With most of the country experiencing near Arctic temps right now, Miami—a lone warm-weather destination on the eastern seaboard—is looking pretty good. And there's another reason to go: travel discounts!

Miami Beach tourism is offering a slim and subtle bar-coded card for discounts as big as 20% at the area's top shops, restaurants, museums, hotels, and more. The card comes in two colors: platinum for tourists, and black for residents.

Here are some sample "Incard" specials: 20% off rooms at the Hotel Victor; 2-for-1 admission at the Museum of Contemporary Art; and 15% off at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental.

You can pick up a free Miami Beach InCard at the Visitor's Center (1920 Meridian Ave.) with more locations cropping up soon. Special offers are listed online at

In this economy, it's always nice to get a platinum-card offer for free.

Charlotte Savino is the online listings editor at Travel + Leisure.