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6 Easy Spring Break Family Getaways

Plan the perfect spring break getaway for the whole family. We've created a list of easy vacations to choose from that the entire family will enjoy.


Ahhh, spring break. A time of year when the snow from the mountain season starts to melt and the latest floral prints start hitting your local department stores. The heat of summer hasn’t fully arrived, but the essence of new life and warm sunlight lingers throughout the air.

If you ask me, the buzz of spring break welcomes a much-necessary pause for all. Now whether that pause means a hiatus away at your nearest National Park or a moment to spring into action and dance the night away in New York, there are endless things to do for spring break regardless of your zip code.

If you just so happen to be enjoying this year’s break with your family, we’ve got a handful of family spring break destinations that will satisfy any impatient toddlers, too cool teens, or be fit for your family of adults!

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1. Beach Destinations

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No matter where you’re traveling from, there’s nothing like a little escape to the beach. Whether you’re a small family of 3, planning the big annual family reunion, or are preparing for your baby’s first beach trip, there’s something at the seaside for all to enjoy. It may come as no surprise that beach cities are one of the top places on our list to consider as spring break destinations for families.

California offers visitors over 840 miles of coastline with 420 beaches waiting to be explored. From Nor Cal’s moody rocky shores down to sunny and sandy San Diego, California is home to ideal beach destinations. Or, if you’d prefer to spend time on the East Coast, Florida is home to a plethora of scenic beach cities like Orlando, which is full of fun, and St. Petersburg for a more quaint and cozy stay.

2. National Parks

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Did you know that there are 63 National Parks in the US, and 16 National Parks are free to enter?

As someone who spent a few spring breaks in the backseat of my parent’s Sequoia, I look back now and thank them for opting to spend this time with my sibling and me in the Great Outdoors. It provides everyone a moment to disconnect from the usual routine, and learn up close and personal about nature, and is a cost-conscious way for everyone to get out and wander.

And in case you were wondering…here are those 16 free parks:

  • Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska
  • Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska
  • Lake Clark National Park, Alaska
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska
  • Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
  • North Cascades National Park, Washington
  • Redwood National Park, California
  • Channel Islands National Park, California
  • Great Basin National Park, Nevada
  • Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
  • Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
  • New River Gorge National Park, West Virginia
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee
  • Congaree National Park, South Carolina
  • Biscayne National Park, Florida

Family road trips are a great spring break trip for families to get quality time with each other, sparks new conversations, and can be relatively easy to prepare for with the appropriate gear and mindset!

3. City Escapes

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If the mere sight of dirt makes you want to squeal, or if you already live in a rural area, how about a visit to the big city?

While most would not typically picture a city destination as an ideal family spring break destination, there are unique experiences in cities that can’t be found elsewhere. Scattered throughout these high-energy points across the US map are:

  • Historic landmarks
  • Museums
  • More iconic attractions

A trip to the South could open young minds to the depths of our Nation’s intricate history. Or even consider making a visit to the Big Apple to inspire any aspiring artists in the family. San Diego is also an extremely family-friendly city that welcomes guests to beach town energy with a touch of metropolitan aesthetics.

4. Theme Parks

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We might be a bit generous using the word “easy” here to describe a theme park family spring break destination; but, if you trust your partner and show up with a game plan, you’ll be sure to share an excellent time.

Disneyland and Disney World are classic theme park destinations that stir up nostalgia and a bit of magic for all who visit. Universal Studios is a lively choice for movie buffs and rising stars to get a glimpse behind the scenes.

Legoland is a great option for families with young children, as the park offers various colorful attractions suitable for kids ages 2-12 and larger-than-life play opportunities mimicking Lego building blocks.

5. Cruise Vacations

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Potentially, the easiest of all our easy spring break destinations for families is cruises! With a wide range of price points and traveling to various global and local destinations around the world, cruises are a relatively affordable and realistic spring break destination for families.

It’s just a matter of narrowing down your options depending on the number of travelers in your group, the timing of the trip, and your budget.

If this is going to be a child-free family vacation, Viking Ocean Cruises offers a plethora of options for more mature guests seeking luxurious experiences. Whereas, if you plan on bringing everyone from the youngest baby in the bunch to Great-Aunts and Uncles, Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line have seemingly endless entertainment for the whole fam.

6. All-Inclusive Resorts

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If you have the resources and time to plan, there’s truly nothing like a stay at an all-inclusive resort. Not entirely sure how the kids will enjoy an “all-inclusive” experience? With stays like Dreams Resorts, kids and young adults can enjoy the added activities and entertainment available and geared toward younger guests, while the adults get a bit of playtime too.

At all-inclusive family-friendly resorts, guests can typically find extra amenities available for family-friendly fun to make the experience enjoyable for all, making this a must on our list of family spring break destinations.

Spring Break Forever

Whether you’re moved to the forest, the beach, or the big city just make sure to spend the time celebrating with the people you care for most. The memories are better that way.

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