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Northwest Florida and the Gulf of Mexico—a really idyllic area for family vacationing! Picturesque coastlines, white sugar sands, interesting wild life (I saw my first bald eagle, and I loved watching the dolphins in the ocean!), educational activities, and more—really, you can’t beat the area! But where will you stay? Hotels can be so expensive.

ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides top-quality vacation properties that are perfect for homeschooling families (I like having a kitchen, it saves on meals—and a home/condo is so much more comfortable than a hotel room). Some are even pet friendly (our dog LOVES the beach!). Plus, many have amenities (indoor/outdoor pools, fitness centers and direct beach access, to name a few—depending on the chosen location) and many have amazing views (I like being right on the sand, don’t you?).

Plus, there are so many fun/educational things to do in Northwest Florida. In addition to the beach, there are numerous watersport adventures. At the HarborWalk Village in Destin, you can strap on a water-propelled jetpack and shoot 30 feet above the water. You can parasail with a group of friends and soar up to 800 feet in the air three at a time, tandem, or by yourself. Want something a little tamer? Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park in Destin, was voted one of America’s best water parks by the Travel Channel®. Or you can visit the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park – where kids can see dolphins, alligators, sea turtles, penguins and more (of course, they might see some of these in the wild as well!). The Southern Star Dolphin Cruises are a blast—they’re certainly memorable—your kids will love them. The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station is very educational as is the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. If you have a need for speed, you can spend a day at Pensacola’s Five Flags Speedway and enjoy all of the twists and turns of high-speed racing. Or, you can always play a round of golf – many courses in the area have received honors from Golf Magazine®, Golf Week®, Golf Digest® and Travel+Leisure®. Want more? At Milton’s Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center, you can zip line through numerous platforms hovering over white sands and clear rivers. Also, we went snorkeling-which was a blast. Just being on….or in the water was so nice!

Plus, ResortQuest offers a Privileges program for their guests which includes discounts on many of the above activities, as well as on spa treatments, bike rentals, food and more. These benefits make a beach vacation even more affordable.

ResortQuest offers everything needed to create a memorable, idyllic, and educational vacation. And I have to say….I LOVE the beaches of Northwest Florida.