March30Top 10 Family Spring Break Vacations
Get the family bonded and plan a spring break family getaway: the kids will enjoy their well deserved time out of school while parents savor a week-long vacation away from hustle and bustle of the city life. Whether you're looking for a gulp of refreshing ocean or sea air accompanied by plenty of sunshine and tons of water activities to recharge your soul until summer or long for prolonging outdoor winter fun, Promo4event.com has researched the hottest vacation destinations and picked the ones that are perfect for an unforgettable family spring break vacation.
1. Atlantis Resort
Paradise Island, Bahamas
This luxurious Bahamian resort lures children and their parents with unsurpassed resort surroundings and fantastic activities. Kids will be thrilled by a choice of entertainment at the stellar Atlantis Kids Adventure program. Promising chefs will learn how to twist pretzels or make pizza in culinary classes and aspiring architects can design their buildings in the Lego Construction room. For those who would rather read the latest magical tale about the most powerful wizards there's a cozy tree with perfect nooks for reading. Prefer to throw an extravagant tea party? No problem. Atlantis features the life-sized Victorian dollhouse boasting the latest and the highest quality equipment in pretend kitchens. In addition to arts and crafts club there is also a great performance gallery with costumes and equipment to make movies and a gaming systems galore. And, of course, there are the water slides, river rides, rock climbing and marine habitat waiting for young explorers.
2. Smugglers Notch
Smugglers Notch, Vermont
In spite of the fact that school is out, the kids will be happy to join the ski programs at Smugglers Notch. Budding snowboarders can gain experience on Burton snowboards featuring a softer flex and beveled bottom designed to help with the learning curve. There is a nice play area at the mini terrain park where cross-country skiers can improve their skills. The personnel are very qualified and even guarantee to refund in case their students at Snow Sport University don't make progress. After the class, kids can slide down a new hill -- the 22-foot giant double lane slide and tackle the rest of the inflatable fun at FunZone. With tons of various entertainment options that includes indoor pools, dog-sledding, ice-skating and art classes the entire family is sure to be kept busy all day long.
3. Rancho de los Caballeros
Rancho de los Caballeros welcomes families to spend an unforgettable spring break at an old-school dude ranch in Arizona. It's more than just an ordinary sleep-away camp for the entire family. Offering better food and more comfortable accommodations, Rancho de los Caballeros has been inviting families to have a glimpse into the cowboy life since 1947, so no wonder they've become real experts in the art of the family vacation. The children's club which opens at 8:00 a.m. offers small cowboys and girls breakfast before a ride on the trails or around the corral. The kids have tons of what to do, including crafts, swimming, sports, hiking and scavenger hunts while parents can play golf or do whatever their heart desires. After lunch, the family has a chance to spend some time together and after dinner time, the kids are back to the club and a campfire while mom and dad can take their time enjoying dinner in the dining room. It should be noted that most activities in the children's program are free of charge.
4. Sandy Lane
St. James, Barbados
A spring break vacation in the exclusive Sandy Lane Resort involves chauffeured luxury cars, palatial suites and chilled, scented towels on arrival. This upscale resort is rather costly, but an exquisite resort atmosphere complete with a great variety of fascinating activities for kids is well worth the price. Parents can play golf on immaculately manicured fairways or pamper themselves with spa procedures that include a massage and the moisturizing Rose Hydrating Cocoon. Kids will have fun at the Treehouse Club offering a number of themed events and activities, such as sports, nature walks, crafts and carnival days, complete with stilt-walking. For teens there is the Den with pool, air hockey, video games and organized pool parties and water sports. And the entire family will enjoy swimming with the rare Hawksbill turtles in the reefs located just off the shore.
A wide range of engaging activities that will keep both parents and kids busy along with refine resort surroundings and upscale amenities make staying at Sandy Lane resort a worthy investment.
5. Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Steamboat Springs is a perfect vacation destination for families with great children's ski instructions and a variety of après-ski activities. At the Kid's Vacation Center featuring spacious facility young skiers will get prepared for the cold. Kids of 2.5-years-old and older are allowed to join the classes, and on 5 kids-only slopes the little ones can learn the ropes before getting to the kiddies terrain park. The Rough Rider Basin is reminiscent of the Old West with teepees, a nice log-cabin playhouse and snack areas. As for the activities for the whole family there are plenty of them, including a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the Great Rockies and swimming in the area's natural hot springs. If you take advantage of Kids Fly Free domestic packages together with Kids Rent Free and Kids Ski Free you can decrease the cost of this amazing family vacation considerably.
6. Loews Coronado Bay Resort
San Diego, California
San Diego is a perfect choice for families longing for a great variety of spring break fun. Besides the beach, which is fabulous, of course, there are also insanely beautiful parks, great museums and 2 world-famous zoos. One of the must-see attractions of the city, San Diego Zoo is sprawled across more than 100 acres of incredibly beautiful Balboa Park featuring a plethora of cultivated gardens, small forests, tropical oasises and shaded groves. Planning a visit to this outstanding zoo make sure you check out the polar bears, elephants and gorillas, and then take the guided bus tour around the zoo to give your legs a rest. At the Wild Animal Park, located 35 miles outside of the city, the visitors are offered a real safari experience as they travel across the 1,800-acre park in an open bus viewing the herds of rhinos and giraffes in the natural surroundings. The Loews Coronado Bay resort offers kids and teens tons of engaging club activities, as well as numerous water fun, surfing classes and gondola rides through the Coronado Cays canals.
7. Kauai Surf School
Poipu Beach, Hawaii
The highly professional staffs at Kauai Surf School believe that anyone can learn to surf. Families can sign up for group sessions or attend group lessons with 4 students for every instructor. All kids under 12 should be accompanied by parents in group lessons. As for the choice of where to stay the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort is all time popular among families. And no wonder as this upscale resort boasts a jaw-dropping pool complex that consists of saltwater lagoons and freshwater pools with waterfalls, grottos and a 150-foot slide. For children of 3 up to 12 years old there is Camp Hyatt where kids can make local crafts, learn the hula and meet the resident parrots.
8. Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Only in Wisconsin can you find such a great variety of cool water parks, not limited to ones located outdoors. Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells is home to incredible indoor water wonderland that includes 125,000 square feet of slides, lazy rivers, wave pools and whirlpools. The Master Blaster is an attraction not to be missed, with its uphill water rollercoaster and family raft river rapids bringing great fun to both kids and their parents. If you managed to get the kids out of the pool, visit an indoor theme park featuring a Ferris wheel, bowling, indoor go-carts, and arcade games. For guests who booked standard hotel rooms and more spacious family suites admission to the water park is included in the price for on-site accommodations.
9. South Seas Island Resort
Captiva Island, Florida
If you are looking for a secluded spot to comfortable enjoy the escape from everyday routine, Captiva Island is just what you need, then. Situated on Florida's Gulf Coast, the area boasts divine beaches of unspoiled beauty and unique and rare wildlife that you can come across when kayaking in the estuaries or touring the freshwater ponds. Also here you can amass a great collection of seashells, so make sure you bring a bucket with you. But this tranquil environment doesn't mean that you are going to feel bored. At South Seas Island Resort there are plenty of numerous attractions. Families can sail in the harbor, splurge into great water fun in the lagoon pool complex or slide down the waterslides at H2Whoa!
10. Club Med Dominican Republic
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
If you choose an all-inclusive resort you can forget about pulling out your wallet every now and then and relax enjoying your vacation to the full. The Club Med Punta Cana offers the guests oceanfront family suites and even provide such baby essentials as bathtubs, strollers and even baby food. There is lots of what to do for parents and kids together including infant classes at the Baby Gym and catamaran adventures. The package price covers supervised camps for kids over 4 but they are also available at an extra cost for babies through preschoolers up to 4.