The weather has been cold and bleak for the past couple of months. Your family has had to dig in and stay inside. Well, it’s time to get out and into the sun again. Spring break is a wonderful time to build family camaraderie.
There are many great activities you can do with your family as you travel or stay in town, like attending a minor league baseball game or backyard camping. There are many great activities you can do with your family as you travel or stay in town, like attending a minor league baseball game or backyard camping. Check out these 10 fun things to do with your family on spring break and make some outstanding memories.
1. Hit the Beach
No place on earth relaxes the spirit like the coast. Bright sun, crashing waves, and feet in the sand. Your family will have nothing but smiles. Even if the closest beach is in a place that doesn’t get warm until May, being near the water will lift your spirits and give you hope that summer is coming. Whether it is the ocean or a lake, get there.
2. National Parks
Travel to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, or the Smoky Mountains. It doesn’t need to be that big though. Find the nearest national park. Somewhere within driving distance lies a national park offering fun and exploration. Get out there and show your family the world is more than strip malls and concrete.
Starting in March, America’s great pastime begins another season. The states of Florida and Arizona host teams from all over the nation. Spring training offers fans smaller stadiums, access to the players and coaches, and great weather. What could be more fun than a hot dog while watching baseball?
4. Rent an RV
RV dealers rent those big rigs for surprisingly reasonable fees. There are special resorts all over the country that cater to big motorhomes. Research an itinerary that works for your family and get out on the road!
5. Backyard Fun
Turn your backyard into your very own resort destination. You can play all types of different sports, such as ultimate Frisbee or volleyball. Put down a Slip N’ Slide. Even a sprinkler can keep young kids entertained for hours on end. Think outside the box and come up with your own unique backyard fun.
6. Cook Together
A skill your child should have as an adult is the ability to cook good food. Spend the week with your kids challenging and expanding your abilities. Become a grill master. As a family, research and find recipes of food you have never attempted. Try a new one each day. Have your kids involved every step along the way.
7. The Outdoor Project
Spring break is the perfect time to add beauty and function to your home. Take this time to add that long talked about gazebo, fountain, or a garden. Involve everyone with vision and planning. Then get out there and do it.
Clean up litter in your neighborhood. Pick up trash around ponds and creeks that harm wildlife. Help an elderly neighbor with yard work or house maintenance. Let your family choose the cause and then be the solution.
9. Wacky Destinations
America has millions of strange and odd attractions. Most times they are free or very low-cost. That picture of your daughter standing next to the 40-foot tall Paul Bunyan will be a timeless keepsake.
10. The Food Tour
Plan a road trip hitting some of the very best of the foods you love. Check the Food Network for some famous “hole in the wall” places or restaurants that have a signature dish. Nothing brings a family together better than food.
Sound off: What would you love to do with your family during spring break?