Spring Break Destinations for Families
Spring Break is a perfect time to take a family vacation! The weather is starting to warm up, and everyone feels restless after being indoors all winter. Luckily, you don't have to go international for a fun vacation- some of the best spring break destinations for families are here in the United States!
Spring break destinations are often geared toward college students and young adults, making it difficult to find places with family-friendly activities. Here are a few ideas to make your spring break planning easier!
All-Inclusive Vacations: Our Favorite Resorts
One of the best ways to save money while traveling is by choosing an all-inclusive option! Having food, drink, gratuities, and taxes already paid for before your trip means that you have one less thing to worry about during your trip. While some all-inclusive resorts cater to adults only, there are plenty of family-friendly options for your spring break getaway!
Turks & Caicos / Negril, Jamaica / Ocho Rios, Jamaica
As the world's leading all-inclusive family resort brand for 24 years in a row, it’s no wonder that this is one of our favorite resorts! Beaches resorts feature everything needed for a dream beach vacation- crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, and luxurious rooms and suites.
5-star global gourmet dining, premium liquor and exclusive wines, and even water and land sports- just about everything you could need is included at Beaches! There are also endless things for kids to do, like the Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street, XBOX play lounge, Pirates Island Waterpark, and even kids' programs with certified nannies.
Cancun / Cozumel / Playa del Carmen / Ochos Rios
With so many different resorts and destinations, the most challenging part about visiting a Palace resort is choosing which one! They have six family-friendly resorts in Mexico and Jamaica, all being 5-star, oceanfront resorts that will make your vacation memorable.
Which Palace Resort will you choose?
Beach Palace, Cancun- Lively, luxurious, and playfully chic
Moon Palace The Grand, Cancun- Endless activities, vibrant nightlife, waterpark, bowling alley
Moon Palace, Cancun- Energetic, world-class dining, 27-hole Signature Golf Course, and unique kids and teen areas
Cozumel Palace, Cozumel- Great for watersports, a haven for divers
Moon Palace, Jamaica- Laid-back, largest spa on the island, endless entertainment
Playacar Palace, Playa del Carmen- minimalistic decor, serene, laid-back
Royal Caribbean’s Private Island: Perfect Day at Cococay
Your ideal beach vacation awaits you on Perfect Day at CocoCay!
This Royal Caribbean destination has something for the whole family, whether you want to try out the tallest waterslide in North America or you just want to spend your day relaxing on the beach. You’ll also find other exciting activities here, like the Zip Line and the massive Helium balloon that takes you 450 feet up in the air!
Take a dip in the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas, join a game of beach volleyball, or relax in a beachside cabana- the possibilities are endless! One of the best parts- almost everything on the island is complimentary, like the beachside activities, beach chairs, and dining venues scattered throughout the island, just to name a few!
Perfect Day at Cococay is only accessible by cruising with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line- but no need to worry! They offer 3-4 day getaways that visit this private island, making it perfect for a quick spring break getaway.
If you're looking for a Beach Vacation: Hawaii
Hawaii is a dream destination for many, and what better time to visit than Spring Break? With spring temperatures averaging in the high 70s to low 80s, it's a perfect choice when you want to spend time on a beach and soak up the sun. Hawaii has over 750 miles of shoreline!
No matter what island (or islands!) you choose to visit, you'll find seemingly unlimited things for your family to do, no matter your interests.
Maui is an idyllic island that has something for the whole family! Home to beautiful beaches and incredible landscapes, it's the perfect destination for enjoying the island air.
The Maui Ocean Center is in the top ten aquariums in the world and is something you'll want to take advantage of! Experience the unique ecosystems of the Hawaiian Islands and coral reefs that exist nowhere else on earth. What's a trip to Hawaii without a visit to a volcano? Haleakala National Park is the third largest volcano in the Hawaiian islands. It is open 24 hours a day- perfect for sunrise tours, stargazing, or camping!
Oahu is a beautiful, unique mix of urban areas and lush mountains- and is full of amazing things to do! When you're ready to spend time in the water, you can take a waterfall swim at Waimea Valley, a botanical garden and Hawaiian cultural area. You can also go snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, where you have the chance to see a sea turtle or a colorful school of fish.
There are many opportunities for hiking here, and it's easy to find family-friendly routes! Diamond Head Crater Hike is a fantastic hike that brings you to a pre-WWII Bunker built into a volcano's side. For a truly unique experience, you can book a Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour! You'll visit the Ka'a'awa Valley, where over 200 popular movies and TV shows have been filmed.
Oahu is home to Waikiki Beach, famous for Hawaiian royalty, surfing, and beautiful views. It's the most visited area in Hawaii- more than half of all visitors to Hawaii stay here! That being said, it can sometimes feel crowded, but well worth it if you want to stay near popular things to do.
For a unique way to enjoy the islands, try a guided tour! Globus offers small group tours that guide you through the valleys and peaks of the islands. Experts will guide you through unique tours through the island, like visiting the iconic Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, attending a luau in Kona, and taking a scenic cruise off from Maui, where you’ll search for humpback whales.
Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa
For a unique Hawaiian experience perfect for the whole family, book a stay at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa, located in Ko Olina, Hawaii. This award-winning resort has something for everyone!
Aulani Resort spans 21 acres along a beautiful lagoon and white sand beach- and you can expect Disney magic at every turn! Activities and entertainment showcase Disney storytelling, magic Disney touches in your accommodations, and encounters with Disney characters are just a few things you’ll experience while staying here.
Enjoy the incredible Hawaii weather in themed pools, relaxing lazy rivers, or a private Rainbow Reef lagoon. If your family is adventurous, try out one of the many watersport activities provided.
If you want to get out into Nature: U.S. National Parks
Find some of the most incredible landscapes and scenery in the United States national park system! National Parks have been maintained for decades, preserving the country's most beautiful areas for all to learn about our heritage.
Whether it’s the immense size of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the wonders of Arches national park in Utah, or the powerful geysers at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, every visit to a national park will leave you speechless at the natural beauty that occurs there.
Spring is a perfect time to visit national parks! Many crowds flock to popular national parks during the summer, so visiting in the Spring means a greater chance of uninterrupted views, colorful flowers, and powerful waterfalls. The weather is usually on the mild side, which usually makes it the perfect weather to hike around and explore.
Are you having trouble choosing which national park to visit? Good news! Globus offers land tours that visit multiple national parks in one trip. Everything is taken care of for you during your trip, including meals and lodging. What better way to spend your spring break? Here’s an example of a tour!
America’s Canyonlands Escape
- Zion National Park
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Arches National Park
- Dead Horse Point State Park
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
- Grand Canyon National Park
Contact TravelPerks today to start planning your dream vacation!