Family-Friendly Spring Break Destinations
Looking for the perfect spot for Spring Break that mixes family-friendly activities with relaxation and luxury? See our recommendations for Spring Break 2016.
El Capitan Canyon, California
El Capitan Canyon is located in the Los Padres National Forest near Santa Barbara, California. Camping may sound less than ideal to some, but when you’re staying in a hardwood floor safari tent with your own shower and bathroom it doesn’t quite feel like you’re roughin’ it. There are Canyon therapists onsite that will provide private massages at your spot of choice, whether it’s in the privacy of your tent, or in the open wilderness under a sycamore tree. Your family will get to enjoy horseback riding, swimming in the pools or ocean, and 15 miles of hiking trails.
Fort Lewis Plantation & Lodge, Virginia
Fort Lewis Plantation and Lodge is located on 3200 acres in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia. Here you can enjoy games of horseshoes, fishing, and floating down Cow Pasture River during the day and star-gazing from the viewing platform and building bonfires at night. The lodge includes accommodations in silos, farmhouses, or log cabins with all meals prepared with farm fresh ingredients.
For those longing for a European destination, lease a farmhouse in Southern France for the week through Ciao Bambino. This agency helps you select a kid-friendly property and can also assist with providing a sitter and/or personal chef throughout the duration of the trip. You will be at ease enjoying the fresh baguettes, beautiful fields of lavender, and the stunning southern French countryside.
An informative and yet fun-filled family vacation to the Galapagos islands is a must-do. While there, you will get an up close look at the native wildlife including penguins, iguanas, sea lions, giant tortoises, and more. Enjoy the beautiful scenery on the island by sea-kayaking, snorkeling in the lagoons, mountain-biking, or simply relaxing on the white sand beaches.
Amelia Island, Florida
Amelia Island is a peaceful spot that escapes the commercialization of spring break as seen in other parts of Florida. The island has a rich history as well as beautiful shorelines and plenty of activities for the family including swimming, sunbathing, fishing, flying kites, or shopping and dining in the charming city of Fernandina Beach.
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