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So Much to Do in Florida this Holiday Season

Every year during the first week of December, Art Basel Miami brings the world’s premier artists – and a host of high-octane celebrities – to Miami for a week filled with cutting-edge creativity, an unmatched social scene, and arguably the best weather you’ll ever experience in Florida.

Photo: Kimpton Surfcomber Art Basel

Art Basel preferred hotels are abundant in the Miami Beach area, but none like Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, offering guests exciting Basel-inspired exhibitions and experiences, as well as newly renovated accommodations, direct beach access, stunning cabanas for an elevated poolside experience, and much more. Later in December, Kimpton Surfcomber will be debuting a pop-up VIP dining concept featuring an unmatched alfresco and intimate setting, a menu of super over-the-top dishes, and fabulous live music – this will be the place to be and be seen over the holiday season.

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, the area’s premier luxury property, is just the place to get into the holiday spirit. Guests can expect a myriad of festive experiences available, but the hot ticket this year is an intricate in-door holiday sand sculpture made with 450 pounds of sand! This impressive structure will be front and center in the lobby for all guests to enjoy and will include both Christmas and Channukah themed icons.

Photo: Visit South Walton Florida

Located on Florida’s panhandle, South Walton is an upscale-meets-casual retreat renowned for its natural scenic beauty, turquoise waters, and sugar sand beaches – the perfect place for a rejuvenating December escape. Adding to its appeal, the destination’s 16 beach towns were all purposefully built to be less dense, using principals of New Urbanism which call for open, walkable, and spacious layouts. Plus, December is actually a low season, so travelers can fully enjoy an uncrowded oasis. Other noteworthy attractions available December-long include stunning holiday light shows, ice skating, a Winter Wonderland with real snow at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, and more.