Spring Vacation: Money-Saving Ideas for Winter Weary Parents

Chaise lounge and umbrella on sand beach.

When you have a family, there is always plenty of planning ahead to do. By the time we see in the New Year, winter weary parents and kids will be dreaming of getting away for their much-needed spring break vacation.

Before the snow even gets a chance to settle, here are some great ideas that won’t break the bank, so you can all get away in the spring and recharge those batteries ready for another term of school for the kids and getting back to work for you.

Park City

Skiing is quite simply a great way for a family to spend some time together enjoying themselves.

Park City in Utah, ticks a lot of boxes, and you can often get some excellent prices on accommodation like condo rentals through someone like ResortPropertyManagement.com, so that you really don’t have to break the bank to hit the slopes and enjoy a whole host of great outdoor activities in addition to skiing.

Key Largo

As an alternative to snow, you might want to consider a spring break in Key Largo.

Orlando lays claim to being America’s number one spring break destination if you go by volumes, but you don’t have follow the majority and just visit the theme parks when you are there.

Beach activities and some fun in the sun with the family is very pleasurable and nowhere near as expensive to fill your days splashing around in the sea and on the beach, as it would be to head for the theme parks.

You will probably be very pleasantly surprised how much your kids enjoy being entertained by spending an afternoon in a paddleboat and you will notice the difference to your bank balance too!

Kid-friendly resort in the Dominican Republic

Kid-friendly beach resorts are often a very cost-effective way of getting a holiday where the children are well catered for and the adults can enjoy being a couple again for a short while again as well.

Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is a good example of what you can expect for your money at a kid-friendly beach resort location. The range of activities on offer includes sailing lessons, tennis and even a circus school, so look out for sale periods where prices can drop by as much as 20% for a limited period.

San Diego

It is fair to say that San Diego has to be considered one of the most popular and family-orientated destinations that you can think of for a spring break.

There are some world-famous attractions to check out like the San Diego Zoo and Sea World, but there are also plenty of other things to do like sailing and whale watching. There is also an opportunity for some educational entertainment with some fascinating museums to visit.

Another good reason why you might pick San Diego for your spring break is that the weather is unlikely to let you down. Most of the time, and like all of these destination ideas, there are plenty of things you can do with the kids that won’t cost you much beyond your original travel budget for getting there.

Helen Humphrey understands the value of a vacation. A retired real estate agent, she likes to look at various vacation venues and ideas. She shares what she finds on many of today's top websites and blogs.

Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 15, 7, and 4 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey (especially the Chicago Blackhawks & Pittsburgh Penguins), and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at everydimecounts@gmail.com to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

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