The hectic parts of day-to-day life can really take a toll on the family. Working late, skipping dinners, and having to work weekends can leave you without a lot of time with your loved ones.
Getting away from it all and spending some time in a beautiful, furnished resort rental is one of the best ways to catch up on the family time you’ve been missing. Here are a few tips to help you plan a stress-free and memorable family vacation in the beaches of Northeast Florida.
Plan Around the Holidays
What better way to spend the holidays than with family? Holiday getaways are even sweeter in the warm climates of Jacksonville Beach and the surrounding areas. Catch up with your local relatives if you have any, or just enjoy a Christmas spent in the sun and sand for once.
When a Hotel Won’t Do
You want to be close with your family on vacation, but not too close. The close confines of a hotel room – even if it’s a suite – can make you feel crowded and cramped. Meanwhile, furnished vacation rentals continue to grow in popularity because they provide all the creature comforts you get at home while still feeling like a vacation. Properties in areas like Ponte Vedra Beach even come equipped with all the gear you need for a fun day at the beach.
Planning Kid-Friendly Activities
While the beach offers a ton of fun, your kids are bound to get bored with it eventually. Worry not; the beaches of Northeast Florida are known for its array of family-friendly parks and activities. Eager learners will love the Beaches Museum and History Park, which features railroad and steam train exhibits. Head just a little further inland and you’ll have access to unique attractions like the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.
Have a Game Night
Many furnished rentals come complete with all of the comforts of home, and you’ll usually find a board game or two to enjoy during your stay. Because it’s something you may rarely get to do at home, plan a family game night while you’re on vacation. Have it on the deck of your oceanfront rental while you enjoy the ocean at dusk, or plan your game night inside while watching your favorite shows or sports.