Check out our 5 Tips For Stress Free Travel With Kids! This list helps make road trips, flights, and trips away from home easy to manage!Let’s talk family getaways. Do you have visions of meltdowns, no sleep and missing your own beds? We are teaming up with the amazing Cape Rey Carlsbad to share a bit about what worked for US on our family Valentine’s getaway. We had a blast, and learned a ton about stress free travel with kids!
5 Simple Tips for Stress Free Travel as a Family
Prepare an Itinerary: Children (especially toddlers) don’t do well in unknown environments. Prepare them in advance. Discuss your trip, describe the hotel, what you will do. Explain that you will be sleeping away from home. Let them select a special stuffed animal or blanket to bring along.
Food is Key: Hungry kids (and hungry adults) make for bad travel companions. Pack snacks. A lot of them.
Quiet, Portable Activities: Yup, this is the time to bring a tablet along. Travel brings unexpected changes. Like traffic and airplane delays. While I’m not a huge fan of screen time, sometimes you need couple tricks prepared for emergencies.
Rest Stops and Fun: Research kid friendly activities in the area you are visiting (for us it was Legoland in San Diego). A couple hours of kid friendly fun will help your whole family enjoy the trip!
Kid Friendly Hotel: My biggest tip? Do your hotel research. A kid friendly hotel will make ALL the difference. On our recent trip to San Diego we stayed at the Cape Rey Carlsbad…and it was the perfect spot. Cape Rey is a gorgeous, family-friendly property just steps away from one of Carlsbad’s most beautiful beaches and miles away from Legoland, the Village of Carlsbad, the world-famous Carlsbad Flower Fields and a ton more; the resort has an array of amazing amenities including ocean-view dining, a full-service luxury spa, a beautiful outdoor pool area and direct beach access, all in a coastal, airy environment that encourages true relaxation and the essence of San Diego’s laid back lifestyle.
Looking for an amazing family getaway? Cape Rey is giving away an overnight stay, plus a $100 gift card to enjoy Ocean Crest Spa or Chandlers!