Spring break doesn’t have to break the bank. With more families traveling than ever before, hotels are trying to win new customers with kids in tow by offering lower rates and special perks. These spring break deals offer rates for family fun at under $250 a night. From a dude ranch to the beach, there’s a destination deal for every travelin’ family.
Chicago: Hilton Chicago’s Family Fun package features breakfast, parking, WiFi, and accommodations for four. Families can enjoy authentic Irish fare at the in-hotel pub, Kitty O’Sheas, explore downtown with a customized Spotify list, tour the larger-than-life murals along the Wabash Arts Corridor, and interact with the chef in a new apple pie-making class. Starting at $129; book here.
Highland, N.Y. – Rocking Horse Ranch: Consider forgoing the beach for a ranch this spring break. At the all-inclusive Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, New York, adults stay from $249 a night, while kids stay from $89; children under age 2 are free. Families can enjoy unlimited trail rides as well as the resort’s grand water park, making for an action-packed break. Book here.
Orlando: Minutes from Walt Disney World, the newly renovated Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace offers a peaceful respite from the theme park madness. The massive recreation area features a lazy river, cabanas with board games, a lap pool, and poolside restaurant. The resort’s spectacular Sunday Disney Character Brunch is hosted in the alphabet-themed restaurant, Letterpress. Starting at $169; book here.
West Palm Beach: Plan on spending a lot of time poolside at the Hilton West Palm Beach, where you can order a variety of exotic pool floats, including a large purple unicorn or a swan for two, from the floatie menu. Dry off with glow-in-the-dark lawn games including bocce ball, bag toss, and cornhole, and take in a dine-in movie by the pool to cap off a day of fun. Breakfast and internet access are included. Rates starting at $179 per night; Book here.
National: At Great Wolf Lodge, North America’s largest chain of indoor water park resorts, families are sure to have a howling good time during the annual Spring-a-Palooza celebration at all 14 properties. Families will enjoy complimentary favorites such as kids yoga and nightly story time, with new activities including lemonade & blanket picnics, scavenger hunts, bubble dance parties, vibrant flowers gardens, and more. Starting at $129 to $199, depending on location. Book here.
Oahu: The Sweet Suite Sale at Hilton Hawaiian Village, on Waikiki’s widest stretch of beach, offers a 20 percent discount on the resort’s most popular family-friendly suites. Children can enjoy the resort’s Camp Penguin for an authentic Hawaiian experience featuring ancient storytelling, ocean excursions, language classes, and more. Starting at $190; book here.
Costa Rica: Located on 1,100 acres of rainforest, families booking the “Sand Dollar Package” at Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort receive their fourth night free, a $25 resort credit, and breakfast for four at the new Hacienda Kitchen Restaurant. The oceanfront property offers complimentary Spanish lessons, gallo pinto classes, a “La Iguana Experience” guided hike, and a Reforest the Rainforest initiative to preserve the rainforest by planting a Tropical Almond Tree. Starting at $218; book here.