Although its only January, its already pretty late to book a family spring break vacation that requires airfare to high demand warm weather destinations like Disney, Florida’s beaches, cruises or the Caribbean. We know, we waited too long last year and discovered that by January pretty much any affordable flight is already spoken for … unless you are willing to be a little flexible.
If you are willing/able to drive or take a train or bus, there are still hotels to be found in warm weather locations. But, if you are willing to think about getting off the beaten track, there are still lots of deals to be had in alternative, less crowded places like Utah, Texas, Myrtle Beach, National Parks such as Death Valley that are too hot to visit in the summer, and many more. Late season skiing is also a last minute possibility. And of course, if your teen is a sophomore or junior in high school, spring break is a great time to visit colleges while students are on campus. Are they interested in colleges in major cities like Washington DC? Make it a family trip – maybe you’ll catch the cherry blossoms.
In our case, last spring, with 60 days notice we found airfare to Las Vegas and rooms at the Lodge at Zion National Park were not only available but affordable. Other years, New York City — a train ride away – proved to be a perfect Spring Break vacation for families with teens and tweens.
If you haven’t done so already, NOW is the time take a survey of family commitments and goals for that precious time off. Then start researching — you’ll be glad you did when you are heading out of town for a Spring Break vacation with your teens and tweens.
Got any great ideas for fabulous spring break family vacations with teens that can be booked on less than 60 days notice? Let us know and if it looks like our readers would have interest we’ll feature it in future posts.