Spring Break is fast approaching, and with it beautiful weather and fun opportunities to bond with your family!
We have some great ideas for fun, family friendly ways to spend your Spring Break, from treasure hunting to full-on vacationing!
Geocaching is one of our favorite activities as a family. The girls consider it treasure hunting, and they are right! We get to follow a map to a hidden treasure, explore what’s inside, as well as take a treasure and leave a treasure behind for the next explorer. If you have never been Geocaching before, visit the official website to sign up and get started. It’s free to sign up and you can even use the GPS on your phone rather than buying a separate device if you want! Geocaching is a great way to explore the world around you, teach your children about latitude and longitude, all while having a great time outdoors with your family!
Bonus educational points: Bring your Snack and Play Travel Tray 2.0 along for the ride and have your children draw a treasure map on it before you get started. Afterwards, they can add details such as animals they saw along the way, types of plants that were along the trail, and even details about the Geocache itself. All you’ll need is a few dry-erase markers!
Visit a National Park
National Parks are a great, budget-friendly way to spend an afternoon with your family. Go for a hike, get some fishing in, see the local wildlife, and learn more about where you live! Spending time with the family away from work, technology, and other distractions will result in memories you and your children will never forget. Your child’s Snack and Play Travel Tray will help him keep his map, coloring pages, snacks, and crayons organized during the drive! Bonus educational points: If you have a child in 4th grade, they are eligible for a one-year free National Parks pass through the Every Kid In A Park program!
Take A Vacation
Everyone loves to get away, and Spring Break is a great time to take a vacation in a warm and sunny locale. We visited Goodyear, Arizona a few years ago in March and it was the most amazing experience. It was quieter and much less crazy than Phoenix (with the university right there), warm, and extremely family-friendly. Now, due to the popularity of Airbnb, it’s easier than ever to find an affordable, comfortable place to stay while you play! Other great locations for a family Spring Break getaway:
- New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans has a reputation as a party city, but it is also extremely family-friendly! Spend the day at the Barataria Preserve, Audubon Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas, the French Market, or take a day and explore a nearby beach. There’s a fantastic amount of history, activities, and great food to discover in New Orleans!
- Isle Of Palms, North Carolina
Just a short drive from Charleston, North Carolina is Isle Of Palms – a small island with beautiful sandy beaches and tons of charm! With several kid-friendly resorts to choose from, you and your family will be able to enjoy a Spring Break Vacation with playgrounds, water parks, beaches, biking, and exploring Charleston! (What comes up again and again when we were researching this Island is the Wild Dunes Resort. It has amazing reviews of being family friendly as well as a ton of fun, to boot!)
- Austin, Texas
Austin is a crazy, fun town to visit with the family! Create an adventure by visiting the aquarium, Barton Springs Pool, minigolf, zipline, parks, museums, and restaurants! Austin has a seemingly endless list of fun to be had for you and your family. Though we haven’t visited yet, it is definitely on our list of places to visit with the kids, soon!
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