Making spring break vacation plans can be thrilling at best and painstaking at worst—especially if you’re trying to book last-minute flights and hotels. Throw a few kids into the mix and the odds of a migraine and a tantrum jump twofold.
That’s why it pays to explore your own backyard and look beyond traditional hotels when organizing a warm-weather getaway. More than 60 percent of families with at least one child say they’ll vacation within driving distance of home, according to a recent survey from Airbnb. The survey also found the window for booking travel this year is much shorter for families, with more than half organizing a trip between one and three months ahead of time.
Beach-front and coastal locales were unsurprisingly high on the priority list, but destinations like the Smokey Mountains and Phoenix, Arizona are seeing a major increase in tourists this year. And lucky for you, Airbnb already did the legwork by picking out prime rentals in each location. It’s also worth noting these family-friendly vacation hotspots will make for a fantastic holiday whether or not you’ve got a few rugrats tagging along.
Here are 14 destinations, from Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas, that’ll be sure to make everyone (yes, even you) happy this spring.
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