The Best Spring Break Ideas For Family Vacations

By: ELIZABETH PRESKE | Pulished on 2024-01-24

Washington, D.C.

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Every spring, the nation's capital bursts with color, attracting an average of 1.5 million tourists to see over 3,000 pink trees decorate the Tidal Basin. This year the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival starts March 20 and ends April 16, and includes a number of fun events on the itinerary, such as bike tours, performances, and craft making. To plan your trip during peak bloom, follow the cherry blossom forecast for the latest updates.


In addition to the springtime blossoms, Washington, D.C. is chock-full of free museums and gardens, so you can bring the whole family without overspending on things to do. From the National Museum of Natural History to the U.S. Botanic Garden, National Air and Space Museum, and National Zoo, kids and adults alike will find a neverending supply of attractions.


Families visiting the city this spring will also be pleased to find the International Spy Museum with a whole range of activities. Kids can learn about real-life spies and put their own skills to their test through interactive exhibitions and installations.

Wisconsin Dells

The Best Spring Break Ideas For Family Vacations-Trip Advise


Although it’s chilly this side of the Midwest in March and April, the Waterpark Capital of the World — and the pioneers of the indoor waterpark and home to the country's largest water park— rightfully lays claim to some of the world’s best indoor waterparks.


Kalahari Resorts & Conventions has everything you could ever dream of: water coasters, water slides, raft rides, wave simulators, a lazy river, and, for the grownups, a swim-up bar and cabana. If you need to regain your land legs, the resort also has an indoor adventure park, complete with an arcade, mini golf course, laser tag, and rides.

With four indoor water parks, the Wilderness Resort is another fan favorite among families. Klondike Kavern serves up a whole range of attractions, including raft rides, body slides, a lazy river, and Slideboarding. Wild Waterdome Waterpark, on the other hand, proclaims the largest indoor wave pool in America and Wild West Waterpark has bumper boats and even more thrill rides.


When you’ve had your fill of swim and play, consider checking out an illusion show at the Rick Wilcox Magic Theater, or spending a day at Knuckleheads Trampoline and Indoor Amusement Park, where you’ll find cosmic bowling lanes and the Dells’ only trampoline park.

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