Families look for new ways to enjoy vacation time

For many Americans, the traditional vacation has run its course. They’re opening themselves up to new possibilities and destinations- and the results is some surprising destinations that offer more relaxation than you would have expected!
By: BlueShift7, LLC
Sept. 28, 2010 - PRLog -- The short version is this: American families are sick to death of crowded beaches, overpriced amusement parks and pre-packaged experiences. They want control of their precious time off and are setting off for new destinations. When asked by national survey groups about their vacation plans for 2010, over two-thirds of respondents said that they would be doing something different from previous years. Overstimulated families are seeking out new ways to unwind, and several quieter areas, like Charleston, NC, are finding themselves suddenly popular.

The beaches of the eastern United States have long been a staple of American vacationers.  And that has become part of the problem. Everyone goes there- to Florida or Cape Cod or the Keys. Mammoth hotels and cheesy restaurants that cater to tourists crowd out any real local flavor and culture, and can make the vacation experience bland.  Increasingly though, families are finding refuge and relaxation in places like Charleston, where you can easily and affordably rent a whole house for your stay and enjoy all the comforts of home with the sea at your doorstep. Many who have been to the less-touristy beaches of Isle of Palms and Mount Pleasant have said that it “ruined [them] for other beaches- I could never go back!” And Charleston is just one prominent example of how the quieter, more low-key destination spots are attracting families who want control of their downtime back in their own hands.

One young couple who has been struggling to stay afloat in the Recession pointed out “[we] have time to do what we want to do without waiting in line at all the touristy places.”  They said that they began finding alternative vacation spots almost three years ago, and have not gone back to Florida since. “When we can rent a house and live on our schedule for a week, why would we fight the crowds again?”

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One company that has been supplying vacation rentals in Charleston mentioned a 30% increase in interest in recent years. Their Isle of Palms vacation rentals are treated as a seasonal oasis from the storms of life by people from everywhere in the country, according to founder Mel Miles. For several years, his company, Exclusive Properties, has been renting beach houses of all shapes and sizes to families coming to Charleston for vacation. “When you can rent a beach house on the Isle of Palms or go to a 20-story hotel with a strip of beach available on the Florida coastline, do I really have to spell out the attraction of something quieter and fresher?” Apparently not.

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