Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa / Jupiter, Florida
Travelers can get in to the swing of the easy, breezy beach life this Labor Day weekend at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, the area’s only oceanfront hotel, located on a pristine stretch of golden Atlantic coastline. Guests can take in the rays on the property’s secluded beach, practice their backswing on tennis courts, unwind with cocktails in the adults-only hammock garden, or indulge in ocean-inspired treatments at the resort’s incredible spa. When they’re ready to explore the local area, travelers can opt for SUP or kayaking tours with a chance to check out local marine life, take a Pontiki cruise while admiring mansions that line the Jupiter Inlet, or catch nightly live music at one of the area’s local waterfront bars. Guests can book the resort’s ‘Sunnies And Savings’ package and save up to 20% and enjoy complimentary breakfast. Rates start at $190/night.
Playa Largo Resort & Spa | Key Largo, Florida
Travelers in search of an ultra-luxe Labor Day getaway can make their way to Playa Largo Resort & Spa, just an hour’s drive from Miami along US-1’s sun-soaked highway. The Autograph Collection hotel sits on what used to be America’s largest pineapple plantation and will quickly have guests in the vacation spirit with the resort’s whimsical beach-chic decor and laid-back atmosphere. For a high-end, yet affordable escape, travelers can opt for the Stay & Play offer and snag up to $350 in resort credits. The offer is simple: the longer guests stay, the more they have to play – think relaxing in a beachside tripod hammock with jerk wings and a pineapple mojito, and lounging by the zero-entry pool. With $100-$350 to spend, that’s equivalent to two signature massages at Ocean Spa, a sailing lesson, or an extravagant lobster dinner at the marina-facing Sol by the Sea. Add beach cruiser rentals, a basketball court and beachside fire pits to the mix, and guests will have a Labor Day weekend to remember. To book, travelers can visit playalargoresort.com and enter promo code ZX0. Rates starting at $399.
Stanton South Beach / Miami Beach, Florida
This Labor Day weekend make your way to a different side of Miami Beach to experience the newly renovated Marriott Stanton South Beach. One of the only hotels along Ocean Drive with direct beach access, this hotel turned resort is situated in the South of Fifth district of Miami Beach and edged by a lush green park. Labor Day weekends spent here give guests get the best of both worlds being in the exclusive SoFi neighborhood (less-crowded beaches!), while also just steps from all the city action with top nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and boutiques within walking distance. Upon checking in, guests realize this is “not your mama’s Marriott,” as the recently renovated hotel embraces a cool, trendy beach club ambiance and relaxed luxury vibe, offering 224 rooms and suites, two pools overlooking the ocean, a chic sun deck, an intimate spa, fitness center, and two restaurants including the newly-opened Michelin Star concept, Azabu Miami Beach and Mexican restaurant, Lolo’s Surf Cantina. It’s a perfect place to experience everything that makes Miami, Miami.
The Perry Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina / Stock Island, Key West
The Perry Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina opened its doors last summer on the private 220-slip Stock Island marina, just over the bridge from downtown Key West, reinventing Keys travel with an industrial design inspired by the area’s history as a boatyard and shrimp fisherman’s haven. The 100-room boutique hotel is the perfect getaway for those looking for a last-minute Labor Day weekend getaway with features that include two incredible seafood driven restaurants, onsite artist studios where guests can watch local craftsmen in action and right-from-your-room access to water-based excursions that leave directly from the hotel’s private marina. Guests can opt for some long weekend fun and go paddle boarding, jet skiing, sunset sailing and snorkeling right from the marina, and for those who still want to experience Key West’s famous landmarks and downtown’s Duval Street, the hotel offers complimentary shuttle service that runs every hour. Labor Day weekend rates start at $208/night.
Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami | Miami Beach, Florida
This Labor Day, modern explorers can head to one of the music and nightlife hotspots of the world, Miami, with the Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami as their homebase. Just a quick non-stop flight from most destinations, the 10-story 105-room glass hotel is located 20 minutes from Miami International Airport and is perfectly situated in the heart of all the action. The hotel is just steps from the beach so guests can lay out a beach towel for some much needed R&R and get a sun-kissed tan or explore the nearby shops at Lincoln Road mall. Prefer to lounge poolside? guests can make their way to DECK Sixteen, the indoor-outdoor rooftop restaurant and lounge for the Centric Poolside Package, (offered daily from sunrise to sunset), which has all the makings of the best pool day ever — $40 bottles of wine, prosecco and rosé, plus happy hour prices all day long, 50% off the pool menu, and discounted Bloody Marys, Sangrias, and Mojitos. Have a furry four-legged friend? Travelers can bring their pups as the hotel just opened the first rooftop dog park in the area called Wooftop Park.
