The Great Summer Staycation Giveaway 2018

Summer Staycation Giveaway

Win one of 14 two-night staycations at some of Florida’s best resorts and boutique hotels.

Beat the heat this summer with a staycation at one of the many resorts and hotels across Orlando, Tampa and beyond. Now offering spectacular summertime rates, these sprawling properties provide the perfect elements of a getaway for two.

We’ve gathered all the details for a dozen different staycation packages but even better… we’re giving all 14 away during our 2nd Annual Great Summer Staycation Giveaway hosted  by Orlando Date Night Guide and Tampa Date Night Guide. 14 lucky couples in total will enjoy some much needed summertime QT.

Beginning Thursday, June 21, 2018, we’ll start giving away a different two-night staycation package every Tuesday and Thursday with the final getaway prize awarded on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Only one entry necessary per email address. One email entry equals entry into all 14 giveaways. We draw a new winner each Tuesday and Thursday from the total list of entries to date through Orlando Date Night Guide and Tampa Date Night Guide.

Enter below and be sure your sweetie enters too… double your chances!

This giveaway has now concluded. Congratulations to all of our winners. 

Rules & Fine Print

All winners are chosen completely at random using the random number generator at Random.org. No exchanges, cash alternatives or substitutions for prizes. You get what you get, and you don’t get upset! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to individuals who are, as of entry date, at least 21 years of age + legal residents of, and physically located within, the U.S. and Puerto Rico and who are not minors. Sweepstakes drawing starts 12:01 AM (ET) on 6/21/18 and ends 12:01 AM (ET) on 7/31/18. Click here for full Official Rules.

**LIST OF PRIZES**

THURSDAY, JUNE 21: Epicurean Hotel

WINNER: Rebecca Williams (entry on 6/19/18 19:27)

The Epicurean Hotel, a 137-room boutique property located in the trendy Hyde Park historic district of South Tampa, features a state-of-the-art culinary classroom known as the Epicurean Theatre; Élevage, a restaurant where classic recipes are re-imagined; EDGE rooftop bar; Chocolate Pi Pâtisserie; Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits wine shop; and Evangeline, a full-service spa.

One winner will receive a two-night stay, including a Classic King Guest Room, complimentary valet parking and brunch for two, plus bikes for two to explore Historic Hyde Park Village. Valid thru 6/20/2019, based on availability.

This summer, Florida residents can save up to 15% off the best available rate at Tampa’s food-focused Epicurean Hotel. For information or reservations for the Epicurean, please call (855) U-AWAKEN (829-2536) or visit www.EpicureanHotel.com.

Epicurean Hotel Tampa

TUESDAY, JUNE 26: Reunion Resort 

WINNER: Heather James (entry on: 6/20/18 22:29)

Reunion Resort features luxury resort accommodations including private villas and vacation homes surrounded by 2,300 acres of lush landscape as well as a nature preserve. It is the only location in the United States with three signature golf courses designed by the golf greats Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson.

The resort also features a boutique spa and salon, 10 pools and a 5-acre water park with a 1,000-foot long lazy river. The resort’s modern award-winning steakhouse restaurant, Eleven, features a rooftop pool patio and nightly views of the fireworks from nearby Walt Disney World.

One winner will receive a two-night   Experience Package, which includes two nights in a luxury, 1-bedroom villa, daily bocce ball and pickleball + a  $50 resort credit for the visit. Subject to availability, some blackout dates may apply. Valid through 6/1/2019.

For more information, visit reunionresort.com/specials-and-packages#sunsational-experience.

Reunion Resort

THURSDAY, JUNE 28: Plantation on Crystal River Resort 

WINNER: Tanya Bui (entry on 6/19/18 6:26)

Just a 1.5 hour drive from Orlando, the eco-friendly 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. On site, the Plantation features a full-service marina, 18-hole golf course, 9-hole executive course, Aveda spa, dining and inviting accommodations. A hidden gem along Florida’s Nature Coast, Crystal River is the only location in North America where you can legally swim and interact with West Indian Manatees.

One winner will receive a two-night stay including tax, parking, resort fees and a four-hour kayak rental. Valid thru 6/26/2019, based on availability.

