Best Family Spring Break Destinations

Posted by Laine Smith on 3/22/15 8:00 AM

Topics: Local Focus & Events

School’s out for the week! Whether you’re looking to treat your family to some fun in the sun or gearing up for some outdoor winter activities, here are the some of the best places to travel for a memorable, family-friendly spring break.


Atlantis Paradise Island Resort

Paradise Island, Bahamas


Atlantis is the ultimate family beach getaway. This Bahamian resort has over 50,000 marine animals located throughout their structures, mimicking the experience of the legendary underwater world for which it was named. Atlantis’ waterscape has 11 pools, several beach accesses, river rides, and their iconic Mayan Temple slide which shoots riders through a tube surrounded by a shark aquarium.

Parents are sure to enjoy this vacation spot, as well. The resort includes a full-size casino, over 40 on-site restaurants and bars, a comedy club, movie theater, concert stage, luxurious spa and salon, and 18-hole golf course.

Kalahari Resort

Wisconsin Dells


The Wisconsin Dells is a great place for vacationers wanting to get away but stay in the U.S. Though it may still be chilly in Wisconsin, guests can experience dining, swimming, rides, and entertainment without leaving their hotel. The Kalahari Resort guarantees fun for kids of all ages with an indoor waterpark and theme park, featuring:

  • Bowling lanes
  • Ferris wheel
  • Video arcade
  • Lazer tag
  • Vortex tunnel
  • Miniature golf
  • Ropes course

South Seas Island Resort

Captiva Island, FL


If you’re looking for a vacation spot without crowds, Captiva Island feels like a private family retreat. Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the area is filled with unspoiled beaches and wildlife unique to the area. Though a quieter vacation spot, South Seas Island Resort offers multiple family activities, such as the resort village’s 300+ acres of wildlife preserve and marine discover center.

The resort offers interactive programs for kids of all ages, including a “Kid’s Night Out” supervised by recreation professionals, giving moms and dads the opportunity for their own night to discover the island.

Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs, CO


Kids ski programs, kid-friendly slopes and great vacation deals are why Steamboat Springs is rated North America’s #1 Family Resort. The resort includes a Kid’s Vacation Center to prepare young ones for the cold, and ski lessons are available for beginners as young as 2 ½ years old. The whole family can enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides through the Great Rockies and a visit to the area’s natural hot springs.

Steamboat also offers moonlit snowshoe tours, horseback riding and helicopter and snowmobile tours for the outdoor enthusiasts who aren’t so great on skis.

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