Finding great Spring Break destinations are a great opportunity for kids to get a break from the classroom. It can also be challenging for them to get back into the learning mindset after having a week off. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for families to travel together. Rather than taking them somewhere mindless like the beach or Disneyland why not keep the learning going while you travel? This will make the transition back into the classroom go much more smoothly and give your kids the opportunity to learn. I’ve put together a list of the best Spring Break destinations that will teach you something in the United States.
THE BEST SPRING BREAK DESTINATIONS
California Science Center, Los Angeles, California – Science
In one small corner of Los Angeles, you can find the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, the California Science Center, the California African American Museum, and Space Shuttle Endeavour. You could spend a few days exploring these museums in LA and other spring break destinations like Griffith Observatory. The La Brea Tar Pits, and the Getty you’re going to have to carefully plan any trip.
Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta Canada – Dinosaurs
While the rest of this list is made up of places in the United States. I just had to sneak in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada. The park is known for being one of the best areas to find dinosaur fossils in the entire world. More than 500 species of life have been found just in this park, including 58 dinosaur species. They offer a number of tours that will let kids get a taste for fossil hunting.
The Wilds, Cumberland, Ohio – Wildlife Conservation
Going on a safari isn’t cheap, especially if you have kids. The cost of flying to Africa is astronomical. But, did you know that you can go on a safari in the United States? It’s called The Wilds and it is home to more than 25 different animal species ranging from giraffes to cheetahs. They also host a number of educational opportunities.
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama – Space
If space is a passion then a trip to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama is a must. It is home to the world-famous Space Camp and the greatest collection of rockets and space memorabilia in the world. A tour of the museum will take visitors on an exploration of space travel from its humble beginnings to current day.
Washington DC – US History, Smithsonian Institution
Much like Los Angeles, a trip to Washington DC is jam-packed full of educational opportunities. From exploring historic locations you would normally only get to see in the history books to being able to explore the Smithsonian this city has so much to offer you can’t possibly get it all done in one trip. The Smithsonian itself is made up of 11 museums and galleries in Washington DC alone! Best of all, these museums are totally free.
What are you doing for spring break? Have you made plans or are you still trying to decide? Please let us know what you plan for your family and how you enjoy your spring break destinations!
LaToyia, The Motivated Mom