I have spent years talking about travel to foreign countries and now I’d like to spend some time focusing on domestic travel in the US.
As we know, many people don’t have a current passport. With current demand, it will take at least 12 weeks to get or update one. Another factor in favor of domestic travel is that not all people are vaccinated, nor do they want to go through Covid testing before traveling. So, what is a travel agent supposed to do? Judging their reasons is definitely not the answer – but guiding them to a super vacation within the US is!
In my opinion, Florida is very hot and humid during the summertime, and can have lots of rain and the chance of hurricanes. I prefer the West Coast, and more specifically, the South Coast. (Those who read my blog last week know how I feel about Los Angeles and San Francisco – it’s dirty, with much graffiti, full of homeless people, and not as safe as used to be.)
For those from out of state who want to fly to the South Coast, I recommend flying into Orange County airport; John Wayne SNA (airport code). For families with young kids I highly recommend the Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo Laguna Beach Hotel. The theme park that the hotel offers is safe and monitored by a lifeguard (for most of the day). There is a kids’ camp for 3-12-year-olds, a restaurant, coffee shop, and a great space by the pool for coffee/booze and snacks for adults.
The hotel offers:
Top of the line fitness club facility, full service spa, 3 outdoors pools, plus indoor Jacuzzis for men and women in their fitness facility, free water park (so much fun, I felt I was on a cruise), children’s pool, playground on site, babysitting or childcare (with a surcharge), children’s club (with a surcharge).
Breakfast or dinner can be included in your rate. A nice shopping area with all kind of food and shops is one mile away. Clients can easily walk there or take an Uber or cab from the hotel.
The experience here is a fun family, kid-friendly resort and I highly recommend it!
For more details, feel free to reach out to me. I am happy to share more information and contacts.
Enjoy the US and the beauty of our country!