Posted: February 28, 2013

With spring around the corner, families are beginning to search the best vacation destinations for Spring break. In the United States there are many locations that offer both warm or cool climate vacations depending on the desire to either bask in the sun or enjoy the cool outdoors.

On the southeast coast, Orlando, Florida offers warm weather activities that can include the beach and theme parks. Visit Disneyworld during Spring break and experience four major parks, two water parks and interactive activities in Downtown Disney. After spending the day on thrill rides and watching spectacular shows, dine at one of many themed restaurants in the Orlando area. Spend a day at SeaWorld to get a close look at marine fish and mammals.

For families who like to participate in outdoor activities as well as learning about Wild West history, Boulder, Colorado features top choices for skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Along with spending active time outdoors, families can explore Boulder and the surrounding area to peruse old mines, see original architecture and learn the history of the hardy settlers who survived the harsh mountain winters. Close by, Central City is an old mining town complete with original buildings and antiques blended with modern accents.

Family Spring break in New York City will provide activities and entertainment for all age groups. See a famous play in New York City’s theatre district or take a carriage ride through Central Park. Take a tour of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty by hopping on a ferry at Battery Park. Learn the unique system of the subways to avoid taxi fares. Featuring numerous museums, shopping opportunities and great restaurants, this city is buzzing well into the late evening.

Take a family Spring break in the nation’s capital to learn about important historical events, the earth, and animals of the past and present. Highlights in the Washington DC area are primarily located within walking distance of each other or easily accessed via the Metro. Featuring animals from around the world, the National Zoo is a family favorite. Located on the Mall, numerous museums are free of charge and provide educational experiences for all who visit. Outside Washington DC into Virginia, Mount Vernon is the former plantation of George Washington. Featuring the main house, gardens and outbuildings, portions of the property continue to be excavated for new discoveries.

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