1. Yosemite National ParkYosemite National Park is a perfect West Coast spring break destination in the United States to visit for families who love to spend time in the outdoors and hone in on their sense of adventure. In the spring months, Yosemite begins to come alive. Spring flowers, wildlife, and people start bursting to life inside the park after the winter months.
Families come from all over the world to see the tall granite walls in Yosemite Valley and hike some of the best hiking trails in Yosemite. You could spend an entire week in Yosemite National Park and still only barely scratch the surface of everything it has to offer.
2. Yucatan, MexicoMexico is a charming destination perfect for a spring break vacation for families. Whether it be the beautiful beaches or ample greenery, this welcoming country has lots to offer.
If you want to keep it simple, opt for an all-inclusive resort in Cancun. Otherwise, spend a few days in Merida, a charming old town with colorful architecture and cobble-stone roads. Make sure to save some time for Chichen Itza, the famous Mayan ruin. Afterward, head to Bacalar, where the blue lagoon and laid-back vibes will surely capture your heart. If you’ve some extra time, make a stop in Tulum and visit the many restaurants that line the streets.
There are also plenty of sinkholes and parks that should not be missed when in the Yucatan region, which is perfect for an exciting Spring Break with kids!
3. Florida Keys, USAFlorida Keys, an archipelago of islands off South coast of Florida are a perfect Spring break destination for families and one of the best places to visit in the US. The sunshine state won’t let you down with beautiful tropical weather throughout the year.
The drive through the Florida Keys on Overseas Highway is a must with the ocean giving you company all through and some breathtaking views. There is so much to do from white beaches, Coral reef, water sports, parasailing, snorkeling, history that you will be amazed.
Start your journey from the first island, Key Largo, the largest among all. The island is home to the first underwater Park in the US, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park which is best to explore the magical aquatic world.
Choose from Glass bottom boat tour, snorkeling or scuba diving, you will be spell bound seeing the fishes and the coral under the water. With water all around you, how can you miss the adventure of water sports. Zoom around in a jet ski or soar the skies with parasailing, you will love it.
Drive all the way to the last island, Key West, the most populous and popular island. There is so much history and culture associated that is prevalent from its mansions and architecture of the Old Town. Sit down at the Mallory Square in the evening to let the magic unfurl during the sunset. Or take a sunset cruise to enjoy spectacular views while sipping the wine. Don’t forget to visit the southernmost point of US Buoy in Key west.
4. Grand CanyonWith its Junior Ranger Program, white-water rafting and hikes for visitors at all skill levels, the Grand Canyon National Park is a kid-friendly getaway that the whole family will enjoy. And Spring Break is the perfect time to make this iconic road trip and avoid the notorious Arizona heat.
The South Rim has free shuttle busses, a grocery store, bank and post office that makes a longer stay hassle-free. Besides the spectacular nature that’s easily accessible from an array of scenic overlooks, there are also trails great for bicycle rides, camping, stargazing and white-water rafting for older children.
There are plenty of picnic areas and fields to take a break or have a game of frisbee. There are also hotels that offer spectacular views – and options ranging from fine dining to cozy spots for hot chocolate by a campfire.
With Route 66, Sedona and Las Vegas all just a day trip away, the Grand Canyon National Park is also a perfect starting point for an epic family road trip.
5. Fort Worth, TexasThe temperatures are usually milder and there are plenty of things to do indoors even if it is a little chilly. Plus, you can visit Dallas which is only 30 miles away. Fort Worth is famous for its BBQ, Stockyards and Rodeo but it also has an amazing culture scene!
You can visit world-class museums like The Modern Art Museum, Kimbell Art Museum, and experience culture at the Fort Worth Opera and Casa Manana. If you have kids that are sports fans you might want to visit the Cowboys stadium in Arlington or catch a Rangers baseball game at the Globe Life Park.
Don’t miss visiting the Fort Worth Stock Yards for a truly Western Experience. You can see real Texas cowhands drive a herd of Texas longhorns down East Exchange twice a day. Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards has a Rodeo show every Friday and Saturday.
Fort Worth also has a wonderful zoo but my favorite place to visit is the Japanese Gardens inside the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. It is such a hidden gem, usually, in March the cherry blossoms start to bloom and it is a great place to stop for an afternoon.
Besides, if you’re you on the hunt for a sunny, sandy spring break location, head down to one of the many islands in Texas for a spring break that will trump most others.
6. Akumal, Riviera Maya, MexicoAkumal, on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, is a fabulous choice for a family Spring Break. With accommodation for all tastes, ranging from independent boutiques to all-inclusives, Akumal works both as a vacation destination in its own right and as a base to explore the area’s highlights. Whilst in Akumal check out the ruins of Tulum, the eco water park of Xel-Ha and the wider Yucatan peninsula.
7. Naples, FloridaIf you are looking for the ultimate beach Spring vacation idea for families then head to Naples, Florida. There are so many great things to do in Naples, Florida for the entire family!
Naples has wonderful beaches where you can enjoy water sports, beach activities, beach walks or simply relax and take in all that Florida sunshine. There are so many great day trips from Naples, Florida. If you enjoy being on the water then head out on a Naples Bay boat tour. It is a great way to see Naples from the water. You can even head out on your own private boat fishing trip. You can also paddleboard through the mangroves.
If you’re traveling to Florida with your family, check out the top things to do in Destin with kids.
8. Washington DCWashington DC is a perfect Spring Break destination for families, full of free and interesting places to visit and kid-friendly activities. Early April timing usually coincides with DC’s famous cherry blossoms and the city is full of colorful blooms. Spring weather is not too hot or cold, so it’s ideal for outdoor walks through DC’s many memorials and gardens.
The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Capitol Building are all great family photo spots, but it is a long walk between buildings so don’t try to cover them all in one day.
9. Maui, HawaiiWhether you’re looking for an active or relaxing family vacation, there’s no better family spring break destination than Maui. The island’s palm-fringed golden beaches are renowned but there’s actually much more to discover on the Valley Isle.
Little explorers will love watching the sunrise from the top of the Haleakala volcano, an experience which takes place at a comfortable time in February and March.
10. Mobile, Alabama
Mobile, Alabama is all too often bypassed in favor of nearby New Orleans, but in many ways, it offers many of the same things as its more famous neighbor, only in a more family-friendly package. While Mobile is now part of Alabama, it was originally the capital of French Louisiana. Thus, with its wrought-iron balconies and other French-inspired architecture, Mobile is kind of a miniature version of New Orleans. The city even has its own Mardi Gras celebrations, which are much less raucous than the booze-fueled parties in New Orleans.
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