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In The Know  •  December 21, 2022

Best Spring Break Destinations for Families

Sydney Foster
Sydney Foster

Sydney lives in Denver, Colorado, and has combined her passions for storytelling, copywriting, and traveling in her career. In her spare time, you can find her exploring the Rocky Mountains, reading, watching and re-watching her favorite movies, and planning her next trip.

Ready to plan your next family spring break trip? From islands with southern coastal charm to San Diego’s iconic parks and attractions, we have a complete list of ideal spring break destinations. Whether you are looking for a peaceful day spent on one of the best beaches in the world or an adrenaline-fueled zipline tour through the jungles of Hawaii, we have all the vacation ideas you need for booking Spring Break 2023!  

Check out our list of the best spring break destinations for families in 2023!  

San Diego 

A hub for both outdoor adventure and family fun, San Diego is a supreme spring break destination for families. In the spring, San Diego boasts idyllic temperatures for time spent outdoors with highs in the 60s and lows in the 50s.  

Make yourself an itinerary of activities to include in your spring break plans like spending the day at the San Diego Zoo or walking through iconic Balboa Park. With more than 1,000 acres of stunning gardens and park space, Balboa Park is also home to museums, restaurants, and the Spanish Village Art Center. LEGOLAND California is another theme park in the area which features an amusement park, water park, and plenty of kid-friendly attractions and shows.

For those seeking days spent on the beach, Mission Beach is a family-friendly hub for surf, sand, and sun. Or make the drive to La Jolla to see the gorgeous beaches, get in the water to snorkel, and even spot some sunbathing sea lions. Find a La Jolla vacation home with stunning ocean views or browse all of our San Diego rentals to find your ideal spring break getaway. 

Vista by AvantStay

Key West 

Spring-breaking families looking for a tropical destination need look no further than Key West, Florida! Key West is both a tropical oasis and a melting pot of culture, history, and family fun! The weather during spring break in Key West ranges between the high 70s and low 80s making it perfect for days spent soaking up the Florida sunshine. 

Some of the can’t-miss activities include snapping a picture at the Southernmost Point of the continental United States which is marked with an on-land buoy. Also on the southern side of the island, South Beach is a popular spot for families seeking a quiet destination for surf and sand. For a busier beach scene, Smathers Beach is one of the most popular on the island and a prime destination for snorkeling, sand volleyball, and more. Or perhaps you are looking for the privacy of a private pool? We have plenty of gorgeous homes like Casa de Rosalie that offer an island escape for your family complete with a private pool!  

For a day trip away from the island, get on a boat to Dry Tortugas National Park! The national park consists of 7 islands and miles of open water making swimming and snorkeling the best way to view the protected park area. On land, stroll Fort Mason which was built in the late 19th century and is one of the largest masonry forts in the United States.  

The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory invites families to come stroll amongst dozens of species of butterflies and tropical birds in the botanical gardens. And after a day of family fun, water sports, and unique historical sites, stroll Duval Street which is home to a variety of restaurants and boutiques with coastal flair. Start planning a Key West spring break and find a vacation home! 

Source: Key West

Hilton Head 

Enjoy a quiet, quaint spring break on South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island! Renowned for its beautiful beaches, golf courses, and charming coastal towns, Hilton Head makes for an ideal family spring break destination. With spring weather ranging in the low 70s and high 40s, spring break offers warm weather and plenty of opportunities for family fun.  

Book one of our Hilton Head vacation homes for rest and relaxation during your spring break vacation. We offer both Hilton Head homes with private pools as well as spacious properties with room for the whole family. We recommend a stunning vacation home like Lido which boasts six bedrooms, a private pool, and a beachfront location.  

Once you decide to explore outside of your vacation home, hop on a bicycle to pedal around on the more than 60 miles of bike paths the island offers. Other family-friendly Hilton Head activities we recommend include dolphin-watching excursions, water sports like SUP boarding, kayaking, jet skis, parasailing, and more. Hilton Head is also a renowned destination for golfers, so we recommend booking a tee time for your family or opting for mini golf to include the younger kids in your group. Start planning a Hilton Head spring break to experience the magic of Hilton Head!  

Lido by AvantStay

Hawaii  

And finally, Hawaii is a spring break destination unlike any other. We feature vacation homes on both Maui and Oahu offering two different experiences on the Hawaiian archipelago. Hawaii is known for having pleasant warm weather year-round, and springtime is no different. Enjoy temperatures that range in the low to high 70s and plenty of activities for younger kids.

Cross Hawaii off of your bucket list by planning a spring break vacation for the entire family!

Oahu  

Oahu is the most populated island of Hawaii and is a paradise for family fun and adventure. During your stay in one of our oceanfront rentals, head out to explore the white sand beaches, snorkel, or explore a family-friendly attraction like Kualoa Ranch where you can take horseback, ATV, or zipline tour! Or if you are looking for an active way to find gorgeous views, select one of Oahu’s hiking trails in a state park to follow and enjoy the journey!

Oahu is also home to other kid-friendly activities including the Polynesian Cultural Center, the Honolulu Zoo, and treating yourself to delicious shaved ice. To experience all this and more, book an Oahu vacation rental for your next spring break!

AvantStay in Oahu

Maui 

Maui is a quieter island than Oahu but offers no less excitement when it comes to stunning beaches and fun things to do! Maui’s most iconic beaches include Ka’anapali Beach, Wailea Beach, Napili Beach, and Honokalani Beach with its picturesque black sands. Maui’s peak whale-watching season falls between January and May which means that your spring break trip may overlap with an opportunity to see the blue whales.

For a road trip of adventure, drive the Road to Hana which offers breathtaking views, winding single-lane turns, and a handful of waterfalls. And if you want to trade your flip-flops for hiking boots, we recommend adventuring in the Iao Valley! Find your home-away-from-home in one of our Maui vacation rentals!

Hono Hideaway by AvantStay

Choose Your Own Spring Break Vacation Destination 

Don’t see your dream spring break destination on this list? We also offer properties in other destinations that are perfect for a family vacation such as Lake Tahoe, the Emerald Coast, Colorado, and Cabo San Lucas. Our team of experts is ready to assist you in selecting a vacation rental, offering travel tips, and ensuring your spring break is one to remember!

Sydney Foster
Sydney Foster

Sydney lives in Denver, Colorado, and has combined her passions for storytelling, copywriting, and traveling in her career. In her spare time, you can find her exploring the Rocky Mountains, reading, watching and re-watching her favorite movies, and planning her next trip.

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