Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise headed for the sunny shores of Florida to celebrate Memorial Day weekend.
It was a low-key break for the actress and her seven-year-old daughter who spent time on the beach and enjoyed a leisurely lunch at a Rosemary Beach cafe.
They were joined by some of Katie's family for a lunch at Summer Kitchen cafe, a low key beachside eatery.
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"Everyone looked like they were having a great time," a member of staff told PEOPLE. "Suri was really polite and so well behaved."
After a leisurely lunch, 34-year-old Katie was spotted browsing the local shops with a friend.
It will have been a welcome dose of rest and relaxation for Tom Cruise's ex-wife, who is currently filming romantic comedy Mania Days.
The pair arrived back in New York on Monday afternoon, sun kissed and refreshed from their holiday.
Given the fun she looked like she was having during filming last week, Dawsons Creek actress Katie was no doubt looking forward to resuming filming. The mum-of-one was the picture of happiness as she got soaked in the Washington Square Park fountain while filming Mania Days with dashing co-star Luke Kirby last Tuesday.
Elsewhere stateside, celebrities tweeted messages of gratitude and remembrance over the Memorial Day weekend.
Friends actress Courteney Cox wrote, "Huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to all the servicemen and women who have – and continue – to keep us safe. God bless you all."
George Clooney's leading lady Stacy Keibler wrote, "Thank you 2 all who serve and have served in the military. Your bravery & heroism are truly inspiring!!"
"Happy Memorial Day everyone," said Glee star Lea Michele. "Hope you all have a great and beautiful day today:)"
"Happy Memorial Day!," socialite Nicky Hilton tweeted. "Let's all give thanks to the brave men and women who constantly put their lives in danger for our freedom."
"Thankful for those who fought and sacrificed for our country in the past and those who do today," tweeted American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.
"I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day," tweeted heavily pregnant Jenna Dewan-Tatum. "I’m truly grateful to all of our fallen soldiers and to all who serve."
Heidi Montag joined in the well wishing with a more personal tweet, "Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to everyone who has fought for our freedom! God bless America! In loving memory of my brother Eric O’HARA."
"Today is a day for all of us to remember," read Nick Jonas's poignant tweet. "God bless this Memorial Day."
Kendall Jenner shared some family history tweeting, "Haven’t been on twitter much today, but just wanted to say Happy Memorial Day! My grandpa served our country in WW2 and made it home to meet my grandmother. Take a moment to think of these people and thank them! RIP William Hugh Jenner."