I drive from Texas to Florida not to have my car there but for the sole purpose of being able to enjoy a day or two at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa in Point Clear, Alabama. The spa is the finest I've experienced Stateside and their Southern hospitality is finer than any five-star overseas. If you can spare a moment away from the spa, I hear the golf course is tops. A true hidden treasure close to home. Also, the sleepy town nearby, Fairhope, is an extraordinary shopping experience not to be missed!