More and more we’re seeing that families are ditching the typical Spring Break beach destinations in favor of something unique and experiential. From cultural European city breaks to adventurous explorations of nature, make the most of the week you have.
Planning a weeklong international vacation with the perfect balance of activities and downtime can be tricky, that’s where we come in. We’ve crafted five incredible spring break trips that will entertain every member of the family and won’t require kids to miss school. So, this Spring Break take your family on an adventure of a lifetime that will leave everyone with memories to treasure.
For Disney fans young and old, we’ve created the ultimate family safari adventure through Kenya. From the moment you arrive, it will be ‘Hakuna Matata’ (no worries), as you enjoy family breakfasts while giraffes poke their heads through the windows for a bite, visit the renowned Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and unwind with sundowners atop the legendary Pride Rock. No Lion King safari would be complete without time in the Maasai Mara. Your private guide will take you out on game drives to spot a cast of familiar characters including wildebeest, cheetah, elephant and zebra, learn about the ‘circle of life’ as it takes center stage in front of your eyes and search for prides of Nala and Simba or even track Scar’s prints as they dot the dry riverbeds.
Ecuador & the Galapagos
Wacky wildlife, wonderful water activities and a World Heritage Site, make Ecuador and the Galapagos wow Spring Break destinations. Perched high in the Andes, you’ll start your vacation in Quito, Ecuador’s colonial capital and UNESCO World Heritage city. Then the real adventure begins when you hop on a luxury ship in the Galapagos. Spring Break falls right when the islands are at their best, allowing for incredible sightings of blue-footed boobies, penguins, sea lions, giant tortoises and dolphins.
Japan is having its moment in the sun. This year the country is hosting the Summer Olympics, combine this with a host of new hotel openings and Japan becomes THE place to go for Spring Break. Even better, cherry blossom season usually falls in late March or early April and there are lots of direct flights from the West Coast so it’s easier than ever to get there. Whether your children are interested in Anime, street fashion, or simply love sushi, Japan has it all.
This itinerary is for families who to want to avoid overcrowded beaches this Spring Break yet still want to be surrounded by idyllic stretches of water. Explore the beautiful scenery of Lake Garda, as you make nature your family’s personal playground, e-biking, sailing and kayaking on the glassy waters of the lake or hiking and rock climbing in the towering mountains. The adventure continues to the Italian Dolomites. Head out with a private guide for snowshoeing, cross country skiing and enjoy some of the best food you’ll ever eat.
Start in uber-cool Stockholm, spending your days shopping for Scandi chic fashion, visiting the city’s unique Viking museum and refueling with fika (coffee and pastry) breaks. The perfect contrast to Stockholm’s lovely cityscape, Lapland is a stunning wilderness that’s blanketed in a fluffy dusting of snow this time of year. Discover this magical winter wonderland with husky sledding, ice sculpting classes and searching for the elusive Northern Lights. This entire trip can be packed into just 7-nights, making for the perfect spring break getaway.
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