7 Underrated Spring Break Destinations For Families

We have some great news for you. Spring break is just around the corner! Whether you’re feeling good in your daily routine or running on fumes just waiting to press pause for a bit, Spring break can be a welcome interruption. We know all the old standbys… a beach trip, Costa Rica, or a trip to see family. There’s certainly nothing wrong with any of those options, but if you’re looking to shake things up a little for this year, we have some underrated ideas for you to try out.


1. Rail Vacation Tour

You might have taken countless road trips with your family, but have you ever seen the sights by train? This is something both kids and adults can enjoy, and it’s definitely an experience you won’t forget. Vacations by Rail takes you across 5 states in 6 days, with plenty of stops around the way. You can easily store your Traveler stroller on board as you cozy up with a good book and your kiddos.

2. Scavenger Hunt Trip

Yep, you read that right. Did you know that you can turn a scavenger hunt into an entire vacation? There are companies like Cluventure that organize custom trips, based on your destinations. Trips like this are a great opportunity to keep everyone engaged, work together, and bond as a family. We recommend bringing along the Terra for any “roads less traveled” that you may encounter on your quest.

3. Tiny House Village

Who else is obsessed with Tiny Houses? Escape the everyday by visiting a Tiny House village! If you’re the minimalist type who has fever dreams of living in a van and seeing the country, then this could be the vacation for you. Maybe a Tiny House isn’t the best option for you in your real life, but something like this could be a fun experiment for you and your family.

4. Stay at an all-inclusive resort in Hawaii

Hawaii is always a good idea, especially if you stay somewhere like Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa. For the adults, there is a beautiful beach, excellent restaurants, and a relaxing spa. The kids will love character breakfasts, hula lessons, fireside storytelling, and more! Really, you can’t go wrong.

PS - if that travel seems intimidating, there are some all-inclusive resorts in Florida and Michigan too!

5. Visit a dude ranch

If you miss the days of getting your hands dirty more often, then a dude ranch might be right up your alley. If your kids are a little older, you can enjoy things like horseback riding, fishing, campfires, and more, all while connecting with nature and your kiddos. It’s the perfect way to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here are some affordable ranch vacations to consider. 

6. Visit Mexico City

Spring is the perfect season to visit Mexico City, and Spring break is the perfect time to take things international. No matter what you’re into, you’ll find something to do in Mexico City! Enjoy a hop-on-hop-off tour bus with the family to get your bearings in the city, then explore a bit for some delicious food. There are also plenty of museums, landmarks, and shows to explore. But don’t worry, you can always head back to your hotel or AirBnB for a little R&R if the pace becomes too fast. Don’t forget to bring the Cloud along for max comfort for the littles.

7. Take a cruise

You can’t go wrong with a cruise. It’s the best way to see plenty of sights with minimal planning. If you want to make the most of your week off work with the family, but you want to make sure everything is taken care of, then a cruise is your best bet. Plus, most major cruises have plenty of activities for parents and kiddos alike, so there is something for everyone.

Feeling extra adventurous? Check out an Alaskan or European Cruise. 
Want a taste of Disney, without going to Disney World? Try a Disney Cruise.

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