Disney? Been there. Ski trip? Done that. It’s time to up the Spring Break ante, and we’ve got a few ideas to help you out. From spots that give off major eco vibes to exploring the Wild West, here are five amazing vacations we’re betting you haven’t taken yet. Read on to get the scoop.
photo: courtesy Canyon of the Eagles Resort
1. Get Eco-Friendly
Visiting an eco-resort is a great way to relax in a gorgeous setting and let your kids learn about the planet at the same time. You can opt to head towards the tropics for a big splurge or check out several spots right here on the mainland. You’ll have a blast learning about nature, keeping busy with endless activities, and even though your surroundings will probably be fairly luxe, your carbon footprint will still be kept to a minimum. Score! Find out where our favorite eco-resorts are by clicking here.
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2. Go on a Wine Tour
A wine tour for Spring Break? With kids? Why not?! Nowadays, there are plenty of wineries that offer major perks for littles so Mom and Dad can relax and enjoy a sample or two. If you don’t plan on taking a trip to Napa, Fredricksburg or another well-known wine region, a day or overnight trip will still do the trick. Wondering where to start? We’ve got the best family-friendly wineries right here.
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3. Explore the Wild West
Yer little cowpokes will be gunnin’ to explore the IRL towns that inspired their imaginary heroes (Sheriff Woody comes to mind). From Tombstone to Dodge City, there are plenty of places to explore the Wild West: You can ride horses, mine for gold, watch an epic (and fake) gun fight and explore historical battle grounds. Discover the best Wild West towns for kids by clicking here.
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4. Learn a Little Something
Your sweet scholars may be on break from the books, but there’s no reason why they still can’t soak in a little knowledge while hanging with family. Head for a super-cool historical spot and spend your time together strategically: Your kids will be having so much fun, they won’t even realize they’re learning, too. Did we mention you’ll automatically be upgraded to super-parent status once they’ve replayed their travel tales to their teacher? Here’s where you’ll find the most awesome spots to learn about past presidents.
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5. Travel by Train
Forget a car or plane. Take a trip down the rails for a vacation your kids won’t ever forget. There are plenty of day and overnight jaunts to choose from (see our faves here), or you can opt for a three-day to week adventure across regions of America. Whether it’s the Grand Canyon route or a historical journey along the east coast, train travel is one for the memory books. Discover the best cross-country train trips by clicking here.
Have you ever taken a trip like one of these for Spring Break? Share with us in a Comment!