8 Spring Break Hotspots Families Will Love
It’s officially countdown to Spring Break season! And if you’re like us, we can’t wait for a few days off to enjoy time with our little sidekicks and family.
Whether you’re looking for a warm, beachy paradise, a city adventure, or a charming small town getaway, we’ve curated a list of spring break hotspots that are sure to please mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, cousins, and of course, the babies and little ones!
1. Disney’s Aulani Resort in Oahu, Hawaii.
How can you go wrong with Disney plus Hawaii for spring break? It’s literally paradise for the entire family! You’ll spend time soaking up the sun and relaxing at the resort while waving casually to Mickey and Minnie. You can also adventure throughout the island and take full advantage of all Oahu has to offer. There are plenty of activities to keep the kiddos busy and you’ll want to book a spa appointment for yourself too!
2. San Diego, CA and the Loews Coronado Bay Resort.
The Loews resort is in picturesque San Diego. It’s located on Coronado Bay which is just a ferry ride to downtown SD so you can certainly explore other parts of the city as well. If you want to stay at the resort the entire time, we don’t blame you! We love Loews because they are VERY kid friendly. They have a great Loews Loves Kids program, complete with a welcome gift for your little ones upon arrival. Make sure to mention this fun surprise gift to your kiddos when you’re traveling en route to Loews; they’ll be on their best behavior!
3. Orlando, Florida. THE Spring Break hot spot.
This list wouldn’t be complete without Orlando! It’s one of the most popular spring break destinations in the US. Of course it has the obvious must dos: Disney World, Universal, SeaWorld, etc. But did you know that it also has some really awesome and unique things to do as well? Like Gatorland, the alligator capital of the world. We guarantee the kids will love this! After you see the gators, go “monkey around” at Orlando Tree Trek, where you can zipline, run through obstacle courses and more! Consider cooling off at Wekiwa Springs Park or Kelly Park. Both are popular spots to experience some of Florida’s natural springs. Lastly, you’ll want to take the kids to The Chocolate Museum. Yes. You read it right. A CHOCOLATE museum. Need we say more?
4. Palm Springs, CA. Old Hollywood’s Vacation Destination.
If you haven’t done the Palm Springs thing, do it! It’s the perfect desert oasis. We give you permission to rent a house and log many hours of lounge time while the kids play in the pool for hours. Maybe book Walt Disney’s Palm Springs getaway house? Or a mansion built for Kirk Douglas? Or even Sinatra’s estate or Elizabeth Taylor’s vacation home? Live like an Old Hollywood celebrity and share the glamorous experience with the kiddos. They’ll love it. PS: Go see the dinosaur.
5. Experience the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC and stay at the Omni Shoreham Hotel
DC is obviously a must see for travelers of all ages. If you’re on the fence of what season to visit our nation’s capital, we highly recommend spring break time. Because…..cherry blossoms! The National Cherry Blossom Festival is world renowned and absolutely amazing. It runs from March 20th through April 14th this year and offers over 50 events to experience. It’s perfect for all ages and is definitely a bucket list item for many.
6. Head north to our Canadian neighbor and visit Toronto, for a “March Break” as the locals call it!
Toronto is Canada’s largest metropolitan city, so if you are truly seeking a city-like adventure, Toronto should be in the running! It is full of museums, parks, indoor and outdoor activities, and history! We definitely recommend Centre Island. It’s like an old-timey amusement park or carnival. Perfect for kids 12 and under. For the older kids and sports fans, go explore the Hockey Hall of Fame. Canada is the Hockey capital of the world, after all! Last but not least, explore the Toronto Zoo. You’ll fall in love with Penelope, the Pygmy Hippo calf. She’s adorable.
7. Experience Estes Park and a Rocky Mountain getaway.
If you’re looking for a small town, outdoor, charming spring break, look no further. Estes Park, Colorado is at the base of the Rocky Mountains where outdoor adventures are plentiful. You and the kids can go horseback riding, fishing, hiking, or take a stroll through downtown. In terms of lodging, you have a variety to choose from: a cozy lodge like Estes Mountain Lodge, a full service resort like The Estes Park Resort, or camping at the local Estes KOA!
8. Take me out to Cooperstown. Home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Cooperstown, New York is small town nostalgia. You’ll visit the hall of fame museum and soak up all the history of America’s favorite pastime sport. You’ll grab breakfast at the SMALLEST diner we’ve ever seen, aptly named, The Cooperstown Diner. And if you’re spring break trip is in April, you’ll definitely want to rent a canoe, kayak or paddle board to explore Goodyear Lake and the Susquehanna River.
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We hope you add these destinations to your list of Spring Break prospects! And remember, tag us in your pictures and #springbreakbabies so we can see you and your little ones enjoying your spring vacay!
Kaylee Garcia is a BabyQuip IQP in Washington state, a mama to one sweet boy, a wife to an awesome husband and BabyQuip recruiter too! Kaylee and her son (he’s not even two!) have completed over 13 trips via air travel (thank you, Alaska Airlines!) on over 30+ airplane rides! They love sharing travel tips with other families since they’ve learned a lot in the last 2 years. Kaylee enjoys spending time with family, researching baby gear, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.