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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!

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W Hotel South Beach Staycation

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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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"Guy Code"'s Julian McCullough Mixes Cynicism & Silliness

at Fort Lauderdale Improv, Fort Lauderdale
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 06
Fri, March 06
Sun, March 08
FULL PRICE: $15.00 - $17.00
OFFER PRICE: $5.00

Witty wisecracker Julian McCullough is best known for his appearances on "Chelsea Lately" and MTV2's "Guy Code", and as Whitney Cummings' co-star on "Love You, Mean It". With a mischievous twinkle in ... [more+]

Witty wisecracker Julian McCullough is best known for his appearances on "Chelsea Lately" and MTV2's "Guy Code", and as Whitney Cummings' co-star on "Love You, Mean It". With a mischievous twinkle in his eye and a wolfish grin, he dishes out the dirt on his crazy love life and other funny topics at Fort Lauderdale Improv. In 2011, McCullough won the New York's Funniest competition and filmed a half-hour Comedy Central Presents stand-up special. He's also been seen on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and "Conan" and heard on "This American Life". [less-]

"Marie Antoinette": Triangle of Sex & Friendship on the Eve of Revolution

at JM Family Studio Theater, Fort Lauderdale
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Fri, March 06
Sat, March 07
FULL PRICE: $30.00
OFFER PRICE: $15.00

Only the guillotine can cut through the tangled knot of secrets, ambitions and passions wrought by the three characters of "Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh". Kick-starting a series of intrigues, ... [more+]

Only the guillotine can cut through the tangled knot of secrets, ambitions and passions wrought by the three characters of "Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh". Kick-starting a series of intrigues, portrait painter Elisabeth uses her affair with Count Alexis to wangle a commission to paint Marie Antoinette. But while Elisa and Alexis each use the young Queen for different ends (her career, his politics), both wind up falling for the woman: Elisa becomes her best friend, and Alexis becomes her lover. Torn between jealousy and worry, Elisa tries to end the affair between the Count and the Queen ... even as the storm clouds gather on the horizon. An off-Broadway hit, "Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh" now comes to the Broward Center in this staged reading production from Outre Theatre Company. [less-]

Actor-Comedian Godfrey ("Zoolander") at Palm Beach Improv

at Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 06
Fri, March 06
Sun, March 08
FULL PRICE: $17.00
OFFER PRICE: $5.00

One of the nation's top touring stand-up comics, Godfrey is also in high demand as an actor, appearing in the films "Zoolander", "Original Gangstas" and "Soul Plane". He has also made multiple appeara... [more+]

One of the nation's top touring stand-up comics, Godfrey is also in high demand as an actor, appearing in the films "Zoolander", "Original Gangstas" and "Soul Plane". He has also made multiple appearances on "Louie", BET's "Comic View" and VH1's "I Love the..." series. Godfrey has also been a cast member on the first season of "The It Factor", starred in a major series of commercials for 7UP, filmed an hour-long stand-up special for Comedy Central and appeared on NBC's "30 Rock". Long story short -- Godfrey is one seriously busy (and funny) man. Catch him at the Palm Beach Improv where he'll bring an arsenal of amusing characters and witticisms along for the ride. [less-]

Love, Loss & the Supernatural in "Spring" at Miami International Film Festival

at Regal Cinemas South Beach 18 & IMAX, Miami Beach
OFFER DATES:
Sat, March 07
FULL PRICE: $13.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $6.50

Reminiscent of the atmospheric Swedish thriller "Let the Right One In" and the Richard Linklater "Before Sunrise" trilogy, "Spring" follows all-American Evan as he heads for the airport after the deva... [more+]

Reminiscent of the atmospheric Swedish thriller "Let the Right One In" and the Richard Linklater "Before Sunrise" trilogy, "Spring" follows all-American Evan as he heads for the airport after the devastating loss of his mother -- and takes the next departing flight. Finding himself in the ancient coastal Italian town of Bari, he parties with other frat boys until he meets and falls for the mysterious and beautiful Louise. Just when it seems he's found "the right one," his happily-ever-after is disrupted by a series of inexplicable supernatural deaths in the town. As part of the Miami International Film Festival, Regal Cinemas South Beach hosts the Florida premiere of "Spring", directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, a Florida native and FSU film school graduate. [less-]

