Keys to a Romantic Getaway to the Beach

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If your life is anything like a majority of the nation’s population – you are busy. If you have a significant other, there are times when you are so busy that you felt like you haven’t sat down and just talked to them in a while. Or maybe you have the one-on-one time locked down, but you have an anniversary or milestone coming up that you want to celebrate. No matter why you’re considering a romantic getaway, I want to give you some tips for making it a great experience with memories to last a lifetime.

1. Do not underestimate the element of surprise.
While I know you may want to spill the beans at first thought of a romantic getaway with your loved one, I want to encourage you to lock up your secret. I know that there are some people that really don’t like surprises, so if you think they are going to be upset with a surprise getaway, by all means let them know. But, in most cases, a surprise shows initiative and extreme thoughtfulness. If you are going to make it a complete surprise, make sure you check and double check that you packed everything your loved one will need on the trip, especially if you are headed to a warm Florida resort and you live in a cool climate.

2. Plan Little Details for Big Impact
Just deciding to go to a South Florida beach hotel or resort is the first step, but not the last. If you want to take your romantic getaway to the next level, consider planning a few little details to make your getaway more special. Flower petals in the room, private beachfront dining or maybe a pre-scheduled massage at the resort are just a few examples of small details that will be a big deal to your significant other. You can contact your resort to see what options they have for romantic stays.

3. Get Romantic
Ok, this tip is directed at those men or women that are not particularly romantic. A key part of a romantic weekend away is – romance! Plan a sentimental way to tell them how much they mean to you or have a card with a nice note hidden inside their beachfront reading selection or on their chair at dinner. Step out of your comfort zone to reiterate how much your loved one means to you.

4. Record the moments
After all of your hard work and secretive planning of romantic details, make sure you find a way to record your memories. Buy a couple disposable cameras or bring along a journal for you or your significant other to record the details of the weekend. Take your digital camera and snap ‘selfies’ on the beach or at dinner. If you want to take it to the next level, have a photobook or scrapbook made with photos and mementos of the weekend when you return home.

5. Tailor it to YOU, but don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone
This tip is very important. While you definitely want to plan activities for your trip to your preference, I also want to encourage you to do something adventurous or new to build your relationship. If your significant other loves getting a massage and sitting in the hot tub to relax, don’t exclude those activities. But, you also may want to adventure out and do a zipline or go parasailing. The new experience can be a great memory that you two have together that will last a lifetime.

What are other important tips for planning a romantic getaway weekend?

Fall or Winter Vacation in South Florida

Fall or Winter Vacation in South Florida

Fall or Winter Vacation in South Florida

School is back in session and the summer heat seams to be fading into the cool temperatures of fall. While that may bring woes for some that don’t want to return to class or lose the warm weather, the fall and winter doesn’t have to mean the end of fun in the sun. Why not consider the benefits of a fall or winter vacation to South Florida?

First, lets state the obvious, Florida’s tropical climate means it is the perfect warm, beach escape for couples or families in the fall or winter months. Some quality vitamin D can ‘do the body good’ when you are faced with chilling temperatures, rain and maybe even snow. No matter where you live, a Florida resort could be the solution to your winter-y cold or rainy woes.

Given the warm weather, a fall or winter vacation to South Florida can take many forms. Some visit Florida hotels for a fall family vacation – perfect for bonding. When it gets cooler outside at home, outdoor activities diminish and families sometimes get cooped up stuck in their homes. A weekend family vacation to South Florida could be just what the doctor ordered to encourage some togetherness and fun with memories to last a lifetime.

When the winter months roll around, each family has traditions for holiday events and get-togethers. This year, why not start a new tradition with a family trip to South Florida? Rather than awkward conversations with uncle so-and-so, imagine sitting at the beach watching the waves roll in. Enjoy a beachfront family meal or activity. With something for everyone, why not make a winter family Florida trip your newest tradition?

With that said, a vacation to a South Florida hotel or resort doesn’t have to be just for the family. How about a beachfront romantic getaway? South Florida is the perfect location for couples looking to celebrate a milestone or build their relationship. What about a girls or guys-only weekend with your closest friends? The possibilities are endless. No matter whom you invite, South Florida is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of fall and winter.

