The Best Spring Break Destinations For Families

By: SUZANNE ROWAN KELLEHER | Pulished on 2024-01-29

Atlantis Resort, Bahams

The Best Spring Break Destinations For Families-Trip Advise

Atlantis Paradise Island Resort


The iconic Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas might already be on your family's spring break must-do list. The hotel is famous for its massive on-site water park with a waterslide that shoots riders through a shark tank, but that's not the only exciting to do at Atlantis. You can also go scuba diving in crystal clear water through an underwater museum, swim with dolphins, hand-feed stingrays, and more.


The resort's high season begins in winter and lasts through mid-spring, usually right up to spring break. However, if you have the flexibility or your spring break happens to be later than most, then the latter half of April is when prices start to drop.

National Parks

The Best Spring Break Destinations For Families-Trip Advise

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Called "America's best idea" by the historian Wallace Stegner, the U.S. national park system offers families a wonderfully affordable way to visit the country's most cherished and beautiful landscapes, view wildlife in their natural habitat, learn about geological and cultural history, and appreciate the great outdoors. Spring is shoulder season in most parks, so you'll find fewer crowds before summer tourists arrive.


National parks are all across the country, from the tip of Maine all the way to Alaska, so you can always find one that isn't too far away. However, some are concentrated closer together if you want to visit several at once. In Southern Utah, the so-called Mighty 5 are within driving distance from each other, encompassing Arches, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef national parks.

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