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4 Outdoor Spring Break Vacations
for Outgoing Families

Take your family this year
on a different spring break vacation

Spring break is a great time for families to come together and spend quality time with each other. This is the perfect time to travel when the kids are out of school, but before summer vacation makes destination areas ridiculously busy or at-capacity. If you and your family craves excitement, you don’t want to do any standard vacation.

Scuba Diving

Traveling to a new and warm location to explore the tropical waters. Give yourself the opportunity to go deep and get a clear view by going scuba diving. You can put on your gear and see sights unfamiliar from the sights you see at home. It will help you and your family bond over nature. Be sure to take water-proof cameras to take pictures of your favorites creatures and underwater scenery.

Family beach crowds at Cancun beach in Mexico
If you are looking for budget-friendly beach vacations abroad, Mexico is one of the most
convenient destinations for the US travellers.  (Image: Emilian Danaila, via Pixabay)

The Riviera Maya in Mexico is a fantastic family destination. From Barcel√≥ Maya Tropical to Xcaret you have plenty of options for all-inclusive or a la carte adventure options. For the cultural lovers you can stay at an eco-friendly resort filled with dining options and musical entertainment in the evenings. If you want more of an adventure you can try one of the many family friendly family encounters. Zip line through the rainforest and create your own adventure with plenty of opportunities available that will only be limited by the amount of adrenaline you’re willing to catch that day.

Theme Parks

Have fun this spring break by going to the local theme park of your choice. This is perfect for the daredevils who like to ride roller coasters. Of course, there are gentler rides for young children and people who don’t enjoy theme parks. There’s more than just the rides, too. Many theme parks have games and delicious carnival food, such as corn dogs and funnel cake. Some even have concerts or fireworks at night. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated on hot days.

Pedestrians on a Hong Kong walkway
For an international family vacation, both Hong Kong and the mainland China are
'outside of the box' destinations, offering theme parks and cultural experiences.

When you think of a theme park you may immediately think of California and Orlando destinations. However, if you are an adventurous family looking to travel internationally you should think outside of the box. The most popular them park in the world is actually Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in China. An aquatic adventure that can be followed up by a visit to the Great Wall of China or a breathtaking hiking trip through the rainbow colored Zhangye Danxia landforms.

Boating

One of the first things that come to mind when you think of vacationing in Australia is the great surfing. Not only is Australia known for it’s world-class surfing, but boating is a great family adventure. Whether you stay at a resort near the Great Sandy Strait or in Moreton Bay, you’ll be sure to love spending some days in the water and surrounding yourself by breathtaking views and amazing sea fishing.

An array of small boats in Melbourne city harbour
A family vacation in Australia provides you with so many different options, it's almost hard
to choose where to go and what to do. Boating is but one of the many choices you have.

Nothing says family bonding like being confined on the water on a small boat. You and your family will get to explore your local bodies of water while also relaxing on the boar. You can take out the fishing gear and try to catch dinner. Or you can take out a radio and just drink and party. Whatever you and your family want to do, you’ll need a reliable watercraft. Get marine batteries for boats at your local outdoors shop to ensure you don’t turn over in the water.

Swim with Sharks

If you have older children and you’re all looking for an adrenaline high then adding a swim with sharks will be something you’ll talk about for the rest of your lives. You can prepare to go to a Safari resort in Gaansbaai, South Africa and follow it up with a trip to see great white sharks and copper sharks in their natural glory. Think of the adrenaline that bonds you to loved ones after a roller coaster, and multiply the near death experience by a million.

Visitors at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan
Swimming with sharks is not for the fainthearted, but you can always viewing from a safe
distance at some of many water parks around the world, such as this at Okinawa, Japan.

Sharks are some of the most ferocious beasts in the water. It’s crazy to think that you can jump in the water with them, but you can! Not all sharks are dangerous. Nurse sharks and other mild mannered sharks are available for guests to swim with in certain spring break locations. You’ll get great pictures, and your adrenaline will spike.

During most of the year, we are all forced to adhere to a strict schedule and complete certain professional and personal obligations. Give yourself a break on spring break and have some fun with your family. While you spend time together, do something you never thought to try before.

Most families can’t afford to go on big vacations every year. This is why you want to make sure that your vacation budget and PTO days are not going to waste. You can travel smart and save lots of money by making sure that you get the best deals on hotels, flights, and packages. You should take some time to figure out what you want to get out of the vacation and find a destination that is much more meaningful than keeping up with the Joneses. Memories last a lifetime, so make sure that you avoid long layovers so you can spend more time adventuring.

About the author

Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from Utah. She enjoys Tennis and spending time with her family.

   

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