The Plantation on Crystal River offers manatee snorkeling tours, as well as guided scalloping tours for the scalloping season that runs from July 1-September 24. From now through December 31, 2018, Florida residents can enjoy a 15 percent discount on best available room rates Sunday through Thursday. For more information or to make reservations, call 800-632-6262 or visit PlantationOnCrystalRiver.com.

Plantation on Crystal River

TUESDAY, JULY 3: B Resort & Spa

WINNER: Emily Barbosa (entry on 6/26/2018 2:54:03 PM)

Located inside the Walt Disney World Resort and across from Disney Springs, B Resort & Spa features a full-service AVEDA spa, zero-entry pool, kids’ club and the newly reimagined American Kitchen restaurant, a cafe, and a poolside bar and grill.

One winner will receive a two-night stay with complimentary tax, resort fee and parking. Black-out dates during holiday weekends may apply. Valid thru 10/30/2018, based on availability.

Florida residents save up to 25% per night when they use promo code BLOCAL and make a reservation before June 30, 2018 for stays through September 30, 2018. For more information, visit bhotelsandresorts.com/b-resort-and-spa/ or call 407-828-2828.

B Resort & Spa Orlando

THURSDAY, JULY 5: Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach 

WINNER: Amanda Ronk (entry on 7/3/18)

Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach brings the global brand’s iconic vibe and energetic beat to a wide stretch of the world-famous Atlantic shoreline. The all-new, 200-room beachfront property features renowned, brand-exclusive offerings and amenities, including The Sound of Your Stay® music program, offering complimentary use of Fender guitars and Crosley record players for in-room jam sessions, as well as a full-service Rock Spa® and Salon, a Rock Shop® and a Body Rock® Fitness Center.

The hotel also includes the signature Sessions restaurant and bar and open-air Wave Terrace. The beachfront pool features an expansive party deck and outdoor pool bar and grill. 

One winner will receive a two-night stay, including tax, resort fees, parking and a $100 dining credit. Valid thru 9/30/2019, based on availability.

Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach offers 15% off stays with a 14-day advance purchase early booking. For more information or reservations, call 844-745-1502 or visit HardRockHotelDaytonaBeach.com.

Daytona Beach
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

TUESDAY, JULY 10: Rosen Shingle Creek

WINNER: Eric Schlunz (entry on 6/21/18)

Rosen Shingle Creek, a stunning 255-acre luxurious escape set at the headwaters of the Everglades, features 1,501 elegant guestrooms and suites set amidst Spanish Revival-style architecture. Four outdoor swimming pools, The Spa at Shingle Creek, a championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer Design Company, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, seasonal fishing, a nature trail and more guarantee guests don’t have to leave the grounds to be perfectly content—yet nevertheless are within minutes of Orlando’s celebrated theme parks and attractions.

One winner will receive a two-night stay, including tax, resort fees and self-parking. Valid thru 10/29/2018, based on availability.

For more information about Rosen Shingle Creek’s summer specials and leisure packages, visit rosenshinglecreek.com/specials/leisure-packages/ or call 866-996-6338.

Rosen Shingle Creek

BONUS: WEDNESDAY, JULY 11: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

WINNER: Molly Osmond (entry on 6/21/18)

The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is Perfection Near the Parks. Situated on 1,500 gated acres, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress provides visitors with countless options for indoor and outdoor activities surrounding its private lake, access to a 45-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course and academy, as well as highly-rated dining choices. Located in Lake Buena Vista, we’re a short distance to Orlando’s restaurant row, airport and minutes from Orlando’s famous theme parks. The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is also home to Hemingway’s. Hemingway’s is a legendary local dining gem with an inspired menu created by the esteemed Chef David Didzunas. Hemingway’s is home to many of “Papa’s” favorite dishes – and soon, some of yours. Savor a wide selection of wines, specialty drinks and desserts, featuring Baked Alaska-style Key Lime pie and delectable pairings.

One winner will receive a two-night stay in a deluxe guestroom, complimentary valet parking, waived resort fee and a welcome gift of up to $25.00 value of guests choice from The Market. Valid through 12/31/18 (blackout dates apply).

