It’s really amazing how quickly Spring Break can come up on us. People that live in states
like Florida & California who experience nice weather the majority of the year cannot
fully appreciate what “Spring Break” signifies to those who live in the Midwest and
northern states and endure cold, harsh winters.
Spring Break announces the coming the spring flowers, Easter, Passover, warmer temps
around the corner and of course, the always appreciated & anticipated – family vacation.
When people imagine Spring Break, one of the 1st things that always comes to mind is
large groups of 18-25 year olds drinking excessively on the beaches in Cancun. Followed
by the removal of clothing in public areas by those that have had a bit too much to drink.
So, you ask yourself, if you are not a high school or college student looking to drink
heavily each day on the beach and possibly end up with your clothing removed…. where is
a great place to go on Spring Break? Taking the kiddies? Of course if a person is taking
the kids on the Spring break family vacation, you want to pick an area that will be family
friendly and will offer lots of activities for the kids to do. There’s nothing worse than a
bored kid on vacation!
So, where do you go with kids for a fun filled vacation during Spring Break? Let’s list
some hotspots for you. Your favorite Spring Break location not on the list below, send us
a comment to this blog and tell us where your family likes to spend Spring Break and
WHY this destination is a great place to go!
Disney World Theme Parks in Orlando FL
Universal Studios, Orlando FL – featuring Harry Potter
Hawaiian Island 7 night Cruise
Ski trip – Steamboat Springs CO
Dude Ranch (great places around the country)
Beaches Resorts in Turks & Caicos or in Jamaica -featuring Sesame Street Characters
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines BIGGEST ships- The Allure of the Seas
& The Oasis of the Seas! – now offering Barbie Packages
Atlantis Resort in Nassau Bahamas
Disney’s new Aulani Resort in Hawaii
Budget a little too tight this year to do one of the above vacations? No Problem, play
tourist in your own city or town. If you stop to look around at what your closest big city
offers, you may find that you can see lots of great things on a low budget.
Take for example St. Louis, Missouri…. This city offers lots of great FREE sight-seeing
St. Louis Zoo – general admission – FREE
The Museum of Westward Expansion located under the Arch - FREE
Tram to the top of the Gateway Arch - $10 for 16 & older, $5 for kids 3-15 years
Grant’s Farm- admission, tram ride and all shows- FREE
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours- FREE
St. Louis Science Center - FREE
Natural History Museum - FREE
The St. Louis Art Museum - FREE
There’s no reason you and your family can’t be a tourist somewhere! Travel, its an
education for everyone.