After filming 26 episodes of my new show “Vacation House For Free”, I have seen many different vacation spots. Some places I have never heard of before, but after filming there, I fell in love. Here are my 3 top spots that you and your family should consider visiting.
3) Southold, Long Island, New York
This is on the “north fork” of Long island and has some of the most beautiful coastlines and countrysides I have ever seen. It is a place that seems frozen in time. Southhold was settled by the English in 1640 and has kept much of its old town charm intact. There is no shortage of activities which include spending the day on a boat or wine tasting in over two dozens wineries. Being from California, it is really tough to impress me with wine but I have to say, Southold had some of the best red blends I have ever tasted.
Don’t Miss: Be sure to head to the town of Greenport. Quaint downtown shops and amazing seafood restaurants. Noah’s restaurant is the place to go for dinner.
2) Key Largo, Florida
First of all, nothing beats the weather in Key Largo. You can find days to tan even in the middle of winter. The calm waters make it one of the best places to snorkel and scuba dive in the world. Most hotels offer a private beach for the kids to swim in and you can rent every type of water sport imaginable. One of my favorite moments while filming there was when i rented a standup paddle board at sunset. The crystal clear water revealed sea turtles, fish and amazing coral reef beneath me while i paddled out amongst the mangroves. The restaurants and hotels are reasonably priced too, so it is definitely one of the most affordable tropical vacations you can find.
Don’t miss: Rent a WaveRunner and take a guided tour through the mangroves, a really incredible and unique experience!
- Sedona, Arizona
This place is magical. As you drive along the main road the surrounding landscapes reveal some of the most majestic landscapes in the world. If you love to hike, this is the place to go. There are tons of trails to choose from for any level of explorer. Some of my highlights are driving up to the top of Airport Road to see the incredible sunset and sitting on the top of Bell Rock to watch the sun rise. Also, try the Elote Cafe for some incredible Mexican food that will knock your socks off. The energy that surrounds that place is incredible. The Native Americans say the valley is a place to heal and reenergize. I don’t know about you, but for me, that is exactly what I want in a vacation.
Don’t miss: Take the hike to Devil’s Bridge. It is a three hour hike, but once you get to the top, it is worth every step.