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It’s warming up outside and families are searching for Spring Break 2017 and Summer vacation ideas. You know I’m all about “off the grid” places for your family getaway! I’ve been travel writing for a long time now, and the off-the-the-beaten path destinations usually turn out to surprisingly be the most enjoyable memories of them all. Here are just a few Spring Break 2017 & Summer ideas you do not want to miss this year …..
Rosemary Beach, Florida
Who wouldn’t want to visit beaches with fluffy, white sand that resembles sugar – but without the touristy crowds?! A secret among families who’ve sought out the best spots along Florida’s Hwy 30a, it’s got small town vibes with big town eats! Everything you need to play, eat, and relax are within the community. Bike through as a family and check out all of the sidewalk cafes (that sounds like heaven to me anyway!).
Pine Mountain, Georgia
One of my favorite vacations with both kids was one of our favorite vacation spots in Georgia. We spent our time outdoors in F. D. Roosevelt State Park and the charming town where that former president spent time in White Springs. Callaway Gardens is a must during the Spring and Summer months but the blooming azaleas and the glass-enclosed butterfly conservatory are only the beginning of what makes it a must-see.
Folly Beach, South Carolina
You know I adore all of the Things to Do in Charleston, but have you thought about visiting one of its five adorable beaches? The great thing about having five beaches to choose from is that there is one for every type of family. Folly Beach is a young, hip little beach community with wide, sandy beaches with only one hotel so the crowds are very minimal. Visit this clean, dog-friendly town with a bohemian vibe and beach access from almost every street.
Amelia Island, Florida
Ah, the location of my childhood beach memories! If you want to play golf, see shrimp boats, and go to a luxury car show, Amelia Island is your place. Amelia Island consistently ranks with Top 10 U.S. Islands because of its 13 miles of windswept beaches, laid-back recreation, and historical exploration. Stay at Amelia Island Plantation or the Fort Clinch Campground like our family always did and make memories to last a lifetime!