Spring Break 5 Ways

written by | Posted on February 27th, 2013

West Tower at The Broadmoor in Colorado

Whether an international tour or stateside ski resort, we’ve found five options for families looking for a spring break getaway.

G Adventures has launched a program that includes more than 30 family vacations spanning five continents; and when travelers book by April 30, for travel this year, they can save $150 pp.

“Our trips are designed for parents who want to share experiences with their children and get away from the typical ‘bucket and shovel’ type vacation,” says Alistair Butchers, innovation manager for the Active and Family Product. “These parents are adventurous and want to pass that down to their kids, seeing new places and meeting new people from around the world.”

The tours visit destinations such as Argentina, Croatia, Uruguay and Vietnam. One tour, the 8-day Jordan Family Adventure, takes travelers ages 5 and older to Petra; camping in Wadi Rum; and snorkeling in the Dead Sea. The tour includes seven breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners; 6-night hotel accommodations and a 1-night desert camp stay; and a Chief Experience Officer (guide).

Rates start at $1,299 per adult and $1,199 per child. For more information, call (800) 708-7761 or visit gadventures.com.

Families looking to take a ski vacation for spring break can save with Big White Ski Resort’s Spring Break Kids Ski and Stay for Free promotion. With the offer, children 12 and under can stay for free, and families receive a complimentary lift pass with every adult pass purchased.

Located in British Columbia in the Okanagan Valley, the resort features a family-friendly event every night of the week, from fireworks to bonfire parties and carnival nights. Other activities include outdoor BBQs in the village plaza in March; hockey on the outdoor ice rink; and sleigh or dog-sled rides. The offer runs March 1-April 13.

Rates start at $608.38 for a superior room at the Inn at Big White for a 2-night stay with 2-day lift passes for two adults. For more information, call (800) 663-2772 or visit bigwhite.com.

For last-minute hotel bookings, Aston is offering Spring Special Savings at hotels throughout the Hawaiian Islands; Lake Tahoe, CA; and Lake Las Vegas, NV. Nightly rates start at $99 for Oahu hotels; $99 for Maui hotels; $99 for Kauai hotels; $169 for Big Island hotels; $95 for Aston Lakeland Village in Lake Tahoe; and $100 for Aston MonteLago Village Resort in Lake Las Vegas.

The offer is valid for bookings now through March 15 for travel from March through June. For more information, visit astonhotels.com.

With Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf’s Park, Splash ‘n’ Play package, families taking a roadtrip to San Francisco will receive overnight valet parking; accommodations; and pool toys for children.

The 313-room hotel features rooms with courtyard, city and pool views; iHome stereo with iPod docking station; a bath with a flat-screen TV; a 24-hour StayFit fitness center; outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi; jogging paths to the waterfront; and Knuckles at the Wharf restaurant.

Rates start at $189 per night. For more information, call (415) 563-1234 or visit fishermanswharf.hyatt.com.

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs in the Rocky Mountains is offering a Spring Break Getaway package with plenty to keep children entertained while on vacation. The package (starting at $105 pp dbl) includes a 1-night stay in a standard guestroom; complimentary dining for children 10 and under; a complimentary fitness class pp per stay; access to The Broadmoor movie theater; a discount on adult tickets at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo; 15 percent off select retail purchases; and 30 percent off suite rates.

The 744-room hotel is set on 3,000 acres with three championship golf courses; a spa and fitness center; a tennis program; three pools; seasonal water slides and children’s wading pool; 25 boutiques; and 18 restaurants, cafes and lounges.

The package runs from March 1-May 15. For more information, call (866) 837-9520 or visit broadmoor.com.