Summer time for most means hot days, cold drinks, and getting away from home for a long, overdue vacation. But why go far to enjoy a great get away when you live in Miami? Save travel time and money and have a sunsational summer staycation right here!

Miami Staycation Hotels and Resorts

Freehand Miami

This dorm-style hotel is conveniently located only two blocks from Miami Beach, which is about a five-minute walk; if you're not up for walking, this hotel has bicycles available for rent.

The dorms sleep up to eight, and each bed contains its own privacy screen, outlet, and reading light. Private suites can also sleep up to 8 and include a flat screen TV and iPod docks as well as an en-suite bathroom. Select suites fashion a kitchenette, and all rooms include free WiFi. Rates currently start as low as $94 a night, making it an affordable Miami staycation.

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Trump International Beach Resort

This beautiful beach resort will have you feeling like royalty in no time. Whether you book a room with a beautiful ocean view or decide to go with a city view and stare at the Miami skyline all night, you won't be disappointed.

In addition to a beautiful pool and wading pool for the kids, Trump International Beach Resort also has two jacuzzis with a beach view that will make you feel like you're in paradise. If you want to hit the beach, then you're in luck as there is private access to the beach available 24/7.

The resort has numerous amenities including three amazing restaurants and a complimentary kids camp for children ages four through 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This service makes for a great staycation in Miami as it allows parents some alone time while knowing their kids are having a blast and are in safe hands. Room rates currently start at $230 per night.

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Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables

A National Historic Landmark, The Biltmore is located in beautiful Coral Gables and within five minutes of the iconic Venetian Pool. If you're looking for a picturesque experience waking up to lovely views of the beach and eating lunches by a gorgeous pool, then this is the Miami staycation for you.

The Biltmore has one of the largest hotel pools in America, so you find yourself losing track of time while basking in the Miami sunshine. If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, squeeze in some rounds of golf at the hotel's amazing golf course. Currently, a night at this hotel starts at $286.

Miami Staycation Destinations

A staycation doesn’t necessarily mean that you must stay at a trendy or fancy hotel. Perhaps you can take a few days to visit some of the attractions that you always mean to visit but never actually get around to seeing. 

Venetian Pool

This historical public pool opened in 1924 and is a common attraction among tourists. If you’re looking for a nice, relaxing pool day to escape the scorching Miami heat, then get the family together and head over to the Venetian Pool.

This public pool is one unlike any other with the breathtaking setting. Its signature bridge and grotto like rock formations make this a truly unique swimming experience. Not only is The Venetian Pool gorgeous, but it also prides itself on its cleanliness as the pool is drained and refilled every night and morning from its private underground aquifer full of clean spring water.

Luckily for Coral Gables residents, admission is a fraction of the regular price. The best time to visit the pool is during the week as the weekends tend to be a busy.

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Oleta River State Park

Oleta State Park is full of natural beauty and things to do like bike riding as there are several trails for everyone from beginners to more advanced riders. In addition to biking, you can also go canoeing, kayaking, and fishing at this state park.

You can also relax the day away on their beach that resides on the Intercoastal, which means the water is almost always calm, making it perfect for young children and adults alike. Cabins are also available for booking and start at only $55 per night.

Miami has so much to offer not only for tourists but for residents as well. Save money by taking a staycation in this beautiful city and take advantage of the fact that you live where everyone else comes to escape.

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