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Trying to plan a vacation on a budget? Why not plan a staycation in Miami instead? There's plenty to do and see, even if you have lived in South Florida for your entire life. You can sometimes forget what all is here in Miami. Keep reading an follow along for the latest tips and suggestions for planning your next Miami staycation.You will get find tips on things to do and ways to save even more money with discount options, coupons, and more. And everything suggested is within a couple hours (or approximately 100 miles) by car from the center of Miami. And if you want a little more out of your staycation, you can just as easily turn it into an overnight or weekend trip without much added cost!

The Latest Staycation Ideas

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W Hotel South Beach Staycation

2015 February 13

Rediscover all of the hottest spots in South Beach by taking a staycation at the W Hotel. They offer possibilities galore. You’ve got 300 feet of oceanfront with pristine white sands, a WET outdoor heated pool, the W Living Room, Bliss Spa, water sports and activities and more. Want to meditate and relax? Take a stroll through the Grove, which is a lush garden inspired by the baroque of the Nîmes jardin in France. This hotel has won all sorts of awards including the AAA Four Diamond Award, Fodor’s Choice Award, and more.

As a local you can save a little extra off the cost of your staycation. When you make your reservation just either mention the rate code RESFLOAT if you are calling or enter RESFLOAT into the promotion code box on the left hand side of the booking widget. When you do this the W Hotel will automatically give you a 10% discount off the published rate. You may be asked to show your Florida ID when checking in to secure your Florida discount.

Here is a hint for how you can get the most savings. If you are flexible with your staycation plans then be sure to use the flexible dates option when making your reservation. The rates vary pretty drastically throughout the year so if you can secure a day that is ultra cheap you can then still use the Florida residents promotion code for even more savings. In some cases you can get the price down below $200 when you stack the Florida resident promotion code on top.

Finally, don’t forget to sign up for their rewards program. Might as well earn points on top of all of this for free nights stay in the future right? It is free to sign up and you earn Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn and redeem at any of the 1,200+ luxurious hotels and resorts around the world.

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"First Date": New Musical Comedy Pokes Fun at Blind Dating

at Actors' Playhouse at the The Miracle Theatre, Coral Gables
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Wed, April 01
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FULL PRICE: $57.00 - $64.00
OFFER PRICE: $28.50 - $32.00

An awkward blind date is only funny if it's not yours. Put it on a stage and add the song and dance of a proper Broadway musical, and you have one hilarious first date gone awry. This is the premise o... [more+]

An awkward blind date is only funny if it's not yours. Put it on a stage and add the song and dance of a proper Broadway musical, and you have one hilarious first date gone awry. This is the premise of "First Date", Broadway's newest musical and one that sees the set-up dinner between a serial dater and a blind-date newbie play out in real time. In an unexpected twist, other restaurant patrons become the would-be lovebirds' best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents who perform musical numbers about ice breakers, appetizers and conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives? "First Date" is a hysterical and hopeful new Broadway musical about the chances we take to find love. [less-]

"Chelsea Lately"'s Chris Franjola at Palm Beach Improv

at Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach
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Thu, April 02
Fri, April 03
Fri, April 03
FULL PRICE: $17.00
OFFER PRICE: $5.00

Comedian Chris Franjola's greatest claims to fame are as a writer, panelist and sketch performer on E!'s "Chelsea Lately" and "After Lately". Before joining the crew on the late-night cable talk show,... [more+]

Comedian Chris Franjola's greatest claims to fame are as a writer, panelist and sketch performer on E!'s "Chelsea Lately" and "After Lately". Before joining the crew on the late-night cable talk show, Chris was a writer for Fox's "Family Guy". He's performed his observational stand-up comedy riffing on dating and everyday life around the country on the "Comedians of Chelsea Lately" tour. Even before the show premiered on E!, he was a popular national headliner in his own right. He now comes to West Palm Beach to headline the Palm Beach Improv. [less-]

