The 15 Best Spring Break Destinations for Families

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A spring break is a perfect opportunity to escape the pressure of finals and graduation and begin an adventurous life with your family. However, choosing the ideal spot which is family-friendly can be challenging.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the 15 best spring break destinations that will amuse the youngsters and satisfy the grownups. So, let’s get started!

1. Cancun, Mexico

Cancun, Mexico

Cancun’s turquoise oceans, white sand beaches, and exciting nightlife make it a popular destination for families and college students. It offers something for everyone, with its white sand beaches, mild weather, amazing water sport choices, and vibrant nightlife. The Hard Rock Cancun is a family favorite awesome place to go after a tiring day of touring.

Things to Do

  • Take a swim in the Cenotes.
  • Explore the city’s Mayan ruins. 
  • Don’t forget to go diving or snorkeling, off the coasts of Cancun.

Where to Stay

For a luxurious stay with breathtaking views of the sea, choose Hilton Cancun La Isla’s “The Canopy”.

2. Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Orlando, which is home to Universal Studios and Disney World, is a popular family vacation spot that welcomes more than 70 million tourists each year. For children, Disney World’s legendary attractions and adored characters provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience, while for adults, it’s a sentimental stroll down memory lane.

Things to Do

  • Experience the thrilling airboat ride
  • Learn about the space history by visiting Kennedy Space Center.
  • Visit Orlando Museum of Art, vibrant with the collection of art scenes.

Where to Stay

The JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, includes family suits, a water park and restaurants by pools. The whole family will love this opulent, brand-new resort, which is only a short drive from Disney World.

3. Grenada, North America

Grenada, North America

Grenada has long been ignored by Americans in favor of glitzier, more resort-filled islands. But it is worthwhile to travel to Grenada. This is a great place to visit if you enjoy learning about other cultures. The island has its own cuisine, music, and spice markets. The secret waterfalls and jungles are also great places to immerse yourself in nature if you’re feeling daring.

Things to Do

  • Shop for souvenirs.
  • Take a hike in the Grenada rainforest.
  • Taste different local cuisines which has a blend of India, European and African cuisines. 

Where to Stay

Situated above Grand Anse Beach on a hillside, Mount Cinnamon is a boutique hotel with 36 rooms and villas. In addition, a free kids club is available for children aged three to twelve. In March and April, the rates start from $720 per room, per night, which also includes breakfast.

4. Maui, Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii

Hawaii isn’t just another stunning beach destination. It’s a unique blend of adventure and relaxation. After last year’s devastating fire in the seaside town of Lahaina, now’s the perfect time to cross off this island paradise from your bucket list and support the island’s local businesses.

Things to Do

  • Enjoy the drive along the Maui Eastern coast.
  • Visit Iao Valley which is filled with greenery, and hiking trails.
  • Watch the sunrise above the cloud in the peak of Haleakala Crater.

Where to Stay

At Wailea Maui, a Waldorf Astoria resort, there’s something for everyone at this beachside oasis. From nine interconnected pools to waterslides and beach side swings to eight dining spots, you’ll find something for every family member.

5. Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia, is a charming southern town that’s easy on the eyes for the whole family. It’s walkable and packed with great, kid-friendly restaurants. Adventure-lovers can take a paddle wheeler ride down the Savannah River or, if your little ones are brave, take a ghost city tour.

Things to Do

  • Visit Forsyth Park to relax.
  • Immerse in the art collection.
  • Explore the Savannah’s Historic District.

Where to Stay

The Kimpton Brice is a newly renovated hotel with a large outdoor pool and plenty of lounge chairs. It is centrally located a block away from the river and within walking distance to most attractions, or you can take one of the free bikes on the property if your little ones prefer to bike.

6. San Diego, California

San Diego, California

The San Diego Zoo is just a short drive away, but if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, hike in the state reserve or relax on one of San Diego’s many beaches.

Things to Do

  • Enjoy the Harbor Cruise.
  • Take a city tour by Amphibious Bus.
  • Experience the City Night Trolley Tour.

Where to Stay

You can stay at the Paradise Point which is located in Mission Bay and feels like a tropical oasis surrounded by palm trees. The resort has five swimming pools and onsite miniature golf. It’s minutes away from Balboa Park and close to the Zoo.

7. Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is a vibrant city bursting with culture and food. There are many fun and super-exciting thing to do with kids, take your kids on a pirate-led walking tour of the historic city, or tour historic country homes like the Josef Manigault House or dine at one of the country’s best seafood restaurants.

Things to Do

  • Check out the local architecture.
  • Visit the pastel-colored block of houses
  • Take a ferry to the Fort Summer National Monument.

Where to Stay

Mills House Charleston, Curium Collection by Hilton, is nestled in the heart of Charleston and is just a few blocks away from some of the city’s best dining options.

