Spring Break Destinations Are All Over the MapAn inviting break in the school year, plus the urge to get out of dodge mean it's time to plan a trip. But how do you and your family avoid colliding with a booze-soaked scene of college student excess? It’s not as hard as you think -- those post-adolescents are pretty predictable. There are plenty of places where you can relax in peace. Here are some top family Spring Break destinations.
Options Galore in Galveston
Steer clear of the pit of hedonism that some parts of the Texas coast become during Spring Break and unpack your suitcase in a family-friendly destination. In addition to sunny weather and fun at the beach, you’ll find ideal spots like Moody Gardens, which features eclectic menagaries, big-screen theaters for a day of education-disguised-as-fun.. Further down the road, Schlitterbahn Waterpark offers pure waterslide excitement. Downtown Galveston offers The Strand Historic District which includes shops, restaurants and turn-of-the-century architecture.
Boarding Basics in the Lake Tahoe AreaAre the kids have pestering you to take them snowboarding? If you want them to learn the ropes without any major injuries, consider a visit to Heavenly Valley ski resort at Lake Tahoe. Burgeoning boarders ages 5-6 and 7-13 can sign up for group programs that include five hours of coaching, equipment rentals, lunch and lift passes. In just one day your little athletes will be ready to graduate from the bunny runs. This trip could go down in family history for its adrenaline-soaked skill advancements and you won't have to worry about running into drunken frat boys on the slopes.
World View Expansion in Washington, DCYou may hear a chorus of groans when you announce the intention to visit the Capital, but it’ll be easy to knock the disdain right out of the equation with the help of a stellar Washington DC itinerary. Family Spring Break destinations can be both fun and educational! In addition to standbys like the Smithsonian and the National Museum of Natural History, save time to check out the National Zoo, Six Flags, the National Mall and the Washington Monument. This trip will be budget-friendly thanks to all the free attractions and historical sites. Congress often has its crazy moments, but that’s unlikely to interfere with a perfectly PC spring break vacation.
Stay Classy in San DiegoIt’s your vacation too, and in memory of your wilder college days (admit it, you had some fun back then), you’d love to just hit the beach. Don’t feel guilty about indulging; you won’t be subjecting the kiddies to anything untoward by bringing them to squeaky clean San Diego. Do some California-style, anything goes relaxing – sandcastle building, surfing, shopping – and then tour the top-notch attractions. Sea World, Legoland, the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park are a few that will flesh out this laid-back trip, allowing you to embody the identity of a responsible parent who still knows how to enjoy a spring break vacation – if just in a different way.
We hope you've enjoyed our guide to family Spring Break destinations.