Most Florida hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.
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Sunbathe, shop, people-watch, or party with the stars at one of Miami’s most famous beach promenades, also regarded as the art deco capital of the world.
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There’s always something fun and interesting happening in the Sunshine State’s busiest city center, from shows and shopping to history and art.
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Intriguing museums with costumed actors and period décor offer a look at the colonial beginnings of this charming coastal city.
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Museums and tropical gardens complement the fascinating homes and monuments that include the residence and writing desk of Ernest Hemingway.
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Downtown Tampa is a destination visitors seek out for is ample dining options, great live music, and beautiful river views. You might also want to check out attractions like Tampa Riverwalk or Amalie Arena while you're exploring the neighborhood.
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One of the best things about taking road trips in Florida is how many incredible options you have for unforgettable adventures. A Florida Keys road trip might take you on an oceanfront journey full of activities like fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving, ending in Key West with its famous sunset celebrations, museums, and bars. Or you might spend a weekend in Miami with its trendy nightlife, beaches, art galleries, and world-class hotels. From one magic city to another, you can pick up cheap deals on Miami car rentals and head out to try the outdoor activities in Orlando. Orlando is home to some of the world’s best theme parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You can find discounted rates on the best hotels in Orlando and cheap car rentals in Orlando to make your road trip adventure even more affordable.
The length of time you can spend on your road trip will determine how far you can go. A Florida road trip 1-week itinerary will be different than a Florida road trip 10 days long. Miami, the Everglades, the Florida Keys, South Gulf Coast, and Tampa Bay are the most popular stops on everyone’s road trip plans. And you’ll save when booking your car rental and hotel all in one place with Expedia. You can score even more discounts on your highway getaway by bundling car and hotel bookings together.
Taking Florida weekend road trips is the best way to spend those Saturdays and Sundays. Chart your own course through this energetic and stunning state. You could get a Daytona Beach vacation rental, or do those Florida Keys activities you’ve been wanting to try. Now is the perfect time for that weekend road trip you’ve been dreaming of because Expedia makes it easy to turn dreams into reality with discounted rates on all the best hotels in Tampa and the fabulous Florida Key hotels. For even deeper discounts, you can bundle your hotel and car bookings to get both for less.
When taking a road trip to Florida, no matter which direction you’re coming from, we don’t want you to miss a thing. Before entering the state, you might want to hit Savannah or New Orleans. And once you’re in Florida, Pensacola, Panama City Beach, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville’s beaches might be first of your list. And we make it easy to get the ideal road-trip-ready cars for your weekend trips to Florida. You can book cheap Dollar car rentals before making your way to the sunshine state to have the ultimate freedom to stop wherever you want on-route.
If you’re traveling from afar as part of your Florida package deal, fly into Orlando, pick up your rental car at the airport and head to your hotel. Your weekend getaway starts in Downtown Orlando, with plenty of cheap, and even free, things to do.
Transportation: It’s possible to explore central Orlando using public transportation, but when it comes to reaching sights outside Downtown, we recommend you have your own wheels for maximum convenience.
We recommend exploring Downtown Orlando for your first evening—it’s fun and light on the wallet at night, with plenty of budget eateries and hole-in-the-wall bars. Check out Orlando Brewing for its free brewery tours most nights.
Orlando locals flock to Cocoa Beach on the Space Coast. An hour’s drive east, it’s the closest beach to the city.
Instead of going back to central Orlando, consider driving to Universal CityWalk, just 20 minutes southwest of Downtown Orlando. Admission and parking are free after 6 p.m., so you can make the most of your budget and spend your vacation savings in shopping, dining and entertainment across the 30-acre complex. If you’re heading back to the airport, it’s about a 30-minute drive from here.