Q & C Hotel Bar, New Orleans
Close to the New Orleans sights with all the mod cons and its own rustic bar makes the Q&C Hotel a perfect choice for visiting this lively city. Less than half a mile to the French Quarter, the excitement really is on the doorstep. Stroll down Bourbon Street for drinking and indulgence, enjoy the history of New Orleans scenery, shopping and dining on Canal Street or visit the above ground cemeteries “Cities of the Dead” and other countless attractions.
Q&C Hotel takes care of the essentials of today’s traveller with an historic ambience of exposed brick walls and original wood floors, combined with a comfy retreat when rest is needed. In-room gadgets are covered with Wi-Fi, 47 inch flat screen TV’s, Keurig Coffeemaker, small refrigerator and safe. A walk-in shower is a great touch and each room is individually laid out due to the historic layout of the building. Upgrade to a Superior room with more space or a Skyline room boasting city views from the top.
The lively Q&C Bar completes an entertaining stay at this city of adventure. A great choice for a base to explore knowing there’s a comfortable bed waiting after a day and night of New Orleans capers.
Hampton Inn & Suites Panama City Beach Pier Park
The Hampton Inn & Suites Panama City Beach Pier Park is in an easy to reach location just off Highway 98 and only a couple of miles from all the shopping and dining at Pier Park. There’s plenty more attractions in close proximity including Gulf World Marine Park featuring exhibits everyone will love, including exotic birds and sea lions, as well as a unique array of dolphin swimming experiences. Ripley’s Believe it or Not Ripley’s Believe It Or Not has a range of insightful, family-friendly displays, or visit St Andrew’s State Park and the Man in the Sea Museum. It’s a popular spot for couples, families and groups looking to enjoy the surrounding area with all the mod cons and added conveniences.
Grab your beach towel and hop in the car for less than a 5 minute drive to the beautiful Panama City Beach. With miles of sandy beaches to explore and the clear calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico this is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beach life. Also close by is St Andrews State Park, one of two protected nature reserves nearby with hiking trails and wildlife to watch. Fishing of the piers is also a popular pastime.
The added of advantage of beach close to Pier Park is a definite plus with the Panhandle’s favourite shopping destination on your doorstep. Browse around over 120 stores with everything from brand names to local treasure troves, it’s a shopper’s paradise. Watch the latest movies at Grand IMAX Pier Park 16 with popcorn in hand; immerse yourself in the latest blockbuster. Step on the SkyWheel and observe the stunning view from the sky. There’s simply dozens of mouth watering restaurants at Pier Park with everything from Japanese to Steakhouse to casual wings and beer style, there’s no doubt you will be spoilt for choice. Wash it all down afterwards at The Brass Tap specializing in local breweries with 70 draft and over 120 bottles to choose from!
Back at the hotel when it’s time to rewind spend a few hours soaking up the sunshine at the outdoor pool and if you’re feeling energetic and need a workout there’s a gym at hand to cater for your needs. There’s a restaurant serving delicious food including a free daily hot breakfast with fresh-baked waffles and more.
Guest rooms are modern with all the essentials including coffee makers, free Wi-Fi, 49-inch LCD TB and comfy seating. Choose from two queens or a king size room, perfect for couples or families to enjoy. The bathroom provides plush towels and a shower with a WaterPik showerhead and curved shower rod. Book a studio suite, popular with families, including two queen beds, microwave and mini-refrigerator.
This is a fantastic base to explore Panama City Beach Pier Park with loads to do for all ages. Not forgetting the beautiful Gulf Coast close by, this location has it all. Call one of our travel experts to book this superb offer today!
Plantation on Crystal River, Florida
Situated on 232 beautiful acres, this Crystal River hotel is an eco-friendly resort surrounded by Kings Bay natural springs. Featuring a full service spa, comfortable accommodations and plenty of resort amenities there’s plenty to help you design your perfect getaway. Described as one of Florida’s best boating locations, this waterfront resort is the ideal place to enjoy a variety of sports along with a range of additional things to do to make your stay memorable!
With plenty of activities and entertainment for you and the family to enjoy, boredom isn’t an option. The free beach shuttle offers a day out with complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas and towels for you to spend the day lounging on the perfect soft, sandy beach and enjoy crystal clear waters. The freshwater Crystal River is the ideal spot for water sports including fishing, kayaking, scalloping and boating. If freshwater fishing interests you, nearby sits multiple lakes and reservoirs that provide an excellent fishing location. If you love golf or always wanted to give it a go, take advantage of the free play 9 hole golf course and driving range. Plantation on Crystal River is surrounded by some of Florida’s premier golf courses, including a 27 hole exclusive course designed by course architect Mark Mahannah. For a day relaxing around the resort, check out the outdoor heated lagoon pool and hot tub following a trip to the fitness centre complete with all the state-of-the-art equipment. Other on-land sports include tennis, sand-volleyball, pickle-ball and croquet; have a fun game of giant chess & checkers with the kids! The Spa at Plantation on Crystal River lets you relax in style. The full service Aveda© spa features a range of treatments and services including pampering, pedicures, manicures and day spa packages.
