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Best Family Spring Break Ideas 2020: Where to Go With Kids This Spring

Planning your dream spring getaway is the perfect cure for the post-holiday blues, and now is the time to do so, as many of Indagare’s top properties book up far in advance. Whether you’re traveling with youngsters or teens this spring, Indagare can match you with the perfect destination for your family.

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Florida

If you’re looking for a hassle-free, warm-weather retreat, Florida has a family-friendly resort for every occasion.

Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande is a great option for multi-generational families looking to start a spring break tradition. Most of the guests have been staying here for years, and they keep returning thanks to the wealth of activities available for all ages. There are seven clay tennis courts, a golf course, a spa, an array of fitness classes, fishing and, of course, swimming and sunbathing at the two pools or the Gulf.

Families looking to experience the magic of Disney World without sacrificing high-end accommodations should consider the Four Seasons Orlando. The 27-acre resort is just a short shuttle ride from the amusement parks and offers on-property options for children and adults alike, including an extensive kids’ club with pools, waterslides, a lazy river, a game room and themed breakfasts with Disney characters. There is also a golf course, spa and adults-only pool for parents.

A quieter option is Palm Beach. The small coastal city, a longtime winter favorite of glamorous East Coasters, has something for everyone, from tennis, golf and water sports to top shops and restaurants. The city’s storied grande dame, The Breakers, has an ultra-luxurious spa, members-only Beach Club (accessible to hotel guests) and wonderful kids’ club. The Four Seasons Palm Beach is located just outside the city, a 15-minute drive from the tony shops of Worth Avenue. Set on a sandy beach, this relaxing property has exceptional service, a game room for teens and great kids’ programs.

Georgia

A tried-and-true spring break destination, Sea Island Resort in Georgia is ideal for multi-generational families. The sprawling waterfront property offers plenty of activities, from sand-castle competitions to three acclaimed golf courses, and the accommodations are equally as varied, with guest rooms, villas and cottages to satisfy any rooming arrangement.

The Caribbean

A favorite among families, Curtain Bluff in Antigua has a low-key atmosphere and exceptionally warm staff who make every guest feel at home, no matter their age. Kids can feel active and independent here, enjoying the basketball court, swings, pool and more. The rate is all-inclusive, which encompasses activities, whether you want to go deep-sea fishing or scuba diving, play squash or join a tennis clinic. This is particularly wonderful for older kids, as they can easily set off on all sorts of adventures.

The Four Seasons Anguilla strikes an appealing balance between feeling buzzy and accessible, hip and laidback, and it is sure to please both those family members who want a sceney resort experience and those who prefer to fly under the radar. Offering both gourmet and casual dining options and plenty of activities, it is a sure-fire hit for many.

For active families seeking an adventure that’s still on island time, the Viceroy Sugar Beach, set on a 100-acre UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers one of the only white-sand beaches in the area, plus kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, windsurfing and scuba diving in the National Marine Reserve. If that’s not enough to keep your family busy, a drive-in volcano, botanical gardens, zip-line cables, waterfalls and sulfur springs are just a few minutes away.

Costa Rica

Families hungry for even more adventure can head to Costa Rica, where time spent relaxing on the beach is combined with thrilling jungle excursions. On the Papagayo Peninsula, the Four Seasons offers an upscale option in an otherwise low-key destination, and the resort is relatively easy to reach, which is a helpful perk for families and large groups traveling together. The hotel has an eco-friendly Arnold Palmer 18-hole golf course, a fitness center and spa, a kids’ club, tennis courts and endless activities for all ages. The Andaz Costa Rica is another family-friendly option, with a kids’ club, family pool and plethora of complimentary activities.

Utah

For those families looking to take advantage of the final weeks of fresh powder, Utah is a perfect place to celebrate the end of ski season, and its easily accessible location makes it a great option for shorter breaks.

Stein Eriksen Lodge, in Deer Valley, commands an unparalleled ski-in/ski-out perch mid-mountain, and the beloved hotel, inspired by traditional Austrian chalets, has a charming sense of place for travelers drawn to old-school properties. The Montage Deer Valley has a buzzier scene, and the large, five-star lodge blends the grand ski palace tradition with a distinctly Western atmosphere and modern amenities. Though it is located a bit further from the beginners’ ski school than some of the city’s other properties, the fun amenities (including a kids’ club, bowling alley and games galore) make it a great après-ski hangout for children and teens, while parents can enjoy the Veuve outdoor yurt and fabulous spa.

Montana

For family fun that isn’t centered around skiing, head to Montana, where the scenery is beautiful, the Western charm abounds and the vibe is authentic and laidback.

The Ranch at Rock Creek, perennially popular during the summer months, also has plenty to offer as the winter chill thaws, including snowshoeing, snowmobiling and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Indagare can even organize a day of crowd-free skiing and snowboarding at the Discovery Ski Area, after which you can enjoy an outdoor barbecue.

Spring is also a great time to take advantage of the multitude of wilderness activities at the Resort at Paws Up, the family-friendly dude ranch that pioneered the concept of “glamping,” where year-round activities like horseback riding, hiking, clay shooting and wildlife viewing provide plenty of opportunities to be outdoorsy and rugged on the resort’s 37,000 acres.

Swedish Lapland

For families who don’t mind colder temperatures, an under-the-radar adventure option is the Swedish Lapland.

Fjellborg Arctic Lodge is a good choice for families keen on a genuine Arctic experience, complete with dog-sledding, snowshoeing and more. Upon arrival at Kiruna airport, your family will be greeted by a team of Alaskan huskies, who escort guests to the property by sled. The four-bedroom Master Cabin is a nice option for families and full of character.

For a truly unique overnight, guests at Treehotel can sleep above the treetops, in one of seven treehouse-style rooms. The activities offer traditional cold-weather fun, such as ice fishing, snowshoeing, winter biking and a kids’ program through which younger guests can sled and build snowmen. There is a spa, and fitness-minded families can even practice yoga on the ice.

Scotland

An often-underrated destination, Scotland’s relative proximity to the U.S. (non-stop flights from New York to Edinburgh take approximately seven hours) ensures that it can be done—and done well—in the short timeframe afforded by a typical spring break. A night or two in Edinburgh provides enough time to see and enjoy the historic city, including its famous castle. Harry Potter fans will want to check into the J.K. Rowling suite at The Balmoral, where the author finished writing the final installment in her beloved series. Combine city and country with a few nights at Gleneagles, a pastoral playground in the Scottish Highlands that is ideal for families. This special Scottish property is known for its golf courses, but activities for all ages include archery, falconry, riding and more.

Contact us to plan a customized spring break getaway.

– Bridget McElroy on January 21, 2020

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