As winter gives way to beautiful spring and the temperatures come to settle themselves, here are 10 fabulous places around you that are perfect for a spring vacation. Because why should kids have all the fun?
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1. Manhattan Beach, California
Not much of a party animal? Manhattan Beach is among the lesser celebrated beaches of California with a perfectly relaxed vibe. The waves are beautifully surf-worthy and the environment, homely.
2. Clearwater Beach, Florida
A beautiful white sand beach perfect for swimming, fishing, sailing, jet-skiing, kayaking, you name it! Kayak your way to the quieter Honeymoon Island, Fort Desoto, and Caladesi Island. Let dolphins make your day or watch the sunset at Pier 60 amidst flamethrowers, musicians and artisans from all over the place. It’s a great place for families to bond.
3. Waikiki, Hawaii
If you’re in the mood for great food and magical cocktails, head on over to Waikiki. A beautiful spring vacation story writes itself.
4. Grand Island, Nebraska
This beautiful cornhusker state is known for birdwatching. 80% of the world’s Sandhill cranes migrate to the Platte River, making it a sight you will cherish forever. Birdsong and good vibes, only.
5. Fredericksburg, Texas
Boasting of the largest Wildflower farms in America, Fredericksburg is a perfect spring getaway. Check out the various wine-tasting rooms serving some of Texas’ homemade wines and spend your evenings overlooking fields of zinnias and wildflowers.
6. Raton, New Mexico
Being less famous than Santa Fe only renders Raton more peaceful and quaint. Camp, fish, hike at the Sugarite Canyon State Park and have a great spring break.
7. Bethany Beach, Delaware
Bethany Beach, South Bethany and Fenwick Islands are collectively known as “the quiet resorts”. With its many seaside resorts and vacation homes, it’s a perfect place to rejuvenate yourself over spring.
8. Cape Cod Peninsula, Massachusetts
How do quaint little villages, sandy beaches, ports and vintage lighthouses sound? Cape Cod has been East Coast’s favorite holiday destination since time immemorial. The Kennedy’s used to love it here. As far as activities are concerned, it’s got it all – water sports, camping, biking, hiking – Cape Cod has something for everyone.
9. Santa Catalina, California
22 miles off the coast of South California, Catalina is a perfect spot if you have snorkeling and scuba diving on your mind. Watch out for its one of a kind “Sea Trek”, a guided walking tour underwater. Get to know the local wildlife and history better with the biplane eco-tours.
10. Cape Ann, Massachusetts
Begin at Gloucester, a historic fishing community that is surely worth a visit. It’s situated 45 minutes north of Boston. Cape Ann boasts of vastly expansive beaches, old worldly streets and ancient lighthouses. Apart from its scenic marvel, Cape Ann is also famous for its culinary appeal. Lots of great chefs with their lovely cafes and mesmerizing meals await you.