"Menopause The Musical" Celebrates "The Change"

at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach
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FULL PRICE: $43.00
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"Menopause The Musical" is a rollicking fun show that's been seen by more than 11 million women worldwide, and it's the longest-running scripted show in Vegas! As four ladies with little in common but... [more+]

"Menopause The Musical" is a rollicking fun show that's been seen by more than 11 million women worldwide, and it's the longest-running scripted show in Vegas! As four ladies with little in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale in a department store, they poke fun at their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. With classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s moving the action along, these diverse women in "Menopause The Musical" at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts create a sisterhood as they realize that menopause is best as a shared experience. [less-]

Teen Angst Spells Fun in Musical Comedy "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

at Broward Center for the Performing Arts - Abdo New River Room, Fort Lauderdale
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The high-stakes world of middle school spelling competitions takes center stage in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". This hit musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths a... [more+]

The high-stakes world of middle school spelling competitions takes center stage in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". This hit musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents, using hilarious original songs like "Woe Is Me" and "Chip's Lament" to portray teenage troubles at their worst. In the end, the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning two, including Best Book. See why "The New York Times" calls it "irresistible" and "riotously funny" -- and maybe even get invited up on stage to compete alongside the teens in the spelling bee. [less-]

Jeff Harnar: Award-Winning Jazz Singer in Cabaret

at Arts Garage, Delray Beach
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Sat, April 04
FULL PRICE: $45.00
OFFER PRICE: $22.50

An acclaimed jazz singer and cabaret performer, Jeff Harnar's been hailed as the heir apparent to Michael Feinstein by none other than "The New York Times", and praised by NPR for a smooth baritone vo... [more+]

An acclaimed jazz singer and cabaret performer, Jeff Harnar's been hailed as the heir apparent to Michael Feinstein by none other than "The New York Times", and praised by NPR for a smooth baritone voice that "varies from throbbing to swaggering to effervescent." He comes to the Arts Garage at Delray Beach for an evening of top-flight entertainment, featuring great tunes from Broadway and the Great American Songbook. Along with releasing four solo albums, Harnar's a regular at New York's Carnegie Hall, where he's appeared in sold-out solo concerts, as well as in tributes to Jule Styne, Cole Porter and Noel Coward. [less-]

Kyle Eastwood Band -- Jazz Ensemble Led by Clint's Son

at JAZZIZ Nightlife, Boca Raton
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Tue, April 07
Wed, April 08
FULL PRICE: $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Though he's the son of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood, jazz composer-performer Kyle Eastwood has carved out his own success in the music world. In addition to providing critically acclaimed soundtrack ... [more+]

Though he's the son of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood, jazz composer-performer Kyle Eastwood has carved out his own success in the music world. In addition to providing critically acclaimed soundtrack music for many of his father's films ("Letters From Iwo Jima" and "Gran Torino" among them), Kyle's released six albums, including "Paris Blue", "Songs From the Chateau" and 2013's "The View From Here". A noted bassist who excels both as a bandleader and at session work, Kyle will hit the stage at JAZZIZ Nightlife in Boca Raton with his ensemble. [less-]

Uncensored Comedy From Steve Hofstetter (Host of FOX's "Laughs")

at Homefield Comedy Club , Miami
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Wed, April 08
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10.00

One of YouTube's most popular comics with over 21 million views, Steve Hofstetter is the host of FOX's "Laughs", which brings the national comedy scene to TV through curated clips, Vines and tweets. H... [more+]

One of YouTube's most popular comics with over 21 million views, Steve Hofstetter is the host of FOX's "Laughs", which brings the national comedy scene to TV through curated clips, Vines and tweets. He'll be performing live and uncensored at Homefield Comedy Club, Miami's only full-time comedy club. Hofstetter has appeared on "The Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Comics Unleashed" and Showtime's "White Boyz in the Hood", not to mention making numerous appearances in clubs across the country. Find out what the fuss is about during this no-holds-barred stand-up performance featuring some of his unfiltered observations about life. Come early to check out the bar with more than 40 beers on tap, plus daily food and drink specials. [less-]

