Matt Long a RoamRight Blog Author

Spring Break Planning: Our Favorite Family Friendly Getaways

I know, when you look out the window the last thing you’re thinking about is Spring Break. But it’ll be here before you know it and there’s no better time to plan that family getaway away than right now. Here on the RoamRight travel blog, we’ve featured many family friendly destinations not only in the US, but around the world. Today, we decided to dig through the archives and share what we think are some of the best family friendly destinations and experiences to inspire you to plan that next great vacation.

Canada

The dollar is up, which means Canada is once again the perfect place to drive or fly to this year to save a little cash. The Canadian dollar has been up for the past few years; making it a little pricier to visit our neighbors to the north, but this drop now means you can take your kids to discover the wild side of this friendly nation. Hike around Lake Louise to capture the photos you have seen flooding Instagram lately. Reenact scenes from your favorite Anne of Green Gables books on Prince Edward Island. Marvel at the beauty of Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC, which is gorgeous in the spring and summer, and puts on one of the best holiday light displays in North America, or at least we think they do. If you don’t mind the cold, the Quebec Ice Festival brings the humble snowman to a whole new level in January and February each year. Pick a city or a territory and find out why we love our northern neighbors so much.

From the post: Where To Travel With Your Kids

Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg Virginia

Kingsmill caters to families and has many activities that will entertain your children. The resort has everything from swimming to making crafts. It is over 3,000 acres and is a perfect vacation spot for active families. Of course the main draw to Williamsburg is the Colonial heart of the town, beautifully reconstructed to 17th century specifications. Spend a day or two exploring the history of America, but also be sure to visit nearby Busch Gardens for a break from the history. Whether you are screaming on a roller coaster, spending an afternoon hiking through the woods or watching the sunset from the top of the Empire State Building, your adventurous family vacation will bring you closer together.

From the post: Family Friendly Vacation Adventure Destinations

Grey whale watching in Baja, Mexico

Sometimes you just have to slow down and watch the whales. On the Pacific Coast of Baja, Mexico you can meet up with a few mama and baby whales as they play in the warm waters off the coast and in the deep-water lagoons. There are plenty of tour groups ready to bring you out from Loreto, La Paz, and Cabo. Make sure your tour company uses smaller boats, as the large boats can disturb the animals. Unfortunately, Mexico is not as strict about keeping your distance from the whales and letting them come to you, but the boat operators are helping to make sure these whales stick around. They want the whales coming back so they can stay in business.

From the post: Epic Family Adventures

Hawaii

If you want an exotic vacation but stay in the country then a cruise through the Hawaiian Islands is also an option. 7-night cruises tend to stick to cruising the islands alone, while longer cruises may end in Ensenada, Mexico. Be aware of cyclone season when you book your trip. While the occurrence of storms is relatively minor in most areas, travel insurance can definitely protect you in the event your cruise is canceled or weather delays in the United States delay your international arrival.

From the post: Best Cruise Itineraries To Escape The Winter Cold

Scotland

Grab your rain gear and head to Edinburgh to kick off your Scottish adventure. Stay in town for a few days, but what this country is really known for (besides haggis) is its natural beauty. Hike to waterfalls, through moors and show your kids there is more to vacation than just visiting animated characters. Putt around the greens of St. Andrews, go on a hunt for Nessie at Loch Ness or run away with the fairies on the Isle of Skye. No matter where you go in this proud land, you will find friendly locals, wild adventures and make memories with your kids that they will always cherish. Just don’t forget your plastic swords. We hear there are dragons up in those hills.

From the post: Top Picks For Must Visit Destinations in 2017

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is flooded with art, monuments, and museums highlighting important achievements and people throughout American history. A couple of the main historical sites in Washington D.C. are the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and The Declaration of Independence. The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum system in the world and holds much more than American history. The museum has exciting artifacts and exhibitions from all over the world. There is always something for your family to experience and enjoy in our Nation's Capital. If you are looking for the best view of the city, head to the top of the Washington Monument. It gives you a beautiful birds-eye view of the entire city.

From the post: Five Fun Trip Ideas With A History Focus

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About the Author

Matt Long

Matt Long, a RoamRight Blog Author A luxury adventure traveler at heart, Matt Long shares his experiences with thousands of readers every day through his travel blog, LandLopers.com. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Matt is a Washington, DC based travel writer/photographer and has been featured on many other web sites and publications including BBC Travel, CNN GO, Huffington Post, AFAR Magazine and National Geographic Intelligent Travel. His work is also syndicated on the Flipboard and Pulse apps. Follow Matt on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Google Plus.

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