Spring Break Travel Ideas on a Budget-
By Jen Campbell of Escape Destinations Travel
Springtime is here, which means spring break is almost here! Many families want their spring break to be a time of bonding and creating unique memories. The problem is that spring break is popular with many, that many destinations are expensive and tend to be overcrowded. Looking late in the game, several of the best deals may be gone. Here’s some ideas for you, if you have not yet decided where to go:
Places with large national parks or well-known government sites such as Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Pennsylvania are all popular. Williamsburg, VA, offers several resort options during March, April, and May.
Spring break is a popular time for cruises, but many may worry that a cruise is too extravagant for their budgets or schedules. Don’t miss such opportunities; many cruise sites will offer discounts or special packages. They are really a vacation bargain as they include your room, food, entertainment and exotic locations, all bundled into one price!
If you’re interested in wonderful exotic locations, a cruise can make your dream trip a reality this spring. Expose your family to the rich history and culture, absolutely stunning views, and delicious food of Europe with destinations including Greece, Italy, Turkey, and the Scandinavian region.
Alaska is another great cruise destination where you can enjoy significant discounts. Both north and southbound cruises are available with varying mixes of awesome activities and time to take in the sights, history, and culture. Many Alaskan cruises include glacier tours and tundra wilderness tours. Discounts can be found through lines including Carnival Cruise and Alaska Cruises.
Winter-lovers can enjoy their spring break at winter resorts in Breckenridge, CO. Take advantage of great spring break weather and enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, and dog-sledding. Or, take a carriage and sleigh rides through Breckenridge year-round, perfect for newlyweds, anniversary celebrations, or unique family outings.
Disney World is a dream destination for kids and the adults. Unfortunately, a normal Disney vacation can cost thousands of dollars, not including the cost of food, drinks, and souvenirs. If you’re planning a spring trip, try to go during the first three weeks of May. If your trip will straddle spring break and a school week, talk to your children’s teachers about taking extra days off. Most teachers will be flexible if your trip includes educational elements, such as time at Epcot Center or a detailed trip journal in which the child answers prompts from the teacher.
Washington, D.C. is a great destination! You and your family can learn about our U.S. history and visit wonderful places like the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and Smithsonian, which contains several museums on its campus.
Whatever destination you choose, this spring break is sure to be full of memorable activities! Have fun this Spring and enjoy this great season of the year!!
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