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Ideas For Spring Break Holidays

By Alyssa Quick

Spring break. Although many people have visions of parties and wall to wall college students, spring break is actually an ideal time for family spring break vacations. The options are endless and probably more varied than vacationing in the summer.

The various spring break ideas might include skiing in the Rockies, visiting the Disney World in Orlando or maybe the Yellowstone National Park. Or your family could even board a cruise oriented specifically for families. There is no limit on the variety of options available.

One of the things our family does is to allow each member their input. This way everyone feels like they have a hand in the planning and the final decision is arrived at in a truly democratic way. Quite sadly, parents often tend to forget how brilliant ideas their kids can produce sometimes.

An option for your family spring break vacations is to plan an educational visit to an historic monument or park. For instance, you might consider a trip to see the cherry trees in bloom in Washington D.C. The Cherry Blossom Festival started in 1912 and celebrates the city of Tokyo. In addition to the the traditional D.C. sights, the Cherry Blossom Festival offers fireworks, a street festival, music, outdoor food and entertainment. During this time you and your family might even catch the White House Easter Egg Roll…you and 40,000 other visitors.

If your family is of the adventurous’ type, you would probably love to go to a family oriented ski resort. These resorts offer “kids ski free” for kids up to the age of 12. But these days, especially due to the economy, many other incentives like stay, rent gear at discounted prices are being offered. Some even offer “fly for free”.

But then maybe due to budget or lack of time, your family might want to spend the spring break somewhere near to your home. In that case, plan activities like night outs or picnics, or day trips which include going for a hike or the museums in the adjoining areas.

Beaches can be wonderful family spring break vacation destinations. There aren’t as many tourists yet (unless you’re near a college town) and often the expensive summer rates haven’t yet kicked in so a budget conscious family can get some good deals. If you live near a beach, it probably won’t be as crowded as it is during the summertime and this might be a wonderful opportunity for your family to bring kites or even participate in one of the numerous spring kite flying events that are held during spring break each year.

If you are a member of AAA or other automobile clubs or credit unions, ask to see if you can get travel discounts. Often you’ll be surprised at the discounts offered. Your family’s spring break vacations don’t have to be expensive or elaborate – it’s more like a bonding experience where your family can spend time with each other, enjoying their vacation before they have to return to school.

If you are looking to find more about Spring Break With Family, then visit Ava Lovins blog.

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