Six Ways to Have an Amazing Family Spring Break (even with Baby!)

Holidays are supposed to be a time for family bonding, and what better way than spending Spring Break together?

Six Ways to Have an Amazing Family Spring Break (even with Baby!) is a blog post that discusses six strategies you can use when travelling with your family.

Whether you’re taking a long road trip or flying across the country, these tips will make it more enjoyable for everyone!

Best Spring Break Destinations for Families:

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is a perfect West Coast spring break destination in the United States to visit for families who love to spend time in the outdoors and hone in on their sense of adventure.

In the spring months, Yosemite begins to come alive.

Spring flowers, wildlife, and people start bursting to life inside the park after the winter months. Families come from all over the world to see the tall granite walls in Yosemite.

Valley and hike some of the best hiking trails in Yosemite.

Yosemite National Park is a perfect West Coast spring break destination in the United States to visit for families who love to spend time in the outdoors and hone in on their sense of adventure.

In the spring months, Yosemite begins to come alive.

Spring flowers, wildlife, and people start bursting to life inside the park after the winter months. Families come from all over the world to see the tall granite walls in Yosemite

Valley and hike some of the best hiking trails in Yosemite.

Yucatan, Mexico

Mexico is a charming destination perfect for a spring break with your family. Whether it be the beautiful beaches or ample greenery, this welcoming country has lots to offer.

After spending ten days in Yucatan, Mexico, I quickly fell in love with this splendid peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

If you want to keep it simple, opt for an all-inclusive resort in Cancun. Otherwise, spend a few days in Merida, a charming old town with colourful architecture and cobble-stone roads.

Make sure to save some time for Chichen Itza, the famous Mayan ruin. Afterwards, head to Bacalar, where the blue lagoon and laid-back vibes will surely capture your heart.

If you’ve some extra time, make a stop in Tulum and visit the many restaurants that line the streets.

There are also plenty of sinkholes and parks that should not be missed in the Yucatan region, which is perfect for an exciting Spring Break with kids!

Florida Keys, USA

The Florida Keys, an archipelago of islands off the Southern coast of Florida, are a perfect Spring break destination for families and one of the best places to visit in the US.

The sunshine state won’t let you down with beautiful tropical weather throughout the year. There are lots of things to do in the Florida Keys with kids!

The drive through the Florida Keys on Overseas Highway is a must, with the ocean giving you company all through and some breathtaking views.

There is so much to do from white beaches, Coral reefs, water sports, parasailing, snorkelling, a history that you will be amazed.

Start your journey from the first island, Key Largo, the largest among all. The island is home to the first underwater park in the US, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the best place to explore the magical aquatic world.

Choose from Glass bottom boat tour, snorkelling or scuba diving; you will be spellbound seeing the fishes and the coral under the water.

With water all around you, how can you miss the adventure of water sports? Zoom around in a jet ski or soar the skies with parasailing; you will love it.

My 7-year old son enjoyed the bird’s eye views from his parasail along with his dad and was the highlight of his trip.

Drive to the last island, Key West, the most populous and famous island. There is so much history and culture associated with the Old Town’s mansions and architecture.

Sit down at Mallory Square in the evening to let the magic unfurl during the sunset. Or take a sunset cruise to enjoy spectacular views while sipping the wine. Don’t forget to visit the southernmost point of US Buoy in Key West.

Grand Canyon

With its Junior Ranger Program, white-water rafting and hikes for visitors at all skill levels, the Grand Canyon National Park is a kid-friendly getaway that the whole family will enjoy.

And Spring Break is the perfect time to make this iconic road trip and avoid the notorious Arizona heat.

The South Rim has free shuttle busses, a grocery store, a bank, and a post office, making a more extended stay hassle-free.

Besides the spectacular nature that’s easily accessible from various scenic overlooks, there are also trails great for bicycle rides, camping, stargazing and white-water rafting for older children.

There are plenty of picnic areas and fields to take a break or have a game of frisbee. Some hotels offer spectacular views – and options ranging from fine dining to cosy spots for hot chocolate by a campfire.

With Route 66, Sedona and Las Vegas just a day trip away, the Grand Canyon National Park is also a perfect starting point for an epic family road trip.

Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth is a great destination to visit during Spring. The temperatures are usually milder, and there are plenty of things to do indoors, even if it is a little chilly. Plus, you can visit Dallas, which is only 30 miles away.

Fort Worth is famous for its BBQ, Stockyards and Rodeo, but it also has a unique cultural scene! You can visit world-class museums like The Modern Art Museum, Kimbell Art Museum and experience culture at the Fort Worth Opera and Casa Manana.

The Sundance square area in downtown Fort Worth has charming shops and restaurants. If you have sports fans, kids, you might want to visit the Cowboys stadium in Arlington or catch a Rangers baseball game at the Globe Life Park.

Don’t miss visiting the Fort Worth Stock Yards for a genuinely Western Experience. You can see real Texas cowhands drive a herd of Texas longhorns down East Exchange twice a day.

Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards has a Rodeo show every Friday and Saturday.

Fort Worth also has a beautiful zoo, but my favourite place to visit is the Japanese Gardens inside the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens.

