The family road trip is one of America’s most treasured traditions. Piling the whole family in the car and hitting the road toward a fun destination is one of the best ways to make memories and spend quality time with your kids. If you’re planning a road trip soon, take a look at these three tips from your friends at Sea Gardens Beach and Tennis Resort to ensure a successful, memory-filled experience.
1. Plan Early, Plan Well
Planning is the key to a great road trip. Plan ahead for messes that are unavoidable so that when spills or accidents happen, the entire trip won’t be derailed. Make a plan to keep your kids comfortable. Make sure they have their comfort items if you want to drive through the night or if they will need to nap while on the road. Finally, schedule plenty of bathroom breaks, but be flexible and remember to be patient if you need to add in some extra stops.
2. Be Safe at Rest Stops
Speaking of bathroom breaks, our next tip is to make wise rest stop decisions. We know, sometimes bathroom emergencies happen on the road, and you want to stop at the first exit you see. However, it’s important for your safety to make sure you’re choosing safe, well-lit areas to stop. If you need to stop at night, choose a staffed facility like a fast-food restaurant or convenience store. Remember to stay alert and aware of your surroundings, and stay away from any area that could serve as a hiding place for criminals. Remember: proper lighting and visibility can go a long way in discouraging crime at rest stops.
3. Find the Fun
Finally, try not to wait until you get to your destination for the fun to start. The road trip is part of the vacation so treat it as such! Do a little research ahead of time to find interesting places to stop along the way, play family road trip games as you drive, and bring along new toys or books to keep your kids entertained. Try not to view the driving part as a chore, and your family will enjoy the journey as well as the destination.
Road-tripping to Florida? Sea Gardens Beach and Tennis Resort is a luxury oceanfront resort located in Pompano Beach, FL, and we have the perfect vacation rental option for you and your family. Contact us today at (954) 943-6200 to find out more about our resort or check our availability online.