Touring With A Child to Longboat Key, FL


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 My husband (Zach), 3 month outdated (now 4 months, Denver), and I not too long ago traveled to Longboat Key, FL for a bit of household vacay!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 an exquisite little spot, not too removed from Erin’s home and fav spot, Anna Maria Island! Whereas we had been there the Crimson Tide was fairly robust, however the climate was superb & we had been NOT prepared to go away 🤣 I needed to share some ideas and tips that had been useful for me alongside the best way touring with a younger child. HOWEVER, should you’re simply occupied 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!

(on no account am I’m knowledgeable, simply making an attempt to assist in any means I can!)

✈️ You may test or gate test your stroller & automobile seat without spending a dime! We ended up gate checking for straightforward wheeling across the airport + to have a spot for Denver to hold throughout the layover. I do advocate masking them up both method to keep away from injury when being tossed round on the planes! You should purchase precise covers on Amazon, deliver massive trash luggage, or ask the airline counter if they’ve luggage to tie round your automobile seat & stroller!

✈️ Nurse or have them suck on a paci throughout take off + touchdown to assist with strain adjustments! These are my favourite nursing bras. Additionally, this cowl is certainly one of my FAVORITE issues. I take advantage of it as a nursing cowl and automobile 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. aircraft restrooms have a diaper altering pullout. I LOVE my diaper bag & it’s underneath $35!

✈️ If potential, keep someplace the place you possibly can 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 Seashore Resort. It’s not the fanciest place, however it’s clear, an awesome value, and proper on the seashore!

✈️ Deliver quite a lot of layers and sorts of clothes! Through the day he wanted quick 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 deliver one! This was the case with the place we stayed and it was SO a lot simpler this fashion!

✈️ I packed diapers & wipes in my suitcase, however you might 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).

✈️ Deliver a child sporting provider for walks on the seashore

✈️ Our resort offered tables, chairs, and small tables on the seashore; so we simply introduced the automobile seat down and sat it on the small desk underneath the umbrella between us for seashore days! Since he’s not large enough to play on the seashore and I needed to keep away from getting sand in his eyes, and so forth. – this was the simplest possibility for us! I additionally bought this sand free seashore blanket to deliver, 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 Outdated Salty Canine

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

The place to remain:

There are SO many locations to remain alongside the seashore however you might additionally try Airbnb, VRBO, or native lodges! As I discussed, we stayed at 4 Winds Seashore Resort. I assumed it was an ideal location and nice value 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 apartment!

The place to fly in:

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

I hope you have got an incredible journey + reminiscences to final a lifetime. CHEERS!


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