Summer in Daytona

Daytona Beach Shores

Heading to Daytona Beach this summer? Here are a few local events to keep in mind:

In town this week? Try the Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Flagler Avenue! It’s located on the New Smyrna Beach, just 20 minutes south of the Perennial Vacation Club resort.

If you’ll be visiting over Memorial Day weekend, visit the Lighthouse at Ponce Inlet. Explore historical exhibits and climb the tallest lighthouse in Florida.

Daytona Tortugas baseball season has started! Head over to Jackie Robinson baseball field — after the games, the kids are allowed to run the bases! Find the game schedule here.

Over on the boardwalk, enjoy the Daytona Beach Bandshell Concerts beginning May 26th (and stick around for the fireworks afterwards). Here you can find Santana, Kool and the Gang and Blues Brothers tribute bands, just to name a few! Find the schedule here.

What are you favorite ways to enjoy summer in Daytona?

 

Hot Spots in Lake Tahoe

Planning a trip to Lake Tahoe and looking for the latest hot spots? Here’s a list of some local-favorites to enjoy:

  • The Loft at Heavenly Village is open 7 days a week from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and features live theater, a lounge and dining.
  • Cold Water Brewery & Grill features craft beer, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, as well as special events and live music.
  • Mont Bleu Resort and The Hard Rock Casino offer several restaurants, bars and lounges alongside casino entertainment.
  • Feel like dining right on the lake? Riva Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner and has some of the best views around!
  • There are also spectacular views (and great food) to be found at Brook’s Bar and Deck at Edgewood Tahoe, which features award-winning pub fare. (Golf Digest selected it as a “best golf pub” in 2016!)
  • Or enjoy good German food and bier (along with trivia and open mic nights) at Himmel Haus.
  • Feel like something a bit cozier? Jimmy’s Restaurant (at The Landing) features several private dining alcoves, each with their own fireplace! There are also 5 fire pits on the patio and roof-top deck, which overlooks the lake.
  • Finally, another popular spot is McP’s Taphouse Grill, which has 40 beers on tap and live music Thursdays through Mondays.

Have your own favorite hot spots in Lake Tahoe? Please share!

How to Make Travel More Meaningful

The view from one of our Daytona Beach tiki huts…

Trying to create vacation memories that will last a lifetime? Here are a few ideas that will make your next trip more meaningful for everyone involved:

Plan special activities. Part of the fun is planning what you’ll do and where you’ll go, and this is exciting for everyone. Take some time to research what’s going on while you’ll be visiting your travel destination, and think about what places or events would be the most meaningful for your group.

Read a book together. Before the trip begins, choose a book that relates to your destination, or that you think everyone will enjoy, and plan to complete it by the end of the trip. This could be fiction, non-fiction or anything at all! Traveling alone? Consider what books on your to-read list you’d enjoy diving into during your travels. Local history or fiction that takes place on location is always a good choice.

Be open. Some of the best travel moments occur when you take an unexpected path. This could happen suddenly, when something comes along that looks promising, or you could plan in advance to try something a bit outside of your normal activities.

Discuss! Take the time to think (and talk) about your adventures. What was everyone’s favorite place, restaurant or memory? What would they want to include (or not) on the next trip? Thinking about what was truly special helps create memories that last.

What are your favorite way to make travel more meaningful?

 

Who to Call for What

Ready to plan your next vacation? Interested in buying an additional week? Need information about making an exchange? Here’s a go-to list of who to contact:

  • For Reservations (including rentals and bonus nights) — call (800) 359-6753 and press 1.
  • For U.S. and International Direct Exchanges — call (800) 359-6753 and press 2.
  • For information about joining the club, purchasing an additional week or referring friends or family, call Patricia at (530) 318-0398.
  • To share photos of your vacation on the Perennial Vacation Club website, email them to gary@www.perennialvacationclub.com (and see other vacation photos here).

Much more information can be found on our newly-redesigned website, including the Hot List of current exchanges, the Member Update Form and our current (and past) newsletters. Stop by and see what’s new!