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Beach Vacations Near Ohio

family vacation at VA BeachWe had no plans for Spring Break. My kids were beyond bored after a couple days…until we decided to make a last-minute trip to Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach is one of the closest beaches from Akron, Ohio with only a 9 hour drive. Check out these before and after pictures – 9 hours makes a HUGE difference!

I received accommodations to facilitate this post.

Closest Beach Vacation to Ohio and Where to Stay

We didn’t have plans for Spring Break. To top it off, my kids were still crying daily over their puppy that died 3 weeks ago – we have all been so, so sad about her terrible accident. Being at home makes it worse because it is so quiet without Roxy. 🙁 I decided to take a quick trip to the beach with my kiddos.

Virginia Beach Family Vacation Where to StayWhen I googled “closest beach to Ohio, ” I found Virginia Beach at the top! Of course, why didn’t I think of that?! We stayed at Comfort Inn and Suites Oceanfront three years ago in the heat of Summer and had a fantastic time. Virginia Beach was warmer than an actual closer beach in New Jersey (8 hours) and there is a lot more to do in Virginia Beach for family entertainment!

Where to stay at Virginia BeachOur first stop was the beach, as soon as we parked our car! My kids started digging in the sand and running away from the chasing waves. In the Summer, Virginia Beach is alive with sunbathers but in the Spring, it was a quieter beach with families, joggers, and walkers.

Comfort Inn and Suites Oceanfront

My husband had too much work to break free, so this was our first vacation with just me and my kids. I was glad to go back to a familiar place that I felt totally safe! I can’t tell you how excited the three of us were to see the Atlantic Ocean and sunny skies after the long, harsh Winter we’ve had in Ohio!

Where to stay at Virginia BeachTake a Tour of our Double Queen Suite:

Comfort Inn and Suites Oceanfront is the perfect place to stay in Virginia Beach, VA. It has everything you want and need for a beach vacation! The suites are spacious for families. The double queen suites includes two sleeping areas, a kitchenette, large bathroom, and balcony.

The first bedroom includes it’s own desk area with a large flat-screen TV. You can even close this area off with a sliding door. This is great for naps or for putting kids to bed while the adults stay up longer. We got a lot of use out of the kitchenette too. It included a large mini-fridge with freezer, microwave, coffee maker, and plenty of counter space and cabinets for snacks and light lunches.

Oh, the bathroom was gorgeous with modern features such as a double shower head and a vanity right out of a magazine!

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