Start Planning A Perfect Family Vacation For Spring Break

published on January 12, 2023 by

The new year has just begun — which means it’s time to start thinking about your spring break 2023 vacation. From picture-perfect Mexican beaches to snowy Utah ski slopes, RedWeek’s vast inventory of by-owner vacation rentals put you in the heart of some of the very best family travel destinations on the planet. A perfect spring break trip is within reach. 

For An Upscale Escape: Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Why It’s Great For Spring Break: If you’re in search of a spring break getaway that takes you beyond the ordinary, Nuevo Vallarta delivers on all accounts. An opulent spot located on beautiful Banderas Bay, this sun-drenched destination offers oceanside delights at every turn, from relaxing on a palm tree-shaded beach to snorkeling in crystal clear waters, from eco-adventures on the nearby Marieta Islands to indulgent spa treatments that will instantly cure your winter blues. And if you and the family are in the mood to explore, Puerto Vallarta is just a few miles south, with world-class shopping, dining attractions and entertainment. 

Check out RedWeek’s Nuevo Vallarta travel guide. 

Where To Stay: There’s something for everyone at Grand Luxxe at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. Adults-only pools, a fun-filled Kids Club, thrilling water parks, two golf courses, a shopping center and much more. 

For A Last-Minute Spring Ski Vacation: Park City, Utah

Why It’s Great For Spring Break: Spring break isn’t necessarily all about sun and sand, of course. It’s still ski season through mid-April in many destinations — including Park City, Utah, home to “the greatest snow on earth.” Only 45 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, it’s one of the best and most accessible ski resorts in the western US, with terrain that’s suitable for virtually all experience levels. Away from the slopes, Park City’s historic downtown is a vibrant spot for all ages, with family friendly restaurants and great shopping illuminated by millions of twinkling lights when the sun goes down. 

Check out RedWeek’s Park City travel guide. 

Where To Stay: Offering ski-in/ski-out access at the base of Park City Mountain, Marriot’s Mountainside features two-bedroom, two-bath villas that are ideal for families.

For The Outdoor Adventurers: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Why It’s Great For Spring Break: After a long winter spent indoors, you may be in the mood to get out into the fresh air. And there may be no better place for enjoying the great outdoors than Gatlinburg, Tennessee — the gateway to Great Smokey Mountains National Park. This natural playground is the most popular national park in the U.S., offering more than 50,000 acres of scenic drives, gorgeous hiking trails, awe-inspiring waterfalls and wildlife-viewing opportunities. The town of Gatlinburg itself is loads of fun as well, with southern charm in abundance alongside amusement parks, aquariums and more. 

Check out RedWeek’s Gatlinburg travel guide. 

Where To Stay: At the Wyndham Vacation Resorts Great Smokies Lodge, enjoy the Wyndham brand’s signature style and service, with a privileged location close to both the national park and the championship Eagles Landing Golf Course. 

For Urban Explorers: New York City, New York

Why It’s Great For Spring Break: Looking for some big city thrills during your 2023 spring break trip? New York City won’t disappoint. Springtime is one of the best times to visit the Big Apple, with cool (but not too cool) temperatures and fewer crowds than other seasons. It’s the perfect time to check all the famed NYC icons off your list, from the urban oasis of Central Park to the cultural mecca of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See a Broadway show, take a ferry out to the Statue of Liberty, taste an incredible array of global cuisine — it’s all waiting for you this spring in New York City. 

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Where To Stay: The Manhattan Club, located in Midtown, puts you in the heart of the action, within easy walking distance of Times Square, Broadway, Central Park and other must-visit spots. 

Start planning your spring break with RedWeek now.