When you and the family head off for spring break, you likely won’t want to rub shoulders with the college kids that flocked en masse to the packed beaches. But if you’re looking for a warm-weather vacation and you’re limited to your kids’ school schedule, where can you go that’s far from the influence of the party crowd?
If you want a big resort feel or even a luxury resort without a long flight, try Paradise Island. Home to the huge Atlantis resort, this getaway has everything any member of your family could want, whether you’re traveling with your parents, siblings, children or grandchildren.
Appealing to a family-on-a-budget crowd, St. Simons Island is a bit north from the often-crowded beaches of Florida during this season. Enjoy the classic southeast coast feel, with plenty of cozy beach houses to choose from, historic lighthouses, fishing opportunities and lots of other ways to get outdoors other than swimming or lying in the sand (though that’s perfectly acceptable, too).
If you have the budget and want to go somewhere a little out of reach for the average college student, make tracks for Hawai’i. The pristine shores beckon and you’ll easily avoid any remnants of college-age hubbub at one of the many luxury resorts. Pick the island that matches your travel style, whether you’re thinking your family could use a large resort, a private getaway, plenty of nature travel, shopping or simply all the sights and sounds of a stereotypical Hawai’ian vacation.
If you do have your heart set on a Floridian getaway, go for a peacefully undisturbed destination like Marco Island. On the Gulf Coast, the island is home to only a handful of resorts and small hotels, and it’s surrounded by several hundred outlying, tiny islands you can reach by boat or kayak, perfect for finding your own little slice of paradise. Plus, you’re only a short distance from the Everglades, if exploring the wildlife by airboat sounds up your family’s alley.
Experiencing a recent boom in tourism, Bermuda isn’t the most affordable option on the list, but it’s also not top of the list for the traveling college kids either. While the island is still a little chilly this time of year, it does have plenty to offer by way of relaxing beaches, spectacular spas, an aquarium and zoo, golf and other natural wonders.
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Northwest Florida is a haven for beachgoers seeking the waters of Panama City Beach, Pensacola and Destin. But this region of Florida also has some extensive history, offering family travelers a great way to introduce young ones to Florida’s Spanish and indigenous past.
More than 1,000 miles from Spain’s capital city of Madrid, the seven Canary Islands are also part of Spain. They are the tallest peaks of ancient volcanoes rising out of the Atlantic, not far from the coast of North Africa. Two of these volcanoes, both still active, offer exciting adventures for families traveling to the islands.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
If you think you have to head into the wilderness just to get some hiking time in on your next vacation, rest assured. Cities across the country pride themselves on being great all-around family destinations, and that often includes fun urban hiking opportunities. These cities prove you don’t have to hike to a mountaintop to stretch your legs and get some fresh air. They are home to great parks and walking trails designed for easy walks that let you enjoy the fresh air, and get to know the personality, culture and history of the city you are visiting.