At the Crystal River Resort you can enjoy fantastic local cuisine alongside delicious drinks at West 82º Bar and Grill. Looking over Kings Bay and Crystal River, the bar and grill serves fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner; each meal is prepared with natural, locally sourced ingredients. The casual atmosphere means anyone can dine, anytime, any day. If you’re looking for a place to unwind in the evenings and enjoy a drink with friends, the West 82º bar is the place to go. Offering a range of delicious cocktails along with a variety of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. With its relaxed atmosphere and comfortable interior this is the place to come and mingle or simply relax. The 19th Hole Bar & Grill is perfect for golf enthusiasts looking to enjoy a drink. Finally, the Plantation Tiki Bar sits along the lagoon style pool and boasts famous cocktails along with an array of light bites such as sandwiches, wings and burgers.
At Plantation on Crystal River, you can indulge in exceptional rooms, suites and villas. These first class accommodations offer 186 guestrooms and suites complete with patio and garden/water views. These accommodations offer excellent amenities and the choice of king or double/double bed options. The Golf Villas include memorable amenities and a unique design featuring an open loft style bedroom. Offering comfort and space, villas come complete with separate kitchen area and the choice of either a king or two double beds. Throughout the hotel make the most of the complimentary Wi-Fi.
Enjoy a beautiful resort surrounded by picturesque scenery and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. If you have a love the outdoors – Plantation on Crystal River is definitely for you!
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach S-Harbourside
With the relaxed, tropical atmosphere of Key West yet located an easy drive from Orlando on the stunning Gulf Coast; the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Harbourside at Clearwater Beach is a sensational choice for a tropical Florida holiday on 15 acres of lush landscaping. Crystal blue swimming pools, meandering paths, tennis, volleyball, a serene Key West Style restaurant and a free and easy lifestyle are all part of the Holiday Inn experience, just a stroll from Indian Rocks beach too – paradise.
The Holiday Inn, located on the inter-coastal waterway on the barrier Island of Indian Rocks Beach is a short stroll from top rated natural and resort beaches with soft white sands and magnificent sunsets, celebrated daily with cool cocktails and Florida live music. Key West decor including unique, white plank, fenced walkways and raised catwalks provides a gorgeous setting and tropical ambience. Close to world-class attractions and points of interest there is plenty to keep the energetic entertained or simply relax in this world of timeless beauty. Combine all of this with first-class facilities, accommodation and amenities and every ingredient has been found for an exciting and memorable holiday.
Islander guest rooms at the Holiday Inn are the ultimate place to stay for a romantic getaway or family holiday, each with a courtyard view. A handy mini-fridge completes a picture perfect stay. Upgrade to a spacious studio with sleeper sofa, kitchenette with mini-fridge, stove, microwave, toaster and coffee maker, also with courtyard views and just steps away from the hotel facilities. Luxurious condo suites are even more spacious with either stunning Gulf Coast sunset views or inter-coastal waterway views. A separate living area and centre kitchen island provide plenty of space for all the family, a superb alternative to a hotel room. For total luxury the stunning two story villas feature, Key West style decor, a large separate dining area, wall to wall glass sliding doors and an oversized in-room Jacuzzi hot tub. A fabulous place to relax at the end of the day and just a few steps from the breathtaking sights and sounds of Indian Rocks Beach.
Fabulous amenities will make it difficult to tear yourself away with two sparkling pools, one for the family and kids and the other aimed at adult relaxation. The family pool features waterfalls, water mushrooms, and a pirate ship slide for endless hours of fun and with poolside bars and friendly service life doesn’t get any better. Other amenities include tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, 18-hole mini golf, hot tubs, Gecko’s game room and complimentary fitness centre. As home to a 50-slip marina it’s just a few steps to brilliant boat rentals, fishing charters and sightseeing tours including dolphin watching tours. Being so close to the water brings the best water sports to your doorstep including waterskiing, knee boarding and snorkelling. Evenings are spent at Jimmy Guana’s Waterfront Restaurant and Bar with delicious food, exotic drinks, live music, unique Key West decor and lots of fun. Expertly prepared food and drinks are served by attentive staff, with speciality drinks and a comprehensive menu of fresh seafood, melt-in-the-mouth steaks and lots of other mouth-watering fare including the world-famous Key Lime Pie. With indoor and outdoor restaurant and bar seating, Jimmy Guana’s is the place to be for a romantic dinner or friend’s get-together.
New Orleans and Florida are two fantastic options for a holiday packed with rich culture and a diverse range of thrilling attractions. Experience laid-back Florida living and fast-paced living in New Orleans for a multicentre holiday that has it all. Create memories to last a lifetime and call one of our travelplanners 020 3542 8888 to book this fabulous multicentre offer today!