Ah, Memorial Day. This holiday arrives at the perfect time, doesn’t it? The weather warms up, summer draws near . . . it’s just the excuse you need to escape to the beautiful beaches of Florida. Get the most out of your long weekend by planning a beachside cookout with friends or spending quality time with that special someone. Whatever your plans may be, it all starts with some smart planning.
Tips for selecting a home base. After you’ve splashed and soaked in the sun, you’ll need a place to cool off and relax. Get the most out of your Memorial Day vacation with the right beach rental. For singles, couples or small families, a beachside condo at Palm Coast could make everyone happy. Larger families or groups may prefer a two-story beach house on lovely Fort Myers Beach. Check off amenities like nearby swimming pools, hot tubs and fully furnished kitchens. The beach rental experts at Vacation Rental Pros are happy to assist you with your selection.
Where should you swim? You’ve got choices, that’s for sure! One popular destination is Bonita Beach located at 27954 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs, FL 34134. The park offers parasailing, personal watercraft, food, and plenty of sand and sun. Want to go snorkeling or take a scuba charter? Jacksonville should be your destination! Stop by DiveSpots for a listing of exciting charter and diving organizations.
What should I bring? There’s no shortage of convenient shops and stores at any of these beaches, but it pays to come prepared. Pack the appropriate SPF lotion for everyone in the family. Keep in mind that the kids need at least an SPF 30 or higher – sunscreen for active play is best. Stay hydrated with water or juice. Here’s a handy tip: Assign everyone their own beach tote so they can carry their items back to the car themselves. Tell kids that if it doesn’t fit in the bag, they can’t bring it. (Except for floats and boards, of course.)