Spring is the best time to travel. Here are the top 4 destinations for your consideration:
1. Disney Cruise Line
Over on CruiseCritic.com, an offshoot of TripAdvisor, Disney Cruise Line enjoys a stellar reputation among holidaymakers, who named it the best overall cruise line of 2016. It also took the top spot in categories that range from best cabin, entertainment and dining among others. While the cruise is undeniably geared towards kids, guests and editors alike point out that the Art Deco decor helps elegantly subdue what could otherwise be garish or tacky cartoon overload and that parents can also enjoy alone time thanks to kids clubs and programming.
With locations around the world including Florida, California, Dubai, Germany, Malaysia and England, families have no shortage of options when it comes to finding a location. Each park spans more than 100 acres with 50 rides and attractions, including 4D cinema experiences, shows and LEGO building areas. In Florida, the water park opens March 12.
3. Universal Orlando Resort
For families on spring break, Universal Studios throws its version of Mardi Gras between February 6 and April 16 with a series of 14 concerts, parades, performers and Cajun cuisine that bring New Orleans to Orlando. This year’s roster of performers include Adam Lambert, Shawn Mendes, 3 Doors Down, and REO Speedwagon. Keep kids of all ages in the family happy with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem.
4. Franklyn D. Resort & Spa, Jamaica
Named one of the best family-friendly resorts by FamilyVacationCritic.com, this all-inclusive family resort was designed for kids, yes, but also for parents. Case in point: the resort is staffed with a free vacation nanny. While parents lounge by the pool, kids are kept busy with activities such as snorkeling, fishing, soccer, cooking classes, and water slide. Editors at FamilyVacationCritic note the property isn’t grand or ritzy but recommend the resort for families looking for an easy holiday that requires little planning.