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12 spring break vacation ideas for fun getaways with your kids

Last updated 19th March 2024

Not planned your spring break family vacation yet? Don’t worry, Ashley Sepanski has done the hard work for you and put together a list of the best family breaks for every type of vacationer this spring.


Beaches are top of our list for a spring break family vacation

This way for a beachy spring break family vacation

The coast is a classic spring break move for a reason. Sometimes you just need a toasty beach and a fruity drink to undo all that wintery stress. For something a little more special than your run of the mill Myrtle Beach trip, try one of these stellar options.


The Tryall Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica: For sun on a spring break family vacation

There are so many reasons to love Jamaica, but The Tryall Club’s new luxury Beach Club is at the top of our list.

The award-winning resort now boasts more than 70 beach-side villas for rent which are perfect for families! Plus you’ll have access to tons of fun activities, think horseback riding, and swimming with dolphins, as well as all those delicious Jamaican eats.

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The Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, California: Come for the easy, breezy vibe

Soak up the easy-breezy California vibe at this surfing hot spot. Here you’ll avoid the tourist hordes, but still have access to everything you love about classic Cali beach towns, including tons of waterfront restaurants and shops, boardwalks, water sports, and whale watching. Check out The Waterfront Beach Resort for oceanfront views, giant family suites, and a huge pool with waterslides.

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Seafire Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman: Relax into Caribbean pamper mode

In Grand Cayman all you have to do is show up and let your resort handle the rest. We’re super impressed with Seafire Resort & Spa where literally everything you could want in a beach trip is at your fingertips. The hotel has tons of family-friendly water sports, a kids camp, cabanas, five star dining, and a sprawling pool.

Book a stay at Seafire Resort & Spa


Craving snow for spring break? We know what you mean!

It’s definitely not too late to hit the slopes

Does your idea of warm spring break family vacation include hot chocolate and games by the fire after a day of shredding powder – even if “shredding” is actually just you helping your little one conquer the bunny hill? Finding the right resort with activities for the whole crew can be a challenge. Here are our fave options right now:

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The Keystone Lodge & Spa, Keystone Resort, Colorado

Keystone, Colorado: Snow sure slopes for a spring break family vacation

The Keystone Resort in Colorado is a little bit like Disneyland for skiers, but dealing with crowds is totally worth it when you consider all the incredible family-friendly perks.

From lodges to private cabins and townhouses, you can customize your experience based on your family’s needs. And then there’s Kidtopia, the on-site kids club with tons of daily kid-focused programs, the ski school, free gear wagons – for easy transport to-and-from the slopes – and tons of activities to keep everyone entertained on and off the slopes.

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Sunny French Alps at Avoriaz for a spring break family vacation © Sylvain Cochard

Avoriaz, France: French alpine skiing with Switzerland in the mix

Quieter than the more popular La Plagne, this ski paradise contains 12 resorts in France and Switzerland, so choosing a side may be the toughest part of your trip! From beginner hills to high-altitude slopes, there’s something for every skier and snowboarder in your crew. Plus, wherever you choose to stay, you can expect cozy accommodations and delicious food – that includes fresh baked goods.

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The wilds of Scotland are an adventure waiting to happen this spring break

Add some adventure to your spring break family vacation

Scuba diving, rock climbing, zip lining—your crew lives life on the edge, and you love it! Try one of these cool locations that offer serious doses of fun and, when your ready, total relaxation.


Glennap Castle, Ballantrae, Scotland

Ballantrae, Scotland: Wild and wonderful for a spring break family vacation

Want to really impress your kids? Check out the Glenapp Castle, a hidden resort where you can live like royalty when not out roaming the wild and lovely countryside.

Hike to coastal view points where you can see whales and dolphins splashing in sea. The hotel also helps guests coordinate tons of tours, so you’ll never get bored.

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Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Hawaii

Hawaii: Expand your horizons with some ocean exploration

There’s a line where the sky meets the sea…Okay, we won’t start. The song has a point though, and Hawaii is a spectacular place to indulge in wayfaring and ocean exploration. The Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort has everything you’d want from a Hawaiian retreat, but specializes in expert-lead tours and adventures. Go on a guided hike, sail at sunset or scuba dive for hidden treasure.

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A quick culture hit is a perfect fit for a spring break family vacation

Sneak a little culture into a fun getaway with kids

Smart parents know a vacation can be rejuvenating and educational at the same time. You just have to pick the right location and the right itinerary.


View of Athens from balcony, Ava Hotel, Athens

Athens, Greece: Ancient culture and cool city vibes combined

Athens may have a wild party reputation during spring break, but it’s actually an amazing family destination.

This is the perfect place for kids to learn about Greek culture, try some international cuisine, and get some beach time all at once. Check out the Ava Hotel for a centrally-located find with lots of luxe amenities. It’s located in Athens old historical neighborhood, the Plaka, and is also close to the metro station.

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Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada: Laid back urban adventure on a spring break family vacation

With tons of museums, music, architecture, and nature – pro tip: Stop by in April for the Cherry Blossom Festival – you can make a trip to Vancouver as busy or as laid back as you want.

For your stay, check out the historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia. For parents with luxe taste, this hotel has tons style and upscale amenities, but you can really wow your kids with one of its family packages.

Each package comes with a gorgeous suite complete with outdoor terrace and plunge pool plus major kid-friendly amenities, like a Games Butler to help you craft the perfect game night and a special in-suite movie night with a candy and popcorn station.

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Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico: Arty teens will love this cool spring vacation

From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, Santa Fe has just the right mix to enchant the whole family. Stroll through the adobe storefronts along the main Santa Fe Plaza, shop for handcrafted turquoise jewelry, visit the Georgia O’Keefe museum, then pop into the galleries along Canyon Road.

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi is an enchanting boutique property located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, that’s perfect for a spring break family vacation this year.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park captivates in spring

Get yourself into the great outdoors and just breathe

Whether you’re into backpacking or glamping, sometimes you just need reconnect with nature. Try one of these spectacular destinations.

Under Canvas Camps: A spring break family vacation doesn’t get more outdoorsy

With bucket list destinations like Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, and Zion, an Under Canvas glamping experience is one for the memory books. These safari-inspired tents come with gorgeous wooden floors, beds, solar powered lights, and café-style dining. The camp even organizes nightly s’mores roasting by the campfire and complimentary activities. One note for teens and tweens: these camp grounds are wifi free, so you can truly unplug and connect with the world around you.

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River’s Edge Treehouse Resort, North Carolina

Smoky Mountains, North Carolina: Stay in a treehouse and gaze at the sky

What better way to see the mountains and get close to the wild than by a stay in a tree house in North Carolina? The River’s Edge Treehouse Resort feels like living off the land without sacrificing any of your favorite amenities (like a bed and satellite TV). Hike, fish, and swim during the day, and then retreat to your own Tarzan-worthy abode.

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