Why stay in a hotel room for just one day or two at the beach?

Dallas, Texas
September 28, 2017 12:14pm CST
I don't understand why anyone would drive 500 miles from their home to spend a day or two at the beach and pay extra for a room they will only sleep in at some hotel. If you were going to spend a day or two at the beach and were driving, would you even think of paying an extra hundred bucks just to sleep when what you really want is to spend all that time basking in sunlight and drinking your favorite beverages just chillin' out and watching all the sunbathers and surfers? Get real. It is only a problem finding a parking space for your car or SUV that will give you something to complain about. Here is a relevant article on this topic to look at:
Because we shouldn't have to pay to sink our toes in that sand.
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@nanette64 (13153)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Sep
I'd just be sleeping on the beach @lookatdesktop .
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• Dallas, Texas
28 Sep
I would have to find a shady palm tree to get under as my skin is much too sensitive. LOL
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@nanette64 (13153)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Sep
@lookatdesktop Yeah, no kidding.
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• Dallas, Texas
28 Sep
@nanette64 , I surely don't want to return home with a bad case of sunburn. I burn very easily. I am allergic to certain sun blocker creams and just can't stand the feeling of sunblock lotion on my skin. I might buy a bottle of basic sunblock for hands and arms and neck when spending the day out at the fair.
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@crossbones27 (14889)
• Redlands, California
28 Sep
You make a good point, how corporate America wants it. Some beaches you can camp and some bring RV'S. If you cannot do either of those and want to stay a couple of nights. You will get extremely tired from being in the sun all day. Either sleep in your car, know someone who lives their or stay in a hotel is all you have left.
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• Dallas, Texas
28 Sep
Yea. Sometimes a hotel is the only realistic option.
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• Redlands, California
28 Sep
@lookatdesktop Sad to say, I mean one could try to sleep on the beach, but never fun having cops wake you up at 2 in the morning.
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• Dallas, Texas
28 Sep
@crossbones27 , No that would be just plain bad news.
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@jstory07 (57115)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Sep
The beach is only an hour away so we go there for a couple of hours and than come back home.
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• Dallas, Texas
28 Sep
Wow, like almost within walking distance. Nice.
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@jstory07 (57115)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Sep
@lookatdesktop We have been there twice now. I like visiting all of the lighthouses.
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• Dallas, Texas
28 Sep
@jstory07 , Do you get to go up inside to the top of those lighthouses? If so it must be exciting to look at.
@DianneN (57300)
• United States
29 Sep
I just read the article and how true! I'm lucky to know the ins and outs of free parking in Florida and here in Connecticut. There is nothing I like more than the beach!
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• Dallas, Texas
29 Sep
The people are fun as well. Everybody getting into the sun and sand and surf but I myself just like to lay on a nice lounge chair and sip on several cold ones. But under some kind of shade tree if at all possible. lol
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@DianneN (57300)
• United States
30 Sep
@lookatdesktop I love swimming in the ocean, walking on the beach, and tanning. Oh, and eating and drinking!
@RasmaSandra (12565)
• Riga, Latvia
28 Sep
Day in the shade and night pitching a tent I suppose.
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• Dallas, Texas
28 Sep
If they allow such things, yea. For sure.
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@Scrapper88 (1030)
• United States
28 Sep
When I was younger; I was about an hour drive from the Oregon coast. Now; if I want to go to the Oregon coast; I will have to take a plane to get there.
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• Dallas, Texas
28 Sep
Well you might want to, one day and revisit that area just to relive a good memory.
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@LeaPea2417 (14677)
• Toccoa, Georgia
29 Sep
I understand what you mean. That is way to far to drive for 1 or 2 days at the beach.
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@yanzalong (7784)
• Indonesia
2 Oct
I would have stayed at least 4 days there.
• Preston, England
29 Sep
I would visit a beach but not to sunbathe - I'd want to swim and then explore the town - I burn too easily in sunlight