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Top 10 | Spring & Summer Family Camping Destinations

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Top 10 | Spring & Summer Family Camping Destinations

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Top Family Camping Ideas for Spring and Summer Breaks...

Top Family Camping Ideas for Spring and Summer Breaks

Spring time has rolled around again. The kids are about to have time off from school and the weather is starting to warm up throughout the country again, but there are still places with snow and winter fun to enjoy. Here are a few great ideas for your next spring break vacation with the whole family.

Florida Keys, Florida
The beautiful islands of the Florida Keys are an amazing destination and are a must for visitors looking for beautiful beaches and clear ocean waters. The Keys are comprised of Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Key West, Big Pine Key and the Lower Keys. Among the many delights of the Florida Keys is the spectacular snorkeling and diving. As the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States, it is the place to go for vacationers seeking a great diving experience. Snorkelers and divers will find the stunning underwater world of the Keys is filled with colorful fish, vibrant coral, and stunning shipwrecks. Islamorada is know as the sport-fishing capital of the world, and it truly earns its reputation. Key West is an amazing spot to stop and enjoy the sunset, and is also the location of Ernest Hemingway's home, which is well worth a visit.

Galveston, Texas
This Texas destination is filled with fun family friendly destinations and attractions. The Schlitterbahn Waterpark is a fantastic family destination. Children will enjoy the lazy river. The waterpark also has thrilling water slides and tubing options. Those looking for a bit of thrill will enjoy the water coasters at the park. Glaveston's Moody Gardens are another fantastic family destination. With a Discovery Museum, 3D theaters, a Paddlewheel Boat and the Aquarium Pyramid where you can see sharks, penguins and more makes Galveston a great attraction for the whole family.

Hershey, Pennsylvania
Hershey, Pennsylvania is a town where visitors can enjoy a complete chocolate experience. The town was founded by Milton Hershey, the same man that founded Hershey Chocolates. Her originally built the town as a model town and community for the employees of his community. Visitors to Hershey can enjoy the amusement park, Hershey Park. Hershey also has pleasant resorts, golf courses and other amazing accommodations. Visitors can find The Hershey Story, which highlights the history of the man and the town, as well as, Hershey Gardens and the Hershey Theatre.

North Coast of California
The North Coast of California is an excellent spring break destination. The region has good weather and many outdoor destinations. The region extends from the Oregon border to San Francisco. Visitors can explore the amazing redwood forests in the Avenue of the Giants. The scenic drive stretches for over 30 miles and showcases some of the most beautiful examples of the giant redwoods. The Point Reyes National Seashore and Point Reyes National Park has trails, historic structures and visitor centers. Throughout the park there are opportunities for camping, hiking, biking, kayaking and more. The Point Reyes Lighthouse is a wonderful adventure. Of course San Francisco with all of its attractions is another great spring break destinations. Visitors can see the Golden Gate Bridge or take a tour of Alcatraz Island.

Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs is a great destination for enjoying the desert ecosystem in an urban location. Visitors with children should be sure to stop at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, this is a great spot to learn all about the desert. Travelers can also enjoy the views from an aerial tour or on the aerial tramway, which is unique way to enjoy all of the beauty of the desert landscape. There are many destinations for visitors to explore in the Palm Springs region, including the Indian Canyons and more.

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara is one of California's fabulous cities. Visitors to Santa Barbara can enjoy a wide range of recreational opportunities as well as the fine dining and culture of the city. Santa Barbara has many beautiful beaches since it is on the California coast. There are plenty of beach activities to enjoy on these beaches, including some of the state's best surfing. There is also a free trolley around downtown. Visitors can also enjoy hiking, biking and many other forms of recreation.

Smugglers Notch, Vermont
Smugglers Notch has a wonderful spring ski destination, is a great family ski area and has a fantastic ski school. The resort is compiled of three interconnected mountains. The ski area has a top elevation of 3,640 feet and has 78 trails for skiers to enjoy. Smugglers Notch also has over 1,000 acres of terrain and the Nordic Center offers 58 kilometers of cross-country and snowshoe trails. Another bonus at Smuggler's Notch is the only triple black diamond on the East Coast, called Black Hole. The ski school has programs for children as young as 3 years old. There are day programs that combine a great education with a day of fun and much more. Ski enthusiasts and vacationers will have a wonderful time at Smugglers Notch.

Vermont and Maple Sugaring Season
Spring is a great time to learn about the long tradition of maple sugaring in Vermont and New England. Bragg Farm is a great place to visit in order to learn all about how maple syrup is produced in person. The farm is open year-round and visitors to Bragg Farm can walk on the maple walking trail to see the harvesting of maple sap. Children will love visiting the Bragg Farm Sugar House, which has a a wide range of maple products that you can sample and enjoy. Visitors to Vermont can also learn about maple sugaring at the New England Maple Museum in Pittsford. The entire museum is devoted to maple sugaring and is filled with educational materials, history and even murals about maple sugaring. The museum even has live demonstrations of maple candy making.

Victoria, BC
Victoria in British Columbia is accessible by air or sea. The ferry trip to Victoria makes a great expedition. There are plenty of fun family activities right off of the dock. Downtown Victoria is filled with beautiful places to stay, park and other attractions to enjoy. The Fairmont Hotel offers a traditional English Afternoon Tea, with a unique blend of tea served with scones, heavy cream, jam, sandwiches and pastries. Visitors to Victoria can explore the Maritime Museum of British Columbia, which has an amazing display of maritime history. The Royal BC Museum is an excellent place to learn about the history of British Columbia. The Pacific Undersea Gardens are another fantastic destination, which displays the undersea life of the region. Another destination not to be missed during a trip to Victoria are the Butchart Gardens. These exquisite gardens cover over 55 acres, and have features like the Rose Garden , the Sunken Garden, the Japanese Gardens and more.

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Dells are known as the "Waterpark Capital of the World," and they have many great water parks for the whole family to enjoy. There are all sorts of indoor water parks, as well as the largest outdoor water park in the country, the largest indoor water park resort, and even the largest water and theme park in the country. Noah's Ark is one of the great water parks in the region. The park has 49 water rides, as well as wave pools, an endless river and more. In addition, it has the longest water coaster in the nation. In addition to the water parks the region also has petting zoos, the International Crane Foundation, which is home to the Whooping Crane, and even an assortment of different festivals and events held in the area each year.