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Best Spring Break Destinations for Families

LIFESTYLE | Published on 09/03/2022
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Spring break and time off from school gives families a chance to escape to the beach and spend quality time together exploring new places. Of all the options for where to go for spring break 2022, the coasts of Mexico are both safe and filled with adventures for the whole family. While some of them might have a reputation for wild parties, there’s a whole range of things to do and experience in each city, making them the top spring break destinations for families. By exploring this guide to spring break vacations, you’ll find the perfect destination for your upcoming trip.

Riviera Nayarit

Family enjoying a vacation day at the beach

As you count down the days to spring break, start dreaming of endless miles of shoreline and gently crashing waves, and when you arrive in Riviera Nayarit, your visions become a reality. This tropical destination has all the natural beauty and outdoor adventures needed for a family spring break trip. All the family programs and games at the all-inclusive resorts let families have cheap spring break trips, leaving more room in their budgets to go whale watching, zipline in the mountains, or sail out to the Marietas Islands. At the end of the day, watching the sunset over the ocean and falling asleep to the sound of the crashing waves makes a beach vacation in Riviera Nayarit a dream come true.

Puerto Vallarta

Just to the south of Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta is surrounded by lush jungle mountains and tropical beaches, and for years, it’s been known as one of the top spring break destinations for families. Immerse yourself in the local culture of downtown by taking a food tour to taco stands, or hike some short trails outside town to discover hidden waterfalls. Younger kids will love playing on the beaches or sailing out to snorkel at Los Arcos, and older kids will enjoy ziplining in the mountains or ATVing up rugged roads. No matter what your family loves to do, there’s plenty of options here for exciting spring break vacations.

Los Cabos

Aerial view of the Arch of Cabo San Lucas

Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, the municipality of Los Cabos encompasses two incredible options for where to go for spring break 2022: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. While Los Cabos is known for its exciting nightlife and festivities, there’s also plenty of families to enjoy on their spring break vacations. Explore the desert while riding a camel across sand dunes, or zipline over mountain canyons. At sea, kids will love snorkeling at Lover’s Beach in front of El Arco or hanging by the pool. With options ranging from swimming with dolphins to ATVing in the mountains, every day in Los Cabos begins with the promise of new adventures, and since it’s just a short flight from most airports in the US, it’s the perfect option for a beach vacation with kids. As you make your plans, explore the city’s all-inclusive resorts, and see how all the included amenities, activities, and dining give travelers cheap spring break trips.


To escape from crowds and discover a secluded paradise, take a beach vacation in Loreto along the coast of the Sea of Cortez on the Baja Peninsula. The Loreto beaches with their shallow waters are the top spring break destinations for families, and kids can safely splash and play while parents relax on the shore. Staying at an all-inclusive resort along the beach provides families with plenty of entertainment, but to explore more, head to the quiet cobblestone streets of downtown where you’ll find the mission that was the first permanent Spanish settlement in the Californias. You can also explore the Sea of Cortez, which has been nicknamed “The Aquarium of the World,” and in the mountains, trek out to cave paintings or putt around at TPC Danzante Bay. Having all these outdoor wonders at your fingertips makes it one of the best options for where to go for spring break 2022.


Woman on a relaxing day at the beach in Cancun

Spring break typically aligns with a break from school, but just because kids are out of the classroom doesn’t mean they stop learning. Walk in the footsteps of history while learning about ancient Mexican civilizations on the Yucatan Peninsula while vacationing in Cancun. When you’re not relaxing on the white sandy beaches or swimming in the turquoise waters, you can book a tour to ancient ruins, including Chichen Itza. While Cancun is a destination where you can easily splurge, travelers plan cheap spring break trips by booking all-inclusive resorts where all your meals and activities are included in your vacation package, making it easy to book extra tours to explore historical treasures. 

With this guide to spring break, you’re ready to discover the natural wonders and vibrant culture of Mexico, and while each of these destinations has its own charms, you can’t go wrong with any of them. As your kids start to ask “When is spring break?”, be ready to introduce them to an exciting adventure.

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