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn: Banjo Innovators

at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton
OFFER DATES:
Sat, March 07
FULL PRICE: $15.00 - $30.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.50 - $15.00

Widely regarded as the biggest banjo innovator since Earl Scruggs, Béla Fleck has for decades been redefining the possibilities of the instrument, exploring everything from bluegrass to jazz to class... [more+]

Widely regarded as the biggest banjo innovator since Earl Scruggs, Béla Fleck has for decades been redefining the possibilities of the instrument, exploring everything from bluegrass to jazz to classical music. In recent years, Fleck has teamed up with his wife, clawhammer player Abigail Washburn, to form The Sparrow Quartet, which combines Washburn's love of Chinese culture with old-time music for a completely unique sound. In this intimate duet show, Fleck's virtuosic musicianship compliments Washburn's beguiling compositions and voice for a sound that is steeped in tradition while breaking new ground. [less-]

Galt Mile Wine & Food Festival: Enjoy Tastings, Cooking Demos & More

at Galt Ocean Mile, Fort Lauderdale
OFFER DATES:
Sat, March 07
FULL PRICE: $150.00
OFFER PRICE: $65.00

Grab your favorite foodie friends and make it a Saturday evening to remember at the 3rd annual Galt Mile Wine & Food Festival. Set along the most famous beachfront condo strips in Florida, this intima... [more+]

Grab your favorite foodie friends and make it a Saturday evening to remember at the 3rd annual Galt Mile Wine & Food Festival. Set along the most famous beachfront condo strips in Florida, this intimate culinary fest lets you taste dishes from South Florida's top chefs and learn from the masters themselves during live cooking demonstrations. You'll enjoy unlimited fine artisan wines, craft beers and spirits and a variety of food tastings, live cooking demonstrations and wine explanations as you mingle with some of the most talented sommeliers and chefs in the region. Stop by the Retail Bazaar & Market Place where you can purchase a variety of unique products -- the perfect way to take a piece of this memorable evening home with you. [less-]

Pulitzer Winner "The Gin Game": Lonely Hearts Connect Over Cards

at Sol Theatre, Boca Raton
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Sat, March 07
Sun, March 08
Fri, March 13
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FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: $5.00 - $7.50

Gin rummy becomes a metaphor for life in D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic comedy "The Gin Game". Two elderly nursing home residents, lonely and friendless, decide to pass the time by play... [more+]

Gin rummy becomes a metaphor for life in D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic comedy "The Gin Game". Two elderly nursing home residents, lonely and friendless, decide to pass the time by playing gin together. Weller, a surly old man, teaches Fonsia, a prim and withdrawn woman, how to play the game. As they play, they begin to reveal intimate details of their lives, and Weller becoming increasingly frustrated when he can't beat his pupil. What starts as an innocent pastime soon becomes a battle, as each player attempts to expose and humiliate the other using as weapons the many secrets they've shared. [less-]

Office Workers Rebel in Off-Broadway Comedy "March Madness"

at Soref Hall, Plantation
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Sat, March 07
Sat, March 07
Sun, March 08
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FULL PRICE: $30.00
OFFER PRICE: $6.50 - $15.00

Think your job is bad? A group of overworked employees in the office from hell hatch a brilliant escape plan in the off-Broadway comedy "March Madness". Playwright Mike Vogel drew on his background as... [more+]

Think your job is bad? A group of overworked employees in the office from hell hatch a brilliant escape plan in the off-Broadway comedy "March Madness". Playwright Mike Vogel drew on his background as a freelance journalist for this timely story of writers forced to slum it at a trade journal called the "Drug Store Times" in order to make ends meet. The rag's higher-ups, from the smug sales director to the ineffectual editor, make the job unbearable -- until one of the reporters hits on an idea. This year, each of them will contribute $5,000 to the college basketball pool, and the winner gets enough money to quit his job. Tensions mount as the big payoff nears in this play "Backstage" called "comically buoyant." Blow off a little of your own workplace steam as Down in Front Theater Company presents "March Madness" at Plantation's Soref Hall. [less-]