This summer, Florida residents can save up to 10% off of the best available rate with special offer code FLSUN. For reservations or more information, call 407-239-1234 or visit grandcypress.regency.hyatt.com.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

THURSDAY, JULY 12: TradeWinds Island Resorts

WINNER: Katie Keller (entry on 6/18/18)

Located directly on St. Pete Beach, the TradeWinds Island Resorts offer two distinct beach resorts with endless beach activities, sumptuous dining, sand-in-your toes beach bars, exciting kids programs, spacious accommodations and more! TradeWinds Island Resorts… Enjoy life and just let go!

One winner will receive a two-night stay including resort fees and self-parking plus access to the facilities at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, including unlimited rides on the High Tide Slide, paddleboats, fitness center and more. Valid thru 6/1/2019, based on availability.

For more information about TradeWinds Island Resorts’ summer specials and leisure packages, visit tradewindsresort.com/packages or call 800-360-4016. 

TradeWinds Island Resorts

TUESDAY, JULY 17: Gaylord Palms Resort

WINNER: Tyler Laymon (entry on 6/26/18)

Uncover a one-of-a-kind enchanted surrounding at Gaylord Palms Resort with a 4.5-acre soaring glass atrium featuring winding waterways, lush gardens and animal habitats. The resort guest-exclusive Cypress Springs Water Park features a tree house play structure, a variety of thrilling water slides and a FlowRider Double surf simulator, along with the South Beach Pool, a chic cabana-lined oasis for adults only. Other extraordinary amenities include fine and casual dining, Relâche Spa and several shopping options – all conveniently located within minutes of the theme parks.

One winner will receive a two-night stay for up to 4, including room, tax, resort fee and self-parking. Valid thru 10/31/2018, based on availability.

Plan a stay to soak up the sun at Gaylord Palms with the SummerFest Package, available through August 12, 2018 (based on availability) with rates starting at $214 per night, plus taxes and fees. This package features two drink tumblers that include unlimited soda refills along with a $25 resort credit per night. Guests can upgrade their overnight experience with the SummerFest Premium Package, limited to a select number each day. This package includes accommodations in an Emerald Bay Atrium room with a view of the SummerFest Atrium Light Show, a special family-friendly SummerFest welcome amenity delivered to the room, one Florida Explorer Scavenger Hunt book and compass, two drink tumblers that include unlimited soda refills along with a $25 resort credit per night. Rates for the SummerFest Premium Package begin at $245 plus taxes and fees. For more details, visit GaylordPalms.com/SummerFest.

Gaylord Palms Resort

THURSDAY, JULY 19: Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

WINNER: Reba Cobb (entry on 6/18/18)

In the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is your gateway to Central Florida’s greatest theme parks and attractions. The resort is located in between Epcot® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios™, and nearby Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Magic Kingdom® Park. Come discover 17 world-class restaurants and lounges, sophisticated guest rooms with Westin Heavenly Beds® and the luxurious Mandara Spa. Enjoy five pools, two health clubs, tennis, nearby golf, and many special Disney benefits, including complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Attractions, and the Extra Magic Hours benefit.

One winner will receive a two-night stay, including tax and resort fees. Valid thru 5/30/2019, based on availability.

Guests can save money by taking advantage of one of many Walt Disney World packages. Throughout the year you’ll find various specials so that you and your family can experience all that Disney World has to offer at a low, budget-friendly price! Are you a Starwood Preferred Guests® or an AAA member? You can enjoy additional savings as well! Look through the Disney vacation specials to find the package that best fits your family’s needs. Visit www.swandolphin.com/offers for current specials and offers.

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

TUESDAY, JULY 24: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

WINNER: Jay Suggs (entry on 6/21/18)

Surrounded by Walt Disney World Resort and nestled on a 482-acre nature preserve, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek features family-friendly deluxe accommodations. Amenities include an award-winning lazy river pool, cabanas, championship golf course, Waldorf Astoria Spa, fitness center, and world-class dining. Plus, guests enjoy complimentary transportation to the Disney Theme Park and Disney Springs®.

One winner will receive a two-night stay, including tax and resort fee. Parking is additional. Valid thru 10/31/2018, based on availability.

