As summer fades into the background, you may already be looking forward to your next vacation. Another popular vacation time is winter, and Florida is often a popular destination for those looking to escape the snow and cold that blankets portions of the country. Whether you’re planning a family winter break getaway or looking for an escape at the end of the year with close friends, Florida’s Gulf Coast is a great option. At Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals, we’ve put together a list of three helpful planning tips so you can maximize the fun and minimize the stress.
1. Reserve Vacation Rental Early
With its idyllic weather, Florida is a top location for those wanting sun and sand during the winter. Because of this, accommodations like vacation rentals can fill up quickly. Have the best chance of securing your top rental option by reserving early. We have a wide range of seasonal and vacation rentals to select from with rentals throughout the Gulf Coast, including in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Palm Island, Sarasota, and Venice.
2. Research the Area
There’s no shortage of things to do and see regardless of what area you call home base. Take the time to research what’s close to your vacation rental. This can help you know ahead of time whether you need a reservation or if there are seasonal hours to be aware of. Popular attractions and activities include:
- Sarasota Jungle Gardens
- Palma Sola Botanical Gardens
- South Florida Museum
- Myakka River State Park
- Fishing with local Bradenton charters
- Kayaking Sarasota waters
- Playing a round at top golf courses
3. Create an Itinerary
With so much to do and see, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what you’ll have time for. Vacations go by quickly, and the last thing you want is to be on your way home and regret not getting to something. After researching activities and attractions, create a rough itinerary. Plan out your days by grouping together things that are close to each other. You don’t have to have every minute planned out, so be sure to leave time if you spend more time somewhere or want a day just to relax.
Book Your Winter Getaway Today
It’s never too early to start planning your winter escape to Florida. By planning early, you can reserve your top vacation rental choice from Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals. No matter which rental or area you choose, you’ll have all the comforts of home. To learn more about the amenities included in our properties or which fits your needs best, call 844-548-5637.