We’re still in the midst of winter, but who can help dreaming about a spring break getaway? Whether you’re looking for a warm beach vacation with the family or a one-day road trip with the kids, there are lots of options to help everyone have fun.
For a spring break adrenaline rush, hit up an amusement park. Roller coasters are in abundance at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. For west coasters, this park is a must-visit. With rides like Goliath and X2, you’ll be feeling the G forces all day long. Not to mention there are great rides and entertainment options for younger children at Six Flags Magic Mountain (www.sixflags.com).
If you’re heading to California for spring break, it’s worth heading to Disneyland, especially if you have younger children. From great food to fun rides and opportunities to meet all of your favorite Disney characters, there’s something for everyone (Disneyland.disney.go.com). Located in Anaheim, it’s within driving distance of several major cities, and hotel options are available for families on any budget. We recommend riding Space Mountain and the Matterhorn first. When it comes to snacks, you can’t go wrong with a churro. Trust us.
If your kids love water parks, consider making the trek to New Braunfels, Texas. At Schlitterbahn, there are more slides and attractions than you can count. From tube slides to body slides to wave pools, you will definitely stay entertained. The park is big enough to spend more than one day at, so you could easily make it a weekend full of fun. Pass prices are more than reasonable for what you and your family will be getting, and your kids will be talking about this water park for years to come (www.schlitterbahn.com)
If you live on the east coast and are looking for a great ski vacation, check out Saddleback in Maine. They have great instructors who can work with your kids to help build their skiing skills and tons of runs for skiers of all ages. Plus, they make their own snow on top of what Mother Nature brings, so you don’t have to worry about conditions being less than ideal (www.saddlebackmaine.com).
No matter what you choose to do this spring break, make sure it’s memorable. Even a short road trip to a local attraction can turn out to be a family favorite. If your family has never seen the Grand Canyon or visited the Pacific Ocean, book a trip based around that activity. Or, find out what theme parks or destinations offer special spring break travel packages that won’t break the bank. Make the most of spring break by finding a location that will recharge and refresh your family.
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