Family Vacation Ideas for Spring Break
After being cooped up inside the house for a long, cold and damp winter, what is better than joining the kids in a fun-in-the-sun beach
or ski resort
vacation? Many places are just too hot in the summer to enjoy with young children, and spring is the best time to see them. Also, of course, there's nothing better than hitting the slopes for that last rush of pleasure before the summer sets in. Either way, you will have a great time.
Enjoy the sights of Virginia during the cool months of spring break. In this state, you can attend re-creations of historic times that go back hundreds of years, such as the Jamestown settlement. Colonial Williamsburg is another historic destination for the whole family. This 300-acre site includes 500 buildings that have been restored to look just like their 1700s originals. Actors dressed in period costumes talk about their lives during early American history. After hearing about Virginia's history, you can head to the miles and miles of beaches and ocean boardwalk in Virginia Beach. Go to http://www.virginia.org for more information.
No one can say "spring break" without thinking about Florida. There are numerous activities for families in Orlando beyond Disney World. Sea World has rides as well as animal experiences. At Universal Studios, ride through Springfield with the Simpsons. The Busch Gardens Africa experience in Tampa includes exotic landscapes, thrilling rides, a family climbing environment and animal closeups. See www.orlandoinfo.com for additional information.
Take a plane ride to Colorado and try out one or more of its many ski resorts. In the north-central part of the state is Steamboat Springs, a real western ranch town that is continually named one of the best family ski areas. Winter Park, the nearest resort to Denver, has been a favorite since 1940. With more than 3,000 acres of terrain, ranging from beginner to advanced, and an excellent ski school program, it suits a range of abilities and ages. The "Ski Train" leaves from Denver for those who do not want to drive up through the mountains. Check out www.familyskiresorts.net for more information.
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