A night at a lavish resort is a welcome treat for overworked homeowners and those in hiding from Pat Sajak. Today's Groupon lets you sleep soundly away from home: for $189, you get an overnight stay in an executive suite (a $588 value) at Gaylord Palms Resort, located just 1.5 miles away from Walt Disney World in Kissimmee.
Escape the concrete jungle for a night in the temperature-controlled jungle of a massive resort and playland. In addition to its many lavish guest rooms, Gaylord Palms contains six restaurants and lounges, a spa, a retail space, and 4.5 acres of gardens and tributaries under its signature glass dome, including three enclosed habitats that re-create Florida environments. Stroll through the rustic wooden walkways of the Everglades as mists rise all around you and marvel at the Spanish Renaissance architecture, old-world charm, and troupes of medieval monks of St. Augustine. You'll have a chance to bask in the tropical vibe of the Key West atrium, home to steel drums and a 60-foot schooner. Just outside Key West, you'll find Clearwater Cove, an outdoor swimming area complete with an octopus waterslide, a pool, majestic waterfalls, and a sandy play area for tots.
Executive suites at the resort are generally designed to reflect one of the three glass atrium environments, springing to life with varying color schemes and scientifically improbable microclimates. The rooms—which reach up to 725 square feet—come complete with a living area and queen sleeper sofa, a small dining table, a separate bedroom with a king-size bed, and marble finishes on the surfaces.
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
6000 W Osceola Pkwy.
Kissimmee, Florida 34746