Spring Break!

What do you think of when the calendar turns to March? There are plenty of things to turn your attention to. You can think about March Madness, Major League Baseball getting underway, possibly the weather in your area improving, or just being able to get outside and work in your yard. One of my favorite things to think about this time of year is Spring Break. Spring Break is usually associated with vacations to a warm weather or beach destination. That does not always have to be the case. I wanted to take a look at all of the types of vacations that can be taken. You can choose warm weather, cold weather, a combination of both(?), or just go sight seeing.

Let’s start with warm weather vacations. There are plenty of destinations within the US or Caribbean that you can visit. Your preference of vacation will determine your location. If you like to sit at a pool or a beach and relax, you will need to visit Florida or a tourist location in the Caribbean. Destinations like Miami, Cancun, Punta Cana, and Jamaica are all very popular this time of year. If you are into entertainment and a family friendly destination then Orlando, Florida is a highly popular location. You can visit DisneyWorld, Universal Studios, or Sea World. However, theme parks are not the only attraction for families. You can visit the Kennedy Space Center or spend the day at Cocoa Beach.

Warm weather destinations are not the only place to visit. You can visit plenty of cold weather locations. Here is a great article that offers plenty of advice and locations around the country. If skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and ice-fishing are your type of entertainment then you should buck the warm weather trend and enjoy yourself. What if I told you there was a place that you could enjoy a warm waterpark one day and go skiing the next day? That place would be Wisconsin Dells. A family could certainly find plenty to do in a location like that!

What if you wanted to see the sights? You could visit virtually any city you wanted. You could visit New York City and head to Times Square, Ellis Island, The Empire State Building, or view the 9/11 Memorial. You could also go to our Nation’s Capital, Washington DC. There are so many places to visit and sights to see that you could certainly fill up a week. You can also visit the Smithsonian. It is the largest museum in the world and you could probably spend days here alone. What about visiting our National Parks? There are plenty throughout the country and they have plenty of variety.

As you can see there are quite a few options for taking a vacation during spring break. I did not even mention taking a cruise or viewing MLB spring training games in Florida or Arizona. There are options for all types of people. You can go skiing, swimming, and sight seeing. Spring Break can also carry a type of symbolism for people. It usually means that Winter is coming to an end and spring is around the corner. If you are heading somewhere this month or just watching the calendar waiting for warmer weather, please have fun!

—Victor Mandalawi