Spring is on the horizon–some of us have the days counted, don’t we? Our kids though, are counting the days to spring break! What’s a family to do? Depending on your budget, schedules, wishes and interests, a memorable spring break is possible for anyone. While you’re planning for spring vacation, remember summer’s on the way too!
Memories can be made with your children without traveling thousands of miles to Mickey or Minnie. Vacations spent playing tourist in your own state can be fun and educational (don’t tell the kids!) Find a map, close your eyes and point to your adventure! When you decide on a location, the first thing to do as a tourist is to contact your destination with a call to the chamber of commerce. Ask for coupons, dining recommendations, community events (theater, exhibits, etc). Follow your phone call with some online research. Locate your destination community’s local newspaper for a list of activities, events, and specials occurring during your visit.
When choosing lodging, compare prices, considering their kid friendly and comfort amenities (free meals, larger rooms, pools, etc.) Some family favorites are Embassy Suites amp; Holiday Inns- which offer family rates amp; packages geared to make it fun for all involved.
Deals and savings at home or when you travel can be found when you invest in an Entertainment coupon book. You can buy a book for every major city in the country. Many travelers and those who buy one for their own city, find that books are well worth the price. Once a member; you can find additional discounts for other cities via Entertainment Book’s online coupons amp; deals. Visit entertainment.com for more information; enter your zip code to see what can be saved. An Entertainment book has many coupons for attractions, dining, movies shopping and travel.
Planning a spring break at home? With your family, plan some fun activities. Consider an indoor camp-out, “theme days” with a particular country’s food, music and traditions (where are your ancestors from?) or other creative parameters. Venture out to a new park, trail or other local destination. Research a neighboring community for a close-to-home getaway adventure.
Realize that a memorable trip is not defined by miles but by memories. Pack your camera and capture your vacation in your family scrapbook. Mail yourselves postcards too, as these pictures will be something to enjoy in years to come. Close to home vacations can be an awesome opportunity to journal your family’s time together; documenting; with whom your children were raised. Show yourselves a good time. Spend time sharing common interestes and new family hobbies with your children.
Whether you plan to get away or stay home and play, invest some time into planning some memorable, educational and fun activities. Once you have embarked on your adventure, remember to savor the journey, wherever it takes you.