Discover this Uncrowded Paradise

Bathtub Reef Beach is special, due in large part to this reef system just offshore, home to more than 500 marine creatures.

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When you have children, planning a family trip can be a job in itself. This year, give yourself a break and avoid the theme parks, skip the crowded beaches, and escape the smoggy high-rises. Instead, hit the road and discover a more naturally quaint family vacation in Martin County, Florida. This charming hidden gem along South Florida’s Treasure Coast boasts 22 miles of gorgeous Atlantic shoreline, quiet beaches, crisp blue waves, and welcoming communities full of shopping, dining, and sight-seeing opportunities.

Family Surf Lessons

Finding that perfect balance between entertainment for the kiddos and R&R for mom and dad isn’t always easy, but Martin County is here with an irresistible solution: call it “Camp-cation.”  The concept is simple: the kids get to spend their day at one of Martin County’s many supervised camps while the parents escape for some much-needed alone time. Brilliant, right?

Boating in Martin County

The area’s eclectic daytime summer camps run the gamut from water sports and aquatic studies to wilderness adventures, farming and horseback riding. Whether your children are more athletic or cerebral, whether they love to play in the ocean or prefer to frolic inland, Martin County has the camp for them.

Horseback Trail Riding

But enough about the kids. They’re at camp, which means you have the day to yourself. How are you going to spend it? Options abound. Lounge in the warm sand and blue surf of an uncrowded beach on Hutchinson Island or explore the shopping, culture, and historic downtowns of nearby Jensen Beach, Port Salerno, Hobe Sound or Stuart—voted Happiest Seaside Town of 2016 by Coastal Living magazine.

Kayaking the Indian Rive Lagoon

At the end of each day, the whole family can come back together for a dinner al fresco or an outdoor concert on the Riverwalk and compare notes on the day’s adventures.

That’s Camp-cation in a nutshell. Camp for the kids, vacation for the parents and an uncrowded paradise for the whole family.

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