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Your (free) guide to the top travel destinations for families with babies, teens and everyone in between.
Winter may feel like it’s here to stay, but sunny temperatures will return before you know it. The same goes for Spring Break. The takeaway? It’s not too late to plan your next family vacation. There’s no better way to take full advantage of time away from work and school than with well-planned spring travels.
But where should you go? Adventurous family trip options abound, whether you’re longing to see the Hawaiian Islands, Baja Mexico, or Brazil’s Pantanal. Other fantastic options include Costa Rica, Panama, and Ecuador. And if you’re looking for an epic adventure domestically, consider a California road trip.
Here’s everything you need to know about 2023’s best Spring Break ideas for families.
Stunning waterfalls, rugged mountain ranges, verdant sugarcane fields, and pristine beaches await your family in Kauai. Unlike the other Hawaiian Islands, Kauai has a less touristy vibe and often more affordable pricing. Nevertheless, this gem doesn’t skimp on incredible scenery and exhilarating experiences. Want to find out more? Explore this itinerary for more fantastic ideas and activities. While this tour is designed specifically for adults, we can customize it around your family members’ unique ages and interests.
You’ll never lack kid-friendly activities in Baja Mexico. Swim with whale sharks in the bay. Work with rescue sea turtles at a local hatchery. Or explore marine conservation at the Museo de la Ballena in La Paz. On a cruise of Baja’s offshore islands, scope out an abundance of wildlife, including frigatebirds, egrets, herons, cormorants, brown-footed boobies, and more. Get the full scoop on what to do in Baja on a family vacation.
The Pantanal is the world’s largest inland wetland area and contains some of South America’s most incredible wildlife. What’s more, the vast open spaces of the region make scoping out animals easier than in Brazil’s dense rainforests. What are some of the animals you might see in the area? For starters, maned wolves, giant river otters, giant anteaters, giant armadillos, and marsh deer. Check out this itinerary that will let your family explore the natural wonders of Brazil, from the Pantanal to Iguassu Falls.
Costa Rica is approximately the same size as West Virginia. But don’t underestimate this incredible nation, which boasts 800 miles of stunning coastline. It also contains a mindboggling five percent of the planet’s biodiversity! Some of the best places to absorb Costa Rica’s stunning natural beauty include Manuel Antonio National Park, where you and your kids can see the breathtaking Nauyaca Waterfalls. In Sarapiquí, explore the jungle reserves of Tirimbina and La Selva. You’ll also enjoy countless opportunities to observe deer, sloths, toucans, white-headed capuchin monkeys, and howler monkeys in the wild. Check out more of our favorite family-friendly activities in Costa Rica.
There are many reasons that Panama is one of the top five fastest-growing international family travel destinations. Bordered by Colombia and Costa Rica, Panama is an authentic tropical paradise. Besides iconic attractions like the Panama Canal, your kids will love the Metropolitan Natural Park, which contains 573 acres of tropical forest and a mind-boggling array of wildlife. At Isla Zapatillas, spend a day snorkeling in the Caribbean’s crystal-clear waters, and Boquete is known for an expansive green cloud forest where outdoor adventure reigns. Learn more about the attractions you’ll savor in Panama with kids.
Like Costa Rica, Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Its environments can be divided into four distinct zones: the highlands, the coast, the Amazon, and the Galapagos Islands. Within these four regions, your family will enjoy endless opportunities for adventure, whether you opt for paddle canoeing the Napo River, exploring the Mandi Cocha lagoon tucked away in a verdant jungle, or hiking the Ceiba Trail. Ready to find out more about the perfect Spring Break vacation to Ecuador? Check out these fantastic ideas.
What if you’d prefer to stay statewide this Spring Break? We’ve got you covered. A week away from the daily routine means the perfect time to explore the Golden State on a road trip. From eclectic San Francisco, head south on the Pacific Coast Highway, following this coast-hugging route to sunny San Diego. Along the way, check out expansive ocean vistas and great destinations like Half Moon Bay State Park, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and much more. Click the link for more highlights of a California road trip.
Imagine Spring Break 2023 gray whale watching in Baja or exploring Costa Rica’s biodiversity. And that’s just the beginning. Whether you opt for the Hawaiian Islands, Brazil, Panama, Ecuador, California, or somewhere else, adventure awaits your family. Ready to put your spring travel plans in high gear?
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