Speaking of milestones, have you or someone and your family recently gone through big changes or received something exciting like a new job or promotion? Why not celebrate with a quick weekend away to South Florida to celebrate beachfront with sun and sand? Life is too short not to celebrate and reward yourself every once in a while, especially in the fall and winter when the climate where you live may not be conducive to vacationing.

Those reasons are just the beginning of the perks of a fall or winter beachfront weekend away in South Florida. Why do you want to vacation in a South Florida hotel or resort this fall or winter?

The Perks of Beachfront Weddings

The Perks of Beachfront Weddings


There are never-ending options when it comes to walking down the aisle. While the main point of a wedding are the “I Dos,” the where, when and how of nuptials take many different forms. Small or large? His hometown or yours? Complete wedding party or just the two of you?


To some, the concept of planning a large, elaborate wedding is overwhelming. Whether you’re expecting 70 or a small group of close family and friends, there are many perks of a beachfront or destination wedding.


First, when you choose to have your wedding beachfront, you can expect romance and beauty to be automatically included in the wedding package. Many times, couples spend thousands of dollars on décor to turn a boring hall into their desired environment. When your wedding is on the beach or nearby, the decorations can be as elaborate or as simple (or even non-existent) as you want because of the abundance of natural beauty all around you!


Speaking of wedding packages, some beach resorts offer complete wedding packages that you can customize as much or as little as you want without having to go through the trouble of contacting and selecting each individual vendor. In addition, because the vendors are consistently working with the resort or are in-house, you can expect precision in execution and quality of the food, drink or services. Also, budget-wise, a destination wedding package allows you to stick to your budget without having to worry about paying separate vendors and missing hidden fees or charges.


When it comes to those that will celebrate your destination beach wedding with you, they will be very appreciative of the opportunity to turn the trip into a family vacation or couples getaway. You and your guests will be able to create lasting memories in a beautiful place without the stress and anxiety that comes along with a typical wedding weekend.


In addition, when it comes to you and your guests’ accommodations, you don’t have to stress about room blocks and reservations – it’s all right there beachfront! After the beach wedding, you can quickly getaway to your honeymoon suite while your guests can continue to celebrate or safely return to their rooms on site.


If you are getting married in the near future and looking at your options, consider a beachfront wedding or destination wedding– why not? It is YOUR day – make beautiful memories that you can enjoy for a lifetime.

A Family Vacation In Fort Lauderdale Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

A Family Vacation In Fort Lauderdale Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank


So you want to go to sunny Florida for a family vacation but are worried about activities that won’t break the bank? There are plenty of things to do on or near a Fort Lauderdale beach or Florida Hotel that will be fun for the whole family and easy on your wallet.


First of all, the beach is an admission-free place to have a lot of family fun! Beachfront sports like volleyball, Frisbee and touch football can be entertaining or all ages and are a great way to exercise as a family. If you stay at a beachfront hotel for your family vacation you can walk out of your room and onto one of the volleyball nets set up along the Fort Lauderdale beaches.


The great advantage to a family vacation in Fort Lauderdale is the free events and festivals year-round. For example, if you visit in December you can check out the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade along the Intracoastal. If you visit from June to September you can enjoy Saturday Nite Alive, which offers free, live beachfront entertainment. For a complete list of events and festivals for your family vacation in Fort Lauderdale, check out


You don’t have to spend money to enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s awesome shopping scene. Take the family window-shopping downtown and experience the unique Las Olas boutiques. If you enjoy finding a good deal at the outlets, check out Sawgrass Mills, located in Sunrise, just a short drive from Fort Lauderdale.


While you’re on Las Olas take a stroll down the Riverwalk and watch boats along the intracoastal or enjoy the sounds of local musicians playing along the way. Stop for lunch in a café or grab some sweets from the local bakeries. For a small fare you can take a Fort Lauderdale water taxi and get a guided tour along the waterways and see celebrities’ homes and yachts as well as historical places and wildlife.


If fresh and local is on your to-do list, head to Fort Lauderdale’s farmer’s market, held every Sunday on Las Olas Boulevard. Have a taste of the local fare and experience the culture from local artisans and artists. Admission is free and fun for the whole family.


A family vacation at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, resort or hotel doesn’t have to hurt your wallet. Your family can have fun on a budget and make memories to last a lifetime! For more ideas on things to do while on your family vacation, check out


Source: Free Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale. Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB. Retrieved July 16 2014 from

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