For millions of American kids, spring break is a cherished week-long ritual marking the end of winter and a chance to simply have some fun. A quick getaway during the break is a fantastic opportunity for families to spend a few days together, looking forward to sunny times ahead. Luckily, there are plenty of budget-friendly and kid-approved places to visit throughout the Southeast. Let’s get you thinking excitement or leisure, or both, with a few suggestions of a great spring break destination from American Car Center.
Orlando, home to Disney World and several more Disney parks, is the world’s top destination for families. Many hotels offer free shuttles to Disney attractions and Disney has its own resorts on-site to maximize your time sliding and riding the attractions. Nearby Universal Orlando also draws families and the young-at-heart from across the country.
The great beach towns of the Gulf Coast are popular with families come spring for their nature preserves, white sand beaches, and casual seafood restaurants. The adjoining towns of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama, are two such examples, boasting 32 miles of spectacular beaches, water sports, and other outdoor activities. There are plenty of inexpensive accommodations and camping areas for a family stay.
Every spring, Washington, D.C. explodes with blooming cherry blossom trees. The National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place from mid-March to mid-April, in the middle of spring break for most families. The cherry blossom trees grow in three National Park Service locations. The Blossom Kite Festival and the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade headline the festival. The nation’s capital is also a magnet for kids with a curious or historic bent. For them, a visit to a Smithsonian museum (there are 17!) and the Lincoln Memorial are a must.
Country music fans will want to visit Music City, a.k.a. Nashville, Tennessee, for concerts at Ryman Auditorium, a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a visit to Bluebird Café. Classic BBQ joints, like The Stillery, or Arnold’s Country Kitchen for mac & cheese, will satisfy even the fussiest eaters. For hands-on exploration, kids love the Nashville Zoo and Adventure Science Center.
America’s national parks offer families an amazingly affordable way to visit cherished and stunning landscapes, observe wildlife in natural habitat and simply unplug from daily life. Spring is shoulder season in most parks, so you’ll see fewer crowds. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests span 28 counties of northern Georgia with stunning landscapes, including, mountains, canyons, and cascading waterfalls. A hiker’s paradise, the parks offer many more family-centered activities, such as boating, fishing, biking and picnicking.
Possibilities for spring break adventure or relaxation are easy to find across the Southeast. Get that great family getaway vehicle now at American Car Center from our massive inventory of late-model and low-mileage cars and SUVs with an available warranty and oil changes for up to 3 years! With more than 65 locations, American Car Center is conveniently situated throughout the Southeast. The King of Credit wants to approve you today!