Stars of International Ballet at Festival of the Arts Boca

at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton
OFFER DATES:
Sun, March 08
FULL PRICE: $25.00 - $50.00
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $25.00

Don't miss the rare opportunity to see an impressive collection of the world's finest dancers take the stage for a performance of stunning classical favorites and contemporary works. Scheduled to appe... [more+]

Don't miss the rare opportunity to see an impressive collection of the world's finest dancers take the stage for a performance of stunning classical favorites and contemporary works. Scheduled to appear are Daniil Simkin from American Ballet Theatre, Misa Kuranaga from Boston Ballet, Guillaume Côté and Greta Hodgkinson from National Ballet of Canada, Brooklyn Mack from The Washington Ballet and more. Now in its eighth year, Festival of the Arts Boca features the finest in classical music, jazz, dance, film and literary arts. [less-]

Guitar Great Martin Taylor: ""The" Acoustic Guitarist of His Generation"

at JAZZIZ Nightlife, Boca Raton
OFFER DATES:
Sun, March 08
FULL PRICE: $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Ask the great guitarists -- George Harrison, Pat Metheny, Jeff Beck -- to name "their" favorite guitarist, one name inevitably pops up again and again: Martin Taylor. Declared "THE Acoustic Guitarist ... [more+]

Ask the great guitarists -- George Harrison, Pat Metheny, Jeff Beck -- to name "their" favorite guitarist, one name inevitably pops up again and again: Martin Taylor. Declared "THE Acoustic Guitarist of his Generation" by "Acoustic Guitar" magazine, Taylor is perhaps the mostly highly regarded jazz guitarist now playing. His virtuosity, emotion, deep intelligence and charismatic stage presence have enraptured audiences the world over. Played in his inimitable style, even the most familiar standard becomes bold and exciting, elevated by a technique that sets the bar for fingerstyle playing. Now Taylor, who cut his teeth "keeping Django Reinhardt's seat warm" alongside jazz master Stephane Grappelli, shares his musical gifts live at JAZZIZ Nightlife. [less-]

The Lovin' Spoonful's John Sebastian: Hall of Famer Live in Concert

at Lyric Theatre , Stuart
OFFER DATES:
Tue, March 10
FULL PRICE: $63.35
OFFER PRICE: $33.85

Just as John Sebastian's denim jacket is preserved for all time in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sebastian's music is forever enshrined in pop culture. In movies, on TV, on the radio -- even in the ... [more+]

Just as John Sebastian's denim jacket is preserved for all time in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sebastian's music is forever enshrined in pop culture. In movies, on TV, on the radio -- even in the samples of hip-hop artists -- you find Sebastian's melodies and lyrics. As the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for The Lovin' Spoonful, he forged a new American sound with six No. 1 hits including "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice," "Daydream," "Six O' Clock" and the all-time favorite pop anthem "Do You Believe in Magic." Another chart-topper "Summer in the City" was named one of "Greatest Songs of All Time" by "Rolling Stone". Now, 45 years after his legendary solo set at Woodstock, Sebastian comes to the Lyric for an equally powerful performance of rock classics. [less-]

"A Jew Grows in Brooklyn": Jake Ehrenreich's Heartfelt One-Man Show

at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Aventura
OFFER DATES:
Wed, March 11
Thu, March 12
Sat, March 14
FULL PRICE: $45.00 - $55.00
OFFER PRICE: $22.50 - $27.50

"The New York Times" compared Jake Ehrenreich to Billy Crystal and Bill Murray in its review of the author-star's one-man musical comedy "A Jew Grows in Brooklyn". Now, after its record-breaking run i... [more+]

