First and foremost, consider the budget. Who is going to pay what? This trip might be Grandma and Grandpa’s treat, be sure to address budgeting beforehand. Set a budget and stick to it. On that note, this would be a valuable time to teach the younger generation how to budget by giving them a small allowance at the beginning of the trip.
Allow for plenty of space when choosing a Gulf Shores beach house or Orange Beach condo for the entire party. If you’re family prefers splitting up, but remaining close by, a beach hotel may also work. When planning a multi-generational vacation, it’s important for everyone to have their own space. No matter how much you love each other, sometimes you need a little less face time.
Research Orange Beach attractions and Gulf Shores restaurants before you go. Consider family members’ food sensitivities and allergies. The Gulf Shores and Orange Beach website makes searching for allergy-friendly options easy.
Keep the health and safety of everyone in mind when planning the trip. For younger kids who are not able to swim, pack lifejackets. Make sure you apply sunscreen before heading out and to reapply it according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Plan at least one activity the entire family can enjoy together, such as a sailing excursion like the one aboard Sail Wild Hearts. This was a highlight for my family’s beach vacation.