Key West & Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Air/5 Nights/Car, From $649
Fun in the sun on Florida’s favorite island—plus an overnight stay in Fort Lauderdale.
The Real Deal A round-trip flight on Southwest, JetBlue, Continental or a similar airline to Fort Lauderdale; four nights at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort in Key West; one night at the SpringHill Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port; breakfast daily; five-day midsize-car rental with unlimited mileage; hotel taxes; airport taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $649 per person—plus estimated rental-car taxes and fees of $39.
When June 1–Nov. 1, 2011.
Gateways Atlanta; New Orleans; add $30 for Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.; $50 for New York City; $80 for Boston, Chicago, Dallas; $150 for L.A., San Francisco; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Rental-car taxes and fees are about $39. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is about $399. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Travel Themes and Dreams, 877/870-7447, travelthemesanddreams.com.
Why It’s a Deal According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fares between Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale for travel in, say, early August, start from $169 with taxes (Spirit). Four nights at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort costs about $340 per person with taxes, and one at the SpringHill Suites in Fort Lauderdale costs about $59 per person, including taxes, while a five-day midsize-car rental costs about $133 per person, including taxes. So, if you booked this trip independently, you'd be paying a total of $701. This package is not only $13 less and includes the airfare, accommodations, rental car, and airport and hotel taxes, but it also includes a daily breakfast.
More Optional activities in Key West include Snuba diving tours ($99 per person); a 1.5-hour morning, daytime, or sunset sail ($35 per person); and a ghost tour ($15 per person). Additional nights at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort are about $85 per person per night. Extra nights at the SpringHill Suites in Fort Lauderdale are about $59 per person per night.
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