Family-Friendly Destinations for Spring Break Travel
With spring break around the corner and your kids on school vacation, you may be up for an out of town adventure. Check out these five cities offering fun, educational activities kids of all ages will enjoy.
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New York City
When it comes to the Big Apple, you’re never at a loss for something to do. If this is your first visit to NYC, the traditional tourist attractions are a must see, including the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and the Empire State Building. Tech savvy kids will love the hundreds of hands-on interactive STEM exhibits at the New York Hall of Science (nysci.org). For your budding artists, fuel their creativity with The Museum of Modern Art’s vast art collection (moma.org). Explore dinosaurs, ocean life, and more at the American Museum of Natural History (amnh.org). And of course, there’s always a variety of kid-friendly performances on and off Broadway.
From museums to spectacular views, there are many things to see and do in the Windy City. With 32,000 creatures from around the world, the Shedd Aquarium is a popular attraction for families (sheddaquarium.org). For dinosaur fans, the Field Museum features Sue, the largest, best-preserved T-Rex on the planet (fieldmuseum.org). A trip to The Edge atop Wilson Tower offers amazing views—on clear days—of the city and Lake Michigan (theskydeck.com). And with free admission for kids under 14, be certain to add The Art Institute of Chicago to your list of attractions (artic.edu).
If you’re looking for sunshine and the chance to spot a Hollywood star or two, you may want to head to L.A. Although the ocean may still be chilly, the kids will love the chance to play in the sand at one of the city’s many beaches. Spend a morning at the Aquarium of the Pacific (aquariumofpacific.org) or set out on a whale watching expedition. If your kids are eager to see a few stars, Hollywood Boulevard has over 2,600 (walkoffame.com). You might get lucky and see an induction ceremony, giving you a glimpse into the life of the Hollywood elite. To make your star “sighting” complete, visit Madame Tussauds wax museum to see some of the world’s biggest icons (madametussauds.com).
Although it’s too early for flowers in much of the U.S., the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is sure to cure your spring fever (dallasarboretum.org). Kids will have a blast learning about life and earth science in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. With five floors of interactive exhibits and an IMAX Theater, kids of all ages will enjoy the Perot Museum of Nature and Science (perotmuseum.org). For your animal lovers, the Dallas Zoo is home to over 2,000 animals, including chimps, lions, elephants, camels, zebras, hippos and giraffes (dallaszoo.com).
Miami Beach caters to more than the college spring break crowd. In addition to playing in the surf and sand, let your family experience nature with a tour of the Everglades National Park (nationalparks.org), a visit to the rainforest creatures of Jungle Island (jungleisland.com), or an up close and personal look at penguins, dolphins, and seals at the Miami Seaquarium (miamiseaquarium.com). For indoor fun, don’t miss the Miami Children’s Museum where little ones can climb Mt. MichiMu, explore the Castle of Dreams, and more (miamichildrensmuseum.org).
Wherever your spring break plans take you, keep GroundLink car service in mind to get you and your family here, there and everywhere.