Spring break isn’t just for college friends and teachers with a break from school and work — there’s a whole world of family-centric locales, activities and promotions your crew should take advantage of this season.
While planning a warm-weather vacation when the kids are home in spring, few choices guarantee more sun and fun than Aruba. Venture to One Happy Island for an all-ages, all-interests good time — white sandy beaches and crystal-blue waters included.
Following an impressive renovation, Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino has a Family Escape offer just in time for spring break, including 20 percent discounts on room rates and a slew of amenities and freebies.
The package includes:
- Daily full buffet breakfast for two adults and two children at Laguna Restaurant.
- One 80-minute coconut couple’s massage, while the kids can head to ShocoLand Adventures and Games Kid’s Club – childcare is included.
- A Hilton Aruba beach palapa for four days.
- De Palm Island family full-day excursion, including visits to the island’s beloved flamingos, water park and slides, banana boat rides, snorkeling and more.
The property is made for entertaining guests of all ages and interests, so in addition to the package inclusions, families have an entire world of sure-to-please opportunities. Relax on the beach or by one of the resort’s two pools; hop on complimentary bikes and explore the island; check out the nearby butterfly farm; set up a tee time and hit the links; venture on a hike through the stunning countryside with some helpful directions from the resort’s concierge team; or check out the on-property casino and shops when the kids are at a club just for them.
Discuss local tours, excursions and all the island-hopping fun your family can have with the resort’s expert concierge team, or build your own itinerary as you go. Feel free to plan ahead while booking the spring break offer, or play it by ear on the island — just don’t forget, your family is on island time and you might not want to overload your days.
Guests must book by Feb. 29, and stay for a minimum of five consecutive nights March 9–April 26. Rates begin at $765 per night.
We’ve seen our fair share (and then some) of drama, trials and tribulations this year, so any reason to celebrate or plan a trip is an exciting opportunity. For the chocolate lovers and sweet aficionados in your crew, Zürich should be on your list this year or next — for many reasons, but specifically for the Lindt Home of Chocolate.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
You could say Osaka is a shapeshifter among cities. Japan’s third-largest city, running at a somewhat slower pace than Tokyo, is a patchwork of big business districts, pretty residential areas and beautiful parks. By night, several of its neighborhoods take on an alluring theme park ambiance. The most obvious is Dōtonbori, an upscale retail oasis that, after sunset, becomes a neon-lit maze of restaurants, bars, comedy clubs, arcades, department stores and massive souvenir emporiums.
If you are a lover of thrill rides and rollercoasters, you better start thinking about a future trip to test out some new ones in Orlando, Florida’s, theme parks. Throughout the next year, some theme parks are expecting a number of thrilling additions and experiences for willing guests. From two long-anticipated coasters slated to open next year in Walt Disney World to a yet-to-be-announced Jurassic Park roller coaster set to open in Universal Orlando, thrill-seekers and coaster fanatics will be in awe.
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In times of stress, boredom and even enjoyment, some of us find ourselves reaching for a treat or two — or a dozen. When you need the crunch or sweetness of a snack, but not all the guilt and remorse to follow, registered dietician Lisa Moskovitz, founder and CEO, New York Nutrition Group, recommends these not-so-bad snacks — they’re also great in kids’ lunches or as after-school snacks!