5 Exciting Spring Break Getaways For The Family

Spring break is a great time for families to take vacations. The kids are out of school, the weather’s nice, and everyone wants to get away after being cooped up all winter. There are all kinds of places you can go for spring break. Take a look at these five great getaways to find inspiration:

1. Winter Ski Trip


Skiing is a great spring break getaway for families

If your town gets rain instead of snow during the winter or you just aren’t ready to hang up your skis, take a winter ski trip to Steamboat, CO. With a season lasting through April, you and your family will be able to play in the white stuff one more time before it’s time to bring out the bathing suits. The area gets over 350 inches of snow every year, has almost 3,000 acres to explore with a summit of over 10,000 feet, and is known as North America’s best family resort.

2. Hiking/Outdoors

On the other hand, if the thought of more snow makes you sick, head to Moab, Utah. You can enjoy the outdoors there by making a beeline to the hiking trails. Small children can enjoy short hikes that will take about 10 minutes, but if you have athletic kids, you could choose to try one of the longer hikes. The scenery is beautiful and will even keep teenagers from playing with their iPods. If you’re up for the challenge of bringing Fido, many of the trails allow pets, too.

3. Spring Training and Golf

Scottsdale, AZ is a place for sports lovers. With almost 200 different golf courses, their claim of being the world’s greatest golf destination may just be true. Baseball fans have gone to watch spring training in Scottsdale for over 60 years, and there are now 15 teams that train for the regular season around the area. Since the games can be a little spread out, getting a rental car can be a great option to watch as many games as possible.

4. Beach


Atlantis is a perfect spring getaway from the still chilly temperatures

What better place is there to enjoy the water than Atlantis, Bahamas? You’ve seen the commercials for years, and if you finally decide it’s time to visit, your whole family will have a blast. The adults can play at the casino, and kids and grownups alike can get their adrenaline pumping at the water park. You better plan on staying a while because there are lots of other attractions, too. At this vacation spot, you can swim with dolphins, relax at the spa, charter a yacht, or just spend the day on the beach.

5. Water Park

Atlantis may have a water park that guests can use, but there’s something to be said for specifically choosing to vacation at a resort whose main focus is on water parks and similar amusements. Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells is the mother of all water parks. Home to an indoor water park, outdoor water park, and indoor theme park, your kids won’t get bored here. Try boogie boarding, riding a water roller coaster, going on some of the fastest and longest water slides in the nation, or just float along on the lazy river. Don’t count out the theme park just because it’s inside, either. The Ferris wheel is six stories tall, and there are many other attractions, like:

  • bowling
  • arcade
  • climbing walls
  • go karts
  • laser tag
  • mini-golf

With all the things to do, no one will want to leave.There are lots of options when it comes to spring break getaways for the family. No matter what type of vacation you choose, there are sure to be enough attractions to keep everyone entertained.


Brett Dugan is a travel professional writing for Advantage.


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