Right now, staycations are proving more popular than ever before. Why travel far from home when we have so much to experience right on our doorsteps? Florida is the perfect spot for a home vacation, with so much to do, see, and experience. Here’s how to plan the perfect Florida vacation.
8 Tips for Planning the Perfect Florida Staycation
1. Where to Go
2. Where to Stay
Shady Acres offers 30-acres of nature and tranquillity. With 375 hook-up sites, we offer a safe and quiet location to relax and unwind under the shade of palm, oak, and cypress trees. The picturesque campground features numerous amenities, such as a dog park, laundry facilities, fire pits, a fitness park, wifi, horseshoes, shuffleboard, lifesized chess, and cornhole. Plus, there’s the new pool complex, complete with two heated pools, a hot tub, and ample seating.
Its unique location allows for peace and tranquillity while still being close to local attractions. Hoping for fun activities right here in the park? You’ll be happy to know we have an event coordinator who organizes daily fun for all ages. Take part in a game of bingo, learn a craft, take a dance class or listen to some live music in the recreation room. Join us outside for a pool party, sports games, movie nights, and much more.
3. Best Time to Go
Florida can be enjoyed all year round, so when to go is really based on personal preference. In South West Florida, the busy tourism season runs through the winter months, particularly December through April. During this time, the temperatures and humidity are lower, resulting in a lot more people visiting. Save money and escape the crowds and plan to come during the summer months. During this time, coastal areas reap the benefits of sea breezes.
When the temperature peaks, those staying at Shady Acres can enjoy the laid back atmosphere, shaded areas, and pool complex. Take advantage of the shade from the many palms, oak, and cypress trees and unwind with a good book or picnic. Local attractions can be enjoyed without the winter crowds and queues, and you’ll feel more like a local than a tourist.
4. Make the Most of Your Location
In the current climate, feeling comfortable, safe, and inspired in your environment is more important than ever before. When you hook up your RV, your home away from home, at Shady Acres Park, you’ll find a whole host of amenities, services, and facilities to make you feel completely secure, relaxed, and excited for each new day.
Don’t want to leave the park? There’s no need. Many of the local grocery stores and food establishments offer delivery, and the park’s wide range of facilities will keep you entertained day in day out.
5. Stay Active
Plan to give your mind and body a boost with some daily exercise. No matter where you’re staying, there’s always a way to get the whole family’s body moving and blood pumping. At Shady Acres, guests can make use of the onsite, outdoor fitness facility for both cardio and resistance training. Not a fan of the gym? How about a swim? There are two heated pools with ample seating and a jacuzzi.
Plan to stay somewhere surrounded by nature, then there are always opportunities for hikes or jogs in the surrounding natural environment. Take some time to enjoy the local wildlife, trees, and flowers and breath that fresh air. You could even roll out the yoga mat and enjoy the zen the natural environment offers.
6. Enjoy Quality Down Time
In our busy lives, there never seems enough time to really relax. With an RV vacation, there’s the opportunity to really disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life and focus on simple living. Enjoy quality time with loved ones or take some me-time. Take back meal times and get the whole family involved. Guests at Shady Acres can make use of the many picnic spots and scenic dining tables to make a family gathering a special event.
Grill up a feast or gather around one of the park’s firepits to connect and share stories. The park also offers a range of outdoor games to bring out that competitive spirit. Life-sized chess, cornhole, shuffleboard, and horseshoes will keep you entertained for hours. Want something a little more relaxing? Find some shade under a tree and enjoy a good book. If you’re quiet enough, you may spot some local wildlife like ducks, raccoons, squirrels, turkeys, or armadillos.
7. Packing Essentials
If you’re planning day trips or hikes out and about the outdoors, then there are some essentials you should always have on hand.
- Bug repellent, especially in the summer months and once the sun sets.
- Sunscreen is another must-have item when in the Sunshine State. It can be easily forgotten when out having fun, but your skin will thank you for remembering.
- Water. With the heat and humidity, especially in the summer months, making you sweat more, you’ll need to constantly replace the water you’re losing by drinking more water.
- Waterproof jacket. A lightweight waterproof jacket could save your day, especially in the summer months when a sudden rainstorm can drench you in a few seconds.
8. Keep Cool
With the heat and humidity combined with all the fun activities you will be doing, it is important to keep cool to avoid overheating. Remember to drink lots of water throughout the day and wear lightweight, light-colored, and breathable clothing and a hat to keep the sun off your head. Thankfully, at Shady Acres, our guests can take advantage of the onsite pools and many shaded areas to cool down and revitalize after a busy day.
With all Florida has to offer, you’ll find yourself wanting to come back again and again. To learn more about Southwest Florida visit us at Shady Acres RV Travel Park. Hopefully, we’ll see you here soon in person!