Katy right here, one of many content material creators right here at LIY! My husband (Zach), 3 month previous (now 4 months, Denver), and I just lately traveled to Longboat Key, FL for slightly household vacay! ☀️ Longboat Secret is a gorgeous little spot, not too removed from Erin’s home and fav spot, Anna Maria Island! Whereas we have been there the Purple Tide was fairly robust, however the climate was superb & we have been NOT prepared to go away 🤣 I wished to share some suggestions and methods that have been useful for me alongside the best way touring with a younger child. HOWEVER, in the event you’re simply fascinated by issues to do in Longboat Key, I’ve shared some fav locations to eat and different enjoyable on the backside of this publish as nicely!
(not at all am I’m knowledgeable, simply making an attempt to assist in any means I can!)
✈️ You’ll be able to examine or gate examine your stroller & automotive seat without spending a dime! We ended up gate checking for simple wheeling across the airport + to have a spot for Denver to hold in the course of the layover. I do suggest overlaying them up both method to keep away from harm when being tossed round on the planes! You should buy precise covers on Amazon, deliver giant trash luggage, or ask the airline counter if they’ve luggage to tie round your automotive seat & stroller!
✈️ Nurse or have them suck on a paci throughout take off + touchdown to assist with stress adjustments! These are my favourite nursing bras. Additionally, this cowl is considered one of my FAVORITE issues. I take advantage of it as a nursing cowl and automotive seat cowl to maintain solar/wind out of his eyes!
✈️ If potential, keep someplace the place you may stroll to the seaside and go up and down out of your room simply! With a younger child we couldn’t keep out within the solar for too lengthy at a time, so it was tremendous tremendous useful to have the ability to return & forth from our room rapidly & simply! We stayed at 4 Winds Seashore Resort. It’s not the fanciest place, but it surely’s clear, an awesome worth, and proper on the seaside!
✈️ Carry a wide range of layers and varieties of clothes! In the course of the day he wanted brief sleeves and swim apparel and within the evenings/to observe a sundown we’d put him in a sweatshirt or one thing hotter.
✈️ Ask if the place you’re staying has a pack and play already to keep away from having to deliver one! This was the case with the place we stayed and it was SO a lot simpler this fashion!
✈️ I packed diapers & wipes in my suitcase, however you would additionally at all times purchase them when you arrive! I additionally introduced a moveable altering pad and small sound machine (LOVE this one for journey).
✈️ Carry a child carrying service for walks on the seaside
✈️ Our resort offered tables, chairs, and small tables on the seaside; so we simply introduced the automotive seat down and sat it on the small desk beneath the umbrella between us for seaside days! Since he’s not large enough to play on the seaside and I wished to keep away from getting sand in his eyes, and so on. – this was the simplest choice for us! I additionally bought this sand free seaside blanket to deliver, however we didn’t find yourself utilizing it for his present age!
The place to eat in Longboat Key
(I like to recommend making reservations for something!):
Shore (areas on Longboat Key and St. Armands Circle)
Dry Dock (my go-to order is the Lobster Roll combo – one lobster roll with lobster bisque mmmm)
Drift Kitchen & Bar (on the eighth flooring of Lido Key Seashore Resort)
The place to remain:
There are SO many locations to remain alongside the seaside however you would additionally try Airbnb, VRBO, or native lodges! As I discussed, we stayed at 4 Winds Seashore Resort. I believed it was an ideal location and nice worth level! I additionally beloved that you would be able to stroll to Publix throughout the road to seize groceries. We ended up cooking or grilling virtually each meal at our condominium!
The place to fly in:
We flew into the Sarasota/Bradenton airport (which is a couple of 30 minute drive to Longboat). We did lease a automotive since we needed to have a automotive seat for Denver, however in any other case I might have most likely simply taken an Uber from the airport to our resort! Since we may stroll to the grocery retailer and the seaside, we truthfully didn’t get in our automotive for a lot moreover the couple of occasions we went to dinner! The Tampa airport can be a couple of 1.5 hour drive away and the St. Petersburg airport is round a 1 hour drive!
I hope you have got a tremendous journey + reminiscences to final a lifetime. CHEERS!
When Katy isn’t writing weblog posts, providing up the most recent type solutions, main our Ambassador program and sharing her most up-to-date Amazon finds, yow will discover her doing what she does finest – belting out her note-worthy vocals in her band, Perhaps April. This Enneagram 3 will be discovered cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks, venturing out on the most recent & biggest out of doors journey, spending time along with her household and associates and crafting up her beloved selfmade lattes most mornings. Katy and her hubby simply welcomed child Denver to the household!