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Travel Tips for Visitors

Relaxing beach

Heading to the beach? Nothing can help melt all the stress away quite like sinking your toes in the sand, taking in panoramic views of the ocean, and feeling the gentle breeze on your skin.

Take time to prep well. If you’re planning a trip to South Florida communities such as Aventura, Miami Beach, or Sunny Isles Beach, whether to look for a new home or enjoy the near-endless variety of activities and destinations, here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind:

Start your “ultimate” travel checklist

This tip is not just for your next out-of-town trip, but for future ones as well. It’s pretty simple: days or weeks before you head out, create a list of things you need to bring. When you return from your trip, don’t throw your list away – take a look at it and add some of the things you forgot, and cross out some of the things you brought but didn’t need anyway. Use them for your next trip, and repeat the process afterward.

Bring protection from the sun

Sunburn can ruin anybody’s beach trip. Protecting your skin from the sun can also help you look younger longer and avoid skin cancer.

Look for sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 30, and check if it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. You will also want to bring some lip balm, a long-sleeved shirt, a hat, and some sunglasses for added protection.

Find out if there are major events or holidays during your stay

Planning to see the sights around a new city? Check for big events and national holidays beforehand. Sure, it can be fun to experience major events or holidays in a new city, but it may also mean that some of the establishments may be closed or have restricted hours.

Major events can also make it difficult for you to book an affordable hotel or Airbnb during your stay. Take a look at, or check out the city’s Facebook page to find out if there are any scheduled festivals or events.

Look for discounts at the hotel lobby

If you’re visiting a popular beach town, keep your eyes open for flyers or coupon booklets at the entrances of restaurants and attractions, or in your hotel’s very own lobby. Chances are, you’ll be able to score discounts on meals, entrance fees, and attraction amenities, which can help you save a lot of cash on your trip.

Buy your beach toys at dollar stores

Fun toys such as inner tubes, beach balls, and boogie boards are often overpriced at beach hotels. Try to buy your own beach toys at a local dollar store – this way, you get toys your kids can use as much as they want, for much less. On your last day, make another family’s vacation trip more enjoyable by giving them the toys.

Bring ziplock bags

Ziploc bags can be very handy at the beach. You can use them for your phone, camera, sunglasses, gadgets, or any other item you’d like to protect from the sand. You can also use a Ziploc bag to store a damp towel, which you can use to wipe away sand and saltwater residue before you head back to the hotel.

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