When it comes to reasons why living in Central Florida is so great, there’s hardly a shortage. We have desired tourist attractions like Universal and Disney literally in our backyard, an endless list of palate-pleasing restaurants for foodies, remarkable beaches within a short drive, and beautiful weather throughout most of the year. We live where others vacation! To help locals take advantage of these benefits, we have gathered a list of venues offering Florida resident deals; just one more perk to add to the list.
We’ve organized the best Florida resident deals into the following categories:
- Attractions + Dining
- Spa Deals
Editor's note: story updated February 2020
ATTRACTIONS + DINING
Walt Disney World Resort
Why limit date night to just a few hours? With the Discover Disney Ticket for Florida residents, you can enjoy 3 days of Disney fun (ticket can be used on nonconsecutive days). This offer is $175 plus tax per ticket and is valid until June 27, 2020. You can add a fourth day for just $20 more. Proof of residency is required and while only one theme park per day is valid, you can upgrade to the Park Hopper option for an extra charge.
You can purchase this deal online or by calling 407-938-4893.
Escape from the daily grind and retreat to an all-inclusive day resort that is sure to provide lifelong memories to be cherished. Discovery Cove has adventure waiting around every corner. Luckily, Florida residents get a respite from regular pricing all year long with a 20% savings. Proof of residency must be provided at time of check in.
Check out our tips for planning your own Discovery Cove date day.
Universal Orlando Resort
Submerse yourself into the action of the movies at Universal Orlando with one of the Florida Resident deals. For a limited time, Florida residents can save $65 on a 3-Day Park-to-Park Ticket. This ticket gets you 3 days admission into Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. This ticket is $232.99 plus tax, must be purchased by April 2, 2020 and used within six months. Blackout dates do apply.
If you haven’t taken a scenic flight on the iconic Wheel at ICON Park, what are you waiting for?! Florida residents can absorb skyline views of surrounding Orlando with a special discount ticket. Take to the skies on a 23-minute (climate controlled) ride on The Wheel for $19.99 per person. Or choose from one of the two combo deals for an extended date outing to include Madame Tussauds and/or SEA Life Aquarium starting at $34.95 per person. Proof of residency is required.
Get outdoors and enjoy life on the wild side at Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park. Wild Florida offers Florida residents 15% off one-hour airboat tours, $5 Gator Park admission (per adult and child) and $20 Drive-thru Safari Park admission. When hunger strikes, sink your teeth into tasty grub at the Chomp House Grill. Proof of residency is required.
House of Blues Orlando
Great food and live music are the best ingredients for a good time! House of Blues Orlando lets you enjoy both while saving a little dough with their new Central Florida Discount. The discount saves guests 20% off of HOB'S tasty southern-inspired menu and drinks and is available to residents of Brevard, Hillsborough, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia and Polk County. You can take advantage of this deal through August 31st. Guests must present the offer and proof of residency.
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park
Climb, balance, zip line, and leap through the aerial obstacle courses at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park with your favorite adventurer. Florida residents can take dates to new heights by saving 15% off at the park admission. Use promo code FLRES when booking online. A valid Florida ID must be shown upon arrival.
Experience old Florida with all five senses at Jungle Adventures with seasonal discounted savings for Florida Residents. During the months of January, May and September, Florida residents get adult tickets (regularly $23.95) slashed by $4 for full day passes. Seniors 60 and older (regularly $20.95) and children 3-11 (regularly $16.95) get $3 off. Proof of residency is required at the time of purchase.
Enjoy live gator shows, exhibits, zip lining, and a walk through the gator marsh all in an afternoon at Gatorland. Florida residents get 50% off the price of regular admission now through March 31, 2020. Tickets must be purchased onsite at the admissions office and proof of residency is required.
Since we have mostly warm days in our locale, grab your boo and cool off with ICEBAR Orlando’s Florida Freeze package, exclusively for Florida residents. Visit the world’s largest permanent ice bar Sunday-Thursday and receive admission, one ultra-premium signature cocktail and a digital souvenir photo for $19.95/person. That’s regular admission pricing!
