Are you ready for spring break?
I think we’re all about ready for spring to arrive. When we see those budding trees, we know that it’s also time for SPRING BREAK!!! Whether you’re looking for a luxury getaway or relaxing staycation, we have a few ideas for entertaining the kids and rejuvenating yourself!
This popular ski area has any snow-related activity you can imagine: skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and even dog sledding! Plus, the charming downtown areas are fun for any age with amazing restaurants, shops, coffee houses, and more.
This is a good luxury vacation for younger ones, too. They are incredibly family-friendly, even offering childcare services, specific activities for ages 0-5, and even baby necessities like diapers and wipes if you run out. For the kids, they have character experiences, story time, splash pads, youth clubs, and a water park. For adults, they adult-only dining, lounges, spa, and “Quiet Cove Pool”—every parent’s dream. This is a great vacation—and well worth the money—if you are vacationing with the kids but want some alone time with your other half, too.
This one is more family-friendly than you might think. Other than the incredible pools and beaches (and drinks for Mom and Dad), this hotel offers poolside crafts, ice cream, and water games for the little ones. They have an outstanding Kids Club for this school-aged group, and great teen experiences like learning to DJ or making music videos to help your teenagers get off their phones and experience something new. Not to mention that all of their food is DELICIOUS! (Get online for Spring Break specials!)
Here’s another one the is surprisingly kid-friendly—and it won’t hurt your wallet. Spring is the most magical time to visit DC since the cherry blossoms peak between March 15-April 15. Walk the trails along the Potomac River, or have a picnic on the lawn, or explore Rock Creek Park to enjoy the perfect weather. DC has 14 museums to visit free of admission (all Smithsonian museums AND the zoo are free of charge)!
Ultimate Staycation Chicago, IL
Kids are out of school, but you have to work? Not quite ready for a big vacation? There’s plenty to do right in your own city! Do a backyard campout with your kiddos, complete with fun campfire stories and marshmallow roasting around a firepit (you can find one on the cheap pretty easily). Don’t forget to set up a scavenger hunt! Visit a close state or national park for a fun hiking experience (or try park hopping if you’re in a residential area—kids like to try out new playgrounds and explore new areas). Explore your city on foot or bike. Many towns have their own historic sites, museums, or unique restaurants. Splurge one night by dining out or staying in a hotel.