Stand Up Paddling in Kona. Photo Credit: Mimi Slawoff, Los Angeles TravelingMom

Spring’s relatively mild temperatures and wildly diverse vacation options make it a great time to travel with kids, especially after midterms and other school commitments.

Family travel destinations in March and April include spring skiing, desert getaways, tropical beaches and exciting cities.

What a great opportunity to recharge with your family!


Not only do we have destination ideas for you, but also tips for putting together an exciting and affordable spring break family vacation. Start planning now by opening a savings account and depositing 10 percent of your paycheck, advises Becky Davenport, Budget TravelingMom.

Seattle, WA. With a host of major attractions within close proximity of each other, Seattle is a fun spring break destination with kids from tots to teens.

Atlantic City. From free public beaches to a zoo with a park and playground, Atlantic City may be your ticket to low-cost family fun, says Shannon Entin, Homeschool TravelingMom. Plus, getting around Atlantic City with teens and without a car is possible, according to local Sue Rodman, TravelingMom with Teens.

San Francisco, CA. With all those hilly streets in San Francisco, driving and walking can be daunting. Ditch the car and use the great public transportation system instead. See these tips by Leslie Harvey, Frequent Flyer TravelingMom.

San Francisco cable car

San Francisco – cable cars lined up on Powell Street. Photo credit: Joe Mabel via Wiki Commons.

San Diego, CA. Attractions such as Sea World are among the many reasons San Diego remains a top family destination, not just for spring break, but year-round. Gwen Kleist, Healthy TravelingMom even found healthy meals to feed her son. Go figure!

Los Angeles, CA. Another top year-round family destination, L.A. has so many diverse regions and attractions that each time you visit you will experience something new.  Beaches, mountains, ethnic neighborhoods and cultural sites can be explored on foot, by car or on guided tours.

Big Island, HI. Zip lining, surfing, snorkeling and helicopter tours make this Hawaiian island ideal for travel with teens. Frequent travelers to the Big Island, Dana Zucker & Sherry Wernicke, Triathlon TravelingMom know first-hand that teens will never get bored on this unique island.

Sunlight Mountain Resort, CO. Multi-generational families will find plenty to do together at the resort, located less than three hours west of Denver. Diana Rowe, Traveling Grandmom gathered her brood for an exciting snowmobile tour and discovered her five-year-old grandson shares her love for adventure. Another

Traveling Grandmom enjoys a Sunlight Mountain Resort, Colorado snowmobile ride with her grandson

Traveling Grandmom enjoys a Sunlight Mountain Resort, Colorado snowmobile ride with her grandson

perk: Sunlight Mountain Resort is also more affordable than many of its neighbors.

Scottsdale, AZ. The springtime desert in bloom along with fun activities for kids and adults makes the Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North a good choice for families – especially those seeking to escape cold weather like Andrea Guthman, Midwest TravelingMom.


Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, TX. History, culture, the charming riverwalk and delicious cuisine will keep your family entertained and well fed in this pedestrian-friendly city, says Rebecca Darling, Texas TravelingMom. Depending on your child’s spring break schedule, you might even be able to time your visit for the annual Fiesta.

South Beach, FL. Location, service and amenities convinced Scotty Reiss, Driving TravelingMom that the Stanton Mariott South Beach is the place to stay while playing on these sunny shores.

Riviera Maya, Mexico. There’s much more to Mexico than honeymoon vacations and wild spring break parties. Rebecca Darling, Texas TravelingMom was pleasantly surprised to find family-friendly beaches, attractions and resorts – erasing the notion that Mexico isn’t for kids.

Where to stay in tuscany with family

Exploring an argiturismo in Tuscany. Photo credit: Kirsten Maxwell

Tuscany, Italy. Simply put, Tuscany is glorious in the spring, and a region so enticing that kids are content to turn off technology and explore their surroundings. That’s what Kirsten Maxwell, Teaching TravelingMom and her family experienced there. If Tuscany seems a long way to travel for spring, save it for summer. Either way, it’s a destination your kids will talk about long after you’re back home.