The Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.

T is for Travel: Safe staycations and great rates for Floridians

For the last several weeks, we’ve been teasing the content of this year’s A to Z Issue, a celebration of people and businesses who have been successfully riding the turbulent waves of change and offering service and hope to the community at large. The print edition is now arriving in local mailboxes, but if you can’t wait for the hard copy, here’s the digital version — and meanwhile, welcome to the letter “T”:

It may seem like the worst of times for travel, but it may be the best — particularly when it comes to traveling in-state.

The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach is offering exclusive room rates for Florida residents through September. The Gates Hotel Key West is showing rates as low as $109 per night through March. And Fort Lauderdale’s Pelican Grand Beach Resort has a “Shelter in Paradise” package from $399-$899 per night for stays through December 17.

Closer to home, the Marriott Water Street and Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa and the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort are perfect for quick weekend getaways. All are taking ample precautions to assure safety of guests and staff.

(Another nearby option: The Resort at Longboat Key Club, covered by Cindy Cockburn in our new series Paradise Without a Passport.)

But perhaps you’d rather cruise around in your own little hotel-on-wheels? If that’s the case, head to RV One’s Airstream of Tampa in Dover, the #1 Airstream dealer in the world, and drive away in a classic Silver Bullet.

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