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It doesn’t matter that you have a perfectly good apartment -- get a few friends together and rent a room for the weekend. Hotels and resorts around here are more than just room service, fluffy robes, and free HBO; they're total vacation packages. Take advantage of the deals reserved exclusively for hotel guests. Get rental discounts on paddleboards, kayaks, and surfboards. Some hotels have jet skis and speedboats waiting for guests to use. Some will provide guides to take you wakeboarding, or on a dinner cruise around the bay. If relaxing is more of your vacation style, then get pampered in the hotel spa, or chill by the pool with an umbrella in your drink. It’s your staycation. Do you.