Treat your family to non-stop family fun during SummerBlast! at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek! Enjoy rockin’ pool parties, a magical mermaid academy, dive-in movies, poolside activities, a three-acre lazy river, and free dinner for kids. Florida Residents save up to 12% off the best available rate all summer long. For more details, visit www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/summer.

Lazy River Pool
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

BONUS: WEDNESDAY, JULY 25: Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club

WINNER: Michelle Kastner (entry on 6/20/18)

Named for the distinct line where the hull of a boat meets the water, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club embodies the spirit of Anna Maria Island by embracing its Old Florida heritage, while offering new experiences and distinct, luxury amenities.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. Waterline’s separate Beach Club offers exclusive beach access, kayaks, lounge chairs, umbrellas and beach toys.

One winner will receive a two-night stay for (4), including a two-bedroom suite, brunch for four, plus half day bike rental for four to explore quaint Anna Maria Island, FL. Valid thru 12/20/2018, based on availability.

This summer, Florida residents can save up to 20% off the best available rate at Anna Maria Island’s only full-service resort, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club. For information or reservations for Waterline, please visit www.Waterlineresort.com.

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club in Holmes Beach, FL

THURSDAY, JULY 26: Hyatt Regency Orlando

WINNER: Adrienne Wright (entry on 6/18/18)

Located in the heart of International Drive, this magnificent property is just a stone’s throw away from the area’s best nightlight offerings including Orlando Improv, Mango’s Tropical Café and the ICON Orlando at ICON Orlando 360. The Hyatt Regency Orlando features a lush outdoor grotto pool with cabanas, as well as a full service spa and two award-winning restaurants.

One winner will receive a two-night stay, including complimentary valet parking and a private cabana at the Grotto Pool. Gift certificate inclusive of tax and resort fee. Valid thru 12/31/2018, based on availability.

Hyatt Regency Orlando

TUESDAY, JULY 31: JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

WINNER: Taylor Newsome (entry on 6/21/18)

Located just 20 minutes from all major Orlando attractions, 500 acres of exquisite beauty and timeless charm are the setting for a truly one-of-a-kind destination. JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes offers a distinctive array of thoughtful leisure pursuits including farm-to-table dining, signature golf, pampering spa treatments, immersive kids programs, and inspired eco adventure experiences. Guests are often tempted to forego exploration for welcome seclusion. Discover what inspires you.

One winner will receive a two-night stay valid through June 2019 based on availability.

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes adjoins to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes featuring Grande Lakes Sports including a two-mile mountain bike trail, fishing and more! This summer, guests can reserve a summer getaway including 15% off the best available rate and $50 resort credit daily. For information visit JWGrandeLakes.com or call (800) 576-5750.

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

14 Responses to “The Great Summer Staycation Giveaway 2018”

  1. Mary

    Many thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Also thank you for the continuous research into all the good ideas for date nights!!

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  2. Tierra

    I’m excited! Hopefully we win! I enjoy your emails it opens my eyes to more areas in Central Florida! Thanks!

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  3. Rebecca Roy

    I love getting these emails with all great things to do in Orlando! Since we are new to the area, we try new things every month!!

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  4. Jan

    Love the weekly updates – as a hotel concierge the great ideas are really valuable to me in helping me to promote all the wonderful things Orlando and surrounding areas have to offer – many of them are new to me too and wonderful to be able to share with visitors to our terrific city – so much more to it than just theme parks

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  5. Donna

    Thank you for all your suggestions, my husband and I have taken advantage of some of the places you have recommended. Also thank you for your dedication to helping locals like us enjoy our great state!

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  6. Tyne Caouette

    this would be a great quick getaway, for a stressful week

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  7. Daralene

    This is very cool! Fingers crossed for something My husband and I can enjoy with our two small boys!

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  8. Glenda Hedenskog

    Fingers crossed for Swan and Dolphin!! Thanks for the opportunity!! 🙂

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  9. Diamond

    I absolutely love coming here for ideas for new things to do in Orlando!

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  10. Karla

    Love all of these places!! What a beautiful treat it would be to relax and refresh before summer is over.

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  11. Evelyn

    I love getting the emails with all of the amazing things to do in Florida. My husband and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. We’ll be dining at a swanky restaurant recommended in one of your articles for this special occasion.

    Reply

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