National Plan For Vacation Day has never been more important with Americans struggling to use their vacation time. In 2021, only one quarter of Americans managed to do so, leading to near-burnout for the majority of the nation’s workforce. The power of a Florida vacation is unparalleled – it offers a transformative experience filled with unforgettable memories with the people who matter most.

This year, VISIT FLORIDA wants workers to use all of their vacation days, and in Florida, of course. VISIT FLORIDA offers a variety of digital tools to guide consumers on their travel planning journey, including a list of deals across the Sunshine State at

During this year’s National Plan for Vacation Day, VISIT FLORIDA is sharing the best and most exclusive deals from destinations across the Sunshine State.

North Florida

Plantation on Crystal River is a hidden gem on Florida’s Nature Coast and one of the only places in North America where you can legally interact with West Indian Manatees in the wild. Visitors can save 40% off accommodations and 10% off tours and boat rides for stays Sunday, April 10 through Thursday, June 16, only if booked between Jan. 25-27. Also in Crystal River, and home to the world-famous Monkey Island and the Florida Cracker Monkey Bar, the Florida Cracker Riverside Resort is offering discounted pricing for standard rooms, starting at $125, based on availability. The new on-site restaurant, Florida Cracker Kitchen, is a place to feed your soul and belly while enjoying breakfast, brunch and lunch. 

Over in Amelia Island, Amelia Schoolhouse Inn blends the original luster of the past with the modern amenities of today. History buffs can visit the area while enjoying 15% off nightly rates in a classic room for a single night stay (Sunday-Thursday) between Jan. 25 and June 1.

And on Northwest Florida’s Gulf coast, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is offering deal-seeking travelers an exclusive 48-hour special. To celebrate National Plan Your Vacation Day the resort’s offer is bookable Jan. 25 and 26 and includes a 12% discount on best available rates. North in the state’s panhandle, the Emerald Coast Science Center is offering 20% off its museum memberships for events and workshops.

Central Florida
The Peppa Pig Theme Park is calling families to enjoy themselves with kids’ favorite cartoon characters. With tickets costing less than $31 this year, it’s a family-friendly adventure that’s kind to bank accounts as well. Hop over to LEGOLAND for less than $60 and create a whole weekend of theme park fun near Orlando. Extend the whole trip with a trip to Universal Studios where visitors get two free days with the purchase of 3.

Club Wyndham Cypress Palms in Kissimmee is offering 20% off accommodations while Club Wyndham Ocean Walk offers 15% off for visitors to Daytona Beach.

Hotels and resorts around Central Florida want visitors to stay longer and for less. In Orlando, the Reunion Resort and Golf Club is providing 25% off its villas through January 27. Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel is offering a National Plan for Vacation deal, as is the Fenway Hotel in nearby Dunedin. The Clearwater Beach Hotel is offering plenty of deals, notably a fifth night free with four nights purchased, all to celebrate the property’s fifth birthday.  Across the state, north of Vero Beach, Capt Hirams Resort is extending its 20% discount to in-state visitors.

Located on the sugary white sands of the Gulf of Mexico in St. Pete Beach, RumFish Beach Resort, a TradeWinds Island Resorts property, is offering 20% off their already discounted rates on stays of three nights or more for stays Aug. 15 through Dec. 25, 2022. This exclusive offer must be booked Jan. 25 via telephone.

South Florida

The offers and promos continue to Florida’s furthest tip. In sunny Key West, Fury Cat is giving up to $22 off any adventure booked early this year. Jet ski, snorkel, relax on a banana boat, and even parasail over the blue waters of the Florida Keys while saving on each and every experience. Nab the offer before the end of January.

Stay in style in Fort Lauderdale with Latitude Key Vacations and save up to 15% on luxury apartment rentals and score a free welcome basket. The offer lasts through March 2022. Or save up to 25% at Club Wyndham Palm-Aire near Fort Lauderdale.

Situated on the Caloosahatchee riverfront in downtown Fort Myers, Luminary Hotel & Co. is offering a $50 dining credit per night for stays from Jan. 24 through Dec. 31. The offer must be booked between Jan. 24-26.

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As the Sunshine State’s No. 1 industry, tourism was responsible for welcoming 79.8 million visitors in 2020, a decrease from the record 131.4 million visitors in 2019, attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the latest economic impact study, Florida visitors contributed $96.5 billion to Florida's economy and supported 1.6 million Florida jobs in 2019. According to the Office of Economic and Demographic Research, for every $1 the state invests in VISIT FLORIDA, the official tourism marketing corporation for the State of Florida, $3.27 in tax revenue is generated. VISIT FLORIDA promotes tourism to Florida through sales, advertising, promotions, public relations and visitor services programs. As a public/private partnership, VISIT FLORIDA serves more than 13,000 tourism industry businesses, including major strategic alliance partnerships with Busch Gardens Tampa, Disney Destinations, Hilton, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort. To learn more about VISIT FLORIDA follow @FloridaTourism on Facebook and Twitter or visit For inspiration from the Sunshine State, follow @VISITFLORIDA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit For media resources, visit

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