As the winter months wind down and the days grow longer, we are fast approaching spring break! While college kids hit the beach and clubs, families can use spring break to reconnect and relax. Below are three great spring break ideas for your family.
- Washington, D.C.: With nearly 4,000 cherry trees blossoming around the Tidal Basin and across the city, our nation’s capital is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in springtime. While kids can get bored at museums, the free Smithsonian museums offer something for everyone, from world-class artwork to American relics to dinosaur bones. And for those wanting to escape the pomp of the Mall and Capitol Hill, be sure to check out Washington’s residential neighborhoods. From the funky bars of Adams Morgan to the 19th century row houses of Logan Circle, Washington is a beautiful and fascinating city.
- Big Bear, CA: Watching the Winter Olympics can put anybody in the mood for some skiing and snowboarding. Big Bear offers special midweek lift and lodge packages, cutting the cost of regular weekend passes. Other than skiing, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on the slopes this spring, including hiking, horseback riding and snowshoeing.
- Joshua Tree, CA: If you are planning your spring break trip on a budget, you should consider camping in one of California’s most beautiful and accessible National Parks. Just a few hours from Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park is famous for its strange rock formations and eponymous trees. Joshua Tree National Park hosts 9 campgrounds, each in a unique location and with awesome character. At only $10-15 a night, camping in Joshua Tree is a highly enjoyable spring break that doesn’t break the bank.
TMIB wishes you a safe and relaxing Spring Break!