Hopdoddy Pointe Orlando
Burger lovers rejoice. Hopdoddy in Pointe Orlando on I-Drive has a tasty treat waiting for you. Present your Florida ID and receive 10% off of food and non-alcoholic beverages. As if that wasn’t incentive enough, order the Goodnight/Good Cause burger and $1 is donated to a local charity. The discount is valid for dine-in only and ends December 31, 2020. Don’t forget to mention the offer code ‘Florida10.’ Thanks Visit Orlando for making us aware of this one!
VR Territory Orlando
Calling all gamers! Level up date night at VR Territory Orlando, a fully submersive virtual reality arcade. Here you get to do more than play a game, you get to be the game. When Florida residents use offer code ‘Visit Orlando Local,’ we receive $2 off a 30 minute VR session or $5 off a 60 minute VR session. Offer is valid through December 28, 2020 and is good for up to four players. Double date alert!
Blue Man Group
See life through the eyes of three bald and blue men during the unique and entertaining Blue Man Group performance, which mixes music, art, humor, and dance for an unforgettable show. For a limited time, Florida Residents can take advantage of special pricing on Blue Man Group shows. Save on Tier 1 seating (with rollover to Tier 2 based on availability) for performances taking place February 7 – April 16, 2020. Tickets begin at $49 with a valid Florida ID and must be purchased before April 16, 2020.
There’s an inner child in us all and Legoland is sure to bring it out in you and your partner. There are more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions within the park not including the water park. The Awesome Pass for Florida residents is $139 plus tax when purchased online. It allows you unlimited visits to both Legoland and Legoland Water Park with no blackout dates! Proof of residency is required.
Waldorf Astoria Spa
Unwind with your heartthrob on a relaxing date at the Waldorf Astoria Spa. Florida residents can enjoy a 20% discount on spa services Monday-Thursday. Be sure to mention the promotion when reserving. Proof of residency is required at time of check-in. Blackout dates may apply.
Relâche Spa at Gaylord Palms
Florida residents can take advantage of special perks at Relâche Spa at Gaylord Palms. The resort's Preferred Guest Program includes 25% off massages, facials and body therapies (Monday-Thursday); 20% off salon services (Monday-Thursday); a discount on spa retail products and free self parking on the day of your appointment. Every $500 spent on services results in a $50 credit for future use. It's free to join and the program is only open to Florida residents. Call 407-586-4772 to sign up. Proof of residency required.
FYI: booking a spa service gives you access to the resort's pools for the day! You can also hang out in the steam room, sauna, and fitness centers for the day.
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach Rock Spa and Salon
We are all in need of some pampering. Escalate your pampering experience with your honey by your side at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach Spa. While not a specific Florida Resident deal, the hotel's new Rock Spa and Salon spa membership program allows locals to enjoy regular rejuvenation at a fraction of the price. The Gold Record Membership is $99 per month per person and includes 1 50-minute massage or facial per month, Hard Rock Hotel Resort day pass and complimentary childcare for up to 2 hours (ages 5-15). The Platinum Record Membership is $149 per month per person with these benefits: 1 80-minute massage or facial per month, unlimited access to Body Rock Gym, Hard Rock Hotel Resort day pass and complimentary childcare for up to 2 hours (ages 5-15). Both memberships also include:
- Unlimited access to spa lounge and steam room
- 20% off additional services
- 10% off retail spa products
- VIP backstage passes to Rock Sparties
- Hard Rock Hotel exclusive offers to dining, accommodations and events
AcquaPietra Spa at Streamsong Resort
Escape for the day to Streamsong Resort, a luxury golf resort located about 1 hour and 40 minutes from Orlando. The resort's spa offers several exclusive deals for Florida residents including 10% off 50-minute services and 15% off 80-minute services Sunday-Thursday. There are also several “Spa Retreat” packages available combining multiple services for a 2 to 4-hour spa experience. Proof of residency is required and you must mention the offer when booking. A 20% service charge will be added based on the original value.
