Vacationing With Children: How To Plan And Do It Right

August 30, 2021

Planning a vacation getaway with your kids may be a little challenging for the new parents. It may make it challenging for you to decide on where to go and what to do. While planning a vacation with your little ones may be a little tough; you can use the knowledge from experienced parents to make it easier. 

All you need to do is to plan properly and exercise proper execution of such plans. From what to pack to where to go and stay — here is the list of everything that you need to do for taking a happy vacation with your children: 

Pack Light 

The first thing you must add in the rule book of how to vacation happily with your children is to pack light. Do not overburden yourself with a lot of luggage as managing it and your children may become a pain in the neck for you and your partner. 

Parents usually pack anything and everything while traveling with their kids. However, this is not a good idea. We advise you to bring only the most essential items for you as well as your kid. Pack extra clothes but do not carry their pram. You may buy it when you land at your holiday destination. You may as well rent it from your place of accommodation. 

Check Your Mode Of Commute

When you travel with your kids, ensure that you don’t cut corners while selecting the mode of transportation. Instead of public transport, book a cab or taxi for a more comfortable traveling throughout your holiday destination. 

These days, you can also rent a car prior, even before arriving at the destination. While renting a car, take care of the things such as the condition of the car, the overall background of the service provider, tariff, etc. You can compare the cost of two services with each other and choose a more pocket-friendly one. 

Choose A Wiser Option Than A Hotel Room 

One of the most important factors to consider while traveling with your kids is the place of accommodation. The place where you are staying for the holiday will not only impact the mood of your little ones but your overall comfort as well. Instead of a hotel room, we urge you to choose a serviced apartment for a more comfortable stay. 

There are many advantages of choosing a serviced apartment over a hotel. For instance, if you have booked one of the serviced apartments in Davie, FL, you can enjoy a bigger space than in a hotel room. You can accommodate yourselves in more than one room and make the most of the amenities such as living and lounge area, kitchen space, separate bathroom, balcony for kids, etc. 

Booking a short-term rental like a serviced apartment, independent house, row house, or others is highly encouraged if you are doing a long vacation with your children. 

Plan Activities For Your Kids 

Design your itinerary in such a way that it includes fun-loving activities for the kids as well. For instance, you can take your little ones to the beach or a park. You may also visit recreation centers with them and let them enjoy participating in many fun and leisure activities. 

Reserving some activities for your kids while planning your itinerary will keep your kids happy and engaged for a long time. Eventually, they will not create a fuss, and everyone will end up having a wonderful vacation. 


Additionally, we also insist you carry light snacks and store them in your serviced apartment as your kid may ask for food and water any time of the day. Thus, the next time you are going on a vacation with your little ones, do not forget to read this list. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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