Top Family-Friendly Spring Break Destinations for 2022

Top Family-Friendly Spring Break Destinations for 2022

This year, many families are planning Spring Break Escapes for the first time in two years, whether it’s a short road trip getaway to the desert or a bucket-list tropical vacation.

Sandy Shores + Ocean Sunsets

  • Prince Waikiki (Honolulu, HI): Contemporary oceanfront hotel Prince Waikiki is the perfect spring break escape this season whether seeking a family-friendly getaway, a romantic escape, or an Island adventure with closest pals. With oceanfront views from every spacious room and suite, an elevated pool deck with a stunning infinity pool overlooking the Ala Wai harbor, award-winning culinary outlets, spa and fitness center, and more, there’s endless excitement and experiences to be had. What to book? Step into Spring for 25% off oceanview rooms and free dining for children; a Wellness Retreat for ocean view suite accommodations, a blissful 50-minute Lomi Lomi massage, a refreshing Matcha Breeze wellness drink from Hinana Bar, and more.
  • Mauna Kea Resort (Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii): (pictured) The iconic oceanfront resort boasts two signature resort experiences at The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. With a “stay at one, play at both” mantra, guests can enjoy amenities at both properties during their stay, from outrigger canoeing and Manta Night Swims to world-class oceanfront dining and luxury spas. Kids can spend their day at the Keiki Club while parents enjoy some quiet time, then end the day with the showstopping Mauna Kea Luau.
  • The Condado Collection (San Juan, Puerto Rico): San Juan, Puerto Rico is one of the leading spring break beach destinations in 2022, and spring breakers should look no further than The Condado Collection’s portfolio of 3 upscale, beachfront properties where guests can find a perfect mix of romance, relaxation and vibrant social scenes. La Concha Resort boasts prime beachfront location, a newly unveiled lobby bar, The Loft Beachfront’s boozy brunch, and waterfront live DJ sets and craft cocktails. Condado Ocean Club is San Juan’s only adults-only boutique hotel with direct beachfront access and monthly culinary experiences. Condado Vanderbilt is the Caribbean’s crown jewel hotel with family-friendly accommodations and cabanas, family golf, and an array of dining options.
  • Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa (Palm Beach, FL): Delivering a renewed approach to family spring break, the newly renovated oceanfront Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa provides a playful and educational getaway for kids and teens within the newly re-imagined Loggers Kids Club & Hideaway Teens Club. In addition to experiential games, the resort has partnered with Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, a renowned sea turtle hospital, to offer programming designed to educate kids on sea turtle rehabilitation. The Loggerhead collaboration at the kid’s club is a key focal point of the reoccurring turtle theme throughout the physical space and serves as a unique day trip experience for families. Additionally, kids can stay the night at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center for their Sea Turtle Sleepover, and parents can get a night to themselves at the resort.
  • Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection (Los Cabos, Mexico): Los Cabos’ only private beach resort, Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection is the ideal spot for spring break travelers looking for a luxe escape. The experiences team can create a personalized itinerary that makes sense for the group. With a backdrop of beautiful blue sky and tropical foliage, guests are encouraged to reconnect and relax at this stunning property. Along with a variety of evergreen experiences including pickleball for the whole family, an educational tequila tasting class, and curated activities for kids, guests can also enjoy a Baja Culinary Series with guest Chef Paul Zamudio of Panazia on March 11 and a Full Moon Dinner Series at  Cocina del Mar.
  • Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection (Anguilla): Families can enjoy a Malliouhana Suite Escape and receive every 5th night complimentary, in addition to a $250 USD one time resort credit, welcome amenity, and a bottle of sparkling wine in room upon arrival. For kids, the Mini Explorers program invites our young guests to revel in the Caribbean’s blissful nature as they tune out the world and tune into life by the water. Through a curated series of experiences, we invite our Mini-Explorers to embark on fun and educational adventures that will immerse them in the local Anguillian.
  • Shutters on the Beach (Santa Monica, CA): This spring escape to one of Santa Monica’s most idyllic hotels, Shutters on the Beach. As the weather warms up, take advantage of all the oceanfront property has to offer – from elite dining at 1 Pico and Beachside Bliss picnic experience to a show-stopping pool deck and ONE Spa  Whether you are looking for a weekend staycation or a week-long getaway, Shutters on the Beach offers plenty of opportunities for relaxing and adventuring along the coastline.

