When people think of spring break, most think of the iconic college students freedom since the 1960's, where they would taking off to Florida, California or the Bahama's for all night parties and freedom. For some college students, it was a right of passage. But, for families, it can be the one break they need before graduations, weddings, and scalding hot weather where they may not be able to get as much time off of work.
Even though it's only February, spring is vastly approaching. The warm breaks in the weather are forcing people to crave for a vacation to help them with the winter hump. But, now is the time to book those spring break vacations, not only for a better chance at getting what hotel or flight you want, but at the price that's more affordable, so that you aren't spending all your money on the ability to go somewhere, leaving more money to do things when you get there. Please note, that all searches were based on a 6 night stay, 2 adults and 3 children, with 2 rooms.
The first place everyone thinks of to vacation to while the weather is still cool in the north, is going to the south. Daytona Beach, Fl. Is always a fun spot for the entire family, with the east coast beaches, winery tours, and within a two hour drive of Walt Disney World. Hotel's in Daytona Beach average between $50-$150 per night. San Francisco, California hotel's range from $100-$350 per night. Virginia Beach, Virginia averages $70-$150 per night. And New York City averages $75-$700 per night.
But, you don't have to go to a crowded city, to have a nice family vacation. Why not try and think of something different, that the rest of the country won't be doing. It'll give you more family time, cost the same or less, and there will be less people around. And, at the same time, maybe give your children a little history lesson at the same time.
For instance, Albany, New York. The state capital offers several hotels from $50-$150 per night. The Albany area also has a wide arrange of things to do with vast cultural and historical backgrounds. While in Albany, you can visit over 21 museums, 29 historical sights, 4 breweries, and 6 different amusement parks. Plus, over 15 other visitor centers, such as government and capital buildings, the Albany Egg, apple orchards, Henry Hudson Planetarium, the Erie Canal Corridor, Howe Caverns and numerous art exhibits, shows and performances. If at night time, the adults want to get away for a few hours, there are always local bars, restaurants and all sorts of entertainments going on for them after hours.
So, when your planing your next family getaway, why not look into a place that's a bit off the beaten path. It can be cheaper and just as entertaining for you an the kids.