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8 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Start Planning Your Summer Vacation in The Spring




umbrellas on the beach

It may be hard to believe, but summer is just around the corner. It feels like just yesterday that we were prepping Thanksgiving dinner and setting up our Christmas lights. Now spring is in the air, and before we know it, the dog of summer will be upon us. With the heat and long days of summer comes the need to fill those days with what are sure to be great memories. Summer is a time to reunite with family and friends, hit the road, and of course, hit the beach. At our Melbourne, Fl hotel, The Melbourne All Suites Inn, we want to ensure that our guests can pack as much adventure and family time into their summers as possible. That’s why we’re encouraging our guests and future guests to start planning their summer vacations right now, in the spring. Continue below to read 10 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Start Planning Your Summer Vacation in The Spring.


1. Lock in early bird deals


If you’re planning your summer vacation early, you are more likely to find early bird hotel and activity deals. If you wait till the last minute to plan your summer vacation, you’ll not only likely miss out on any available early bird savings or deals, but you could miss out on your desired room type or even your desired hotel. At our Melbourne, Fl hotel, The Melbourne All Suites Inn, our two-room suites are hot commodities and often booked far in advance. To ensure you’re getting the best possible prices for whatever your destination may be, we suggest booking as early as possible.


Friends at the Beach

2. Make planning large group travel easy


If you’re traveling with a large group or hosting an event like a family reunion or friendcation, you’ll run into more problems than just booked out suites if you wait till the last minute. Large group reservations require an enormous amount of planning, not just on your end but also on the end of whatever establishment you’re planning to visit. If you wait till the last minute to plan your large group trip, you’ll likely have a hard time finding hotel rooms, dinner reservations, and group activities. Avoid the stress of last-minute planning by beginning your summer travel preparations now!


3. Save on your flight


Flight prices are in constant flux. One minute the flight you’re looking for is listed for an affordable or even cheap price, and then within hours, the price has skyrocketed. Avoid the headache of shopping for last-minute airfare by planning your summer vacation this spring. Melbourne Orlando International Airport is much small than the farther away Orlando International Airport, so it can be tricky to find affordable and direct flights. To ensure you are booking the best possible flight deal during your stay at our Melbourne, Fl hotel, book far in advance.


4. Beat the crowds

Crowded Summer Beach

Planning last minute could leave you stuck with travel dates you didn’t originally want. If you’re planning a romantic getaway to our Melbourne, Fl hotel, you don’t want to be stuck visiting during the busiest time of year. If you plan ahead of time, you can avoid the crowds and ensure you get exactly what you want out of your vacation.



5. Stay flexible


Sometimes, things don’t go as planned. Life has a funny way of getting in our way. As the old saying goes, “if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” Whether it's work or just plain old life getting in the way, make sure your summer plans are safe by planning ahead. If you plan ahead, it’s much easier to change hotel and airline reservation dates. You’re much more likely to get hit with pesky change fees if you cancel in the days or even weeks leading up to your trip. If you plan early, you can change your travel dates with ease and have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ll get that much-needed beach time at our Melbourne, Fl hotel.

kids and dad kayaking

6. Make sure the entire family is on board


Planning a vacation for large groups is no easy feat, especially when that group is your extended family. There are a lot of moving pieces involved in creating the perfect beach getaway, and the more time you have to ensure everyone’s availability the better. The last thing you’d want to do is leave anyone out or have someone stuck at work while the rest of the family is at the beach.


7. It makes packing easier


Getting the kids packed and ready for a trip can be a daunting task no matter how much time you have. If you start planning your summer vacation in the spring, however, you’ll have plenty of time to shop for beach goods, pick out summer clothes, and start putting stuff aside to pack.


Kids at a drive in movie

8. Give the kids something to look forward to


No matter how much your kids may like school, I promise, they like summer more. And theirs is nothing better than a summer beach vacation. If you plan your trip to our Melbourne, Fl hotel in the spring, it will give your kids something to look forward to as they close out the school year. After all, what’s a better reward for a strong performance in school than a trip to the beach?



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