It is such a hidden gem, usually, in March, the cherry blossoms start to bloom, and it is a great place to stop for an afternoon.

Akumal, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Akumal, on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, is a fabulous choice for a family Spring Break.

With accommodation for all tastes, ranging from independent boutiques to all-inclusive, Akumal works both as a vacation destination in its own right and as a base to explore the area’s highlights.

Whilst in Akumal, check out the ruins of Tulum, the eco water park of Xel-Ha, and the wider Yucatan peninsula.

Akumal’s key attraction, though, is snorkelling with turtles in the turquoise waters of the stunning tropical bay.

They feed on the seagrass offshore, so you don’t need to hire a boat or swim out particularly far to see them. This makes snorkeling here a breeze, even for those not strong swimmers or new to snorkeling. 

Rent lifejackets and snorkel gear on the beach, or even hire a snorkel guide to show you the best spots. With younger children, the snorkel guide will pull a life-ring along for them to hold onto.

In an hour’s trip, you can easily see a dozen turtles plus rays and tropical fish.

When you’ve had your fill of marine life, the beach here is picture-postcard perfect, and the Lol-Ha Restaurant is right on the sands.

For sun, sea, and an underwater adventure, Akumal is the perfect family Spring Break destination.

Naples, Florida

If you are looking for the ultimate beach spring break destination, then head to Naples, Florida.

There are so many great things to do in Naples, Florida, for the entire family. Naples has beautiful beaches where you can enjoy water sports, beach activities, beach walks or relax and take in all that Florida sunshine.

There are so many great day trips from Naples, Florida. If you enjoy being on the water, then head out on a Naples Bay boat tour.

It is a great way to see Naples from the water. You can even head out on your own private boat fishing trip. You can also paddleboard through the mangroves.

If you are a little more adventurous, then head down alligator alley and join an airboat tour through the Everglades, where you get to see the alligators. Naples is only 1.5 hours from Miami, making it a great day trip.

If you love shopping, then head to Miromar Outlet Mall, where you will find some fantastic deals on your favourite fashion brands.

If you are a foodie, you will love all the restaurant options in Old Naples on 5th Avenue. These restaurants offer great happy hour deals and generous portions, making it great for families to dine out.

Washington DC

Washington DC is a perfect Spring Break destination for families, full of accessible and exciting places to visit and kid-friendly activities. Early April usually coincides with DC’s famous cherry blossoms, and the city is full of colourful blooms.

Spring weather is not too hot or cold, so it’s ideal for outdoor walks through DC’s many memorials and gardens.

The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Capitol Building are all excellent family photo spots. Still, it is a long walk between buildings, so don’t try to cover them all in one day.

If the weather turns rainy, head inside any free Smithsonian Museums that line the National Mall. Air and Space is a favourite for aviation lovers, but we think the Museum of Natural History is best for younger kids.

With exhibits from giant dinosaurs to tiny ants, there is something to wow every age. Natural History has one of the best restaurants near the mall, so time your visit near mealtime.

The American Indian Museum also has an excellent restaurant, but it’s more expensive.

When your group finishes the highlights on the mall, head across the Potomac River to visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

which has lots of kid-friendly exhibits, if you have a car, take a day trip to see the stunning waterfalls at nearby Great Falls Park or the beautiful mountain views in Shenandoah National Park.

Maui, Hawaii

Whether you’re looking for an active or relaxing family vacation, there’s no better spring break destination than Maui.

The island’s palm-fringed golden beaches are renowned, but there’s much more to discover on the Valley Isle.

Little explorers will love watching the sunrise from the top of the Haleakala volcano, an experience that takes place at a comfortable time in February and March.

The waterfalls are at their best, and the coast’s early-spring surf is perfect for a boogie-boarding session or first surf lesson. The warm waters even attract a special kind of visitor during spring break: humpback whales.

These friendly giants choose Maui’s protected ocean waters to breed and birth from December to April, with the peak months being February and March.

A whale-watching cruise could be the highlight of your family vacation in Hawaii.

Apart from these seasonal experiences, there are plenty of year-round family activities to keep your little adventurers busy:

exploring the underwater world on a snorkeling trip, discovering the island’s sweetest fruits on a plantation visit or attending a luau at your Maui resort. Collecting memories is what a family spring break trip to Maui is all about.

Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama is all too often bypassed in favour of nearby New Orleans, but in many ways, it offers many of the same things as its more famous neighbour, only in a more family-friendly package.

While Mobile is now part of Alabama, it was initially the capital of French Louisiana. Thus, with its wrought-iron balconies and other French-inspired architecture, Mobile is a miniature version of New Orleans.

The city even has its own Mardi Gras celebrations, which are much less raucous than the booze-fueled parties in New Orleans. Another local festival, which often coincides with spring break, is the Azalea Trail Festival. In mid-March, the azalea bushes all over the city bloom with pink and white flowers.

But the colour doesn’t stop there! Girls from local high schools are chosen to represent the city as Azalea Trail Maids.

They dress up as southern Belles in hoop skirt dresses in pastel blue, pink, purple and yellow. Spring is the perfect time to visit Mobile, as the weather is not yet hot and muggy in summer. And beautiful white-sand beaches like Gulf Shores and Dauphin Island are just a short drive away.


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