We know, it sneaks up on you. Whether you’ve had a change of plans or a change of heart, we know that Spring Break is pretty much here (or coming really, really soon). But even if you didn’t book a year in advance, there are plenty of last-minute Spring Break deals and vacation packages (yes, you can have a beach vacation after all) that will give you an epic family vacation with next-to-no-planning. Read on for a few on our radar:
Grand Bahama Getaway at Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan, Grand Bahama Island
There’s still room at this luxury property with surprisingly affordable rates ($187/per person/night) at this all-inclusive property where kids 4 and under stay free and kids ages 5-12 are 50% off. All meals, drinks, entertainment and activities are part of the package, along with a 7.5-acre white-sand beach and sparkling seas.
Just do it: grandlucayan.com
Spring Break Family Package Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite, CA
Heading to one of the world’s most treasured parks usually requires tons of planning but thanks to the Tenaya’s spring break family deal, all you have to do is click “buy.” Starting at $325/night, you’ll get two nights stay, a guided hike or ice skating session (weather dependent), complimentary in-room movie experience that includes candy and popcorn and a 7-day Yosemite National Park pass. Available Mar. 15-Apr. 15 (2018).
For more information and reservations, visit tenayalodge.com.
North Carolina’s Crystal Coast
You can’t really go wrong on North Carolina’s central shore—with accommodations from no-frills beach bungalows to luxury resorts. Eat fresh seafood, explore the 300-year-old town and its pirate history and even spot wild horses. With literally dozens of places to stay, narrow down your choices here. Otherwise, this is a vaycay that pretty much books itself.
Spring-a-Palooza at Great Wolf Lodge (All Locations)
It’s Spring-a-Palooza at all Great Wolf Lodge locations, which means in addition to all the regular awesome-ness like a huge waterpark, family adventure zone and MagiQuest, you’ll find a ton of festive activities to make your stay feel extra special including a special Spring Cinema showing in the Grand Lobby, a Bubble Dance Party, spring-themed games and scavenger hunts and story times, character-themed flower gardens, and the Spring Picnic—spread a blanket out on the floor and enjoy an afternoon picnic in the Grand Lobby. Plus this year Great Wolf has partnered with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation this year to give back and raise awareness to help end childhood cancer. And with 14 locations across the US (and one in Canada) we’re betting you can find one just a hop skip and jump from you.
Sea Turtle Suite Package at LaPlaya Resort in Naples, Florida
Celebrate the 2018 nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles on the beaches of Southwest Florida! From May 1-Oct. 31, you can get a two-night Sea Turtle Suite package which includes luxe accommodations at the world-class resort, dinner at BALEEN restaurant, the opportunity to adopt a sea turtle, as well as a visit to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. You’ll get a welcome kit of a beach bag and stuffed sea turtle toy! This trip has it all: relaxation, luxury, education and conservation (at a price). Packages start at $1400/night.
View all their sweet getaway packages online at laplayaresort.com
Underwater Adventures Package at Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco, CA
Book your stay by the bay at the award-winning Argonaut Hotel (near Fisherman’s Wharf) and get an aquatic adventure that will seem like you spent months planning it. From March 1-May 31, starting at $349 a night (3-night minimum stay) you’ll get accommodations at the Argonaut, located in the historic Haslett Warehouse in the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park plus 4 tickets to Aquarium of the Bay, 4 tickets to the Exploratorium, 4 tickets to the National Maritime Museum and complimentary meals for kids 12 years and under at the Blue Mermaid Restaurant.
Spring Break Adventure at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Escape to the Mayan Riviera and enjoy sunshine and free accommodations for kids! Book now through the end of March (with travel to Dec., 2018) and up to two kids under 12 per room stay free with at least one paying adult, and kids 13-17 get a discounted rate (promo code FKFR18). There’s only a one-night minimum stay, and the package starts at $400/night (two adults, up to 2 children). Plus it’s all-inclusive so that means all activities, food and drink are covered. Now, you just need to score the plane tickets.
Book now at hrhrivieramay.com
Kids Stay Free at all Royalton Luxury Resorts (Jamaica, Mexico, Saint Lucia & Dominican Republic)
If taking that tropical vacation didn’t quite make it to the top of your list, there’s still time! Book now through March 30 (with travel through Dec. 22, 2018!) at any of Royalton’s properties and you will get one child per two grown-ups, with an option to upgrade to two kids free. The resorts are all inclusive which means all food, drink, and activities are part of the deal. All properties included a Clubhouse Kids Club for ages 4-12 and even a Hangout Teen Lounge for 13-17 year olds.
Find out more at royaltonresorts.com.