"The New York Times" compared Jake Ehrenreich to Billy Crystal and Bill Murray in its review of the author-star's one-man musical comedy "A Jew Grows in Brooklyn". Now, after its record-breaking run in the heart of Broadway and tours from L.A. to London, this uplifting biographical journey comes to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Theater. From growing up with parents who survived the Holocaust, to playing stickball in the streets of Brooklyn, to his show business career in the Catskills and on Broadway, to finding himself heartbroken at the bedsides of ailing family members, Ehrenreich chronicles his search for the American Dream with warmth, humor and optimism. Now this hit show is also a best-selling book. Find out why "The New York Times" called "A Jew Grows in Brooklyn" "dazzling." [less-]

Beatles Music Celebration: Classic Album "Let It Be" Played Live, Plus Greatest Hits

at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Coral Springs
OFFER DATES:
Wed, March 11
FULL PRICE: $36.04 - $41.34
OFFER PRICE: $20.00 - $22.00

Some of the country's best musicians come to Coral Springs to play "Let It Be", the Beatles 12th and final studio album, followed by a second set of Beatles hits throughout their career. For this "Cla... [more+]

Some of the country's best musicians come to Coral Springs to play "Let It Be", the Beatles 12th and final studio album, followed by a second set of Beatles hits throughout their career. For this "Classic Albums Live" show, you'll hear "Let It Be" exactly as it was recorded nearly 50 years ago, note for note -- cut for cut, including "Across the Universe," "I've Got a Feeling," "Get Back" and "The Long and Winding Road" -- just as John, Paul, George and Ringo played them. Travel back in time at Coral Springs Center for the Arts for this Beatles music celebration. [less-]

Cirque Italia's "Aquatic Spectacular": Acrobats, Clowns and More

at Palm Beach Kennel Club, 1111 North Congress Avenue West Palm Beach
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 12
Fri, March 13
Sat, March 14
+ 4 more dates
Thu, March 12
Fri, March 13
Sat, March 14
Sat, March 14
Sat, March 14
Sun, March 15
Sun, March 15
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FULL PRICE: $15.00 - $30.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.50 - $15.00

Enjoy all the artistic beauty and incredible strength, acrobatic and aerial feats of a traditional European-style circus with Cirque Italia's "Aquatic Spectacular". This talented troupe performs on a ... [more+]

Enjoy all the artistic beauty and incredible strength, acrobatic and aerial feats of a traditional European-style circus with Cirque Italia's "Aquatic Spectacular". This talented troupe performs on a specially designed stage holding 35,000 gallons of water, which transforms the arena into a sparkling wonderland of dancing colored fountains and provides a beautiful moving backdrop for amazing acts of derring-do. Aside from impeccable artists who fly on aerial silks, contort themselves into amazing shapes and evoke wonder and awe with their demonstrations of strength and balance, Cirque Italia also stars Coco the Clown, a fifth-generation circus performer, who holds the Guinness World Record for riding the world's smallest bicycle, a tiny 5-incher. [less-]

Gold Coast Jazz Society Concert Series: Tributes and More

at Broward Center for the Performing Arts - Amaturo Theater, Fort Lauderdale
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 13
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-]

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Sebastian Still Believes in Magic

at Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Delray Beach
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 13
FULL PRICE: $52.50
OFFER PRICE: $28.00

John Sebastian's tie-dyed denim jacket is displayed prominently in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's a fitting tribute for the singer whose band The Lovin' Spoonful generated such hits as "Do You B... [more+]

John Sebastian's tie-dyed denim jacket is displayed prominently in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's a fitting tribute for the singer whose band The Lovin' Spoonful generated such hits as "Do You Believe in Magic," "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" and "Summer in the City." In the 1960s The Lovin' Spoonful's first seven singles all made the Top 10, which was no small feat during the height of Beatlemania. As a solo artist Sebastian has written and performed such hits as "She's a Lady" and the "Welcome Back, Kotter" theme song. Go see Sebastian perform solo at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts and witness rock 'n' roll history. [less-]

Sir James Galway Plays Mozart and St. Paddy's Day Favorites

at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 13
FULL PRICE: $15.00 - $30.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.50 - $15.00

