Spring Break 2014

By: Alison Puzia, Guest Contributor

sandSpring break is almost here! If you want to stay in the area, but still do something fun with the kids, check out these awesome mini-trip and staycation ideas!

1. Visit Mystic, CT

Take a day trip or spend a long weekend in Mystic, CT. It may be too cold to enjoy the ocean, but it is always fun to take a walk down the beach, no matter the weather. If you prefer to stay indoors, there are lots of fun family friendly activities in the area, like the Mystic Aquarium.

http://www.mysticseaport.org/

2. Explore Boston

The Boston CityPASS includes admission to 5 Boston hot spots- the New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Skywalk Observatory, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and your choice of either the Harvard Museum of Natural History or the Old State House. The pass is valid for 9 days, so you and your family will have the luxury of being able to take your time and really get to know the city.

http://www.citypass.com/boston

3. Discover the witches of Salem

In Salem, you will have your pick of museums dedicated to the Salem witch trials. Explore Massachusetts’ spooky side with your family, while learning a little more about our state’s history.

http://www.trekaroo.com/places/northeast-massachusetts-salem-massachusetts/activities

4. Take a long weekend on Cape Cod

The Bayside Resort Hotel offers tons of Spring Break fun! The kids will never be bored as there are tons of family-friendly activities hosted by the resort. Karaoke parties, ice cream socials, Wii video game tournaments, and scavenger hunts are just a few ways for your kids to spend their time on Cape Cod.

http://www.baysideresort.com/cape-cod-hotels-resorts/connecticut-ct-spring-break-family-packages

5. Take a tour of the Newport mansions

Guided tours of several of the mansions of Bellevue Avenue are the perfect way to explore the social, landscape and architectural history of the area. Your kids will be amazed with these properties. Plan your visit today.

http://www.newportmansions.org/

6. Spend the weekend at Smugglers’ Notch Inn

Explore scenic Vermont at this beautiful inn. Enjoy horseback riding and llama treks, hiking, rock climbing and other outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy!

http://www.smuggsinn.com/index.htm

7. Visit our nation’s first town

Plymouth, MA is full of historical, kid-friendly attractions your whole family will love. Visit the beautiful Plymouth Plantation or spend time touring the Mayflower II. This trip will get your kids excited about their nation’s history.

http://www.plimoth.org/what-see-do/mayflower-ii

Does your family already have Spring Break plans? Tell us about them!


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