Do something unexpected and different with your family this year. Many parents feel the counting down of time with their kids (I know I am...2.5 years left with my oldest). Create memories and a family bonding experience they will never forget. If you are looking for alternatives to the beach, consider these options.
1) THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA
A family trip to California offers it all...great weather year round, sight seeing in San Fran, LA and in between along the Pacific Coast Hwy. You can still squeeze in some beach time on this trip!
2) THE FLORIDA KEYS
If you can't go without the beach, this is the trip for you. Fantastic snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, fishing and the different keys are within easy driving distance from each other. TIP: pick a more family oriented key for your base, otherwise, you may be hanging out with the spring breakers!
3) SKI TRIP
This is one of my favorite family bonding trips! There's nothing like skiing the slopes together. Given the amount of snow the west is getting this year, this is a great option (especially if your spring break is in March but early April may still be great).
4) NEW YORK CITY
One of my favorite cities! There are endless things to do here for the family...sight seeing, history and just watching them take in this amazing city. Spring is a great time to visit this expensive city...flights and accommodations will be more affordable than visiting during the Fall and holidays.
If you want to take your family to Europe, the spring is a great time. Most families take this trip during the summer when it is peak. The spring will be more affordable and way less crowded. Italy is a great option for families...the coast, the countryside, fascinating cities, food and unbelievable Gelato!
**2 bonus options, but pricey during spring break: Hawaii and Turks and Caicos. Both are great family trips to put on your list!