Gold Coast Jazz Society Concert Series: Tributes and More

at Broward Center for the Performing Arts - Amaturo Theater, Fort Lauderdale
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Wed, April 08
FULL PRICE: $45.00
OFFER PRICE: $22.50

Whether the vibe's smooth, swing, big band or Great American Songbook, Fort Lauderdale's Gold Coast Jazz Society fulfills its mission to preserve, promote and present jazz with its annual series of sh... [more+]

Whether the vibe's smooth, swing, big band or Great American Songbook, Fort Lauderdale's Gold Coast Jazz Society fulfills its mission to preserve, promote and present jazz with its annual series of shows starring top singers and musicians. The beautiful Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center provides the perfect visual and sonic showcase for these talented performers, who bring both original music and tributes to great artists like Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Buddy Rich and many more to the stage. Please see the full event description for the upcoming lineup. [less-]

"Rent": The Modern Rock Musical Sensation

at Slow Burn Theatre, Boca Raton
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Thu, April 09
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Thu, April 23
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FULL PRICE: $48.00
OFFER PRICE: $24.00

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this timeless and romantic story is based on Puccini's "La Bohème". Follow a group of penniless young artists and musicians... [more+]

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this timeless and romantic story is based on Puccini's "La Bohème". Follow a group of penniless young artists and musicians in "Rent" as they struggle to survive and create under the shadow of HIV/AIDS on New York City's Lower East Side -- all set to a modern rock score, including favorites like "La Vie Bohème," "What You Own" and "Seasons of Love." See Jonathan Larson's acclaimed Broadway hit "Rent" at Boca Raton's Slow Burn Theatre. [less-]

"Worth Anything" Finds the Humor and Heart in Growing Old

at Soref Hall, Plantation
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Sat, April 11
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FULL PRICE: $30.00
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Bouts of erratic behavior and the occasional "episode" have Daniel's family worried in "Worth Anything", the new big-hearted comedy from Down in Front Theater Company. Perhaps it's time for him to lea... [more+]

Bouts of erratic behavior and the occasional "episode" have Daniel's family worried in "Worth Anything", the new big-hearted comedy from Down in Front Theater Company. Perhaps it's time for him to leave the loneliness of the farm and move into a retirement home. But luckily, Daniel can lean on his good buddy Boone to help sort things out. And, indeed, Boone manages to solve a great number of issues -- from encouraging a doubtful young man to reuniting Daniel with a long-lost love -- but can he allay the fears of Daniel's family? Savor the richness of "Worth Anything", a poignant stage play that finds the strength in family, the sweetness in memory and the humor in growing old gracefully. [less-]

"Redwood Curtain": Drama Follows Woman's Search for her Father in Primeval Woods

at Andrews Living Arts, Fort Lauderdale
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Sat, April 11
Sun, April 12
Thu, April 16
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FULL PRICE: $20.00 - $25.00
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The monsters hiding in the forest in "Redwood Curtain" are the most frightening and fearless kind of beast: broken-down men. From Pulitzer-winning playwright Lanford Wilson comes a powerful exploratio... [more+]

The monsters hiding in the forest in "Redwood Curtain" are the most frightening and fearless kind of beast: broken-down men. From Pulitzer-winning playwright Lanford Wilson comes a powerful exploration of family and memory set in the primeval redwood forests of Northern California. Follow a young woman as she searches for the man who might be her biological father in the woods surrounding a NorCal lumber town ... only to discover shattering family secrets along the way. A Tony-winning Broadway sensation and later an acclaimed movie with Jeff Daniels and John Lithgow, "Redwood Curtain" returns to the stage in this version from Primal Forces Productions starring Ethan Henry and Laura Turnbull. [less-]

"The Addams Family Musical": A Creepy and Kooky Comedy

at Sol Theatre, Boca Raton
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Thu, April 16
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FULL PRICE: $25.00
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Experience both laughter and chills as Charles Addams' weird and wonderful characters creep into Boca Raton's Sol Theatre for the South Florida professional premiere of "The Addams Family Musical". In... [more+]

