Plan your weekend getaways around the sweet summer specials being offered by resorts only a few hours away—as well as in our own backyard.

SOUTH OF OUR BORDER

Acqualina Resort & Spa

Where: 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles

What’s the deal? From Aug. 18 through Sept. 30, this beachfront paradise—winner of the AAA Five Diamond Award for five years running—is offering 50 percent off Wednes-day or Sunday nights, when staying a minimum of three nights (room rates start at $525 during August and $425 in September), as well as complimentary valet parking, free access to the AcquaMarine children’s program—and a $40 credit per day for body or facial treatments at the world-class, 20,000-square-foot Acqualina Spa by ESPA.

While you’re there: In addition to the food and beverage service available at the resort’s four pools—including the casual Costa Grill, which overlooks the Atlantic—Acqualina’s dining options include the recently opened AQ by Acqualina, an ode to the farm-to-table movement with inventive dishes from renowned chef Dewey LoSasso.

Contact: acqualinaresort.com, 305/918-800

Fore more great escapes, pick up our July/August issue of Boca Raton magazine.