I miss summer fun. This year we had a blast! We decided we would focus on daycations and staycations. The result was a mega South Florida Takeover with My Family In A Chevy Equinox. Besides incredible memories and tons of fun. Cue in the angels, I think I found the answer to the “Are We There Yet” syndrome. Un-belie-vable! With Labor day on the horizon, I just had to share with you our 6 South Florida Family Staycation Tips that even a tourist family will use. Thanks to Chevy for setting me up on our awesome staycation and checking out the Equinox.
6 South Florida Family Staycation Tips
Staycations are great. It gives us enough newness to discover while we have to comfort of being near home. When you have kids, this is important because you have the flexibility of cutting your trip short or even going back home for that very important imaginary friend that was left behind…don’t say anything, I am not sure how I miss him when I counted the kids. On second thought, the Equinox is roomy, I just thought he was hiding….So, back to those 6 South Florida Family Staycation Tips:
Don’t plan every minute of your staycay
Its sunny and beautiful one minute and then we get a gorgeous dark thunderstorm the next. Plan of being cool and chill. Go with the flow. What you can do is prepare a change of clothes, have handy an umbrella and even some wet shoes just in case. Load all your “just in case” items like dry clothes, the beach must haves and all the sunscreen and bug spray in the Chevy Equinox’s trunk. It is so big back there that you might even not see a couple things for days.
Set out for Adventure: sketch a grand plan with your family
Biking in the Everglades? Researching and helping sea turtles? Swimming with Sharks at the Theater of the Sea? We did all that and more! What is your adventure? Mine is being a beach bum, so we did that too 🙂 Prepare with your family. See what everyone would love to do and do it all!
Rent a boat for a day
If you are not going anywhere why not drive up to the marina and get your boat for a day? What could be better than the breeze, family, and water fun? We love the marinas in the Florida Keys where boats and captains are ready for you. All you need to do is decide how long you want to be out in the sea for.
Prepare for soaking wet
And not just because of rain. Sometimes that short drive from the beach to the hotel room means that the beautiful denim like Equinox seats are going to get drenched. On the plus side the plush seats do have an intricate wave pattern to it that seems to absorb and dry very quickly. Those same patterns also add to the comfort of our backs big time!
Don’t break the bank
It is a plus when your car drives 30 MPG like the Chevy Equinox does. Who wants to stop every so often to gas up? Not me. I will take the time and money savings thank you. Take advantage of the local discounts and perks. Supporting local businesses pays off. The Theater of the Sea will accommodate and honor your tickets for a future visit if you get there too late, for example.
It is OK if you detour to something that catches your eye on your way to your final destination. Say yes to electronics in the car while you ride somewhere. Especially when your car has a 4G LT hotspot! It gives everyone a chance to do their thing, no fights because someone doesn’t like the game chosen and best of all: no one asks: Are we there yet mom? Thank you, Chevy Equinox. We made good use of your internet. Alternatively, play “the one that spots the most lime green houses” or “Spy the peacock” or sing along with the 7 speaker Bose sound system.
It goes without saying that sunscreen, mosquito repellant, hats, sunglasses, and water should be staples of your outings. You can always escape the sun in the Equinox enjoying the powerful A/C and share. If you want some sun, just crack open the sun roof a bit :-).
Chevy Equinox is For Families
Hands down we were all happy and at home in the roomy ChevyEquinox. Besides the wonderful features and comfort, safety shines through with the On Star service, blind spot detection alert, rear park assist. I enjoyed the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert which saved Tom the imaginary friend a couple of times and the Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, perfect for yucky South Florida traffic.
At some point of our journey I felt bad for the Chevy Equinox with all my kids were doing in the backseat but my worries were unfounded. This car is made for families. It knows how to drive families. Above all, it takes families on errands and adventure in total safety and comfort!
Where would you go next with out 6 South Florida Family Staycation Tips?