W Fort Lauderdale | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Set out to sunny South Florida for a stylish Labor Day weekend escape at the newly minted W Fort Lauderdale. The beachfront oasis has everything guests could need to soak in the sun on the extra-long holiday weekend, including an Insta-worthy rooftop pool, buzzing Living Room with nightly entertainment, daily beach bootcamp and yoga classes and more. For a true VIP experience, travelers can upgrade to the ‘Vacation Like A VIP’ package, which includes a $100 resort credit to be used at any of the property’s award-winning restaurants or spa, complimentary valet parking for one set of wheels, room upgrade (based on availability,) $25 American Express gift card, and a Summer 2-For-1 savings card that includes discounted admission to a variety of attractions and restaurants throughout the destination. The ‘Vacation Like A VIP’ package is valid over Labor Day weekend and starts from $295/night plus taxes and fees. Two-night minimum required. With tons of nonstop flights available from LGA, JFK, EWR, ATL, LAX, ORD, HOU, and DCA to FLL on United, JetBlue, American and Delta, getting to this sparkling resort is as easy as can be. For more information, visit www.wfortlauderdalehotel.com.
The Julia | Miami Beach, Florida
Situated in South Beach’s coveted South of Fifth “So-Fi” neighborhood, The Julia is the perfect setting for those looking for a dose of sunshine an warmth without breaking the bank over the extended weekend. The adults-only boutique hotel offers several value-added amenities including a complimentary wine and cheese happy hour, wifi, and daily breakfast, helping guests both tan and fuel up for their Labor Day celebrations. In Miami, everyone flocks to the beach for the holidays, and with The Julia just one block away, guests don’t have to deal with the hassle of finding beach parking. Better yet, the property includes beach chairs reserved for hotel guests in the nightly room rate, so travelers have a go-to hot spot on the beach. In addition to its complimentary amenities, this summer the property is extending a 15% savings for those who book its nonrefundable rate. Nightly rates over Labor Day weekend start from $135 per night with the 15% savings applied. With its central location within Miami and endless list of perks, The Julia has guests, and their wallets, covered for a sunny Labor Day Weekend escape. For more information, visit www.TheJuliaHotel.com
Art Ovation Hotel | Sarasota, FL
Travelers searching for the perfect last minute Labor Day escape should look no further than Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota, Florida’s new and only art-focused boutique hotel. The recently opened arts-centric hotel embraces, celebrates and supports Florida’s arts culture coast by offering creative guest experiences. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by art installations curated by local artists showcased throughout its public spaces and in-room instruments and leather-bound sketchbooks for guests to explore their artsy side. The property hosts an array of creative guest activities including group music lessons, sketch and painting classes, art influenced rooftop yoga, Improv comedy classes, and live music performances with local instructors, musicians, performers and artists. Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Art Ovation is just a stone’s throw away from an arsenal of art galleries, theatrical experiences, attractions, shops, and restaurants for guests to explore. For more information, visit https://artovationhotel.com
Opal Sands & Sandpearl Resort | Clearwater Beach, FL
Sandpearl Resort sits on a 700-foot stretch of white sands beach overlooking the turquoise waters (no need to worry about finding a spot on a the beach) and greets guests with a home-away-from-home atmosphere. All 253 Old Florida-style guest rooms and suites overlook the Gulf of Mexico and the Clearwater coast and offer a right at home ambiance with its open layout and natural hues mimicking the surrounding area. Whether it’s enjoying stunning sunsets, zero-entry pools, s’mores on the beach, Astronomy Night, the nightly sunset ceremony at Pier 60- there’s something for everyone to enjoy. For more information, visit https://sandpearl.com
Experience a mix of luxe and relax at its sister property a mile down the beach at Opal Sands Resort. The 15-story curved structure designed to provide every guest with a panoramic view of the Gulf, offers guests modern contemporary designs, floor-to-ceiling-windows and spacious private balconies in all 230 beachfront rooms. Their Italian seafood inspired restaurant Sea-Gini, whips up locally-sourced cuisine, handmade pastas and offers a pizza making class for groups, instructing guests on how to mold, toss and make their own pizza in their firewood oven and a take-home recipe card. For more information, visit https://opalsands.com