Vacation! September! Two kids under three! Eastern US!
July 18, 2014 6:40 AM Subscribe
My husband and I are in the beginning stages of planning our first vacation in a few years. It'll be our first vacation with kids; our daughters are 13 months and 2.5 years. We will be going in September. I'd prefer to stay in the Eastern time zone so we don't have to mess with sleep schedules. We have to stay in the US, as neither kid has a passport. We'd prefer to drive so we can set our own pace. Budget for the whole shebang is $1,000 - $1,500.
posted by SeedStitch to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (14 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
When we vacationed before kids, we usually chose cities, but this time we're thinking somewhere on the ocean. But we've never planned that kind of vacation and we're a little overwhelmed with the possibilities - we've discussed Narragansett, RI, Bethany Beach, DE, and Virginia Beach, but only because we know people who have vacationed there in the past, not because they really suit our needs. I'm hoping one of you is reading this and thinking "Oh, hey, I know just the spot!"
My ideal trip would include a (small?) beach town with clean beaches and walkable shops and restaurants. It would be great if the place were somewhere that's warm enough to want to go in the water in September, but that might mean flying? We're from upstate NY and I don't know much about autumnal climates along the eastern seaboard so maybe I'm wrong.
We're not opposed to a resort-type setting, but again, sorting through all the possibilities is overwhelming, and we're a bit budget-conscious. We're also okay with renting a house/apartment/whatever, but have never done that before and it adds a level of complexity to the searching when we haven't even narrowed it down to a town yet.
So, mefites, where should we take our two small children for a beach vacation in September?