Stress-free fun is what summer is all about. Check out these tips on how to plan the perfect lake vacation. You’ll have fun in the sun in no time!
Determine Lodging Accommodations
Rental homes are the best lodging accommodations for lake vacations, especially if you travel with a large group. These homes offer more space and amenities than hotels. They include kitchens and laundry machines, and many vacation rental homes are pet friendly! Remember to book lodging soon because rentals go quickly during the summer.
Get an Electric Dolly for Your Boat Trailer
Boating is a popular activity for lake vacations. Some people rent boats at their destination while others bring their own. If you have a boat, you should buy an electric dolly for your boat trailer because they’re ideal for hauling heavy loads.
Manual dollies cannot carry heavy boats, making it difficult to launch power boats. Start your vacation on the right foot by safely launching your boat with an electric dolly.
Book Water Sports Equipment in Advance
Besides boating on the lake, kayaking, swimming, wake surfing, and tubing are fun activities you can do on your summer vacation. Most vacation spots have water equipment rental shops for guests in the area.
In the summertime, you’ll likely find other families and friend groups around the lake. Plan the perfect lake vacation by booking water sports equipment in advance. You won’t have to worry about equipment availability when it’s time for fun activities.
Make Alternative Plans for Rainy Days
When you think about lake vacations, rain and thunderstorms are the last things on your mind. However, nature can disrupt your plans, so make alternative plans. Create a list of contingency activities like:
- Having a spa day
- Visiting the local theater
- Visiting wineries or breweries
- Playing board games
- Checking out local attractions (museums, aquariums, etc.)
- Watching a new series
Preplan Your Meals
Lakeside restaurants are busy during the summer, and they’re also expensive. Take the stress out of mealtimes by preplanning your meals. Budget-conscious meals include salads, sandwiches, and frozen dinners. After arriving at your rental home, visit the local grocery store to pick up everything you need.
Create an Essentials Kit
Pack lakeside essentials, including sunscreen, towels, sunglasses, first aid kits, and bug repellent. Everyone can have a fun day without getting sunburns or bug bites. Encourage your friends and/or family to create an essential kit tailored to their needs.