Every once in a while, I get some crazy idea that actually comes to fruition. I mean I always have crazy ideas floating around in my head, but sometimes they actually turn into a fun adventure! Like when I decided we do that New York to Florida drive. And back of course!
Because, why not? Right.
No seriously, this trip was super fun and an awesome adventure! And we saved a ton of money by driving. I know many families do this road trip – from New York or the Northeast down to Disney, Universal Orlando or other parts of Florida. So, I am so excited to share my guide to help you plan your New York to Florida drive!
Best Tips for Your New York to Florida Drive
Naples Florida is my favorite place to vacation – and now with domestic travel heating up amid the recent health crisis, Southwest Florida is definitely becoming everyone’s favorite vacation spot! But where to stay in Naples, Florida? Keep reading for all the best resorts in Naples Florida.
Best Resorts in Naples, Florida
This past summer, I finally got the chance to visit Keewaydin Island. I had been wanting to visit this island which is only accessible by boat since reading this article two years ago. A day trip to Keewaydin Island was truly amazing and I cannot wait to share my full review with you and to inspire you to visit this beautiful natural gem in Southwest Florida.
A Day Trip to Keewaydin Island
Loyal readers know I am a SW FL lover! In normal times we visit the area 2+ times a year, and during the pandemic, we spent the summer of 2020 in North Naples, Florida. I am always loving learning about new things to do and places to stay. Baby girl and I were so excited to be invited to check out the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Naples Downtown and I know you will love this property for your next Southwest Florida vacation!
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Naples Downtown hosted baby girl and I for a fabulous stay. As always, all opinions are my own.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Naples Downtown 5th Avenue: Low Price, High Quality Hotel in Naples Florida
In the last month, I have stayed in three hotels, across three major hotel chains, in three different states, all during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. I have definitely learned a few things about how to book a hotel during the pandemic, what to look for, and how to stay safe when you travel. Keep reading for my best tips to ensure a great hotel stay during the pandemic.
NOTE: I am not a doctor or an infectious disease specialist. These are tips based on my experience with hotel stays during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. As always, consult your doctor and local authorities for advice on safety regarding travel at this time.
Tips for a Safe and Fun Hotel Stay during a Pandemic
We are set to leave in a week and a day. Today is May 28, 2020 and I am preparing to take my family 1,306 miles to a better life. I feel like someone out of colonial times. Or a refugee. Or the Byrde’s in Ozark.
But alas, we are just a regular, middle-class American family making a bold move in strange times. My emotions are ALL. OVER. THE. PLACE and I plan to document this day by day. I guess my hope is to have this sort of electronic journal of this crazy period, and to inform and inspire those who need it.
And maybe just to share my story. Keep reading for some random musings on road tripping, hotel staying and busting through a Florida quarantine in the times of COVID-19.
Road Trip, Hotel Stays and Driving into Florida during the Coronavirus Pandemic
I love visiting Naples Florida – the beaches are incredible, the weather is always great, and there are so many things to do – truly something for everyone. Another thing I love about this area – so many great restaurants. Naples is definitely a foodie town. And on top of delicious meals to be had, so there are so many great Naples restaurants on the water. That’s right, so many accessible spots for beachfront dining, and meals with a sunset view!
My Favorite Naples Restaurants on the Water
It’s my favorite time of year – oh wait that’s summer. Okay my favorite time of the non-summer part of the year – time for our annual family trip to Southwest Florida! Long time readers know that’s my happy place. I mean there are so many great things to do in Naples, fun stuff in Ft. Myers and so many unique things to do in Southwest Florida. But do you know what I really love about this area – the beaches. Some of the best in the world, and right here in the good ol’ USA. Which is why as I start packing my swimsuit and sunscreen, I am so excited to give you this list of the best beaches in Naples Florida.
The Best Beaches in Naples Florida
Since we visit Southwest Florida at least once a year we are always on the hunt for new things to do – and I’m always looking to tour some of the local hotels to help plan Florida trips for clients. On my recent trip to Naples, Florida I looked at staying a night at the Hyatt Regency in Coconut Point, but the rate was over $600 for one night – this was for a weekday in January! Instead, I decided to by a day pass to Hyatt Regency Coconut Point to spend the day using the waterpark and pool facilities. Baby girl and I had such a great day and I’m excited to share my Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Day Pass review with you!
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Day Pass
Momma To Go readers definitely know that our family loves to travel each year to Southwest Florida. My parents stay there all winter and we have been taking annual trips to this part of Florida for over 10 years! In that time, we have found so many great things to do in the Ft. Myers/Naples area! So whether you are looking for cool things to do in Ft. Myers this weekend, or some activities for your next vacation, keep reading for my best picks!
Things to do in Ft. Myers this weekend… or on your next vacation!