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Top Budget-Friendly Spring Break Ideas For Families  

Just a few short years ago, a spring break vacation may have been filled with parties at beachfront restaurants or with long lines at a favorite amusement park. However, as a result of the ongoing global pandemic, the concept of spring break has changed significantly in the last year.

After an unusual year, many families are looking to take a COVID-friendly trip for spring break. Fortunately, it is possible to take a safe family vacation on a budget. These are some of the best budget-friendly spring break ideas for 2021.

Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains

For those who are searching for a spot to stay physically distant from others, the Great Smoky Mountains is an ideal choice. This is one of the most popular National Parks in the country, and with good reason. It is a massive park with plenty of room to explore. Families with young children will find that there are many paved and accessible trails that lead to babbling brooks and cascading waterfalls. Those who are more experienced hikers will find challenging trails that lead to breathtaking vistas that showcase the smoking mountain ranges or towering waterfalls that seem as if they appeared out of a fairy tale.

Many people who want to explore the Great Smoky Mountains are able to rent private cabins near Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. These accommodations are perfect during the COVID-19 pandemic, as it allows travelers to stick nearby their own household while still seeing a new part of the world.

Renting a Houseboat on Lake Mohave

Cruising is likely not going to be a vacation option for a while, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy a trip on the water with your family during spring break. One of the best ways to boat during the COVID-19 pandemic is to rent a houseboat on Lake Mohave. At Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina, travelers are able to rent a houseboat that suits the needs of their family while also enjoying the amenities at the marina, which include the marina store and cafe.

There are many benefits to booking a houseboat for your spring break vacation. First and foremost, you have the opportunity to spend an entire week cruising along the waters of Lake Mohave and taking in 360-degree views of the rugged landscape. You also are able to dock your boat and explore the various trails in the area, as well as other nearby attractions. You can cook your own meals on the houseboat, swim in the water, or simply lounge on the deck. By renting a houseboat, you are in full control of your vacation and can design your itinerary exactly as you please.

Relaxing on the Beach in the Outer Banks

Many people decide to head straight for the beach during spring break, which can make some of the most popular beaches in the country particularly crowded. If you are hoping to find a beach that is not packed with people, then you may want to consider renting a beachfront house in the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

The Outer Banks is a string of islands located off the coast of North Carolina, and its spacious beaches are notoriously private. Most people who vacation in this area rent a home, and there are few large resorts in this region, which minimizes crowding on the beaches. In addition to spending your days in the Atlantic surf, you also can visit the charming local lighthouses or take a tour to see the wild horses that run free along the shores.

Camping Near Lake Mead

If you and your family are hoping to find a vacation that combines personalized relaxation with plenty of outdoor adventure, then the best option for your spring break is a camping trip to Lake Mead. At Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach, you can set up your RV for the week and enjoy having the best camping spot in the region. Not only are there 115 RV spots at this campground, but you also have access to state-of-the-art amenities, including Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and an outdoor recreation area for resort guests only.

Beyond your campsite, you will discover all that the Lake Mead National Recreation Area has to offer. At this RV park, you are within walking distance of the beautiful Boulder Beach. You also can quickly head over to the Hoover Dam and take a tour, or visit nearby Boulder City. You can complete your Lake Mead adventure by booking a Hoover Dam rafting experience with Black Canyon River Adventures.

Visiting the Best Museums in Washington D.C.

If you are searching for a big city destination for your spring break trip that won’t break the bank, then you might want to consider Washington D.C. The nation’s capital city is filled with endless opportunities for tourists, and many of them do not cost any money. A lot of the museums in Washington D.C. are free to enter, which means that you and your family can choose a different one to visit every day of the trip. Some of the most popular free museums in Washington D.C. include the National Air & Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Stepping into History in Virginia

For families that are filled with history buffs, the Historic Triangle in Virginia is an awesome choice for an upcoming spring break trip. The Historic Triangle consists of Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. These iconic sites all played a vital role in the history of America, and they have been preserved for visitors to experience for themselves. Anyone who wants to visit the Historic Triangle may find it best to stay in Williamsburg, which offers affordable lodging as well as many other amenities for travelers. You will find that this destination is ideal for families of all sizes and stages, as there are various exhibits, attractions and amenities geared toward children within all age groups. On this vacation, you will learn a lot all while making valuable memories together.

After nearly a year of social distancing, facial coverings and endless talk of testing and vaccines, one of the best things you can do for your family is to plan a getaway. You can easily plan a cheap and fun vacation where you can stay safe the entire time when you book through Lake Mead Mohave Adventures. For years, we have specialized in providing our clients with family-friendly vacations that allow them to soak up the beauty of the great outdoors together.

For more information on the best spring break ideas for 2021, contact us today.