Swap those Ugg boots for flip flops and head south to sunny Key West, Florida this winter.
Two of the town's most desirable resorts, Casa Marina Resort and The Reach Resort, have an outstanding offer for stays through March 31 (think Valentine's Day!). The "Winter Escape" package, priced from $269 per night, includes luxury accommodations, daily breakfast for two and a $50 resort credit for every two nights booked (up to $200).
What's more, book a stay by Jan. 31 to receive an additional bonus. At check-out, guests will receive a free night voucher good for a complimentary night on any future three-night stay at any participating Hilton Hotel brand property (Conrad Hotels, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn and Hampton Inns & Suites, Hilton Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites).
Offering shared amenities between the two properties, Casa Marina Resort and The Reach Resort offer a peaceful retreat from the antics of Duval Street, while remaining within walking distance to all the action.
The legendary Casa Marina Resort has been a renowned landmark since New Year’s Eve 1920 and features a signature "Water Walk," leading guests to the largest private beach on the island. Just off the main lobby of Casa Marina is Ramblerʼs Lounge, the only absinthe bar in Key West, built to reflect Ernest Hemingway's time spent at the property.
Known as "The Most Romantic Hotel in Key West," the chic Reach Resort offers guests personalized "Toes in the Sand" dinners, al fresco breakfasts and a "Perfect Proposals" Pier for a stunning engagement backdrop.
More than $85 million has been spent refurbishing both resorts and both have recently been awarded the AAA Four Diamond rating.
Key West's newest attraction is the USS Vandenberg, one of the largest wreck dives in the world, sunk seven miles off the coast of Key West (http://ussvandenberg.com).
For more details or to make reservations, view the resort Web sites: http://www.reachresort.com , http://www.casamarinaresort.com . Or, call Casa Marina at 888-303-5717 or Reach at 888-318-4316.
Getting to Key West is easy and affordable now that AirTran has begun to offer nonstop flight service from Atlanta (on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays).
Through Jan. 21, buy one-way ticket rates of $119 for travel on Tuesdays or Saturdays or from $139 on other days. A 14-day advance purchase is required. Sale rates are not valid on Feb. 13. Trips at this rate must be finished on or before March 11.
Delta Air Lines matches the sale rates and rules (blackout dates: Feb. 12, 13, 15). Delta serves Key West with three nonstop flights on weekdays; five nonstop Saturday flights and four on Sundays.
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