This is simply a rollup of our trip….
Two tickets on Southwest paid with cash and 1 ticket with points. We booked these is early September to avoid high prices.
Two nights at the Radisson Resort at the Port free on points.
Three nights at the Radisson Oceanfront hotel, two on points and 1 on cash AAA discount.
The rental car was through the mousesavers discount and the lowest I could get was a little over $200.
Hands down our largest expense on the trip was dinner each night. With two seafood lovers in the family the nightly bill usually topped $50+. I need to increase my food budget for future trips now that Daughter is older and not stuck on Mac-n-cheese.
You cannot put a price on spending a week together in the warmth relaxing. I think we did alright on expenses like paying for fishing, a Christmas light festival and mini golf during the week. I would have liked more Groupons for dinner but I was unable to find any for local seafood restaurants.
We are tossing around where to go next winter. Husband wants to go back to Texas, I want a new state and Daughter wants to eat rock shrimp. Might not be lucky enough to go at Christmas again, that did not go over well with a few people. Husband wants to go over his birthday instead. Next time I guess I would do it in reverse and be in the very touristy area of Cocoa Beach on Christmas day. Toss up between waking up on the ocean or having breakfast options outside the hotel.