Spring break is going to be coming up sooner than you might realize. So to help your family enjoy some of this time off together, it’s wise to start planning now to ensure that you’re able to go where you want and do what you want.
If you’re getting ready to plan for your next trip as a family, here are three tips for planning a great spring break trip for your family.
Plan For Flexibility
Although spring breaks as staggered depending on where you live and what school your kids attend, your spring break is likely to line up with thousands of other schools, which means those families will be planning for their trips at the exact same time as you. Because of this, it’s wise to make your spring break plans reasonably flexible.
According to Emily Krause, a contributor to Travel Pulse, not only will you be having to deal with lots of other travelers, but traveling with kids always makes things more complicated. Since you’ll likely have to deal with things like cranky kids, questionable weather, and the chance of getting into a car or truck accident along the way, it’s smart to make your plans pretty flexible in the event that something goes wrong and throws your itinerary out of whack.
Book Activities Beforehand
While you want certain aspects of your spring break to allow for flexibility, you also don’t want to not have anything firmly planned so that you wind up with nothing to do or not being able to book activities that you wanted to try together.
To work around this predicament, Lisa Lori, a contributor to the Huffington Post, recommends that you book your activities beforehand so you can ensure that you’ll have the chance to do them if your time and schedule allows. And if something comes up, simply cancel your reservations so you’re not out the full cost of the activities you wanted to try.
Avoid The Most Popular Spring Break Destinations
Finding the best place to go for your spring break trip can be hard for many families. While you want to go somewhere that everyone will enjoy, you likely also are wanting to beat the crowds and not have to pay an arm and a leg.
To find the right balance here, Maitland Greer, a contributor to Good Housekeeping, recommends that you plan to go somewhere that’s still going to be in their off-season. Especially if you have young kids, try not to go to the most popular spring break destinations if they won’t be particularly kid-friendly or will have much higher costs.
If you’re ready to start planning your family’s next spring break getaway, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you with this.