February 17, 2021

Spring Break Planning In 2021

Spring is right around the corner, and many are thinking about the break that traditionally comes with it! But, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the globe, the decision to travel can be a difficult one. Right now, many families are weighing the risks versus the rewards of planning a spring vacation. If your family is looking for a quiet place away from the crowds in a sunny destination, a vacation rental home in Florida might just be the solution for you! With properties in the popular destinations of Tampa Bay and Hallandale Beach, Kong Vacation Homes has these tips to help you plan a safe and relaxing family getaway!

Crowds Are Out, Bubbles Are In!

White sand beaches and world-renown theme parks typically draw the crowds to Florida in the spring, and there are COVID-precautions such as limited capacity and mask ordinances in place for visitor safety. However, many people are looking for lower risk options for vacation activities.

With March temperatures ranging from 55 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit and lower humidity, your family can comfortably experience Florida’s outdoor attractions, while still staying in your own social bubble. State parks, botanical gardens, and golf courses offer opportunities for family outings in the fresh, springtime air. From hiking to kayaking to deep sea fishing, there are so many ways that an active family can enjoy Florida, while minimizing their risk. You can even swim with the dolphins or manatees on private guided tours!

There also are less crowded options available for you in a more urban setting. Outdoor walking tours like the Tampa’s Ybor City Historic Walking Tours are another possibility for your family’s entertainment, still allowing you to keep your space.

If your family is comfortable getting outside of your bubble to explore a theme park this spring, most are limiting capacity and requiring reservations, in addition to mandatory mask requirements and physical distancing rules in the parks. In Tampa, you can visit major attractions, like Busch Gardens Tampa Bay® , The Florida Aquarium , and ZooTampa at Lowry Park. While museums are indoors, many offer sufficient space to accommodate guests with six-foot distances, such as the Tampa Museum of Art .

When it’s time to call it a day, consider skipping a crowded hotel and rent a single-family home instead. Experts agree that private rental homes, like Kong Vacation Homes properties in Tampa Bay and Hallandale Beach, are a safer choice for your family. Not only do you have the sole use of the property when you book with Kong Vacation Homes, but we also offer contactless check-in and check-out – allowing your family to minimize person-to-person interactions.

Kong Vacation Homes offers six beautifully designed single-family rental properties in Tampa Bay and Hallandale Beach, all with smart home technology and the amenities you need for your family’s spring break retreat. Our homes feature spacious bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and free Wi-Fi. And, if you’re skipping the beaches, some of our vacation homes offer heated pools, hot tubs, and outdoor seating so you can swim and sunbathe without the crowds!

Planning Will Be A Little Extra Work

But, before you head to Florida for spring break, you’ll need to have a plan. This pandemic has definitely changed the way that we approach travel, and it’s important to know both the state’s COVID regulations , as well as those at your destination.

Depending on where you’re traveling from and how you’re traveling, you may need to plan ahead to obtain a coronavirus test. Also, make sure to pack sufficient hand sanitizer for every member of your family, and make sure everyone has a supply of face masks.

Also be mindful of the cleanliness of your accommodations. At Kong Vacation Homes, we are taking part in Airbnb’s new Enhanced Cleaning Initiative , which was developed in partnership with experts in health and hospitality. We follow this enhanced cleaning protocol, including the use of CDC-approved disinfecting products and thoroughly sanitizing homes before and after occupancy, to create a healthy living environment for your family.

When you enter your rental, you’ll see a signed checklist, ensuring the home has been extensively cleaned. We also wash all linens, dishware, and other service items available for use by guests between each booking. In addition, extra soap and surface sanitation supplies are available to you during your stay at your Kong Vacation Home to use at your discretion.

Clean, safe, and secure, our vacation homes are the perfect place to relax while you enjoy Florida’s springtime attractions. Contact Kong Vacation Homes at 866-499-9026 or email info@kongmanagementgroup.com for more information about how you can vacation to the fullest (while limiting exposure) this spring break!