8. San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio has a lot to offer for families. From the iconic Riverwalk to the historic Alamo, there’s something for everyone. The San Antonio Zoo is hosting a “Jungle Boogie Break” from March 9-17 with extended hours, music, games and food.

Things to Do

  • Lean about the battle by visiting the Alamo
  • Enjoy the walk along the Riverwalk.
  • Visit San Antonio Missions Historical Park.

Where to Stay

Omni La mansion Del Rio is a historic property right off the Riverwalk that offers boat tours and an outdoor courtyard swimming pool. The hotel also has a variety of family-friendly activities, including hotel-wide scavenger hunts.

9. Williamsburg, Virginia

Williamsburg, Virginia

If you’re looking for a living history experience, Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia is the place to go. It’s a beautiful living history museum with lush gardens, art museums and interactive historical experiences.

Things to Do

  • Discover the history at Colonial Williamsburg.
  • Enjoy rides and shows at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
  • Visit the Royal Governor’s Palace.

Where to Stay

For those looking for a modern-day getaway, check out the Williamsburg Lodge. The Autograph Collection at Colonial Williamsburg is a must-visit for those looking for true 18th century styling combined with modern amenities.

10. National Parks, USA

National Parks, USA

Each park offers a unique experience, with a wide variety of attractions and activities to enjoy. For those looking for an exciting road trip, the Grand Circle route is the way to go.

Things to Do

  • Enjoy the hiking trails.
  • Camp along the parks.
  • Stargazing and enjoying the views of the stars.

Where to Stay

With five camps along the Grand Canyon, close to Grand Canyon National Park, Moab National Park, Zion National Park and Lake Powell National Park, and open for spring break, guests can enjoy luxury, outdoor accommodations without the need for camping.

11. Paris, France

Paris, France

Known as the “City of Light,” Paris is the perfect destination for travelers of all types. History buffs will be entranced by the sights and monuments of the city, while art enthusiasts will be transported to a world of wonder as they explore the galleries of the musée d’orsay.

Things to Do

  • See the performance at the Opera Bastille.
  • Do shopping on Rue de Charonne.
  • Enjoy the show at the Le Bataclan.

Where to Stay

For those seeking an intimate and elegant stay, Hotel des Grand voyageurs is the perfect place to experience the grandeur of ancient Europe without compromising the warmth of the present day.

12. Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater Beach is the perfect spot for a relaxing day at the beach. With its white sand and crystal-clear waters, it’s the perfect spot to build sand castles, go swimming, or take a dolphin-watching tour. Nearby attractions offer educational and fun activities for the whole family.

Things to Do

  • Visit the Pier 60.
  • Spend whole day at Sand Key Park.
  • Discover the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Where to Stay

The JW Marriot Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa is a great choice for families, with its residence style accommodations and multiple bedrooms. The hotel also has a kids club, The Hideaway hangout, for kids 5-12 years of age and older.

13. New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is home to a vibrant nightlife and a wide variety of cuisines. Whether you’re looking to explore the city’s historical French Quarter, embark on a riverboat cruise with the New Orleans steamboat company, or savor some of the best beignets in town, you’ll find something for everyone at Sheraton New Orleans.

Things to Do

  • Take a swamp and bayous tour.
  • Enjoy parades and music at Mardi Gras.
  • Explore the historic French Quarter in New Orleans.

Where to Stay

Sheraton New Orleans is conveniently located near the waterfront, with an outdoor pool and plenty of dining options.

14. Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a perfect spring break destination with beaches, volcanoes and rainforests. Here you can enjoy the zip line in Monteverde and feel the clouds, or enjoy the Jaco or Tamarindo waves.

Things to Do

  • Learn salsa dance.
  • Relax on the wide range of beaches in Florida.
  • Go for white-water rafting at Sarapiqui River or Pacuare.

Where to Stay

The Botanika Osa Peninsula, is a great place to stay after enjoying the tiring adventures in Costa Rica. Here rates start from $220 per night.

15. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole is going to have a longest ski season in 2024, and families can enjoy their spring break. It is located between Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park, so you can view both the parks while driving to Jackson Hole.

Things to Do

  • Visit the Snake River.
  • Enjoy at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
  • See the wildlife art at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Where to Stay

SpringHill Suites in Jackson Hole is a perfect place for families to stay with, having huge suite where almost 6 guests can sleep. Plus, it also has daily breakfast which is complementary and heated outdoor pools.

In Summary

To escape the daily busy school and university life, these 15 best spring break destinations offers a great adventure to the students as well as families, from tropical paradise to volcanoes and rainforest. By visiting these places, you’re likely to forget your finals burden and will create a memorable travel experience.

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