Spring Break is coming up and if you’re on the hunt for your family’s next vacation destination, we have a few suggestions. Keep reading for some family-friendly ideas and locations that the whole family will love!
If you have never taken a cruise, it’s a wonderful and family-friendly way to travel. You can often find great deals and the price includes not only your room, but your food and activities for the whole family as well! Cruise packages are often 3, 4, 5 or 7 day long trips and you could experience the tropical weather of the Caribbean or Mexico or opt for the natural beauty of say, Alaska. Check out the deals and destinations available through Carnival or Disney Cruise Line! A Disney cruise combines the amenities that a cruise ship offers with the fun of seeing Disney characters onboard!
Similar to the cruise idea, all-inclusive resorts are a great option for families because once you pay the all-in-one price, the expenses are quite minimal! Resort options are the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun, the Nickelodeon Resort in Dominican Republic and the Beaches resorts which are located in Jamaica and Turks & Caicos. These resorts have camps and activities for the kids to enjoy while also the adults can still enjoy the luxury and relaxation they crave on vacation.
Need we say more? Both Disneyland and Disneyworld are of course very popular family spring break locations. However, if you and your family are big Disney fans, there is no better spring break destination! Kids, teens and adults alike can find rides and activities they enjoy at a Disney park. Click here to check out some Disneyworld deals and discounts.
National and State Parks
Enjoy the gorgeous spring weather while marveling at our country’s parks. From the Grand Canyon to the Smoky Mountains, you can check out the national and state parks near you as you hike, camp or just walk as a family throughout the beautiful parks.
Spring is the perfect time to visit our nation’s capital and see the blooming cherry blossom trees, national monuments, famous museums and the White House. The National Cherry Blossom Festival starts March 20th and ends April 15th and is definitely an event worth attending! The whole family can learn more about our nation’s history through museums and monuments, while also experiencing all that the capital city has to offer.
Skip the hotel and book a vacation home on VRBO or Airbnb! Whether you are visiting our national’s capital like suggested above or you take a family trip to say Charleston, SC or Austin, TX, renting a vacation home is a great option. Not only would the home provide more space but you’d also have a kitchen so you could prepare meals there instead of going out, thereby saving money!
If you’re a baseball fan, you know that spring training is in full force for both the Cactus League in Arizona and the Grapefruit League in Florida. Baseball-loving families could journey to either state to enjoy a few spring training games. And don’t forget about the vacation home idea above! Both VRBO and Airbnb offer plenty of home options in both spring training regions.
Families with a high school age student should consider taking a trip to their teen’s top college choices! Do your research before and see if you can book tours at the various universities. Whether private or in a group, a tour will allow you and your teen to get a deeper look at the college while also hearing about class sizes, acceptance rates, campus life and more.
Happy Spring Break! Let us know in the comments below where you and your family decide to go!