Exactly how do you make the most of your family’s Florida spring break? It all starts with actually setting aside time for a family vacation—and the rest is pretty easy. You certainly want to make this time off together the best it can be, so here’s how you can do that. Sit down together as a family, grab your collective calendars and planners, and let’s get started.
1. Sync Your Family’s Spring Break Dates
This might be the hardest part: syncing everyone’s time and schedules just to get away for a spring break. This is especially challenging if you have kids in different schools and with different extracurricular activities. But it can be done! Sit down together and find that “sweet spot” of dates that work for a Florida family spring break and block off the time. Here’s a calendar to help you create your vacation. This is where your spring break truly begins. The rest of the details are exactly that—minor details. What matters is that you’ve made the decision to go!
2. Find the Best Family Beaches in Florida
Florida has a lot of beautiful beaches, so choosing your family spring break destination gives you a lot of options. You don’t want to take your family to a spring break destination where there’s a lot of college kids partying, acting rowdy and crowding up the beaches. Instead, choose a destination like Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores, Florida. The gulf coast beaches are gorgeous and there’s more beach for your family to enjoy without the crowds. You’re still close to other big city destinations like Clearwater, Tampa and St. Pete… without being too close.
3. Book Your Florida Vacation Rental
Now that you know when and where you’re going for spring break, it’s time to find out where you’re going to stay. Vacation rentals in Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores offer all the amenities that matter most to families, so it’s up to you what you really want. A swimming pool? Lazy River? Gulf of Mexico views? Fishing? Boat dock? Tennis? Discuss the options amongst your family and then check out your options. Narrow down your favorites and then book the Florida rental that’s best for you and your family. Let us know if we can help!
4. Plan a Little Something for Everyone
Research your options then sit down with your family and gather input on what activities your kids and teens are most interested in. Try to include an outing that’s geared toward each family member’s interests individually, as well as family activities that everyone can enjoy all together. You may not be able to please everyone, but hearing input from everyone and making compromises together is a great step toward a successful family vacation experience. Here are some of our favorite local activities and things to do that are perfect for families.
5. Relax and Have Fun
Family vacations take some planning, but once you step foot onto that soft sugar sand and see the sparkling Gulf of Mexico right in front of you, you know it’s all worth it. A family vacation is best enjoyed when you are relaxed and realistic. There will be few bumps along the way, prepare yourself that not all will go according to plan, and stay flexible with your time and expectations. Remember, you’re making family memories that will last for a very long time, so make them the best they can be. Here are some more helpful tips on how to have a fun and relaxing family spring break. Enjoy!
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