Spring Break season is ramping up and providing opportunities for a last minute family ski trip, a quick getaway to a sunny beach, or time to explore a new city or college campus. Many of our favorite family travel bloggers have been posting about their family spring break vacation plans and sharing tips for getting the most out of your family spring break budget. Here’s what they have to say:
Cities are Great Family Spring Break Destinations
Amy Querido of The Q Family Adventures shares her favorite list of things to do in DC for school-age kids in her post Fun Things To Do in DC for School Age Kids. It’s her family’s favorite spring break destination and they are going back there again this year.
Jen Miner of The Vacation Gals visited London with her 11- and 13-yr old daughters who made it clear they didn’t want to waste time at kiddie attractions like the zoo. The London Eye and the Natural History Museum, as well as the history and pomp of the Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace, were more their speed. She shares their full itinerary in Things to Do in London with Kids.
Michelle McCoy of Trekaroo says there are lots of fun spring break things to do in Southern California and provides great pointers to camps, musical shows, and nature walks in her Spring Break Event Guide for Southern California.
New York City also offers endless family-friendly things to do on a spring break vacation with teens and tweens. We’ve got lots of tips of free things to do and budget accommodations in our recent posts Top Five Free Things To Do On Family Spring Break Vacation in New York City with Teens and Tweens and Five Affordable New York City Family Spring Break Hotel Options.
You Can Never Go Wrong with Orlando – But Be Ready for Crowds
Most family travel bloggers agree that Disney and the Orlando area is another all-time Spring Break destination for many families with teens and tweens. Amy Querido recommends Top 5 attractions for School-age kids in Disney’s Hollywood Studio. Jen Miner gives us the low down on how to best handle long lines at theme parks, backed-up traffic, and crowds, crowds, crowds in her post Spring Break Vacation in Orlando – 5 Tips to Save Time. We also love Disney for Spring Break (or any time of the year). You can find our list of favorite things to do in our post Disney Days with Teens and Tweens.
Get Off the Beaten Path
Tonya Prater of The Traveling Praters focuses her writing on topics of interest to homeschool families. Her article Your Guide to Homeschool Friendly Spring Break Ideas in the Smokies features special pricing and programs for homeschool families, but any family would enjoy these suggestions.
Lesli Peterson of Expedition Mom shares a list of Nine Last Minute Spring Break Vacation Ideas Around the South that her two teens love. She recommends daytrips and road trips ranging from waterparks, the Outer Banks and southern cities including Atlanta, Memphis, and Chattanooga.
Holly Rosen Fink, of Traveling Mom recommends Iceland: An Unexpected Family Destination saying Iceland is truly one of those unexpected, exotic destinations that have helped her kids develop a love of travel.
Don’t Forget the National Parks as a Family Spring Break Vacation Option
We had a great time visiting Zion and Bryce National Parks last spring break. Read our post: Top 10 Things to Do on a Family Vacation to Utah’s Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. The scenery is amazing and there are trails for any ability.
Mary Penafiel Solio of The World is a Book suggests sandboarding at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. North America’s tallest sand dunes (as tall as 750 feet) are unexpectedly located in the middle of Colorado. Specially designed sandboards can be rented outside the park and kept her kids busy all day.
Lisa Goodmurphy and her family from the Gone With the Family blog spent part of their spring break this year at the Grand Canyon. Her Photo Memories from the Grand Canyon makes us want to head there directly.
Here in New England, most of our snow has come in the second half of the winter. The major mountains are all open and going strong and offering great spring skiing family packages including some of our favorites such as Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont and Bretton Woods and the Omni Resort in the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire.
For those living farther west, Jody Robbins of Jody Robbins Travel with Baggage recommends spring skiing in Canada’s Banff National Park in her article Spring Skiing Specials at Sunshine Mountain Lodge. She promises that it’s a fab place for a family getaway.
We really enjoyed catching up with our travel blogger friends and hope all our readers have a great time on spring break. Let us know where you go!