Whether you’re planning a big family vacation or a few short day trip getaways, spring break is just around the corner. An abundance of snow days this winter may shorten your school’s spring break, so be sure to check your school’s website for changes before you finalize your plans.
From the mountains to the valleys to the oceans across the U.S. and beyond, find the deal that suits your family or plan your own vacation. Here are a few East Coast spring break destinations to consider.
The waters of the Atlantic are a little cool in the spring, but the beach is just right for family fun. Plan a Virginia Beach spring break trip and enjoy walking and biking the three-mile boardwalk. Kids will also love playing at JT’s Grommet Island Park, exploring at First Landing State Park and visiting the Virginia Aquarium to see ocean wildlife up close.
Sunny Myrtle Beach, located on the northern tip of South Carolina, is loaded with family-friendly activities. Spend the day soaking up the rays on the beach, ride the Myrtle Beach Skywheel, walk along the boardwalk, visit Ripley’s Aquarium and take in a show or two.
The Outer BANKS of North Carolina, known as OBX, is 200 miles of beaches and barrier islands, including some you can only reach by ferry or 4WD. Some favorite destinations include Duck, Corolla, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Cape Hatteras. OBX is quieter and less busy than some of the EAST COAST BEACHES, allowing time for family to reconnect.
Walt Disney World
Disney parks will spoil your family for any other amusement park experience. Soar with Dumbo, visit Cinderella’s Castle and meet your kids’ favorite cartoon characters. Be sure to stay for the magic of the Electric Light Parade. Walt Disney World parks include the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.
From top to bottom of Florida, there are many sunny beach destinations. Clearwater is great for families. Your family may also enjoy a spring break trip to Miami, Sanibel, Destin, Fort Lauderdale or Key West. Plan your Florida beach vacation and enjoy a sunny getaway.
The Beaches of New Jersey
Atlantic City is the most well-know beach in New Jersey, but there are plenty of other choices for spring break fun. The Wildwoods, Sandy Hook, Cape May and Ocean City also offer lots of family fun on the Jersey Shore.
Our nation’s capital is BEAUTIFUL in the spring. The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the gift of the cherry blossom trees from Japan to the United States. The National Park Service website gives information about the history of the cherry trees, locations and expected bloom dates. Enjoy free admission at National Zoo and the Smithsonian Museums and visit the historic memorials and monuments while you’re in town.
New York City
New York, also known as The Big Apple, offers lots of activities to keep your family busy. Visit the Statue of Liberty, shop in Manhattan, take in a Broadway show or stroll through Central Park. check out lots of activities in New York and start planning at NYCgo.com.
Blue Ridge Mountains
The Blue Ridge Mountains are a BEAUTIFUL spring break destination. Take a day trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway, head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park or spend a few days in Shenandoah National Park. Get back to nature this spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Appalachian Trail is a great way to explore the mountains with your outdoor loving family.
The mountains of Virginia offer several resorts with skiing, snowboarding, ziplining and other outdoor activities. The Omni Homestead, located in Hot Springs, is a timeless classic getaway destination. Let your family enjoy the good life with a Homestead spring break trip or visit Wintergreen, Massanutten, Primland or Bryce Resort. Start your resort planning at Virginia.org.
Visit New England
New England is BEAUTIFUL in the fall, but it’s also a great family spring break destination. Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut all offer family-friendly sites and lots of historic charm. Start your planning at VisitNewEngland.com.
That’s just a sampling of East Coast spring break destinations. Whatever your family enjoys, you’ll find it on an East Coast spring break trip. So start planning and get ready for spring break fun.
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