Top Family-Friendly U.S. & International Spring Break Destinations

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It’s Spring Break – almost. Any plans? Well, if you’re like me, you are still trying to figure it out, still waiting for that great deal to that fabulous place.

Well, I just got some great news for Airbnb! They have been gaining popularity among travelers like crazy, and for good reason. They continue to offer some of the best lodging options both here in the states and internationally and travelers I have met overseas using their services are singing their praises.

Airbnb looked at what destinations are trending for Spring Break this year and they were interested to see a number of unexpected destinations topping the list, compared to last year. Following is a list of the Top 5 Family Friendly Spring Break Destinations in the U.S. and the site’s Top 6 International Destinations. Beside each destination, we’ve highlighted a unique space travelers can experience in that destination. Spaces range from a historic townhome and custom-built log cabin to a beach condo and a retro modern city apartment.

Top 5 Family Friendly Spring Break Destinations

 

Anchorage, Alaska: Custom-Built Log Home with Views of Kachemak Bay

Anchorage Log Home

Charleston, S.C.: Beach Condo Near Historic Downtown Charleston

Houston, Texas: Condo Near Downtown & Galleria

Santa Barbara, Calif.: Cozy Townhome

Santa Barbara Townhome

Savannah, Ga: Historic Townhome

Savannah Townhome

Top 6 International Destinations

 

Tokyo, Japan: Retro Modern Apartment in Central Tokyo

As Japan continues to re-build its tourism prowess post-earthquake, getting there is more affordable than ever. The spring is a great time to go to Tokyo because, once cherry blossoms, or “sakura”, bloom, locals gather in Ueno Park, Inokashira Park, and the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden for picnics under the cherry trees. It’s a great time to experience the “real” Tokyo.

Siena, Italy: Amazing Cottage in the Heart of Siena

Fewer tourists and lower prices during the Spring season (before the tourist-laden Palio horse races take place in summer) mean travelers have more elbow-room to meander through the museums and historic sites of this Medieval town

Crete & Thira, Greece: Artist’s House in the Old Heraklio and Oai Traditional House (House A)

Island-hopping in Greece during the Spring has long been popular among savvy traveling Europhiles. Crete offers a more relaxing (but equally culture-rich) escape than party-central Mykonos. Also, Thira or “Santorini” will REALLY get you off the grid into a world of tranquility.

Mallorca de Palma, Spain: Apartment in the Old City Centre

Travelers of all interests and backgrounds flock to Palma de Mallorca for a warm-weather city escape during the Spring. Here, every type of traveler finds what they need – from family-friendly beaches and hillside spa retreats to unique food culture and vibrant nightlife

Valencia, Spain: The Blue Loft, Views in El Carmen

While the summer (particularly August) can get overbearingly hot in Valencia, mid-to-late Spring is just right – still warm enough for fun on the beach. In early Spring, families will love the spectacle of the annual “Fallas de San José” festival – during which the city fills with gigantic cardboard monuments, called ninots, along with fireworks and other stunning sights.

Avignon, France: Luxury apartment in Avignon Centre

April is the perfect time to visit the south of France as it is just the right temperature (67 degrees on average) to walk around and discover all of the historical landmarks including the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Doms Avignon and The Palais des Papas Avignon. For oenophiles, Avignon acts a convenient hub for enjoying the Southern Rhone wine region.

Hope this guide helps in your plans for an awesome Spring adventure!

For more information and to view more options, please visit http://www.airbnb.com/

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Carol Cain

Carol is her happiest when on an adventure, either close to home or farther away. She's the mom to three fun boys and wife to a handsome Irish/Scot. She lives in New Jersey with her happy crew, but will always be a girl from Brooklyn. You can read her full profile here.

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