Friday, January 18, 2013

Spring Break 2013

OK~ Now is the time that many of us Northerner's begin to plan for Spring Break. Many of us venture to the beach, mountains, or even a fun city in the Mid-West. I've got some ideas that you may want to consider.

Florida is a destination that many people from the North love to experience. Florida offers sunshine, warm temperatures, beaches, ocean waves, tranquil waters, as well as amazing theme parks. 
Universal Studios: Orlando
The Sunshine State does offer a lot for families, as well as retired people looking to get out of the cold. The Florida Keys offer a unique experience in itself. If you fly or drive into Miami International Airport, you will find the drive to Key West to be one filled with amazing scenery. Miles of bridges over turquoise colored water will simply wow you!

Key West, Florida

Colorado offers the mountains and many skiing opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. A tour through Rocky Mountain National Park, accompanied with your ski vacation makes for the ultimate Colorado Spring Break 2013 Experience. Estes Park offers week-end activities  that your family will all enjoy.


Rocky Mountain National Park
The candy shops in Estes Park are some of the finest you will find anywhere in the world. And if you are in the Estes Park area, I highly recommend you eat at Village Pizza, located at 543 Big Thompson Avenue. We have eaten there several times over the past few years and never had a bad meal here.

Chicago offers many fun activities for the whole family. From the Science and Industry Museum to the Field Museum, there are activities to keep everyone happy. Here's a great list of Free General Admission days to several museums in the Chicago area. Out of state residents do not always qualify for the free or reduced admission days, but it sure does not hurt to inquire. The museums themselves are well worth the entrance fees, as they offer many amazing exhibits.
Willis Tower: Sky Deck
Now, if you have teenage daughters, "The Magnificent Mile" is a must! The shopping, dining, and entertainment here is simply amazing! Oh yeah, and if you happen to be in Chicago around St. Patricks day, you may find a green river flowing through town.

Kings Pointe: A Waterpark Resort located in Storm Lake, Iowa, is offering several specials this Spring. Follow them on Facebook to keep up with the latest happenings. Conveniently located a few hours from Omaha, Minneapolis, Des Moines, and Sioux Falls.


Kings Pointe: A Waterpark Resort

You can even book your get-a-way at Kings Pointe right off of Facebook. Pretty cool, huh?

These are just three ideas of what you and your family can experience during Spring Break 2013. The possibilities are endless. From the East Coast to the West Coast, there is a community that would love to have your family visit this Spring. If these three places don't interest you, check out Google, as Google knows everything, right? If Florida is your choice, you can also get more ideas through the Iowa to Florida Road Trip 2012. Spring Break also happens for Southerner's too- so go ahead, and plan your Spring Break 2013 today! I'd love to hear about your Spring Break plans, as I'm always open to a new adventure.

With a Senior in high school, this will be the last year that this Mom is looking at a typical "school" calendar when it comes time to planning a Spring Break Vacation. Wow- now that's a strange feeling! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


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