Spring Break Destinations For Families

With snow in the Northeast forecast for the upcoming weekend, families are ready to enjoy some warm weather on their spring break family vacation. Now is definitely the best time to get started on researching destinations, finding prices, and booking your trip. Wondering where to go on vacation with your kids during spring break? Here are Family Travel Magazine’s top destinations for spring break family vacations. They include European, Caribbean, and US destinations, in a variety of fabulous places. Did we miss any of your favorite spring break destinations for families?  Leave us a comment.

Spring Break Destinations for Families


Note that we experienced some of these destinations as part of media trips or comped stays. All opinions are my own.

Spring Break Destinations for Families

Puerto Rico

You won’t need a passport to travel to Puerto Rico, yet it’ll feel like a world away. April is a great time to visit, because it falls in between the winter busy season and the rainy season. We’re planning an upcoming visit, and will be staying at the El Conquistador resort. Save up to $500 on Puerto Rico vacation packages from $445 pp!

Grand Cayman

Westin Grand Cayman

Westin Grand Cayman

I’ve visited the Cayman Islands three times now, and I always love it. Our hotel picks are the Ritz-Carlton or the Westin Grand Cayman Resort – both located on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. We’ve traveled there with JetBlue Getaways, which is a great option, or save up to $500 on Caribbean vacation packages from $320 pp!

Stix at the West Bay ClubTurks and Caicos

Another one of my favorite spring break family destinations is Turks and Caicos. It was on my family travel bucket list for years, and last summer, I finally had the opportunity to visit. We loved our stay at the West Bay Club, and found that there was so much to do in Turks and Caicos with kids. Save on non-stop flights to Mexico and the Caribbean from select cities when you purchase your vacation package.

Atlantis Water Slide

Atlantis Resort Paradise Island

My son and I had the opportunity to explore the Atlantis Bahamas Resort this summer, and we loved it. There really is something for everyone – from the water park to the aquarium to the beach. I can’t wait to return. Check out this post for ways to save at Atlantis, and you can find Atlantis Resort Paradise Island, Bahamas deals on Priceline.com.


San AntonioSan Antonio

San Antonio, Texas is a great family travel destination, with lots of things to do with kids. The San Antonio River Walk is a must visit, with things for everyone to enjoy. Of course, I also recommend a visit to the Alamo – here are 4 surprising things when visiting the Alamo. See hotel reviews on TripAdvisor.

Walt Disney World

Orlando, Florida

Of course, Orlando is one of the most popular family vacation spring break destinations, and right now, there is so much going on at Walt Disney World. You can stay on or off property, and we have recommendations for the best hotels for your Walt Disney World vacation. Discovery all things Disney with Disney Vacation Packages on Expedia.com!

Marco Island Restaurants

Fort Myers

If you’d rather stick with a more relaxing beach vacation in Florida, Fort Myers may be the best destination for you.  Consider visiting Marco Island, which is a relaxing and fun place to stay. While I just enjoy staying on the beach, the Dolphin Study Eco Tour and Cruise is a must do. If you are visiting during March, you may be able to catch a spring training baseball game in the area. Find hotels in the Fort Myers area on TripAdvisor.


The View at the Bahia Resort Hotel

San Diego

San Diego is a great option if you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation combined with some family activities. Attractions like the San Diego Zoo, Disneyland, and Legoland are just a short drive away. During our stay last year, we stayed at the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay, and loved both the location and the hotel. Click here for the Best San Diego hotel deals!

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix is one of our favorite warm weather destinations. There are so many fantastic, kid-friendly resorts (like the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Westin Kierland Resort, and the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak). If you visit in March, you have the opportunity to check out a variety of spring training baseball games. The Cactus League teams all play within a relatively small radius. Find the best hotels in Phoenix at TripAdvisor


The Azores, the closest and one of the most affordable European destinations, is a temperate 65-70 degrees in April.  With family activities like whale watching, hiking, biking, gardens, forts, and museums, you’ll find plenty of things to do.  SATA airlines has traditionally offered great deals in the spring from many US destinations.


Our lone European destination on this list is Portugual – a wonderful place to bring your family to experience European culture.  Our hotel pick is The Yeatman in Porto which is offering a fabulous spring deal.

Disney FantasyFamily Cruise

Would you rather visit several Caribbean destinations?  Then choose a cruise – perhaps a Disney cruise leaving from Florida and stopping in the Bahamas?  I really love Castaway Cay – Disney’s private island in the Bahamas – and think it’s great for families. We’ve done both the Western Caribbean Itinerary and the Eastern Caribbean Itineraries on the Disney Fantasy – both are fabulous.

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About Jodi Grundig

Jodi Grundig has loved traveling since she was a little girl. She started blogging in 2007 on her popular review site Mom's Favorite Stuff and after doing quite a bit of family traveling, decided to launch her own travel blog. Jodi resides in Massachusetts with her husband, eight-year old son, ten-year old daughter, and Havanese dog.


  1. Great suggestions for spring break travel! Anywhere warm sounds good right now!

  2. We are just starting to plan ours. Lots of great ideas here

  3. Great suggestions – just curious are the destinations ranked in order i.e. Puerto Rico is your top choice or are all destinations ranked the same ?

  4. Great suggestions – just curious are the destinations ranked in order i.e. Puerto Rico is your top choice or are all destinations ranked the same

  5. Jodi,
    Nice article. I see you already suggested Disney cruises. May I suggest Orlando Florida is also a great family vacation destination when traveling with kids? With Disney World and many other theme parks, water parks it makes a great family vacation spot.

  6. The Azores are great this time of year. Great temperatures and not too many turists. In the summer it’s very much difficult to book in the hotel you want if not reserved many months in advance. But it’s not just Sata that offers packages to visit the islands. Aldeia da Fonte Hotel, with cooperation of Sata, offers complementary packages for USA and Canada citizens, starting from 850$ or 890 CAD- http://bit.ly/12GvX3i

  7. I am sure the island and the Azores is a beautiful place. Whatever you do do not stay at Aldeia da Fonte. From the planning phase this has been nothing but a nightmare experience for me. The customer service has been horrible from day one and they do not seem to care about giving someone an incredible experience. Companies like this need to learn what customer service truly means.

  8. Orlando is a family favorite! It’s cheap and and lots of things for the parents to enjoy that are kid friendly. One of my favorite budget saving tips is to book a place that has complimentary breakfast and a kitchenette to cook meals. This is also helpful for families who deal with food allergies and rather control what their family eats. http://www.staysky.com/ offers a variety of accommodations, from luxury to budget friendly, without having to give up the amenities.

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