City Slicking for the Family

  • The Peninsula Hotels (Chicago, Beverly Hills, New York, and Paris): Perfect for families, couples and all discerning travelers, Peninsula Hotels offers the most luxurious Spring Break in the world! In addition to spacious suites and flexible check-in/ check-out, Peninsula Hotels offers robust kids programming like Camp Peninsula, immersive experiences courtesy of Peninsula Academy and of course, world class dining and spa. Further. On April 1 the Peninsula brand launching its new wellness program “Life Lived Best,” which features plant-based menus, sleep optimization experiences and a round the clock wellness concierge available to all guests.
  • Perry Lane Hotel (Savannah, GA): Located in historic downtown Savannah, Perry Lane Hotel redefines the traditional Savannah hospitality experience. Perfect for a spring break vacation, the property is close to a myriad of family-friendly attractions such as the Broughton Street retail corridor; Savannah Riverwalk; Forsyth Park, the District’s largest greenspace; numerous museums and galleries; and Savannah College of Art & Design. On property, in addition to stunning pet-friendly accommodations, families can enjoy a stopping pool on one of the city’s top rooftops; signature restaurant, Emporium Kitchen & Wine; a cozy library; expansive art collection; guitar lending program with Benedetto Guitars, and more.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago (Chicago, IL): The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago now features renovated guestrooms and suites following a 100-million-dollar+ renovation Widely recognized for its vibrant celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and after two years off, some of the biggest St. Patrick's Day parades and events are set to return to Chicago this March, including the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade and famous river dyeing on March 12. The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago welcomes guests in to celebrate the holiday and the city’s transition into spring with festive cocktails and more. In addition, through April 3, guests can now book a two-night stay and Broadway Playhouse tickets for two with Valet Parking included here. Visit Torali, the hotel’s modern Italian steakhouse, for pre-theatre champagne and dinner, complete with views of the downtown Chicago skyline.
  • The Hermitage Hotel (Nashville, Tennessee): The National Historic Landmark hotel promises to be a top family-friendly Spring Break destination, with its exciting openings and updates, including The Pink Hermit, which is opening this March. The hotel recently opened Drusie & Darr, from world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, marking Jean-Georges’ first location in the South. In addition, The Pink Hermit is slated to open this March, a chic café and take away also conceived by Jean-Georges and designed by award-winning interior designer Thomas Juul Hansen. Lastly, Spring will mark the culmination of The Hermitage Hotel’s top-to-bottom design refresh of guest rooms, signature spaces, and upgraded suites, charting the way forward for the hotel’s next 100 years.
  • Thompson San Antonio - Riverwalk (San Antonio, Texas):. Families from all over the world are visiting San Antonio to see the Alamo, indulge in amazing TexMex food, enjoy the warm weather, watch the Spurs, and explore the famous Riverwalk. Originating in 1891, Fiesta San Antonio is an 11-day long celebration of San Antonio’s culture, and history, while also honoring those that were lost in the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. Every year, visitors and locals celebrate with events including live entertainment, vendors, parades, and activities for all ages. The best place to stay is Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk, a new hotel opened in February 2021, is a modern retreat soaring 20 stories above San Antonio’s celebrated River Walk. The destination features landmark restaurant Landrace from James Beard Award finalist Steve McHugh, rooftop restaurant & bar The Moon’s Daughters, a show-stopping pool deck, full-service spa and more.
  • Big Cypress Lodge (Memphis, TN): Located in the heart of downtown Memphis, Big Cypress Lodge offers an unexpected way for families to embrace the spirit of the great outdoors and enjoy a “city glamping” experience with 103 rustic-elegant guest rooms and suites that resemble vintage cabins – all from inside the soaring 32-story Memphis Pyramid along the Mississippi River. The only hotel of its kind, Big Cypress boasts Fly Fishing Lodges and Duck Cabins; the expansive Cypress Swamp; underwater-themed bowling alley; and sky-high Mississippi River views at The Lookout restaurant & bar.

