So you’ve got a few little tykes out of school for the next week, and you’re pretty sure that unless you find an outlet for their endless energy, you may not have a house at the end of the week? There are some great family-friendly spring break destinations that don’t involve visiting Grandma in the nursing home, so read on for all the details.
Does it surprise you that Orlando, Florida is ranked number one for family vacations? It shouldn’t. With Disneyworld, Epcot, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal, Sea World all in a few mile radius and the Kennedy Space Center nearby, there is limitless fun for all ages. Fly into Orlando from KCI for only $400-$500 on Frontier, US Airways, American and Delta, or $300-$400 on Southwest.
Southern California offers another sunny week off of school. In SoCal, you’ve got Disneyland, San Diego, LA, and the Pacific beaches. Fly to San Diego for less than $200 on Southwest or LA for less than $300 on Southwest.
Colorado also offers some great family-friendly vacation time. Many resorts cater to children as well, and you can always get the kids used to a week of skiing. It’s also the closest vacation for us here in the Midwest – the drive is only 10-12 hours. Beware of weather though, and consider that you may get snowed in.
Family-friendly cruises are also an option. You’ll fly into a port city and embark on a 5 day cruise. Many lines offer childcare, craft projects, teen discos, kid-friendly parties and on-land excursions that are educational and fun. Carnival cruises start at $239/person for a family of 4 (a 4-day cruise).
*all flights listed are for 1 person found on Travelocity, unless otherwise stated.