Top 4 Reasons to Spend the Holidays at the Beach

Top 4 Reasons to Spend the Holidays at the Beach

Swap white snow for some white sand this year and spend your holidays at the beach! It’s never too early to start planning your holiday getaway. Whether you want to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with the sugar white sands as your backdrop or open presents while the waves crash on the shore, we think there’s nothing better than spending the holidays at the beach.

1. Warm Weather

The holidays don’t have to include cold weather! Come to enjoy the year-round warm weather and some beautiful Gulf Coast sunshine. Ditch the scarves and gloves and throw a swimsuit and some flip-flops in your suitcase! A holiday spent across Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama means a winter tan that’ll be the envy of everyone in the office.

2. Start New Holiday Traditions

All it takes is one trip to the beach to implement a new family tradition! For the adventure traveler family, returning to the same vacation destination year after year. This also takes some of the guesswork out of creating a Christmas list – making memories with your family beats anything you could buy at the store! Plus, with all the fun annual, local events happening wherever you’re staying, you’re bound to find an activity to indulge in year after year.

3. Enjoy a White Christmas

Who said the holidays have to include snow? With the gorgeous white sand found across Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama’s stunning beaches, you won’t even be thinking about snow. This year, build sandcastles instead of snowmen during your beach vacation. Set up your beach towel with a hot cup of coffee and a good novel while the kids enjoy playing outside in the warm temperatures.

4. Recharge for the New Year

With all the stress brought on by the holidays, you’ll definitely want to take some time to recharge for the new year! Just imagine yourself lying on the powder-soft sand, enjoying the warm feel of the sun. Maybe you have a great book to keep you company, too! Ending the year on our beautiful beaches is the perfect way to round it out. Pamper yourself with a Christmas vacation to relax and rejuvenate for the upcoming year!

Need somewhere to stay for the holidays? Reserve one of our beachfront vacation homes to find the perfect spot on the sand! For instant access to our famously white beaches, stay at Gritz Carlton on Scenic 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. This five bedroom home easily sleeps 10 guests, so it’s perfect for the whole family! Both floors are designed to host multiple families, so the adults can have one floor while the kids have their own privacy on another! Through the living room, step out onto the patio and take a dip in the pool while enjoying stunning views of the Gulf! What more could you ask for on your vacation to the beach?