Remote & Rustic Natural Retreats

  • JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa (Sonora, TX): Located deep in the heart of the majestic Texas Hill Country, JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa is an ideal retreat for couples, families or solo travelers looking for a private getaway this spring. Set amidst 13,000 breathtaking acres, the 32-room retreat is the Lone Star State’s only luxury ranch resort, providing an intimate, customizable Texas experience.  JL Bar has a multitude of memorable experiences for guests to partake in as well, including thrilling ATV adventures, horseback riding and a one-of-a-kind horse psychology class, wine tasting sessions with the resort’s two sommeliers, spa treatments that incorporate ancient healing traditions, and cowboy cookouts beneath the twinkling Texas stars.
  • La Quinta Resort & Club (La Quinta, California): At the iconic SoCal hideaway, guests can unwind under the warmth of the desert sun and enjoy the boundless property experiences. With 41 climate-controlled pools to cool off in; an array of outdoor activities including hiking, tennis, pickleball, lawn games, and golf; relaxing treatments at Spa La Quinta; and al fresco dining at three separate culinary outlets, La Quinta Resort & Club is the ideal destinations for a family-friendly OR adults-only Spring Break getaway. Guests can enjoy a spacious casita with a private patio featuring a pool and Jacuzzi, a poolside casita for those who want to be closer to the action (and always get the best pool lounges), family-sized villas for added privacy and space, or a one-of-a-kind glamping experience in famed Joshua Tree National Park.
  • Ojai Valley Inn (Ojai, CA): In the mystical Ojai Valley just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, Ojai Valley Inn sprawls across 220 bucolic acres with wide open spaces and endless adventures. From gourmet culinary experiences featuring VIP chef dinners and cooking classes at The Farmhouse, spa and wellness services at Spa Ojai, artistic explorations including beaded jewelry making and tie dye classes, outdoor adventures including horseback riding and beekeeping, and so much more, guests can indulge in carefree fun this Spring Break at Ojai Valley Inn. Ideal for a private retreat or group gatherings, Casa Elar boasts 10,000+ square feet of pure luxury with 5 suite-style bedrooms, 12 fireplaces, beautiful indoor/outdoor living areas, an exquisite kitchen & outdoor BBQ terrace, pool and more. Plus, the villa comes fully serviced and staffed to provide personalized, best-in-class service.
  • Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection (Napa Valley, CA): For an idyllic spring break getaway, families should look no further than Napa Valley at Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection. The property is the perfect elevated family destination, boasting eleven newly built spacious cottage-style suites, including two, two-bedroom Estate Suites and nine, one-bedroom Orchard Suites. Additionally, the luxury hotel is offering family-friendly activites including Private swim lessons with local expert, Nick McMaster; Lawn games and S’mores Nights ; Napa’s favorite sport: Bocce Ball ; and epic Hot air balloon rides .
  • Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection (Meadow of Dan, Virginia): Located on 12,000 acres in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection, boasts spacious suite accommodations in the main Lodge, standalone cottages and cabins dispersed throughout the property, and remote treehouse suites perched high above the valley; a championship golf course weaving through the forests and valleys; an exceptional culinary program with three distinct restaurants and a fully stocked private wine cellar; a full-service spa and fitness center with an indoor swimming pool; an observatory with stargazing experiences each night; and an impressive roster of outdoor adventures from horseback riding to ATV tours and beyond. Guests booking the Suite Escape package will enjoy signature suite accommodations and a $500 resort credit to enjoy any outdoor and/or spa experiences, available to book now for a minimum stay of 2 nights.
  • Shore Lodge (McCall, Idaho): While traditional destinations like Acapulco and Punta Cana might appeal to some, the die-hard adventurer will find the ultimate getaway at Shore Lodge, a dreamy family-friendly mountain destination in McCall. For those looking to hit the slopes one last time this year, Shore Lodge can arrange a complimentary 10 minute shuttle to Brundage Mountain. McCall was also named a Best Secret Ski Towns of North America by National Geographic Adventure. ​​Shore Lodge guests can get the most out of their vacation with activities like snowbiking (born in Idaho), ice fishing, sightseeing tours by snowcat, ultimate snow tubing at McCall’s Activity Barn, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, fat biking, Nordic skiing, ice skating, backcountry flying, 500 miles of groomed snowmobiling trails and miles of groomed cross-country and snowshoe trails at Ponderosa State Park.
  • Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection (Santa Fe, New Mexico): The Bunkhouse: Bishop's Lodge has been welcoming friends and families for generations. While rooted in tradition, the new Bunkhouse experience will help author a new era of unique memories. Accented by Navajo patterns and shades of red, grey, and turquoise, the 2-story retreat creates a connection to the culture and surrounding scenery. Each room features an alcove with bunk beds which can be closed off for privacy or when not in use and the master suite is highlighted by a covered porch looking out on our gently flowing stream. Multi-generational families can set out on individual adventures, like horseback riding, fly fishing or shopping for artisan goods and reconvene for a private meal or stories by the fire each night.

Image credit: Mauna Kea Resort