School's out for the week, and spring break is a great time for family bonding. Whether you're looking for a blast of sunlight to recharge your soul until summer or outdoor winter fun, here are Travel Channel's picks for an unforgettable spring break. Photo By: Atlantis, Kerzner.
By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher. It's an excellent opportunity for families to start putting away their winter gear and embrace the warmer times ahead. From adventure-seekers to culture mavens, and beach bums to nature lovers, there are tons of great ideas for family-friendly getaways for the spring.
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By Candyce H. Stapen Curious and active, teens like new experiences. No matter what adventures you choose to take with your teens, be sure to include them in the decision-making and schedule plenty of down time for relaxing and bonding.
It can be hard to get adolescents excited about going away as a family. Getting the family vacation right with teenagers in tow can be a tricky balance. Each destination here has tons of teen-friendly things to do, whether the kids are into baseball stadiums, rock and roll emporiums, surfing beaches, or amusement parks packed with rollercoasters.
The kids are getting restless and so are you. Maybe the idea of braving the wind and chill just one more day makes it difficult to climb out of your cozy blankets in the morning. Or maybe your year-old is at the point where it seems like the relentless amount of homework is never going to come to an end.
This year-round water park haven obviously made a big splash with parents, nudging out Orlando, Chicago, San Antonio and Gatlinburg, which finished in places The "Water Park Capital of the World" has a whole lot more to offer than just water parks. When not splashing around or relaxing by a pool, teens take a zipline tour, go fishing, hike in Devil's Lake or Mirror Lake State Park and - at the end of the day - tune in for some live entertainment, whether animal antics at Circus World or a double feature at the Big Sky Twin Drive-In Theater. Photo courtesy of Creatas Images.
Kids under 5 eat for free in two of them. Americans are just starting to wake up to the charms of the Algarve region of Portugal. The local Martinhal chain is dedicated to giving families a five-star luxury experience, and the Martinhal Sagres is considered by many to be the best family resort in Europe.
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