How to Make the Most of Your First Day of Vacation

You’ve been looking forward to your Isle of Palms getaway, and the first day of vacation has finally come. After months of planning, you and your family have arrived at your home away from home. Once inside your vacation rental, you will have several things that you need to do to kick off your stay and have a successful vacation.

Keep reading to find out how you can make the most of your first day of vacation. From how to check in with ease to planning what to have for dinner, we have you covered.

Seamless Check-in on the First Day of Vacation

At East Islands Rentals, we offer our guests a convenient and seamless check-in experience. Automatic door locks at our rentals allow you to head directly to your vacation rental without checking in at our office. Our online rental agreement and email communications give you everything you need to start your vacation ASAP.

Settling in at Your Vacation Rental

Your family will be so excited to explore the rental and pick out who gets which room. After the car is unloaded and most of your vacation essentials are unpacked, it’s time to kick back and relax… after you plan out what’s for dinner.

Takeout Restaurants

Many of our local restaurants offer takeout for your convenience. This is a great option after you check-in. From pizza to our Lowcountry favorites, there are many options.

Another excellent option for your first vacation meal is a ready-to-eat or ready-to-cook meal from the grocery store or New York Butcher Shoppe.

Hit the Grocery Store

Speaking of the grocery store, this might be the perfect time to grocery shop for your week at the beach. This will ensure you are set up with plenty of snacks, lunch items, and dinner ingredients for your stay. Check out our blog post dedicated to IOP grocery stores for more information.

If you prefer to have your groceries delivered, head to our concierge page for more information about Charleston Groceries Ahead. They will deliver your order directly to your vacation rental before your arrival.

Be sure to know what is provided at your vacation rental and what items you need to supply. Add them to your grocery list, along with anything you may have forgotten from home.

Find Something Fun to do on Day 1

Traveling, unpacking your car, grocery shopping, preparing dinner, and getting your vacation rental setup may leave you with little energy for a night on the town. However, you should find something fun to do on the first day of vacation. A visit to the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park or a relaxing dolphin boat tour may be the perfect solution. Click here to read about a few suggestions.

With day one of your vacation under your belt, you are ready for rest and relaxation on day two!

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