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I need some help with a summer vacation spot for the fam. We have kids ages 8 & 4. We've been to Disney, Sesame Place & Myrtle...Any suggestions?
Thanks & Go Bucks!
Lake house in NE?
My fave from childhood houseboat for a week on lake Powell
We like to go to Destin Florida. Really nice beaches, a lot of condos for rent on the beach and a lot of stuff for your kids to do.
Btw, I too have 8 & 4 year old kids. They love it down there.
My wife was looking at Siesta Key in FLA. Is Destin on Gulf side?
Destin is on the Gulf on the Panhandle.... used to go here as a kid for vacations as well...great beaches and it's drive-able from Ohio if you don't want to pony up for kids flights (was around 10 hours from Cincy). Would recommend.
Ditto on the Destin Florida vacation. Took my kids to Myrtle Beach for years and decided to go to Destin. Love it there. The water is clear enough to see the small fish around your feet and the white beaches are amazing. There's really only two hotels on the beach itself but the condos are amazing. Go Bucks.
My parents snow bird in Sarasota, Siesta Key beach is fantastic but Summer time is the slow time for Sarasota. Prime time is now and the beach gets pretty crowded. Very quiet in the summer.
Destin is Quiet now and bumpin in the Summer.
Hilton Head is a great place for family vacations. Go every year and it is great.
Appreciate the replies...any recommendation on condos in Destin?
Not a big fan of Hilton Head with kids. We stayed there for a couple days when my kids were young and really wasn't much to do other than see the lighthouse, go to a professional women's tennis tournament and eat at a few restaurants. We packed the car up and headed north to Myrtle Beach and had a great rest of the week there. Should of went to Destin instead if I would of known. Go Bucks.
Probably an unpopular recommendation on this board - haha - but I took the family up to Lake Michigan a couple years ago. There are beaches up there that are white and the water is blue. It's beautiful and only 5 hours from Dayton. There are lots of towns to stay in along the lake.
We ended up there after cancelling a condo I had rented in Destin. It was the summer of the oil spill and we didn't want to risk getting there and having the beaches be a mess. So just as most people pick Michigan - it was by default! But we really like it!
This is the best site....we use it all the time.....you can get a great place, either house or condo......and can negotiate with the owner, especially if they have a hole in their rental weeks....
We've done the Alabama coast a couple times and its great. Same beaches as Florida for probably a third the price.
We've done just about all of these but there is no better place then Hilton head. We rent a house in Sea Pines, pool for the kids, close to the beach, rent bikes. Total relaxation. Play a few rounds of golf, great seafood.
We love Disney also, but Hilton Head and Disney are total opposites. Disney, non-stop action... HH, non-stop relaxation.
The RANT is a Romper Room for Degenerates - jwe
We take our boys to Bradenton, FL every summer. We have been doing it for 17 years and they never want to come back.
Living in Birmingham, we are 4 hours from the panhandle. Destin is nice, I'm getting married there in a few months. I've been to Hilton Head and Myrtle, Destin is better. Look into Sandestin, seaside, and Rosemary beach. There will be a lot of stuff for the kids there. Also look into Orange Beach, AL. Very nice beaches there as well. I also recommend vbro.
he wouldn't let his players pose in the Playboy All-American magazine edition, he said, "Cause you can't play football with an erection."
Hilton Head for sure
lived in Panama City Beach for four years. Been to several other beaches including Myrtle and Hilton Head. Destin and Seaside are much better beaches.
Inside info on Destin: there us a waterslide park called The Big Kahuenna (sp), it looks great from the road but is a waste of money. Not to mention, its is not safe. Your kids will go ape shit if they see it, but dont fall for it.
We took our two daughters to the Outer Banks (OBX) for many years. Great family atmosphere and nice beaches.
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