Hilton Orlando has so much to offer with its onsite amenities and perfect location near major attractions. Whether you lounge around the lazy river or visit a nearby theme park, you are sure to have a true staycation. Florida residents benefit by receiving 3% off Best Available rate (non-Honors members) or 5% off Best Available rate for Honors members. A valid ID must be presented when checking in.
The Alfond Inn
The Alfond Inn is a pet-friendly boutique hotel that sits among beautiful scenery and is rich in history and art. The lavish accommodations and first-class fare are sure to help you unwind with your beloved. The Florida Resident Special gives locals 20% off the Best Available Rate for stays in a Classic Room on Sundays and Mondays. A valid Florida ID is required upon check-in. Book online or call 407-326-0801 for reservations.
With its 5-acre water park, several community pools, tennis courts, deluxe spa, 3 signature golf courses, yoga classes, bike rentals, and many dining options, Reunion Resort is a perfect place to get away without traveling far from home. Florida (and Georgia) residents receive a 10% discount on Villa reservations. Book online or call 877-557-4203 for reservations.
Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo
Westgate River Ranch is a Florida Dude Ranch ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and rustic admirers. With its Luxe Teepees, Glamping, Cottages, Rail Cars, Cabins, RV camping, and tent camping, the accommodation choices are almost as endless as the activities offered onsite each day. Florida residents receive up to 10% off the best nightly rates.
Proof of Florida residency is required at time of check-in. To make a reservation, call 863-692-1321 or book online.
Universal Orlando’s Florida Resident Vacation Package
Exclusively for Florida residents, Universal has created the Stay and Play Vacation Package. This package includes:
- 3-night hotel accommodations
- 3-Park 3-Day Base Florida Resident Ticket to Universal Studios or Universal’s Islands of Adventure or Universal’s Volcano Bay
- Early park admission
- Access to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk
Prices start at $99 per person per night. Purchase now through December 9, 2020, for use through December 31, 2020. Save even more when staying on select dates! See package details for a list of dates and savings.
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
“Getaway” in the middle of Orlando at Waldorf Astoria. You can expect elegant accommodations, savory dining options, and endless activities while staying close to everything you love about Orlando. Florida residents receive:
- 5% off Best Available Rate for Hilton Honors Members and 3% for non-Honors Members
- Premium WiFi access throughout the resort and public areas (excluding meeting space)
- Guest room featuring luxurious bedding and twice-daily housekeeping
- Complimentary scheduled shuttle transportation to/from Disney Theme Parks
Special offer available on stays through December 31, 2023 with proof of residency. Book online or call 407-597-5500 for reservations.
Westgate Town Center Resort
Located in Kissimmee, Westgate Town Center Resort boasts 14 swimming pools, free shuttle transportation to Disney, a waterpark and more. Florida residents can take advantage of 10% off the hotel's best nightly rate. Proof of residency is required at check in and blackout dates may apply.
B Resort & Spa
B Resort & Spa is all about being you. No matter your tastes or preferences, the warm and friendly staff at this official Disney hotel will assist in creating a tailored experience as unique as you. Florida residents receive a discounted rate of 25% off booking plus a complimentary upgrade to the next room category. Proof of residency is required at time of check-in. Call 407-828-2828 for details.
Staybridge Suites Orlando Royale Parc Suites
Looking to score affordable accommodations while enjoying the resident discounts at one of the local attractions? Staybridge Suites Orlando Royale Parc Suites is a resort-style property that offers newly renovated one and two bedroom suites. Amenities include full access to swimming pools, fitness center, playground, game room, a daily breakfast, and free shuttle to Walt Disney World, Epcot, Universal Florida and SeaWorld. Florida residents receive a 15% savings on the Best Available Rate. Florida residents can also take advantage of Disney ticket packages such as:
- Magic Your Way tickets
- 3-Day and 4-Day Play Pass
- Florida Resident Seasonal Pass
- Weekday Select Pass
- Annual Pass
- Premium Annual Pass
Call 407-396-8040 or book online.
