The lighter side: Fun family getaways

March 10, 2014

With spring nearly here, consider these sites for a relaxing vacation.

Most of the country has been covered in a blanket of snow and ice, and with spring nearly here, many people just want to  thaw out. Spring break is a perfect time for the family to get outside and explore. Below are our picks from the Travel Channel’s top family spring break vacations:

 

Paradise Island, Bahamaswww.atlantis.com

This well-known resort island features programs just for kids, culinary classes, and even a Lego Construction room. On top of the water activities including swimming with dolphins and a water park, this vacation spot will keep you busy.

 

Wickenburg, Arizonawww.ranchodeloscaballeros.com

For those who are cowboys or cowgirls at heart, this resort will give you the ranch experience that includes horseback riding in the desert and campfires along with golfing and a luxurious spa.

 

St. James, Barbadoswww.sandylane.com

This upscale resort in the Caribbean offers three golf courses, a world-class spa, and plenty of sports activities overlooking a captivating beach.

 

San Diego, Californiawww.loewshotels.com

This southern California resort is close to the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, but also features surfing classes, gondola rides and other outdoor and water sports activities for the whole family.

 

Captiva Island, Floridawww.southseas.com

Located in south Florida 30 miles from Fort Myers, this beachside resort offers an Ocean Discovery Center, family wildlife exhibitions, along with golf courses, dining, and shopping.