Have you been counting down the days until spring? It’s finally here! This is one of our favorite times of year. The flowers start to bloom, the birds start chirping, and the bunnies start hopping. Nature just comes alive. We are ready for it. Are you? Go ahead and find those Bermuda shorts, sun dresses, and flip flops. It is time to start soaking up spring!

There are so many spring adventures you can do with your family. Here are a few of our favorite springtime family trips.

spring family travel ideasEpcot Flower & Garden Festival

Disney World is always a magical destination. In spring, it is even more magical with the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. This special event runs from March through June and is free with your paid admission into Epcot.

Aside from all of the regular theme park fun at Epcot, there are a ton of activities surrounding the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. With kids, we love the Butterfly Garden and topiary displays. In the Butterfly Garden, your kids will love learning about the lifespan of a butterfly. You will also see hundreds of these beautiful butterflies everywhere you look.

Throughout Future World and World Showcase at Epcot, you will find spectacular topiary and flower displays of your favorite Disney Characters.

In addition to all of the beautiful flowers, playgrounds, and festival treats; this event is an opportunity to learn. You can take classes on gardening, DIY courses, and even culinary experiences. In spring, the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival is a must-do in our family.


spring travel ideasNational Parks

Spring is the perfect time to visit a National Park. You may even get to live out your dream of running through a field of flowers, just like in Little House on the Prairie.

Besides getting outside and breathing the fresh air, we love the waterfalls this time of year. These are the heaviest seasons for the waterfalls as the Winter snow melts. One of our favorite waterfalls is in Yosemite in California. Near Half Dome, you can see the Yosemite Falls. It is spectacular in Spring. Many of the National Parks across America are beautiful this time of year.


spring travel ideas for families

Beaches

Surfs Up! The beaches are finally warm enough to soak up the sun and surf the waves. Spring is a perfect time to visit your favorite beach. You can spend a day or a few days soaking up the vitamin ‘sea’. We have a few favorite beaches for spring getaways.

Jekyll Island: On the tip of Georgia sits the historic Jekyll Island. This secluded island is the perfect getaway for the whole family. This island has beautiful beaches, including Driftwood Beach. We love this beach and consider it a hidden gem in Jekyll Island. You can also enjoy nature tours, kayak adventures, and the white sands of this island.

St Augustine: Another beach getaway for spring is St. Augustine. This city is the oldest city in the continental U.S. You can enjoy history of St. Augustine, along with the beautiful beaches. It is the perfect Springtime vacation for the whole family.

Clearwater/St. Pete: Often ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in United States is Clearwater/St. Pete in Florida. These cities sit on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The sands are so white and soft. The water is turquoise and clear. So clear that you can see your toes in the water. You always want to keep a close eye out for a dolphin. They are always jumping in the distance at these beaches. If you are a fan of Winter (the movie), you can always meet this amazing dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Beaches are always a fun escape for a Springtime vacation.


fun spring trips for family

Blooming Flowers

We are planning a trip this spring to Japan to see the cherry blossoms. This is a trip across the world, but there are a lot of cities in America with spectacular flowers. One of our favorites is in the historic city of Savannah, Georgia. Over the springtime, you will see red, white, and pink Azalea flowers everywhere in squares, parks, and in home gardens. It is truly spectacular!

Another popular destination around blooming flowers is in Washington D.C. for the cherry blossoms. D.C. has more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees.


camping for spring travel

Camping

One of the best times to camp with your family is spring. The weather is cooler, so sleeping in a tent is more comfortable. Plus, you can enjoy all of the beauty of the nature as it transitions from winter to spring. Camping is also the perfect getaway with your whole family, including your four legged friends. Your dogs are just as excited to get out in springtime. We love bringing our dog on our camping adventures.

Camping is also an inexpensive adventure. Campsites are often free or a nominal cost. We also love that most camping spots do not have a lot of cell phone service. This means the kids leave the electronics in the car, so real family bonding can take place. Of course, I am partial to s’mores, too!


Road Trips

Our last big spring adventure is a road trip. Go ahead and pack up the kids and car for a road trip. This could be a road trip to visit grandma or a road trip to another state. Planning a road trip is an epic family adventure. Pull out that map and just pick a spot. We like to close our eyes and just point. Wherever my finger lands, that is where we are road tripping.

Spring is a time to renew, so why not spend time with your family? You can renew those family bonds and sibling friendships. What is your favorite spring adventure?