It’s hard to believe, but spring break is right around the corner. Like many parents, you’re probably searching for a family-friendly getaway that will keep your kids entertained (and off the internet) during their mid-season vacation – bonus points if it doesn’t break the bank.
That’s not an easy task to pull off, however, considering the high cost of traveling with a family. Between hotel accommodations, airfare, and dining out, it would be easy to drop several thousand dollars on even a modest trip. So what’s a family to do?
Take a Spring Break Road Trip
An RV vacation is a budget-friendly way to get the family out of the house and out on the road during your spring break. Because you’ll be traveling in your home away from home, you’ll save on the cost of airfare and hotel accommodations. And the RV’s kitchen gives you the freedom to cook your own food, which will save big money over restaurant meals.
After a long, cold winter, your family will probably be anxious to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Fortunately, there are destinations scattered across the U.S. that are easily accessible by RV and offer families an almost unlimited supply of inexpensive outdoor and educational activities.
Here are a few of our very favorites:
Yosemite National Park
As one of the country’s most notable natural areas, Yosemite National Park offers an unparalleled view of nature’s awe-inspiring majesty. The park covers some 1,200 square miles and features an array of family and budget-friendly activities. From hiking, to mountain climbing, to glorious waterfalls and guided nature tours, you’re bound to find some fun here.
Don’t Miss: El Capitan — perhaps the most famous rock climbing wall in the country — and Half Dome.
Weather Report: Average temperatures in March and April range between the high 50’s and mid-60’s, with fewer than 10 rainy days per month.
Where to Stay: There are dozens of different campgrounds dotting the park. But remember to call ahead. With nearly 4 million visitors per year, Yosemite can sometimes be crowded.
Our nation’s capital serves as the showpiece for America’s history and cultural institutions. With more than 14 free museums — including the National Air & Space Museum, National Gallery of Art and the National Archives Museum — the city is enriching and very budget friendly.
Don’t Miss: The National Mall, which sits at the center of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, US Capitol, White House and Smithsonian.
Weather Report: High temperatures range from the upper 50’s to upper 60’s, with an average of nine or fewer days of rain.
Where to Stay: Cherry Hill Park in College Park, MD is less than 13 miles from Washington, D.C.
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio was first settled by civilians in 1718 and many of its most historic spots remain to this day, including the famous Alamo mission. The city has become a hot vacation destination in recent years, thanks in part to the city’s gorgeous River Walk Park, which lines the banks of the San Antonio River and features an assortment of bars, restaurants, public artworks and historic missions.
Don’t Miss: The Doseum, San Antonio’s museum for kids.
Weather Report: Bring your shorts because San Antonio spring temperatures can rise well into the 80’s!
Where to Stay: Travelers World RV Resort is highly rated and puts you in close proximity to the city center.
Hilton Head, SC
If it’s a spring break beach trip you crave, look no further than Hilton Head Island. Sitting just off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia, Hilton Head boasts 14 miles of sandy beaches, over 100 miles of bike paths and 20 world-class golf courses. There’s something for sun-worshipers of all ages in this little slice of paradise.
Don’t Miss: Pirates of Hilton Head, an action-adventure trip that transforms kids into a pirate crew.
Weather Report: Spring temperatures average in the mid-70’s, with fewer than seven days of rain per month.
Where to Stay: Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort and Marina offers electrical hookups, cable tv, WiFi and a 5-star restaurant on site.
Allstar Coaches Rents Luxury Motorhomes
You don’t have to own an RV to enjoy a relaxing family RV vacation, because Allstar Coaches offers luxury RV rentals from locations around the country. Simply pick the right RV for your family and we’ll take care of everything else you’ll need. Contact us today to learn how you can plan a cost-effective spring break getaway your family will remember for years to come. Let’s get started!