If you’re a family with time off for Spring break, wrapping your head around all of your travel options can be daunting. Parents can often relish in the thought that just having free time to relax is the best option in the world, but what about keeping the kids entertained? Not only do you want your kids to have fun, but also to learn new things that can involve both the mind and the body. Keeping them active is important, but so is opening them up to new things. Here we’ve come up with five destinations that do just that.
Here Are The Top 5 Spring Break Family Destinations
1. Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
This indoor water park is packed with fun for kids. Don’t worry about the chilly weather in Wisconsin during this time of year, this water park is INSIDE! With over 125,000 square feet of water slides, rivers, and pools this park is non-stop fun. In addition to the water park, there is also a theme park with games, go-carts, a Ferris wheel, and bowling. There is an on-site hotel for families to stay close by, and each night’s fee includes the price of admission to the park.
2. Kauai Surf School
If your family is active and loves the outdoors, why not get away to a warm climate for spring break, and learn how to surf?! On the big island of Hawaii, the people at the Kauai Surf School believe that surfing is not much harder than swimming. Families can schedule group lessons together, with one instructor for every four people, so one-on-one instruction is ample. Catch some waves in the beautiful waters of the Pacific, and also enjoy the gorgeous resorts all over the island.
3. San Diego
Not only is San Diego a great place to visit when everyone is wishing for warmer weather, but it also boasts two zoos, parks, museums and great beaches. The San Diego Zoo encompasses over 100 acres of rolling hills and woods. Both you and your kids will enjoy the numerous animals, and if you get tired hop on the zoo bus for a guided tour with loads of animal information. Outside of the city is also the Wild Animal Park, with over 1,800 acres of wildlife living in a more natural environment. Tour the park like a safari and see giraffes, elephants, and rhinos. Some museums to check out right in the city are the Balboa Park Museum, Maritime Museum and the San Diego Museum of Art.
4. Atlantis Paradise Resort
In the middle of the Bahamas is a gorgeous resort specifically made for families. The Atlantis Kids Adventure Program provides your kids with dozens of different activities that are both educational and fun. From cooking to architecture, your kids will be sure to find something they love. There are also tree houses for kids to have quiet time and read, and teen parties for your high-schooler to socialize. From rock-climbing, movie-making, arts and crafts to dancing, costume creating and tea parties, Atlantis has something for every child to enjoy.
5. Smuggler’s Notch
Looking for something in the great outdoors, but not necessarily looking to fly south? A ski resort is a great place for families to spend time together, while staying active and learning a new sport. Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont is a perfect place to visit when the winter has been cold, and there’s plenty of snow on the ground. Kids and adults can hit the slopes on experienced hills, or take lessons with the Snow Sport University staff. The resort also boasts indoor pools, dog-sledding, ice-skating and art classes to keep everyone entertained.
We hope you and your children enjoy your spring vacation, and come back home having experienced new activities and memories you’ll never forget.