Experience both laughter and chills as Charles Addams' weird and wonderful characters creep into Boca Raton's Sol Theatre for the South Florida professional premiere of "The Addams Family Musical". In this fiendishly delightful award-winning musical comedy, Wednesday Addams -- now a grown-up princess of darkness -- has fallen for a normal boy from a respectable family and has invited him and his parents to the family mansion for a meet-and-greet gone gothic. Sit back and savor the horrific hospitality of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Grandma, Lurch and everyone's favorite weirdo, Uncle Fester, as the special occasion brings out the best -- and worst -- in everyone involved. [less-]

9 Funny, Dramatic Plays in About 90 Minutes at "Short Cuts 5"

at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, Boca Raton
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Fri, April 17
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FULL PRICE: $25.00
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More than 50 local playwrights submitted scripts for the fifth "Short Cuts" presentation, and now you can see the best of the best when the top nine plays are performed at the Showtime Performing Arts... [more+]

More than 50 local playwrights submitted scripts for the fifth "Short Cuts" presentation, and now you can see the best of the best when the top nine plays are performed at the Showtime Performing Arts Theater in Boca Raton. Each show is 10 minutes or less, so while you'll get to see a whopping nine productions you won't be sitting in the theater for hours upon hours. The short and snappy dramas and comedies take place in police stations, hotel lobbies and more, and feature everyone from cellists to the devil and even a (fake) dead guy. [less-]

Broadway Star Lisa Vroman ("Phantom of the Opera") With Young Artists

at Broad Center for the Performing Arts, Miami Shores
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 17
FULL PRICE: $10.00
OFFER PRICE: $5.00

Lisa Vroman gained fame by playing the role of Christine on Broadway in "The Phantom of the Opera". She also starred in another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ("Aspects of Love") and appeared in "Sweeney... [more+]

Lisa Vroman gained fame by playing the role of Christine on Broadway in "The Phantom of the Opera". She also starred in another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ("Aspects of Love") and appeared in "Sweeney Todd" in San Francisco. What you may not know, though, is she is a classically trained lyric soprano who frequently makes guest appearances with orchestras and opera companies. For this concert at the Broad Center for the Performing Arts in Miami Shores, she'll be joined by an ensemble of Florida Grand Opera Young Artists in a joyous evening of Broadway and opera. [less-]

Smooth-Jazz Guitarist Peter White Comes to Boca Raton

at JAZZIZ Nightlife, Boca Raton
OFFER DATES:
Tue, April 21
Wed, April 22
FULL PRICE: $35.00
OFFER PRICE: $17.50

In a musical world where the electric guitar reigns supreme, smooth-jazz guitarist Peter White is a standout, with innovative stylings that make the acoustic guitar a dynamic and expressive voice in c... [more+]

In a musical world where the electric guitar reigns supreme, smooth-jazz guitarist Peter White is a standout, with innovative stylings that make the acoustic guitar a dynamic and expressive voice in contemporary jazz. White's opened for artists like Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel and Queen, and has recorded with Lee Ritenour and Basia. "Head Over Heels," from his most recent solo CD, "Smile", just spent nine weeks atop "Billboard"'s Smooth Jazz Songs chart. See this jazz-fan favorite take the stage at JAZZIZ Nightlife in Boca Raton. [less-]

Celtic Woman: Irish Singing Sensations' 10th Anniversary Concert

at Adrienne Arsht Center - Ziff Ballet Opera House, Miami
OFFER DATES:
Wed, April 22
FULL PRICE: $48.00 - $78.00
OFFER PRICE: $28.50 - $43.50

Over the past 10 years, all-female Irish vocal sensation Celtic Woman have been sharing their soul-stirring renditions of the Emerald Isle's greatest melodies to sold-out crowds around the globe. Know... [more+]

