Spring is on the horizon, but now is the time to book your summer vacation. Vrbo’s Family Travel Expert Melanie Fish is here with tips and inspiration to begin planning.

The best time to plan your family’s summer vacation is right now! Vrbo’s travel hack is to book before demand peaks so you’ll get that vacation home everyone is thrilled about for the price you want to pay. Book your vacation home by mid-April for Memorial Day weekend, and by April 30 for all of your summer trips.

Melanie says that the top destinations for families this summer are Panama City Beach, Florida, Gulf Shores, Alabama, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

For inspiration, Vrbo is giving away a family getaway to Florida. That trip to Florida is a $5,000 getaway to Panama City Beach for your family. Enter for a chance to win at www.vrbo.com/win.

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