It may be cold where you are, but that means spring break is just around the corner. Busy children and college students look forward to trading in the chilly weather for warm sunshine during this week-long break. This year, consider these lively destinations, plus convenient resorts to host your stay!
As the top vacation destination in the U.S., Orlando is an excellent stop for your spring break retreat. The city is anchored by theme parks, ranging from Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World to the spectacular Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, where you can sip butterbeer and explore Diagon Alley.
Orlando is also home to some of the country's best outlet shopping, with fire-sale prices on a variety of merchandise. Or experience International Drive, a bustling strip of shops, restaurants, arcades, and museums that offers an activity for everyone. And if you're in town at the right time, you can see the Orlando Magic play at Amway Center.
Escape the bustle of the city and vacation in style at one of our Florida resorts located nearby.
Saddle up and head to San Antonio, one of Texas' brightest cities featuring fantastic attractions for every age. Visit Six Flags Fiesta Texas, where you'll feel the rush of adrenaline as you fly at high speeds on coasters before cooling down on milder options like the classic Ferris wheel.
SeaWorld San Antonio offers a rush on its array of water rides, and the entire family can gather to watch spectacular shows and performances. Downtown San Antonio is home to the famous River Walk, where water taxis travel through canals lined with shops and restaurants on an extensive pedestrian mall walk. Or step back in time with a visit to The Alamo, the historical garrison known world-wide for its legendary battle.
We have several family-friendly Texas resorts to keep in mind when you're planning your vacation to The Lone Star State.
Head to the West Coast and soak up the sun in the desert oasis of Palm Springs. Once a popular haunt for stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, Palm Springs is now home to a myriad of unique shops and activities. To get the best view of the surrounding San Jacinto Mountains, hop aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, where you'll travel along the cliffs of Chino Canyon in a rotating tram car. At the top, you'll find the stunning Mt. San Jacinto State Park, which boasts two restaurants, a museum, observation decks with breathtaking views, and over 50 miles of hiking trails.
Aviation buffs will want to visit the award-winning Palm Springs Air Museum, which features the fighters and bombers of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Down in the Coachella Valley Preserve, visitors can discover over 20,000 acres of desert wilderness replete with oases and wildlife. Work together as a team at the Escape Room Palm Springs, or enjoy a stroll down Palm Canyon Drive, the famous palm-lined boulevard that's packed with boutique shops, delightful restaurants, and an expansive flea market filled with deals.
Find amazing accommodations and amenities at our selection of California resorts, located throughout the state.
We hope that our list of fun-filled attractions has inspired you to start thinking about your spring break plans. Didn't see your destination? Check out our full list of resort and campground locations throughout the U.S. and southern Ontario.