1) Vacation is a time where you can reconnect with your partner. Planning a date night that you can’t possibly go on because of the baby is a fun way to pass the time. Discuss with your spouse how fun mini-golf would have been. Try a movie night where you both can watch Shawshank Redemption on TBS in between folding loads of laundry on a TV you’re not sure how to operate.
2) The road trip is a time-honored tradition. Driving at night during an intense rainstorm while pinned in by two semi’s on I-95 while everyone else in the car is sleeping can give you an exhilarating rush.
3) Get out and golf! Beach towns are famous for high quality golf resorts. They also have high quality divorce lawyers available, especially if you seriously plan to abandon your partner with the baby while you’re out paying $100 to drive a funny little car and have 3 Miller Lights over the course of 6 hours.
4) Enjoy everything about the fine dining establishments. Pacing back and forth with a crying infant outside a nice restaurant will give you a new appreciation for its architecture.
5) Health experts say that 20 minutes of sunshine is enough to boost your mood. Luckily, your baby will be content for exactly that long before he becomes inconsolable.
6) The beach is full of young, fit couples with no kids making it the ideal spot to daydream about what it would be like to live like them once more.
7) Visiting exotic shopping destinations can be a welcome change of pace to get out of the sun. Go to the Myrtle Beach Target and compare prices on organic rash cream.
8) A child with many experiences is more apt to understand the world around them. Since your baby has almost zero ability to form long term memories, think of this as a trial run for the real vacation next year.