Over the past 10 years, all-female Irish vocal sensation Celtic Woman have been sharing their soul-stirring renditions of the Emerald Isle's greatest melodies to sold-out crowds around the globe. Known for their elaborately staged, visually stunning tours, Celtic Woman's enchanting mix of Irish standards and contemporary balladry has brought them worldwide acclaim and inspired a number of wildly popular PBS television specials. Now this global phenom brings a taste of Ireland to Miami's Ziff Ballet Opera House. A true celebration of an incredible decadelong journey that's already captivated millions, this concert features the group's three vocalists and fiddler performing traditional Irish tunes and inspirational pop anthems -- all with the signature Celtic Woman sound. [less-]

Saxophonist Mindi Abair ("American Idol", Aerosmith) at JAZZIZ Nightlife

at JAZZIZ Nightlife, Boca Raton
OFFER DATES:
Thu, April 23
Fri, April 24
FULL PRICE: $35.00
OFFER PRICE: $17.50

Mindi Abair was playing in the band on "American Idol" when Steven Tyler stopped the show to ask the contestant ""Who" is your sax player?" But that's not entirely surprising: Abair is the kind of art... [more+]

Mindi Abair was playing in the band on "American Idol" when Steven Tyler stopped the show to ask the contestant ""Who" is your sax player?" But that's not entirely surprising: Abair is the kind of artist who commands instant attention. A triple-threat singer, saxophonist and songwriter, she's recorded no less than 10 No. 1 singles, sold a half million records and repeatedly topped the "Billboard" Contemporary Jazz Charts. After catching Tyler's attention, she wound up touring with Aerosmith for two years, while also making time to play with Bruce Springsteen and jam with Paul Shaffer and the "Late Show with David Letterman" band. Now she comes to JAZZIZ Nightlife for a memorable and intimate concert. [less-]

Master Chorale of South Florida's "Bach & the Best of Baroque"

at First Presbyterian Church, Pompano Beach
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 24
FULL PRICE: $30.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $15.00

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote some of his most famous works while serving as Director of Music at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany. It's a good thing their first choices for the job turned them down... [more+]

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote some of his most famous works while serving as Director of Music at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany. It's a good thing their first choices for the job turned them down! Bach, of course, proved himself to be one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era. But you can decide for yourself whether his contemporary competition -- Johan Kuhnau, Georg Philipp Telemann and Christoph Graupner -- was up to snuff. The 100 mixed voices of the Master Chorale of South Florida will perform works by all four composers at this concert at First Presbyterian Church in Pompano Beach. [less-]

"Wynwood Life" Street Fest: Miami's Coolest Art, Music, Food & Fashion

at Mana Wynwood, Miami
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 24
Sat, April 25
Sun, April 26
FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Miami neighborhoods don't get much hotter than Wynwood, home to thriving arts and fashion districts -- and some of Florida's most social, fun-loving residents. Set right on the streets of Wynwood, amo... [more+]

Miami neighborhoods don't get much hotter than Wynwood, home to thriving arts and fashion districts -- and some of Florida's most social, fun-loving residents. Set right on the streets of Wynwood, among the neighborhood's countless galleries, art studios and cafés, "Wynwood Life" is a Miami-casual street fest showcasing arts, crafts and jewelry from more than 100 vendors plus live art demos and music performances by bands like Palette Town, SunGhost and the Bluejays. Grab a bite to eat, meet some art-loving locals and enjoy fashion shows, concerts and artworks galore in true Miami fashion. [less-]

Master Chorale of South Florida's "Bach & the Best of Baroque"

at Trinity Cathedral, Miami
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 25
FULL PRICE: $30.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $15.00

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote some of his most famous works while serving as Director of Music at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany. It's a good thing their first choices for the job turned them down... [more+]

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote some of his most famous works while serving as Director of Music at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany. It's a good thing their first choices for the job turned them down! Bach, of course, proved himself to be one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era. But you can decide for yourself whether his contemporary competition -- Johan Kuhnau, Georg Philipp Telemann and Christoph Graupner -- was up to snuff. The 100 mixed voices of the Master Chorale of South Florida will perform works by all four composers at this concert at Miami's Trinity Cathedral. [less-]