Plantation on Crystal River
Surrounded by natural springs, untouched lakes and rivers, and bountiful wildlife, Plantation on Crystal River is waiting to charm you with Southern hospitality. The property has a full-service marina, 18-hole golf course, 9-hole executive course, Aveda spa, and dining. Florida residents receive a 15% discount on best available room rates. To make reservations, call 800-632-6262.
Opal Sands Resort
If stunning, unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico are what you’re looking for on your next getaway, Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach can deliver. This modern-inspired resort is offering Florida residents up to 25% off for your staycation. A valid Florida ID will be required at time of check-in. Book this deal online or by calling 855-335-1087.
Sandpearl Resort is a short drive away in Clearwater Beach. This resort is a AAA Four-Diamond accommodation with views of the sandy white beach and sparkling waters we Floridians love and adore. Through the Resort’s enrichment programs, guests can indulge in an organic food and wine tasting, stroll through an art tour, watch dolphins frolic in the ocean and learn during an eco-tour. Florida residents can enjoy 25% savings.
Bilmar Beach Resort
Bilmar Beach Resort is located in picturesque Treasure Island, which is in close proximity to attractions in Tampa, St. Pete, and Clearwater. Florida residents are being offered 15% in savings on the best available rate. Book online and present a valid Florida ID at the time of check-in.
The Shores Resort & Spa
The Shores Resort & Spa is the only luxury hotel in the surrounding area of Daytona Beach. The ambiance may be relaxed but you won’t have to give up service and luxury. Spend the day playing in the sun with your hottie then grab your complimentary s’mores kit to toast around the fire pit in the evening. Florida (and Georgia) residents can receive 20% off room rates when a valid driver’s license is provided at check in. Book online or call 866-934-7467 for reservations.
Who doesn’t like tranquil beaches, beautiful nature scenes, and rich history mixed with charming bed-and-breakfast inns and upscale resorts? You will find all of this and more at Amelia Island, situated off of Florida’s northeastern coast. Several island accommodators have teamed up to offer guests a free night when booking a qualifying stay. The “Free Night, Any Night” deal allows guests to use the extra night with the current stay or during a return visit. Check out all of the participating accommodations here.
Situated across the street from Miami Beach’s “Wundermile” is a boutique hotel welcoming guests to relax amidst the cultural diversity of Miami. Circa 39 is your home away from home. For reservations through March 31, 2020, Florida Residents will receive:
- 15% off nightly rates
- 3 rewards of your choice (extra discounts)
- Free drink at WunderBar
- Free yoga classes at the Palms Hotel and Spa
- 20% off at The Palms AVEDA Spa
Book online and present valid Florida ID at the time of check-in. Read about our stay at this property here.
Hawks Cay Resort
Situated in the middle of the Florida Keys, sits an island just waiting to be discovered. Hawks Cay Resort is halfway between Miami and Key West and calls Duck Island home. While the island is quiet and secluded, the Resort is brimming with activity. Amenities when staying at one of the rooms or villas include a private lagoon, spa and fitness center, hard and clay tennis courts, Coral Cay experience center, putting green and sports field. Those who call Florida home will receive up to 25% off your stay. Book online or by calling 888-395-5539.
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
There are plenty of activities for couples to enjoy at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Beaches, golf, tennis, water activities, dining, shopping, and local attractions are all yours for the taking. Florida residents can reserve a romantic getaway with 5% off for Honors members (code RPFLH4) and 3% off for non-Honors members (code RPFLR4).
In addition to the reservation discount, guests will also receive:
- Guest room internet access for 2 devices
- Resort tram shuttle throughout the 2,100 acre property
- Resort activities
- Complimentary transportation to the Silver Sands Premium Outlets
- Board games and beach games
- Exclusive shopping passes to Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Grand Boulevard
Book online or call 800-559-1805 and mention the offer code. Guests must be at least 25 to reserve a room and Florida ID must be presented when checking in.