Easter family holidays have become increasingly popular in recent years and its easy to see why! Lots of the more popular destinations aren’t quite as busy as they are in the height of the summer holidays and the weather is still nice and warm but not too hot. Our travel experts give their top tips for the best Easter holiday destinations for families in 2023.
Florida is the ultimate family holiday destination and a really popular idea for an Easter holiday is to combine a visit to Orlando, the Theme Park Capital of the World with a few days of relaxation on the sunny beaches of the Florida coast.
Begin your holiday in Orlando where you’ll spend fun filled days at the city’s famous theme parks. Visit Universal Orlando Resort, home to three epic parks, Universal Studios Florida, where your favourite movies and TV shows come to life, Islands of Adventure where you can test your bravery on thrilling rollercoasters and Volcano Bay, Universal’s water theme park.
Or perhaps you are more of a Disney fan, in which case a visit to Walt Disney World is a must do and where you will make memories that are sure to last a lifetime! Meet all your favourite Disney characters, enjoy the fireworks show at the iconic Cinderella Castle and splash around in the waterparks.
Orlando is such a jam packed destination it’s a great idea to head up to the Florida coast for the last few days of your Easter holiday to unwind on the beach. St Petes Beach, Clearwater Beach and Daytona Beach are among some of the most popular beach holiday destinations.
Mexico is a great spot to head to for some family fun in the sun during the Easter holidays. A holiday to Mexico boasts plenty of fantastic all-inclusive resorts that have something for everyone in the family. Most resorts are located right on the beach and some even have their own private stretch of beach exclusive for guests of the hotel. Find your perfect spot to relax under the warm Caribbean sun for the day or try your hand at the wide range of watersports available. From snorkelling to paddleboarding, sailing to water-skiing there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained.
The fun continues back at the resort where depending on where you stay you can enjoy activities such as cooking classes, yoga lessons, dance classes, crazy golf and water aerobics to name a few! Most family friendly resorts also have kids clubs with fully supervised kids programs that they will love spending the day at as you relax by the pool!
The weather in Mexico at Easter time is usually in the mid to high twenties which is the perfect temperature for days by the pool or tearing it up taking part in all the fun activities on offer!
Jet off to the sunny west coast for your Easter family holiday were you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to spend your time!
Hang out in glitzy Los Angeles were you can explore Universal Studios Hollywood, discovering the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, journey through Jurassic Park or take the famous Universal Studio tour, a fantastic experience that brings you behind the scenes of famous Hollywood movie sets! If you’ve gotten a taste of the movie star life, go and see if you can spot your favourites on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or go check out the famous Hollywood sign for yourself! Head to Griffith Park where you will find fantastic walking trails with stunning views out over the city or if you fancy a dip in the ocean, a day out to Santa Monica beach will be a huge hit!
You can continue your Californian adventure in San Francisco, and a great way to get there is jump in the car and head down the Pacific Coast Highway and get a taste of an iconic West Coast road trip with stunningly beautiful ocean views all along the route. In San Francisco take a bike ride over the famous Golden Gate Bridge, pay a visit to Alcatraz or head down to Pier 39 where you’ll find lots of nice shops, restaurants and amusements.
Elsewhere in California, sunny San Diego is a great spot to go to with your family as there is loads there for the kids to do. Alternatively, you could take a camping trip to Yosemite National Park for an adventure filled holiday full of hiking, biking, kayaking and more!
Canada is a great place to visit for an Easter Holiday and Toronto is the perfect city to explore with the family. This stunning waterfront city has a vibrant atmosphere with fantastic dining options and lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Take a short ferry ride out to Toronto Island where you’ll find walking and biking trails, a petting farm, amusement park, playgrounds and splash pads. Toronto also boasts the Ripleys Aquarium of Canada, a great place to spend an afternoon, while a trip to the iconic CN Tower is a must do for amazing views of the city and you can even book dinner at the top of the tower, a lovely way to create a fantastic family memory.
Of course while on holiday to Toronto you should take the opportunity to bring the family to nearby Niagara Falls for an experience you will never forget. One of the worlds biggest waterfalls, the first time that you hear the roar of the water and see the sheer force as it crashes to the waters below, will remain with you forever. You could even spend a night in the town of Niagara Falls so you have the chance to see the Falls lit up at night which is an absolutely spectacular sight!
Do something different for your Easter Holiday and take the family on a Caribbean Cruise. Cruise liners such as Royal Caribbean are super options for a family holiday as they have so many activities onboard for the kids and plenty of family friendly onshore excursions that everyone can enjoy.
Wake up each day at sea in a different location with something new to explore and discover. Onboard Royal Caribbean ships you can enjoy the FlowRider® surf simulators, and the tallest slide at sea, Ultimate Abyss℠, bumper cars, crazy golf, arcades, RipCord® by iFLY® simulator, rock climbing walls, laser tag, waterparks – the list is endless and the hardest part is deciding what to do next!
Talk to our travel experts about going on a Royal Caribbean cruise itinerary that includes ‘Perfect Day at CocoCay’. CocoCay is Royal Caribbean’s private island resort where you can spend the day enjoying the thrills and spills of the waterparks, lounge under the Caribbean sun in the beach clubs, glide over the island on a zipwire and even take a birds eye view on a hot air balloon ride!
Other destinations you can visit on a Caribbean Cruise include Grand Cayman, Mexico, The Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti and lots more. Plus with many itineraries setting sail from Orlando Florida, you can even combine your cruise with a stay in thrilling Orlando!
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