Taking a vacation every year is the perfect way to relax and take a break from daily life. When you are investing time and money in your vacation, it's important to really make the most of it. Here are some easy tips you can use to get the best value and enjoyment out of any vacation, regardless of where you are visiting.
Stay in boutique accommodations
One of the best ways to get a bit of the local flavor is to stay in a boutique hotel, bed & breakfast, or rental home. Chain hotels tend to be very similar from location to location, while these alternative forms of accommodation have more personality. With smaller accommodations, you also tend to get more personal attention, and your hosts will likely have great tips for where to visit.
Explore local neighborhoods
It's tempting to go to the touristy areas of any destination, but a better way to experience the local culture is by finding the neighborhoods where locals like to hang out. Sometimes just wandering around a vibrant neighborhood will lead you to the best places, particularly when it comes to food and drink. You can also find great spots online by searching for 'best neighborhood restaurants' or 'best neighborhood bars' in your destination.
Take public transit
If you're trying to cut down on some expenses while you are traveling, one of the easiest ways to do that is by taking public transit. Renting a car or taking cabs can really add up, and even small cities often have bus systems that you can use to get around. If the weather is nice, you can also see if you can rent a bike - this is much cheaper than renting a car, and it's a great way to get some exercise and see the local area.
By avoiding the touristy areas and instead, looking for local favorites, you'll have a much more interesting and fun vacation. The upside to this is that you'll also get more bang for your buck.
Already dreaming about a winter get-away? Whether you're planning a weekend jaunt or a week-long vacation, when it comes to choosing accommodation consider staying at a small boutique hotel! A boutique hotel, like the breezy Inn at Pelican Bay, located in stunning southwest Florida, can enrich your vacation in ways that you've never dreamt of! These are a few of our favorite reasons to stay at a small boutique hotel.
A small boutique hotel offers you an unforgettable experience
While a standardized hotel chain may seem like an easy choice for accommodation, a small boutique hotel provides the kind of uniquely charming experience we're all hoping for during a vacation. When we travel, we hope for unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, the kind that you can only get at idyllic settings like the Inn at Pelican Bay. Small boutique hotels offer up individual flavors, ambiances, and personalities.
A small boutique hotel can tend to your needs
A homemade, complimentary breakfast as good as the one that your grandmother makes? Check. Incredible attention to details? Check. Obtaining that perfect floral bouquet for a loved one? Check, again! A small boutique hotel, like the Inn at Pelican Bay, can anticipate your needs and tend to them in the way you absolutely deserve when you're on vacation.
Service at small boutique hotels is absolutely impeccable
The Inn at Pelican Bay provides flawless, unbeatable service that is known for being among the best of hotel staff in all of Florida. We all love a friendly face and warm welcome when we're heading to our home away from home, and the Inn at Pelican Bay ensures that you'll feel like one of the family during your entire stay.
Escape the chilly winter blues and spend a few warm days (or weeks!) at a small boutique hotel. Consider venturing south to the Inn at Pelican Bay in Naples, Florida, where you can enjoy the gorgeous azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, sugar-soft sand, and world-class dining.
With the new year just starting off, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about ways to embrace healthier habits. One of the easiest goals to set for the new year is committing to scheduling more personal time.
In today’s busy world we’re constantly exerting our energy and draining ourselves. Every now and then, we need to take a break from the chaos and practice some self-care.
While some may be quick to say putting your own needs first sounds selfish, there is a vast amount of research that shows taking time for yourself is a necessity to a healthy life and can help reduce stress and anxiety.
Finding what works for you
Personal time can be different for everyone. What you do for yourself is something that only you can determine.
Setting aside at least 30 minutes of “me time” is a great way to reset your mind and body. But you should take more time when you can. There are benefits of giving yourself permission to do something you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t because you’re too busy.
Maybe it’s as simple as going on a date night, going to the movies or attending a cooking class you’ve been wanting to try.
Or it could be a trip you’ve been wanting to take but haven’t been able to plan. Getting away for a week, or even a weekend, might be just the thing you need!
There are lots of ways to help find the best travel options and plan for things on a budget, so if travel is something that has been on your wish list, make 2019 the year to do it!
Smart ways to help plan a trip.
No matter what your treat will be, there’s never a better time to start something than now.
Taking the first step in planning something, or just going out and doing it is the best way to avoid getting trapped in the chaos again.
Don’t let you get pushed to back burner again, give yourself the time, and do it guilt free!
Check to see if we have a room for you when you’re ready!
When you’re searching for a place to stay, you may not get what you’re looking for if you just pick somewhere because it’s the “cheapest” or “closest” place. You may be searching online for hotels nearby for a staycation, a place to put your visiting family, or a place to get away.
Your options depends on where you want to stay, what kind of places you like and what you need. Are you someone who spends very little time in the room? It’s just a place to sleep and take a shower. Or, do you want a homier feeling?
You could opt for an Airbnb, but you’re often staying in someone else’s space, and there’s no guarantee that you won’t run into difficult hosts. There’s also no promise of the quality or that you will get what you expect. You could experience that awkward moment when you realize you’ve booked a room in someone’s house.
If you want affordable quality and comfort with a guarantee, choose a place like The Inn at Pelican Bay in Naples, FL. We aim to give you all the comfort of staying at home, while still providing a premiere boutique hotel experience with just the right amount of luxuries and hotel amenities.
Stay with us enough and you may even find you have an extended family. Over the years we have met some wonderful guests and even built an Inn family who stay with us regularly.
It’s important to everyone at the Inn that each guest is given an experience that goes beyond a traditional in-and-out hotel trip. This year we want to build even stronger relationships and give people a destination that offers people more than just a place to stay.
A Boutique Hotel with Things to do
Starting this month, we will be introducing The Inn at Pelican Bay hosted events for guests and friends. Aiming to create an atmosphere of fun, there will be an in-house hotel event director who will lead events to make sure everyone is happy and having fun!
Here’s Just a Sampling of What’s to Come this Season
It’s that time of year again when everyone is stressing out about their holiday to do lists. Parties to attend, meals to cook and trying to figure out what gifts to get.
There are a lot of great gifts to get your loved ones. With online retailers and shops, there’s a multitude of options for someone to choose from. But do we really need more stuff?
In today’s world, people are bombarded with materialistic overload. People have more things than ever, and after a while, these things just become another object in a collection of many.
While sentimental and unique gifts are always fun to give people, sometimes a gift can be more than a product. This holiday consider giving someone something that isn’t material. Give them the gift of an experience.
There are lots of experiences you can share with someone from cooking classes, skydiving, jet skiing, camping, going to see a show, or a trip somewhere beautiful!
The Inn at Pelican Bay is a great place to enjoy beautiful and serene Naples, FL.
Spending time in the homey boutique-style hotel in the heart of Naples is a great option for couples or individuals who need some relaxation, sunshine and even some fun nights out.
Reasons to give the gift of an experience