Great Escape Inn

Why you should plan your Florida getaway in winter


  • October 12, 2020
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  • /   Fort Lauderdale,hotel,fort lauderdale hotel
Fort Lauderdale Woman Relaxing

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

There are two schools of thought when it comes to describing the winter season.
  1. Peaceful, quiet, calm, glittering, white, frost, icy, wind, beautiful, snow, cold. ... sparkling,
  2. Cloudy, overcast, biting, frost-bite, freezing, dreary, never-ending, hot chocolate, bulky jacket.
If you typically lie in the second category, it might be time to head somewhere warm and sunny! Great Escape Inn is located in beautiful Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. We are open, ready, and happy to welcome back our guests. With average temperatures in the high to mid ’70s in the winter months and plenty to do, you’ll have serious bragging rights when you come back with a tan! If that wasn’t enough, here are some more reasons to travel in the winter, even the holidays! Can’t wait for your upcoming getaway? Check out this beach cam and get inspired! Here are just a few of the reasons why you should visit the sunshine state in Florida during the winter months, according to the places we travel.

The SUN!
There is nothing quite like being able to pull out the sandals for a few days when you’ve been wearing winter boots at home. Lower temperatures make it more comfortable to be active outside, plus the summer humidity (and pesky insects) are gone for the season, making wintertime in Florida the perfect time to be outside.

The Fort Lauderdale Weather
As you know, it gets extremely cold in the winter in most northern areas. However, the warmth and sunshine stays year round in South Florida. If you travel to Fort Lauderdale in the winter, you can expect temperatures no lower than 70 degrees on most days. It is the perfect vacation spot to escape the cold, and enjoy the warm temperature, beaches and outdoor activities!

Save money on your accommodations
At Great Escapes Inn, call or email us for our 4th night free Special Rate (for stays until December 15th, 2020) valid for all our guests and to learn more about our special offer for returning guests. More money in your pocket means the more you get to spend it on fun things!

The Beaches!
It doesn’t cost a cent to seek out the best piece of real estate on the beach. Consider going in the early morning to stake out your spot and avoid the crowds. Mixing relaxing beach days with adventure-packed theme parks is a great way to add variety to your vacation! Here are ten things to do at the beach, according to Trip Savy.

  • Build a sandcastle or sand snowman
  • Cast a line and fish
  • Collect Seashells
  • Enjoy a Picnic
  • Play a Game
  • Read a Book or Listen to Music
  • Splash and Play in the Surf
  • Take Pictures
  • Walk, Stroll, or Jog Along the Surf
  • Watch the Sunset 

It’s romantic!
There’s nothing quite like walks on the beach, toes dipping in the ocean water while holding your special someone’s hand. Florida winters offer the best of both worlds when you’re vacationing with your significant other – moderate temperatures during the day so that you can see several sights and cooler temperatures at night so that you can cuddle in front of a fire together.

Where to Celebrate the Holidays in Greater Fort Lauderdale
According to Greater Fort Lauderdale, If trains are more your speed, grab the family and slip on your matching holiday jammies to board the Brightline for The Polar Express train rides on select days from November 16 through December 29. During the one-hour trip, characters will sing and dance to the motion picture soundtrack, while serving hot chocolate and cookies. Your child’s eyes will light up when Santa and his helpers board the train to greet passengers, and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas.

COVID Precautions

At The Great Escape Inn, the safety and well being of our employees and guests is our priority. Our professionally trained staff are using an electrostatic sprayer with human-friendly disinfectant to clean all rooms and outdoor furniture. Furthermore, we are totally committed to following the local, state, and CDC guidelines to ensure that all necessary measures are taken and respected to stop the spread of the COVID 19.
  • All rooms are completely cleaned and disinfected before guests check-in.
  • All the furniture in the common outdoor areas are disinfected each day and every time a guest leaves the area.
  • Call or email us for our 4th night free Summer Special Rate (for stays until December 15th 2020) valid for all our guests and to learn more about our special offer for returning guests.
  • The entire Great Escape team is looking forward to welcoming our fantastic guests back. We miss you all.


Great Escape Inn
We are the perfect destination! The Great Escape Inn is just steps from the beach in beautiful Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The peaceful town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, about 15 miles north of the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL), and offers pristine beaches with warm tropical breezes, a fully functioning pier with fishing pole rentals and bait, and a vacation atmosphere all year around. It also boasts a variety of cafes, fine restaurants, lively bars with nightly live bands and music, in addition to grocery stores, drug stores and banks. Visit us online today!