When we are finished with the beach we typically either walk or ride bikes up and down the boardwalk.
Today I road a bike till he almost fell asleep in the back. I thought "Yes! I tricked him, I need to get back to the hotel for a nap." That was two hours ago and he is still talking to me from his crib across the room.
I also like to take him to all the local parks with in walking distance. Today they had a fun health event that we were able to catch the tail end of. Judah liked to dance with the "tall man" on stilts.
After our morning activities I typically give Judah a bath and then lay him down to sleep while I try to take a shower. My hope is that he won't see me for a bit and then fall asleep on his own. I do turn the TV on very low to some sort of boring Court TV show to act as white noise. The cleaning people can be loud and I can't keep the patio door open because kids are screaming on the beach and Virginia Beach has the really loud Jets that fly over randomly. I also make sure the room is semi dark, he has a bottle, his favorite pillow and his dog Scout that plays "sleepy time" music. So far he has had one great nap since we have been here, he will normally stand up on the crib try to rock it over, laugh at me, try to gag himself to get a reaction from me or scream because he is just so tired but can't manage to sleep in the hotel. After awhile I just pick him up, walk him around or strap him into his stroller for another stroll along the beach. This is rough since I have him for 12 hours while Scott is at work, once he comes home Judah is essentially sleep deprived and super cranky. I'm pretty homesick, missing his room and our routine at home. I'm sure their is a better way to getting your kid to nap in a hotel and maybe one day I'll figure out the "perfect hotel living nap routine", but for now I'll keep trying to do fun activities to wear him out.