaaaaah
20,000 glorious square feet of pampered bliss awaits inside the Relâche Spa. How about a couple's message?
5. Stupendous deals!

Couples celebrating their wedding anniversary OR their birthday get their second night FREE. You can take advantage of this offer anytime within the month of your wedding anniversary or on Fridays and Saturdays during the month of your birthday. Offer is based on availability and is available select weekends. Marriage certificate will be required at check-in for anniversary guests. Pricing: $199 based on availability.