This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of VISIT FLORIDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
I love Florida. The sun, the beach, Disney World. We were fortunate enough to be able to take the family to Florida last year and visit Disney World. We had so much fun on vacation. Did you know that there are so many places to visit in Florida? We definitely want to go back and visit some more.
Florida’s 500 Years of Adventure Sweepstakes
Ponce de Leon first explored Florida in 1513 paving the way for 500 years of exploring the Sunshine State by billions of visitors from all around the world. What better way to celebrate 500 years, than to give away a trip every week in 2013?
Florida’s 500 Years of Adventure Sweepstakes launched on January 14th and runs throughout the year. VISIT FLORIDA is showcasing why Florida has been the world’s destination of choice for 500 years. From Florida’s beautiful beaches and world class spas to fabulous fishing and Old Florida Charm, there’s more than enough adventures here for another 500 years.
Enter the Florida’s 500 Years of Adventure Sweepstakes for a chance to win a new Florida adventure every week. Each week they’ll be giving away exciting Florida adventure packages that include rental car, hotel accomodations, and other exciting “what to do about town” activities.
What are the prizes?
May 13 to 19
Captivated by Captiva
South Seas Island Resort
Seemingly set adrift off the Florida Gulf Coast, South Seas Island Resort is an unspoiled haven, encompassing a wildlife preserve and two and a half miles of shell-strewn beaches, lapped by turquoise tides. Stay for three nights, test your skill on The Captiva Course, ranked as one of the “Top Five Short Courses” in the world with views of the Gulf of Mexico from every hole, and relax in your own private poolside cabana.
May 20 to 26
Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa
Enjoy a romantic getaway at Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s newest resort, Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa, located ocean-side in Vero Beach. This oceanfront haven features stylish rooms, sensational spa and fitness facilities, and a glittering outdoor pool. Just minutes from fabulous shopping, dining and entertainment, Costa d’Este Beach Resort is an ideal choice for the best of the beach and town. Step out onto a blissful balcony with sweeping ocean views, and enjoy the sun-kissed warmth of your Florida surroundings.
May 27 to June 2
Bonaventure Resort & Spa
Home to Ft. Lauderdale’s largest spa and surrounded by championship golf, the AAA Four-Diamond Bonaventure Resort & Spa provides endless opportunities for relaxation, recreation and pure enjoyment. Take a golf lesson at Bonaventure Golf and Country Club and play the famous East Course, a challenging course with water on 14 holes and home to the famed #3 waterfall hole. Catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water on an airboat tour of the Florida Everglades at Sawgrass Recreation Park and spend a day at Zoo Miami, the only tropical zoo in the United States. Relax after your adventures with a couples massage at Bonaventure Spa.
June 3 to 9
Surf, Sand and Speed
The Shores Resort & Spa
Every racecar driver wants to win the Daytona 500 and now you can feel what it’s like with Richard Petty Driving Experience at Daytona International Speedway. Experience real life racing thrills by riding shotgun in a two-seat NASCAR race car for a three-lap qualifying run at speeds up to 160 mph. Stay for three nights at The Shores Resort & Spa, combining the exciting spirit of Daytona with service and luxury resort amenities on top of drop-dead gorgeous water views. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this luxury Florida beach hotel is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Florida’s trademark sunshine.
June 10 to 16
PGA National Resort & Spa
This golf buddy getaway for two lands you at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Enjoy luxury accommodations for three nights in a new specialty media suite, the perfect place to meet with friends and enjoy the ultimate media experience in front of a 65″ HD television while lounging on the luxurious wrap-around sofa. You’ll walk in the shadow of legends when you test your skill on one of five spectacular, tournament-ready courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio and George Fazio, and Karl Litten. Invigorate with strength training and a variety of fitness classes at the Health and Racquet Club. Top off your stay with some rest and relaxation at the Spa at PGA National with a sports massage perfect for recharging your batteries and focusing on weary muscles.
June 17 to 23
Key West Escape
Southernmost Hotel in the USA
The sun, clear waters and laid-back setting of Key West have lured visitors here since its settlement in 1822. Southernmost Hotel in the USA, in the heart of historic old town Key West, is just steps from the beach and a stone’s throw from the most interesting eateries, eclectic shops, art galleries and non-stop nightlife. Hop aboard the Old Town Trolley for a one-of-a-kind sightseeing tour and one of the best ways to see the city. Sail off into Key West’s famous sunset aboard a state-of-the art Fury Catamaran and toast the end of a perfect day in paradise as you watch the sun disappear beyond the horizon.
June 24 to 30
Casual Island Style
‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort
In 1931, a charming collection of fishing cottages first welcomed guests to this lush sliver of Captiva Island perfectly nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound. Today, ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort on Captiva Island welcomes you with quality, comfort, value and island hospitality. The resort sits on 13 gorgeous, tropical acres with miles of Gulf of Mexico sugar-sand beaches to explore that feature extraordinary shelling, fishing and sanctuary island fun. Turn off the phone and don’t pack the laptop. You’ll want to be completely unplugged for this five-night relaxing island getaway.
Personally, hanging out in Key West sounds like the perfect adventure. Good Luck to all who enter!
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