Make Memories to Last a Lifetime: The 10 Best Spring Break Destinations for Families

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Karee Blunt

Spring Break is a special time and needs to be done right. It’s not just for teenagers and 20-somethings – it’s for families too. So rather than leave you to scour the internet at the last minute for budget-friendly destinations, beautiful destinations, or activity-filled destinations, family destinations expert Family Destinations Guide have done this for you. 

  • Dominica in the Caribbean has lots to do and is a great place for those who aren’t comfortable with other languages
  • Panama City Beach in Florida has a range of beaches to choose from
  • Mayakoba in Mexico is great option for those looking for a small, secluded location 

A spokesperson for Family Destinations Guide said: “Spring Break is a memorable time for families and to make the location decision easier, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places to go. 

“There are city locations, activities for all the family, ski options, as well as plenty of beach holidays.” 

1. Dominica, Caribbean 

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Dominica is a great family choice if you’re looking for a beach trip with a range of activities.  

The island is volcanic of English speakers and sits between Martinique and Guadeloupe.  

Traveling from the US would include two pit stops in Barbados and St Martin before landing on the island, where you’ll find rainforests around the Indian River, waterfalls, rafting, and hiking trails.  

2. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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Home to what’s considered the water park capital of the world, Mt. Olympus Water Park, Wisconsin Dells, has a range of things to do. 

For activities the whole family can get involved in, mini-golf, go-karting, or the movie drive-ins are all options. 

There are also lots of theatre attractions and dinner locations to choose from. 

3. Panama City Beach, Florida 

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With more than a dozen beaches with the green of the Gulf of Mexico, Panama City Beach is a great family location for Spring Break. 

This location is great for spotting bald eagles and alligators or even go on an airboat adventure. 

You could go to Shell Island for fishing and to spot dolphins, or take a ride on the SkyWheel at the Pier Park for the spectacular view of the Emerald Coast. 

4. Indianapolis, Indiana 

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In the Midwest, Indianapolis is home to the largest children’s museum in the world.  

This is a great Spring Break if you or the kids are interested in dinosaurs, weather, outer space, and so much more. 

Indianapolis has one of the largest convention centers in the world, with 745,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as a train-themed hotel. 

5. Mayakoba, Mexico 

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Mayakoba is a gated community and is just 45 minutes south of Cancun’s International Airport. 

Translated to ‘village of water’, Mayakoba is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Caribbean’ and is home to plenty of canals, freshwater lagoons, and beautiful beaches. 

The local cuisine is also highly recommended, along with the beach clubs. 

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6. Grand Cayman, Caribbean 

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Another location with great beaches for children, Grand Cayman is a great place for a glass-bottom boat tour. 

You can visit the Stingray City Sandbar to snorkel with the local friendly water creatures. 

For great food, lots of hotel chains and restaurants can be found on George Town, while Seven Mile Beach is a great place for lovers of white sand and blue waters. 

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7. Ogden, Utah 

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This is a great location if you favor snow over beach. 

30 minutes north of Salt Lake City, Ogden has skiing programs for children, hiking, and mountain biking. 

Ogden also offers lots of shopping, dining, and nightlife options, as well as art at the local community theatre.  

8. Titusville, Florida 

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Back in Florida, Titusville is just a few miles from the Kennedy Space Visitor Complex. 

Florida’s Space Coast is highly recommended and has some of the most beautiful beaches along the Canaveral National Seashore. 

A great option for the whole family is the lagoon; spotting manatees and dolphins for the kids and relaxed paddling for the parents. And it can be done during the day or a lovely night activity. 

9. Puerto Rico 

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Puerto Rico doesn’t require a passport, is a great place for diving lessons or bike trails in the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats, and is an ideal location for bird watching at the National Wildlife Refuge. 

San Juan and Castillo San Felipe del Morro’s history is highly recommended – the culture and cuisine are not to be missed. 

The mountains can be explored for serenity as well as exercise and adventure. 

RELATED: Visiting Puerto Rico? Here are the Top 10 Things To Do.

10. Florida Keys, Florida 

If you are a fan of sea creatures, Turtle Hospital in Marathon is a great place for all the family. 

This is another great location for snorkeling if you head to Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. 

Florida Keys is also known to be a perfect place to enjoy cocktails and relax under the sun. 

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