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Best Spring Break Locations for Families

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Yes, spring break time is finally here! After the winter we’ve had this year, who isn’t looking forward to some fun in the sun? While many think of ‘Spring Break’ as a time for college kids to party, there are some excellent destinations for families to consider. Here are six destinations the whole family will enjoy:

Destination Orlando, Florida

If you are looking for a spring break location that offers thrilling and adventurous family fun, then Orlando, Florida may be the perfect choice for you!  Orlando is home to some of the United States most famous amusement parks, one of which includes Walt Disney World! At Disney families can enjoy their four theme parks, two water parks, Downtown Disney, and 24 themed resorts all within the same area. Orlando also features Universal Studios, whose two theme parks include the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Springfield USA, from The Simpsons. In addition to theme parks, Orlando’s closet beach is only one hour away! As you can see, there’s plenty for the whole family to do in Orlando!

Springtime Fun in Chocolate Town, USA

Families who visit “Chocolate Town, USA” during spring break can enjoy a plethora of fun attractions– most notably the Hershey Park theme park. Families can either stay at the classic hotel Hershey (with a kids club and chocolate spa) or the family-friendly Hershey Lodge. Hershey Park doesn’t officially open until summer, but during the weekends of April 12th-13th and April 18th-20th the park is open to the public. They have dozens of rides open, live entertainment, strolling Hershey’s product characters, and more! To top it all off, prices range from only $20.95-$30.95 for a one day pass, making it an affordable spring break trip for the entire family!

See the Sights in the Big Apple – New York, New York

Spring is the perfect time to visit the city that never sleeps – a good time to see the sights for the whole family. You’ll enjoy everything from iconic landmarks to top-notch entertainment including the recent opening of One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Times Square, a Broadway show, or visit the American Museum of Natural History, where Night at the Museum was filmed! You can even sleep over at the museum! New York city is also home to The Lego-Store, M&M’s World, the giant Toys “R” Us, and the famous FAO Schwarz toy store which features the “big floor piano” from the popular film “Big!”, which are all free and fun attractions for families to visit.

Head North to Vermont – it’s Maple Syrup Season!

March and early April mark the start of maple sugaring season in New England-when buckets appear on maple trees and sugar shacks transform maple sap into maple syrup. If you are looking for a colder spring break destination, visit one of Vermont’s many sugarhouses across the state and watch as maple syrup is being made. It’s a family tradition in New England, and everyone in the family can be a part of the fun! Many establishments also offer sleigh and wagon rides, dog sledding, and other winter fun activities. For more information, check out this map to locate one of the many sugarhouses.


Take a Family Cruise

For many families, cruises are an ideal family vacation because they offer amenities and activities that are great for every age. To find a cruise line that’s a good fit for the entire family, consider the most kid-friendly cruise lines such as Disney Cruises, Royal Caribbean, or Carnival Cruise lines. These ships are packed full of exceptional family entertainment, cutting-edge interactive experiences, exciting excursions, top-deck water fun, and some feature amazing water parks and surfing simulators, zip lines, and ice rinks. And all of them feature a wide variety of dining options that can satisfy anyone’s palate! Some even offer all-inclusive options which can make your family spring break trip even more relaxing and affordable.

Washington D.C.-The National Cherry Blossom Festival

Washington D.C. is an excellent spring break location if your family is looking for an educational, fun-filled experience. In addition to visiting the historic sites, most of which are free, the Smithsonian Institution offers 19 free museums and galleries and a free National Zoo for your family to enjoy. Many families “school spring break” coincides with the National Cherry Blossom Festival which is held in D.C. each year.  During this time, the city is covered in gorgeous pink and white cherry blossoms. Free events during the two-week long festival include fireworks, cultural performances, and a parade. This year’s Cherry Blossom Festival will be held from March 20th-April 13th. To learn more about the festival and this year’s schedule of activities, please click here.

You picked out the destination, now all you need are the funds. Get the money you need for your spring break trip with a personal loan from Mariner Finance. Unsure if Mariner Finance is the right company for you? See what others have said by clicking here.

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