There is no secret on when is the best time to travel; timing and information are the keys. We all know peak season is the summer months. Most families with school-going kids are planning getaways in summer and all are looking at the same destinations. Many families in this situation will feel their choices are limited and the best advice is try book your vacation far in advance and hope everyone will have a great time.
The beach is a popular destination during summer and as expected you will be looking at crowded beaches, theme parks, restaurants with unfortunately costly accommodation, plane tickets, transfers and tours. However, if you have the option to delay the vacation to the shoulder seasons (typically when school is out in your state but other states not) you might be in for a good treat. We did!!!
My family decided to spend few days at the beach end of August this year. We got a cheap flight from DFW to ATL, we met some of our friends on the night we arrived. The next day we drove to Hilton Head Island, SC.
We stayed at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island and we had an awesome experience. The resort is beautiful, well- maintained and has direct access to the beach. They have gorgeous pool and a shallow entry pool which is great for kids. They have spa, golf, yoga, restaurants, kid’s club, and rental for bikes and beach chairs- they got it all covered.