Go Back  Fodor's Forum > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page > Best Beaches In April for Young Children
Notices

Best Beaches In April for Young Children

Reply

Nov 24th, 2013, 07:14 AM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 19
Best Beaches In April for Young Children

Our 5 and 3 year old have never been to the beach and we would like to take them somewhere fun and affordable April 2014. Any ideas.............
sbarry2003 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Nov 24th, 2013, 07:31 AM
  #2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 11,375
Do you want to go near where you live to be "affordable" - or fly? Here in So Cal is fine - although the water will not be as warm yet as it might be in Florid - or definitely not as warm in say Cabo San Lucas - Mexico - or Hawaii.
Tomsd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Nov 24th, 2013, 07:41 AM
  #3
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5,252
You have to define "affordable" - that word means different things to different people.

Where are you traveling from? How long a trip are you planning?

Hint: If in US the further south you go the better your chances are you'll find "warm beach weather" in April - look a southern Florida, Southern California. If you are willing (and can afford) to travel outside the mainland US look at Mexico, the Caribbean or Hawaii but keep in mind airfares will add to your cost and may push the overall trip cost past what you deem "affordable".

If you can wait wait until summer (late June, July or Augist) you'll have a lot more "beach" options open to you.
RoamsAround is offline  
Reply With Quote
Nov 24th, 2013, 09:10 AM
  #4
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,324
Florida in April has plenty of choices... we took our kids to the gulf coast anywhere between Clearwater and Naples...
garyt22 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Nov 24th, 2013, 09:35 AM
  #5
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 21,851
Places get more "affordable" if you avoid the week prior to and after Easter.

From where are you traveling?
gail is offline  
Reply With Quote
Nov 24th, 2013, 09:43 AM
  #6
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 11,901
I would nix California from the list of possibilities for April. It might be beach weather in Southern CA in April, but you can't count on it. The weather will probably be nice, but barring a heat wave, it probably won't be warm enough for kids to play in the water, build sand castles, etc.

Florida would be my pick for someplace in the US.
november_moon is online now  
Reply With Quote
Nov 24th, 2013, 12:00 PM
  #7
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 19
We live in Ohio and are up for flying or driving. We would only like to spend a couple thousand dollars if possible.
sbarry2003 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Nov 24th, 2013, 01:25 PM
  #8
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,324
If you drive and stop once along the way,you should have plenty of money for an affordable vacation on the gulf coast... airfare for 4 would be close to $1200 round trip...
garyt22 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Nov 24th, 2013, 02:44 PM
  #9
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 19
Thanks for all your great recommendations. I think we may drive and spend a week on the Gulf side of Florida. Any recommendations for favorite beaches, places to stay, or things to do?
sbarry2003 is offline  
Reply With Quote
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:17 PM.