Adult-Friendly Spring Break Destinations
NEW YORK ( MainStreet) If you're like 80% of the United States, you are probably wishing this winter was over. It's been a long one and you may want to escape even if it's to snow ski for a few days.
Where can you go to also escape the throngs of college students traveling this spring ?
MainStreet has put together a list of ten great adult (or families with small ones) destinations just for you:
1. Rancho de los Caballeros , Ariz.: If you've found yourself wanting to reach through the screen and do something uncivilized to your social media friends when they've posted photos of sunny Arizona this winter, now is your chance to get back at them with photos of your own. Rancho de los Caballeros, currently in its 66th season, is a historic guest ranch resort and golf club situated on 20,000 acres of spectacular Sonoran desert. Guests can choose from a variety of recreational activities including horseback riding, nature hikes, desert cookouts, golf, spa and more. Children ages 5 to 12 can participate in daily activities at Caballeros Kids Camp.
2. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa , Ponte Vedra, Fla.: The resort, which just unveiled a multi-million dollar renovation, offers activities and accommodations for all types of travelers. Parents can hit the links in the morning, as the resort is a golf cart ride away from the championship TPC Sawgrass golf course, and spend the afternoon at the resort's private beach club. The beach club has activities for kids and adults including kayaking and surfing. The newly renovated villas at Sawgrass package starts at $149 per night for stays through June 30, 2014.
3. The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa , Hilton Head, S.C: Offering a beachside camping experience, sans creepy crawlers, families can book the "Under the Lowcountry Sky Adventure," in which they will be treated to a glamping experience inside the resort's oversized luxe cabanas complete with many comforts of a home (such as TVs, mini-fridges, movies, etc.) When parents need time to themselves or for older kids seeking more adventure, the resort offers an array of adventure excursions from standup paddle boarding yoga in the ocean and kayaking in the island's marshes to zip lining in massive live oaks. Available until March 31, 2014, the package is available for $179 per night with an ocean view room with one king or two queen beds. Booking code: GLAMP.
4. Inn at Furnace Creek , Death Valley, Calif.: Couples line up on the resort mountain-facing patio for evening cocktails and to watch the sunset and stars emerge. (It's a Dark Skies park, the big sky is typically clear and full of stars, unhampered by exterior lights of cities or even the resort). The Furnace Creek Golf Course is the lowest in the world at 214 feet below sea level and there is plenty more to do such as biking, Jeep touring, hiking, and sightseeing. Over 60? Ask for the progressive discount.