If your gloomy, winter routine is getting old, it’s time to start planning that much-needed spring vacation. We’re here to make that destination decision easy with must-do spring activities (away from your hometown). Whether you enjoy warm beaches, wintery mountains, historical monuments, or entertaining getaways, take a break from work, grab the kids, and travel miles away to experience unforgettable memories in a new place.
Check out the best spring family vacation spots and lose those winter blues!
Relax in the Strawberry Park Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs is one of the highest rated ski resorts in the nation. While Steamboat carries prestige in winter excursions, an additional hidden treasure exists in the all-natural Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Unwind after a day in the mountains in these 104-degree bodies of mineral water. Enjoy the ultimate vacation of relaxation only seven miles from downtown Steamboat.
Explore the Marine Habitat at Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
While vacationing in the Bahamas is an extraordinary experience, no matter the trip agenda, the collection of marine habitats and aquarium exhibits is the largest in the Caribbean — and a must-see experience for families. From dolphins and sharks to eel, rays, barracudas, and piranhas, the exhibits consist of 50,000 aquatic animals, 250 different species, and a total of eight million gallons of saltwater.
Tour the Monuments by Moonlight in Washington D.C.
Experience the Monuments of Washington D.C. in a different light (literally). The historical monuments light up the city and tell our nation’s story with educational night tours. Spend your vacation going back in time as the tour takes you through the Iwo Jima Memorial, the FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
Adventure on Back Country Safari Tours in the Outer Banks, NC
The barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina are home to sand dunes, wildlife, and America’s first settlement of the new world.Take a safari tour through the “back country” of the Outer Banks, explore 30 miles of beach in family-sized SUVs, and visit the wild Spanish Mustangs that were brought to America over 500 years ago.
Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, TN
For the family that values music and history, Nashville is the ideal trip to travel. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum represents the tradition and history that exists in the heart of Tennessee. Music City’s premier exhibits, galleries, and venues represent the country artists who shaped the world with acoustic twang and tunes.
Experience the Hollywood Hills Hiking Tour in Los Angeles, CA
While California’s sunny city is home to international superstars, actors, singers and celebrities, Los Angeles is also known for its natural beauty, hiking hills, and remarkable sights. Take a tour through the hills of Hollywood, hike to the legendary Hollywood sign, and see LA’s 360-degree views. The 2.5-hour tour includes visits to the Greek Theater, the Bird Sanctuary, Mount Hollywood, the Hollywood Sign, and Griffith Observatory.
And there you have it! Your much-needed family vacation will break your winter routine, make memories that last a lifetime, and spice up the colder months until summer.
For more on family fun and activities, check out 40 Fun Winter Activities for Indiana Families.