With spring break on the minds of most youth and parents in the country, it’s time to start setting your plans and determining how you’d like to spend the time. This year, why not spend some quality time together locally? Visit a park, monument, or attraction in your own city or state, or take a road trip to a family-friendly destination nearby. Whatever you choose, there are plenty of options that will make the most of your time and budget. Read on for our top 5 picks for family-friendly destinations for spring break in the US.
It’s an exciting time to make the trek to Utah’s Bears Ears National Park—a newly designated national monument intended to protect the environmentally sensitive area. Covering 1.35 million acres in the Four Corners region, this new designation protects sacred land that is home to over 100,000 archaeological sites. Discover this area of historical, cultural, and spiritual significance.
One of America’s original highways and also one of the most scenic roads in the country, a trip down Route 66 is an absolute must for families. Running from Chicago to the shores of Santa Monica, there’s plenty of roadway to discover, as well as an incredible amount of things to see and do along the way. A trip down Route 66 can be as long or as short as you’d like—from the entire stretch to simply a few hundred miles through your home state. The choice is yours. Pick up a book like Lonely Planet’s ‘Route 66 Road Trips’ to guide you along the way.
Beginning March 24, join the “pinkest party on earth” at the International Cherry Blossom Festival in Georgia. From the bed race to the gala, parade, park festivities, and more, there’s ample entertainment for the whole family. Take advantage of a host of activities free of charge, including the festivities at Third Street Park, the 35th annual parade, the grand finale event, and more. View the complete festival lineup.
Another newly designated national monument, Gold Butte National Park is just outside Las Vegas and houses plenty of rock art, artifacts, rare fossils, and newly discovered tracks in its 300,000 acres. Enjoy this scenic and ecologically fragile area full of wild beauty affectionately known as “Nevada’s piece of the Grand Canyon.” Learn more about things to see and do at Gold Butte.
Running from Maine all the way to the Florida Keys, this iconic East Coast roadway is a must-see for families looking for a road trip. It’s the longest north-south road in the country, offering ample opportunity for fun and adventure. Pick up any section, or if you’re feeling really ambitious, set aside time for the whole trek. When you arrive in Florida, be sure to enjoy the Overseas Highway running from Miami to Key West, offering over 150 miles, multiple islands, and a 7-mile long bridge. Learn more about US Route 1.
Whether traveling near or far this March break, we’ve got plenty of tips and tricks to ensure your family is happy and healthy on the road. Check out a few of our past articles, including the Top 10 Travel Apps; 7 Ways to Keep Children Entertained on the Road; and Your Pre-Road Trip Checklist.
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