Did you know that nearly 53% of families traveling in the United States prefer to go on a road trip at least once a year? Based on a recent report conducted by AAA Travel Survey, 4 out of ten Americans preferred road trips their family vacation in 2019. Not only are road trips ideal for families looking for adventure, they won’t have to limit their trip to a single landmark or destination. In fact, Florida is the perfect road trip destination for families as the state has so much to offer, from white sandy beaches to Disney World, as you drive along the Atlantic Coast. After all, driving gives you the freedom to explore as there are so many places to stop along the way.
So, what should you do first? From deciding on where to go and how to get there, here’s what you’ll need to plan an unforgettable trip to Florida on a budget.
Choose Your Destination
When planning your road trip to Florida, the first thing you need to consider is where you plan to visit. Florida has so much to offer from historical places and museums to iconic theme parks. If you are looking for a quiet day at the beach, Melbourne and Ft. Lauderdale offers miles of white sand and less crowds. Meanwhile Miami is known for its city sights, lively night clubs, and tons of food tours to explore.
Consider Your Vehicle
Before you hit the road, it is important to choose a vehicle that meets your family’s needs. Most families prefer to drive in midsize SUVs and crossovers because they are spacious and easy to drive on any terrain. Luckily, the Florida roads are flat and well-maintained, even with construction along the I-95. While Florida is a large state, expect heavy traffic around Orlando, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Thus, make sure to pack extra water, sunscreen, and take advantage of rest stops along the way.
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Book Your Trip in Advance
While many of us enjoy a spur-of-the-moment trip, these can be tricky when you’re booking for a family. Hotels are known to double their rates during the high season, especially in southern Florida, from mid-December to April. Keep in mind that many hotels offer as much as 25% discounts when you book in advance or during the off-season.
Whether you’re planning your trip during the winter or preparing early for spring, there’s always something new to see or experience when you visit Florida. And even when you’ve seen it all, the sun and sand will be more than worth your trip for the long roads ahead.