While tourism season is just about in full-swing for us Floridians (hello, spring break), there is no reason we locals can’t enjoy our area as those visiting do.
If anything, we deserve it after all that 2020 put us through, right?
So, we rounded up 10 of the most unique staycation spots in Central Florida for when you want to get away, but not too far. Staycation or vacation? You decide.
Sleeps 3 | 1 studio, 1 bath | $70/night | 1.5 hours from Downtown Lakeland
✔ This space is pretty fly for an airplane hangar. The loft includes a bar, microwave, satellite-TV, fireplace, Wi-Fi + air conditioning. #FunFact: On the property, you’ll find alpacas, goats, horses, and a brood of chickens.
Sleeps 16 | 9 bedrooms, 5 baths | $398/night | 30 minutes from Downtown Lakeland
✔ As it so happens, this galaxy isn’t too far, far away, 30-minutes that is. Bring your quarantine bubble besties and book this intergalactic Airbnb just a hop, skip, and a jump over in Champions Gate. #ProTip: This spot is just 20 minutes from all of the action at Walt Disney World.
Sleeps 4 | 2 bedrooms, 1 bath | $65/night |10 minutes from Downtown Lakeland
✔ Did someone say a loft in LAL? On top of a spiral staircase sits this spacious room, only minutes away from all the entertainment you could desire in Downtown Lakeland
Sleeps 10 | 5 bedrooms, 3 baths | $230/night | 50 minutes from Downtown Lakeland
✔ Yer a wizard, Harry…or whoever you are. Grab your brooms and your most sacred wand and soar to this Harry Potter-themed retreat, just 10 miles from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and 6 miles from Walt Disney World. Oh, and did we mention there’s a pool?
Sleeps 5 | 2 bedrooms, 1 bath | $95/night | 1 hour from Downtown Lakeland
✔ Feel free to put on the ritz, but remember that you also have the option to rent it out. This cool Orlando tiny house was displayed at the 2017 Covering Show for architecture & design, tile, and appliances at the Orlando Convention Center.
Sleeps 3 | 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath | $64/night | 1 hour from Downtown Lakeland
✔ If that swoon-worthy lakefront view didn’t already convince you, we have four words for you: two-person tandem kayak.
Sleeps 4 | 1bedroom, 1 bath | $150/night | 1 hour from Downtown Lakeland
✔ This adorable space is just two blocks away from Orlando’s parks. And, might we say, so instagrammable.
Sleeps 4 | 1 bedroom, 1 bath | $122/night | 1 hour from Downtown Lakeland
✔ Live your best twinkly-lights-life at this Odessa farm stay. And don’t forget to bring your fav furry friend, as it’s pet-friendly.
Sleeps 4 | 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath | $91/night | 39 minutes from Downtown Lakeland
✔ Maybe we’re going out on a limb here, but this spacious loft (designed for musical concerts) is something you can only find in Central FL. Bonus: It’s within walking distance to several restaurants, shops, grocery stores + microbreweries.
Sleeps 5 | 1 bedroom, 1 half-bath | $72/night | 3 hours from Downtown Lakeland
✔ In the mood for a mini-road trip? Head north towards the Suwannee River and find this rustic, 360-degree open-air retreat. While you’re there, enjoy fishing, grilling, or kayaking.✔ In the mood for a mini-road trip? Head north towards the Suwannee River and find this rustic, 360-degree open-air retreat. While you’re there, enjoy fishing, grilling, or kayaking.