A trio of classical music's most acclaimed performers -- Sir James Galway, pianist Conrad Tao and violinist Arnaud Sussmann -- each play a Mozart concerto matching their instrument at Boca's Festival ... [more+]

A trio of classical music's most acclaimed performers -- Sir James Galway, pianist Conrad Tao and violinist Arnaud Sussmann -- each play a Mozart concerto matching their instrument at Boca's Festival of the Arts. Galway, a "Gramophone" Hall of Famer, is not only considered an unmatched master of the classical flute, but his on-stage personality gives him a wide appeal that crosses all musical boundaries. And since this concert comes just before St. Patrick's Day, he's set to entertain with some favorites from his homeland of Ireland as well. Tao and Sussmann are both winners of the prestigious Avery Fisher Grant and rising young talents who've played around the globe. They'll be accompanied by the Festival Orchestra Boca, under the baton of Constantine Kitsopoulos. [less-]

"A Game of Scones": A Murder Mystery Musical

at Coral Springs Center for the Arts - Comedy Club, Coral Springs
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 13
Sun, March 15
Thu, March 19
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Sun, March 15
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FULL PRICE: $39.22
OFFER PRICE: $19.61

Riffing on the hit TV show that's known for drama and dragons, "A Game of Scones" brings plenty of back-stabbing and baked goods to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. When the eccentric owner of S... [more+]

Riffing on the hit TV show that's known for drama and dragons, "A Game of Scones" brings plenty of back-stabbing and baked goods to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. When the eccentric owner of South Florida hotspot Sonny's Scones is found mysteriously murdered, the normally serene cafe is thrust into utter chaos. Now Sonny's friends, family and employees vie for control of the world-famous cafe -- and for a seat upon the pleather throne. But time is of the essence, because winter is coming, and along with it the snowbirds of the North and their legendary sales rush. "A Game of Scones" promises all the death, betrayal and revenge of the TV show that inspired it. Plus, it's a musical! [less-]

"An Evening with Comedian Robert Klein": Famed Comic & "Child of the '50s"

at Dave & Mary Alper JCC, Miami
OFFER DATES:
Sat, March 14
FULL PRICE: $35.00
OFFER PRICE: $17.50

David Letterman put it best when he said Robert Klein "is the main reason comedy went from this silly thing evolving out of vaudeville to something hip, observational and current." And Dave wasn't ove... [more+]

David Letterman put it best when he said Robert Klein "is the main reason comedy went from this silly thing evolving out of vaudeville to something hip, observational and current." And Dave wasn't over-stressing the point. In the '60s and '70s, Klein created the template of the modern stand-up comedian: wry, acutely observant and plugged into the culture. And despite already having the most impressive credits in comedy -- he was in Second City with Fred Willard, he recorded HBO's first stand-up special, he appeared on "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show" more than 100 times -- Klein continues to write and perform, his observations (and tongue) sharper than ever. Now you can experience the wit and wisdom of this true legend when "An Evening with Robert Klein" comes to the Alper JCC. [less-]

Manhattan Transfer: Jazz-Pop Giants ("Birdland")

at JAZZIZ Nightlife, Boca Raton
OFFER DATES:
Mon, March 16
FULL PRICE: $45.00
OFFER PRICE: $22.50

The 10-time Grammy Award-winning jazz quartet Manhattan Transfer showcase their stunning harmonies and get the joint jumping with huge hit favorites like "The Boy from New York City," "Spice of Life,"... [more+]

The 10-time Grammy Award-winning jazz quartet Manhattan Transfer showcase their stunning harmonies and get the joint jumping with huge hit favorites like "The Boy from New York City," "Spice of Life," "Operator," "Route 66," "Chanson D'Amour" and more. Tim Hauser, Cheryl Bentyne, Alan Paul and Janis Siegel make up the million-selling vocal quartet, who've released close to 30 albums over the course of their legendary 40-year career. They're backed by a crack band, led by their longtime music director, pianist Yaron Gershovsky. Don't miss the group that the "Philadelphia Inquirer" says "still can sound dangerous" when they bring the heat to Boca Raton's JAZZIZ Nightlife. [less-]