Finally, the time has come – time to think about and plan your family’s spring break vacation. After a cold winter, spring break is a welcomed excuse to get away and do something fun, usually in a warmer climate. However, many parents skip the planning stage for a variety of reasons, and end up spending spring break right at home. While there is nothing wrong with spending your spring break at home, there are many options to planning the perfect spring break without breaking the bank.
Here are a few ideas for your spring break plans:
- Sports Related – if your family loves sports, perhaps you should think about planning your spring break vacation around your favorite sports or team. There are many sites to see and places to visit relating to sports. For example, if baseball is a favorite, you can travel to spring training of your favorite baseball team. You can watch practice, meet the players, learn about the team’s history, and more. Think outside the box with this one and you will find you have a fun filled trip that no one will forget anytime soon.
- Adventure Related – perhaps your family loves an adventure. There are multiple destinations where you can have all of the adventure you want. From wildlife safari’s to treasure hunts, there is sure to be something that they whole family will enjoy. Not only is this a fun vacation, but one that has a deeper meaning for most. Many of the adventure related trips help to reinforce family values, and many families find they become closer by having to work together to get through the adventure. This is also a great idea for those families that have a tight budget. You can great many of your own adventures right within driving distance. Be creative and have fun with this one!
- Art and Culture Related – vacations centered around the arts is slowly fading, however, this type of vacation use to be very popular with families on spring break. This trip will focus on a deep appreciation for art, culture, and more. See a play, visit a museum, walk around the “old” cities, and more. Whether it is architecture, paintings, or listening to a local jazz band, each promises to be eye opening and meaningful. Let’s not forget food on your culture enriched vacation. Taste the flavors of different cultures and expand your horizons.
While these are just a few ideas while you plan your family’s spring break vacation, let’s not forget the traditional spots – beaches, cruise ships, theme parks, and more. However, if you are looking for something out of the norm, consider one of the above ideas.