Swimsuit [true to size] // Sun shades // Hubby’s Trunks

Katy right here, one of many content material creators right here at LIY! My husband (Zach), 3 month outdated (now 4 months, Denver), and I not too long ago traveled to Longboat Key, FL for a bit of household vacay! ☀️ Longboat Secret’s a ravishing little spot, not too removed from Erin’s home and fav spot, Anna Maria Island! Whereas we have been there the Purple Tide was fairly robust, however the climate was superb & we have been NOT prepared to depart 🤣 I wished to share some suggestions and tips that have been useful for me alongside the best way touring with a younger child. HOWEVER, when you’re simply concerned with issues to do in Longboat Key, I’ve shared some fav locations to eat and different enjoyable on the backside of this publish as nicely!

(certainly not am I’m skilled, simply attempting to assist in any approach I can!)

✈️ You’ll be able to test or gate test your stroller & automotive seat free of charge! We ended up gate checking for simple wheeling across the airport + to have a spot for Denver to hold through the layover. I do suggest overlaying them up both technique to keep away from harm when being tossed round on the planes! You should buy precise covers on Amazon, carry giant trash luggage, or ask the airline counter if they’ve luggage to tie round your automotive seat & stroller!

✈️ Nurse or have them suck on a paci throughout take off + touchdown to assist with stress modifications! These are my favourite nursing bras. Additionally, this cowl is one among my FAVORITE issues. I take advantage of it as a nursing cowl and automotive seat cowl to maintain solar/wind out of his eyes!

✈️Have a change of garments within the diaper bag for child + you simply in case for the journey days. P.S. airplane restrooms have a diaper altering pullout. I LOVE my diaper bag & it’s underneath $35!

✈️ If potential, keep someplace the place you may stroll to the seashore and go up and down out of your room simply! With a younger child we couldn’t keep out within the solar for too lengthy at a time, so it was tremendous tremendous useful to have the ability to return & forth from our room rapidly & simply! We stayed at 4 Winds Seaside Resort. It’s not the fanciest place, but it surely’s clear, a fantastic worth, and proper on the seashore!

✈️ Convey a wide range of layers and forms of clothes! Throughout the day he wanted brief sleeves and swim apparel and within the evenings/to observe a sundown we’d put him in a sweatshirt or one thing hotter.

Denver’s Outfit // Denver’s Hat // Costume [true to size] // Hat

✈️ Ask if the place you’re staying has a pack and play already to keep away from having to carry one! This was the case with the place we stayed and it was SO a lot simpler this manner!

✈️ I packed diapers & wipes in my suitcase, however you would additionally all the time purchase them when you arrive! I additionally introduced a moveable altering pad and small sound machine (LOVE this one for journey).

✈️ Convey a child carrying service for walks on the seashore

✈️ Our resort offered tables, chairs, and small tables on the seashore; so we simply introduced the automotive seat down and sat it on the small desk underneath the umbrella between us for seashore days! Since he’s not sufficiently big to play on the seashore and I wished to keep away from getting sand in his eyes, and so on. – this was the simplest choice for us! I additionally bought this sand free seashore blanket to carry, however we didn’t find yourself utilizing it for his present age!

The place to eat in Longboat Key

(I like to recommend making reservations for something!):

Shore (areas on Longboat Key and St. Armands Circle)

Dry Dock (my go-to order is the Lobster Roll combo – one lobster roll with lobster bisque mmmm)

The Previous Salty Canine

Drift Kitchen & Bar (on the eighth flooring of Lido Key Seaside Resort)

The place to remain:

There are SO many locations to remain alongside the seashore however you would additionally take a look at Airbnb, VRBO, or native lodges! As I discussed, we stayed at 4 Winds Seaside Resort. I believed it was an ideal location and nice worth level! I additionally beloved that you would be able to stroll to Publix throughout the road to seize groceries. We ended up cooking or grilling virtually each meal at our condominium!

The place to fly in:

We flew into the Sarasota/Bradenton airport (which is a few 30 minute drive to Longboat). We did hire a automotive since we needed to have a automotive seat for Denver, however in any other case I’d have in all probability simply taken an Uber from the airport to our resort! Since we might stroll to the grocery retailer and the seashore, we actually didn’t get in our automotive for a lot in addition to the couple of occasions we went to dinner! The Tampa airport could be a few 1.5 hour drive away and the St. Petersburg airport is round a 1 hour drive!

I hope you’ve got a tremendous journey + recollections to final a lifetime. CHEERS!

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