Florida’s Three for Free Giveaway


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I have visited Florida on a couple of occassions, though I can admit I have not even come close to tapping into what the state has to offer.  It seems as though Florida is the "hot" destination for families.   And I guess this shouldn't be so surprising considering all the many different options available in this one state. 

Currently, you could win three Florida vacations in Florida’s Three for Free Giveaway.  That's right not one, but three!  YOU select three adventures from the twelve provided for your chance to win.  One grand prize winner will be randomly selected and will win the three Florida vacation packages they selected. Nine additional winners will be randomly selected from the remaining nine vacation packages.  You better hurry though, this giveaway runs from 5/25/12-6/30/12

So what are your options?  Check out these ideas!

1) Swim with the Manatees
Crystal River is one of the largest aquifers in Florida, home to more than 400 West Indian Manatees and the most popular place in North America where you can swim with manatees in their native habitat.  Your trip for four includes four nights at the Plantation on Crystal River with a guided manatee tour, lunch on your private pontoon boat and tickets to Homosassa Springs State Park.
Plantation on Crystal River

2) Tennis Lovers Gourmet Getaway
Tennis fans and foodies alike will fall in love with Destin on this getaway!  You and a guest will enjoy four nights at the TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort, a one-hour private tennis lesson with the head Tennis Pro with club membership throughout your stay, an exclusive cooking class at the Viking Cooking School of Destin and a $250 shopping spree at Silver Sands Factory Stores, the nation’s largest designer outlet center. With Destin’s unique sugar white sands, emerald green waters, pristine beaches and tropical views, you’re sure to become a lifelong fan of Destin.
Resort Quest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

3) Natural Florida
Get to know Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Bradenton on two wheels and four legs!  You and a guest will stay at the Tortuga Inn Beach Resort for three nights and explore the area on bicycle and Segway, then learn to swim with the horses and horse surf.  On a trip to Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Bradenton, we’ll help you relax, renew and rediscover.
Bradenton Area CVB / Anna Mara Island Longboat Key Fl

4) Family Adventure
Central Florida is fun for the whole family!  This trip for four includes two days at LEGOLAND and LEGOLAND Water Park, Florida’s newest family theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions.  Experience the new WingWalkAir at Fantasy of Flight, a 600-foot zip line and three-level ropes course complete with 33 midair challenges.  Then, explore the secret gardens at Bok Tower Gardens, a national historic landmark.  Relax after your many adventures with four nights at the Holiday Inn Winter Haven.
Visit Central Florida

5) Space Cowboy

Florida’s Space Coast is best known as the home of Kennedy Space Center and some of the best surfing in the country – but you’ll find this is only a taste of what we do here!  You and a guest will stay for three nights at the Cocoa Beach Hilton Oceanfront where the actors from the feature film Space Cowboys stayed while shooting the film.  Wrangle a wave or two during your surfing lesson from Cocoa Beach Surfing Company, have lunch with an astronaut at Kennedy Space Center and help round up a herd of cattle at Forever Florida while working on horseback and tending a real Florida ranch.  

Space Coast Office of Tourism

6) Trainer for a Day

Ever dream of working as a dolphin trainer?  As Trainer for a Day, you and a guest can enjoy a totally hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience like no other, working side-by-side with the Marine Mammal Training Staff at Miami Seaquarium.  You’ll also have the chance to get a dolphin ride across the pool!  Then, unwind at the luxurious Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove overlooking Biscayne Bay and visit historic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

7) The Breakers Luxury Dream Vacation
Once you stay, you’ll understand.  Experience the irresistible charm of The Breakers Palm Beach which has lured generations of discerning travelers to its idyllic, Italian-Renaissance setting on Florida’s Atlantic Coast.  You and a guest will stay for three nights in a magnificent oceanfront room, feel the allure of the glamorous yet classic ambiance and the warmth and care of its devoted staff, and wrap yourself in luxury at the Spa at The Breakers.  With its multitude of amenities, you’ll never want to leave.
The Breakers Palm Beach

8) Ultimate Spa-cation

Treating yourself well is just one of life’s luxuries at PGA National Resort where the spa is yours to enjoy.  You and a friend will relax for three nights, rejuvenate at the famous Waters of the World healing mineral pools and be treated to massages, facials, and the resort’s Lavender Bliss Signature Manicure and Pedicure at the Spa at PGA National, consistently rated “Best Spa in Palm Beach County”.
PGA National Resort & Spa

9) Tee Time for Two
You’ll be in the heart of it all for three nights at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village with golf for you and a guest to play three championship courses – Dye’s Valley at TPC Sawgrass, Slammer & Squire, and King & Bear, the only collaboration between golf’s greatest legends, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.  Then, visit the World Golf Hall of Fame, celebrating golf’s greatest players and contributors to the game.  
World Golf Hall of Fame at World Golf Village

10) Classic Family Beach Week
Sink your toes deep into the sugary white sand of St. Pete Beach for the family beach vacation of a lifetime.  Enjoy the warm Florida sun and inviting waters of the Gulf of Mexico during your week at TradeWinds Island Resorts.  You and three guests will unwind in our spacious rooms, watch the sunset from a beachside hammock, or relax in one of seven pools.  Quite simply, the days are yours to do with as you like.
TradeWinds Island Resorts

11) Step Into the Past
Along Florida’s Historic Coast, history comes alive!  You and a guest will stay for four nights at the St. George Inn in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district and see history come alive. Explore the history of our nation’s oldest permanently settled European settlement at Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Park, St. Augustine Lighthouse, Pirate & Treasure Museum, Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, and Oldest Store Museum.
Ponce de Leon's World Famous Fountain of Youth

12) Florida Keys Fishing
Chart a course for waypoint N24° 45' 48' W80° 54' 40' to the Hawk’s Cay Resort in the Florida Keys.  Located on the tropical 60-acre island of Duck Key, Hawks Cay offers some of the world’s best fishing, a saltwater lagoon, five gorgeous swimming pools and luxurious accommodations.  Your trip for four includes four nights in a spectacular two- bedroom villa and a private half-day offshore fishing charter.  All this in the casual, relaxed pace of the Florida Keys.
Hawks Cay Resort

My only problem is selecting just three!  With three little boys, I have to choose options #4 and #10 from sponsors Visit Central Florida and TradeWinds Island Resorts.  Legoland?  That's an easy choice as is beach time.  My third choice would be my personal favorite #11- Step into the Past sponsored by Ponce de Leon's World Famous Fountain of Youth.  I love to soak up local history wherever I am, and Florida has some amazing sites! 

It tooke me approxiametly one minute to enter!  I'm keeping my fingers crossed:) 

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  1. Awesome giveaway! I entered! Thanks for sharing!

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