5 Reasons to Plan a Florida Winter Vacation

The cold winter winds may be on their way, but you can opt for a warmer stay on the sunny shores of Florida at Port d’Hiver. Have an unforgettable Florida winter vacation in beautiful Melbourne Beach, and enjoy all the warm weather activities the area has to offer. We’ve put together a handy list of some of our favorite things to do so you can get your vacation planning started and make the most of your time here.

Couple enjoying beautiful weather on a Florida winter vacation

1. Wonderful Weather

Though fun winter activities abound, there’s nothing quite like the nourishing warmth of the sun to revitalize and refresh away from colder temperatures. Florida is a tropical vacation destination with delightfully temperate weather during the winter. Average highs remain in the lower 70s even during the coldest months and average lows rarely drop below 50. No need to pack a heavy coat here! You can sit on the beach and watch the world go by without a care in the world.

Couple having dinner at sunset at a waterfront restaurant during their winter vacation in Florida

2. Great Places to Eat

The area around Port d’Hiver is brimming with excellent cuisine to satisfy any foodie, with both casual and fine dining for whatever the occasion may be. It all starts when you first wake up with our scrumptious breakfast served fresh every morning to get the day started right. Rich vanilla custard french toast, succulent apple maple bacon, and warm fresh-baked pastries are just some of the mouth-watering options available. Later on in the day, you can indulge in delicious dishes and fresh fare at some of our favorite locations like Ocean 302 Bar & Grill, Oceanside Pizza, Cafe Coconut Cove, and The Chart House. The best part is that you can sit outside, admire the view, and take it all in while enjoying your food, even in the middle of winter!

couple on a winter vacation in Florida on beach cruisers

3. Fun Things to Do

A visit to Florida is the perfect opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities that generally wouldn’t be available during this time of year. It’s a great time to birdwatch as migrations bring in some species that are only here for part of the year. Take a walk on the beach, grab one of our beach cruiser bikes and explore the surrounding area, or have a leisurely game of golf or tennis for some fun in the sun! With temperate weather like this, you can even book a sailing charter for a romantic sunset sailboat cruise with the opportunity to spot local wildlife like dolphins and manatees.

Courtyard pool at our Hotel in Melbourne Beach, FL

4. The Perfect Place to Refresh & Relax

Port d’Hiver is your home away from home, a warm hideaway with everything you need for a memorable winter getaway. You can luxuriate in paradise surrounded by swaying palms and the gentle babble of the spa pool waterfall. Take in gorgeous ocean views, relax by the fire pit, warm up in the hot tub, and stop by our afternoon wine hour for a refreshing glass. Other amenities include an onsite fitness center, covered parking, beach equipment like towels, umbrellas, chairs, and much more!

ocean view room for a Florida winter vacation in Melbourne Beach

5. An Award-Winning Romantic Place to Stay

Our luxurious and cozy rooms are the perfect romantic sanctuary for your Florida winter vacation. Open the balcony doors and look out to an incredible view, enjoy oceanside amenities with breakfast brought to your room every morning, and get a good night’s rest in supremely comfortable king and queen beds. We have received multiple TripAdvisor awards for our accommodations, including #16 Top Hotel for Romance in the US and #2 Top Small Hotel in the US. Book your dream Florida winter vacation today and find out why we are rated so highly! Birds aren’t the only ones that can fly south for the winter, and you too can escape to a peaceful oasis at our Melbourne Beach hotel.

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