Take advantage of "staycation" deals before school starts!

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The countdown clock is ticking. Classes begin in Palm Beach County in just twelve days. Before your kids head back to class, you may want to take advantage of some local deals for a "staycation."

Right now, guests can book a stay at Crane's BeachHouse in Delray Beach and save up to 35% off. The sale is going on for a limited time. The hotel also offers discounts to teachers. Educators can stay for just $79 a night. These specials will run through September. For more information, visit cranesbeachhouse.com .

At the Jupiter Beach Resort, there are several deals going on right now. Florida residents can save up to 35% off. Rates start as low as $132 a night on weekdays and $154 a night on weekends. This promotion runs though the end of September. For information on more specials, visit jupiterbeachresort.com .

If you'd like to take a "staycation" in the Treasure Coast, you can stay at Disney's Vero Beach Resort for less than $200 a night. To learn more, visit verobeach.disney.go.com .

If staying in a hotel for $200 isn't in your budget, you can still enjoy other activities with your kids before school starts.

If you'd prefer an educational experience, the Sandoway House Nature Center in Delray Beach has plenty to see and do. You can see a live shark feeding, feel your way around a touch tank or learn about other native wildlife like alligators. It only costs $4 to get in. Kids under three years old get in for free.

If your child enjoys sports, you can see a minor league baseball game for less than $10 a person. The Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals both play at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.
To see the teams' schedules, visit rogerdeanstadium.com .