Summer is flying by and the kids will be headed back to school before you know it. And while it’s supposed to be a relaxing time for all, if you’re like the majority you’ve been running around getting your kids squared away at camp or busy trying to keep up with a lengthy list of seasonal activities. At times, it may even seem like it’d be easier on parents if the kids were back in their school routine with a consistent schedule. It almost sounds like (brace yourselves!) parents are the ones that need a summer vacation!
That’s right. We said it! Parents sometimes need vacations too. Whether it’s to reconnect, disconnect or just to simply take a breather – treat yourself with a vacation (even if it’s just for a weekend) before the summer's over. This week on the blog, we’re featuring resorts in some of our favorite destinations that are perfect for relaxing and recharging.
It’s time to enlist the help of your best friend, your parents or your family to pull together and take over parental duties for a few days because it’s time for a kid-free vacation! Whether you’ve got a week or just a weekend, we have the perfect locations for your adult-only vacation.
Up first is the Shores Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. Located just 10 miles from the popular Gulf Shores, Orange Beach provides you with close proximity to all the action but a more relaxing (and less crowded) setting. The Shores is a beachfront property that boasts amazing views of the emerald waters and white sand beach. Units here feature either a kitchenette or full kitchen and a large living area. Onsite, you’ll find a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pool, an indoor sauna and laundry facilities. While the Shores provides you with everything you need for a relaxing getaway, there’s still plenty of activity nearby! Hit the water to enjoy some of the local deep-sea fishing community, try some action-packed water sports or even play a round of golf at some of Alabama’s best courses.
Also located near the beach is our next resort, the Ellington at Wachesaw Plantation. Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, is home to the Ellington which is located just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach. Murrells Inlet is an old fishing village that offers a small, relaxing oasis away from the main strip of Grand Strand activity. Accommodations at the Ellington include one, two and three-bedroom condos – all with full kitchens, spacious living quarters and screened in porches. And although it’s not beachfront, the Ellington still has plenty of resort amenities that help make this the perfect destination for a kid-free getaway. Onsite you’ll find the Wachesaw East Golf Course (ideal for golfers of all skill levels), an indoor and outdoor pool, miniature golf, fitness facilities, a pro shop and restaurant. Hit the beach if you chose (the resort provides complimentary Huntington Beach State Park access passes) but know the Ellington has all you need right at your fingertips!
The city of Charleston, South Carolina, and the Church Street Inn offer you a vacation destination with unlimited possibilities. Though the beach is just a few minutes away, we doubt you’ll be spending much time there! Charleston offers visitors a relaxing escape with its rich history, unique food (and drink!) scene and cultural shopping – all things to immerse yourself in and fall in love with. The Church Street Inn is home to one and two-bedroom luxury two-story townhomes. Each townhome is equipped with a full kitchen and living area downstairs. Upstairs you’ll find comfortable bed rooms and city views.
Our next featured property is the Southcape Resort and Club in the town of Mashpee, Massachusetts. This year-round destination is home to one of the most beautiful areas in Cape Cod, offering plenty of access to the water and Mashpee’s large fishing and boating community. Mashpee’s proximity to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket make it a desirable vacation destination but places it in a more relaxed, slower paced setting. Spend some time eating delicious food, enjoying some luxury shopping or hitting the greens at one of over 30 golf courses! The two-bedroom accommodations at Southcape are laid out in either townhome or ranch styles. They include fully equipped kitchens and both a living area and dining room – perfect for cooking dinner and enjoying an evening in! The resort keeps their relaxing vibe going with their outdoor environment where you can find tennis courts, shuffleboard courts and an indoor and outdoor pool.
We’re saving one of our favorites for last – The Frenchmen Orleans at 519 located in New Orleans, Louisiana. If you’re looking to enjoy your parents’ getaway but also do some exploring – this is the spot for you! Spend time enjoying the unique culture, have an unforgettable meal (or two!) and dance the night away to some amazing jazz music! Right in the heart of the Big Easy action, the Frenchmen offers luxury vacation condos in either a one or two-bedroom style. Each unit has a full kitchen, large living area and a sleeper sofa. Beat the heat and spend time in their outdoor pool or kick back in the open-air atrium while taking in the sounds of the city.
At VacationCondos.com, we’ve got the discounted rates to start your trip off the right way! Whether you have a few weeks to plan or decide to travel at the drop of a hat, our availability and rates offer accommodations for all. So grab your significant other, get the kids organized for their weekend (or week!) with grandma and grandpa and get ready to enjoy a kid-free summer vacation! We hope your travels are nothing but relaxing and carefree!