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Spring Break! Those iconic words once meant a carefree and crazy week in a warm location with your posse. But now that you’re a parent, it’s all about a family spring break vacation with the kids. Does that mean the fun is over? No way! The fun is just getting started. Wondering where to go for the best luxury spring break vacation with kids in 2024? Here are 11 of the best destinations for a luxury family vacation this year. We promise that they’ll be fun and restorative for everyone. Including you!

where to go for a luxurious family spring break in 2024

With winter still rearing its cold and ugly head, there’s no time like the present to start planning the perfect family spring break getaway.

best luxury spring break vacations in 2023 with kids

The best luxury spring break vacations in 2024 with kids.

While you could head to a guaranteed kid-favorite park in central Florida (not that there’s anything wrong with that), why not shake it up a little this year? After all, spring break isn’t just a vacation for your kids, it’s a vacation for you, too. So why not head someplace this year where comfort, relaxation, and family time go hand-in-hand?

To help you and your crew find just what you need, we’ve found 10 five-star spring break spots that offer not only adventure, sunshine, and sand (and even some snow), but also a healthy dose of culture, wellness, and grandeur that are sure to please almost anyone in your gang.

best luxury spring break vacations in 2023 with kids

The best luxury spring break vacations in 2024 with kids.

From the beaches of Maui to exploring the wonders of mother nature on a South African Safari, get ready to pack your bags and let the memories begin.

Best Luxury Spring Break Vacations with Kids in 2024

1. Maui, Hawaii

Every family should take a trip to the blue waters and lush greenery of Maui at some point.  Whale watching from the cliffs, surfing lessons, learning the hula, or enjoying a luau together are something you’ll never forget. Book a room at the 24-acre beachfront Montage Kapalua Bay; it offers a wide range of accommodations for families, including six “grand residences” that sleep 8 to 10 people. The property also has 50 suites, each equipped with a full kitchen.

Adults can escape to the spa, or enjoy dinner at the intimate Cliff House restaurant during a “Kids Night Out.” Meanwhile, kids can enjoy themed arts and crafts activities and games via the on-property children’s program, Paintbox.

2. Cruise from Tokyo to Hong Kong

Experience everything from the magic of cherry blossom season to historic royal tombs and the megacity of Hong Kong on the Tokyo to Hong Kong Hapag-Lloyd Cruise.

best luxury spring break vacations in 2023 with kids

The best luxury spring break vacations in 2024 with kids. Cruises from Tokyo to Hong Kong.

The plush 500-passenger MS Europa 2 is perfect for big broods, thanks to its family-friendly apartments, onboard program of games and sports, in-cabin babysitting services, and thoughtful extras like loaner baby monitors.

3. Copenhagen, Denmark

Skip the lines in central Florida for a different city filled with fairy tales. From wild Vikings to ancient castles and palaces inhabited by real princes and princesses, cobblestone narrow streets, and a certain sculpture of a little mermaid. Copenhagen is great for families, even those with little kids in tow because playgrounds abound here.

best luxury spring break vacations in 2023 with kids

The best luxury spring break vacations in 2024 with kids. Copenhagen, Denmark.

The family-friendly The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a must-visit. Be sure to also spend a day enjoying the rides at Tivoli Gardens which it’s believed that Disney World was based on, before retreating to The Nimb located right inside Tivoli.

4. Outer Banks, North Carolina

Looking for an easy seaside escape? Make North Carolina’s Outer Banks your family’s getaway and you’ll enjoy unspoiled beaches with wild horses, historic sites including Roanoke Island and Wright Brothers National Park in addition to small town charm.

The best luxury spring break vacations in 2024 with kids. Outer Banks, North Carolina.

Water activities like swimming and kayaking are on offer, but there are a host of other family-friendly attractions too, including the North Carolina Aquarium and a bunch of mini golf courses. Hotels are hard to come by here, so book a house via Vrbo like this historic oceanfront 1950’s flattop with a hot tub and private pool.

5. Palisades Tahoe, California

Home to the 1960 Olympic Games, Palisade Tahoe in Lake Tahoe is the combination of the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows resorts and spans 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains. And this season the resort has received more than 360 inches of snow, so if you haven’t gotten out on the mountain yet, consider this your chance.

The best luxury spring break vacations in 2024 with kids. Palisades Tahoe, California.

Perfect for skiers and riders of all ability levels. Over 65% of the trails are beginner and intermediate terrain. The legendary steeps, towering cliffs, and heart-pumping chutes continue to be ground zero for boundary-breaking skiing and riding. The Resort at Squaw Creek offers ski-in/ski-out access in addition to breathtaking Sierra Nevada Mountains views.

6. Cairo, Egypt

From well-preserved mummies to sunset cruises on the world’s longest river, Cairo is a rich and cultural family experience. View a collection of 50,000 artifacts that span the full history of Egyptian civilization at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Additional artifacts, including relics from Tutankhamun’s tomb, will be on display at the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is expected to open later this year.

The best luxury spring break vacations in 2024 with kids. Cairo, Egypt.

Any trip to Egypt should include a visit to the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza just outside of Cairo. Further south in Luxor, you can see the Valley of the Kings – the royal burial ground of Tutankhamun, Ramesses II, and more. Stay at the family-friendly Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza which offers everything from welcome gifts to complimentary diapers to the use of video games and toys to their young guests.

7. Tuscany, Italy

The thought of Tuscany brings to mind quaint hilltop towns, wineries, and villas – not really kid-friendly stuff, but Tuscany is actually a great destination for families. In Florence, kids can get hands-on with the machines of Da Vinci at the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum. In Collodi, they can discover the world of Pinocchio, who was created by a Tuscan writer, at Pinocchio Park.

The best luxury spring break vacations in 2023 with kids. Tuscany, Italy.

Once you have had your fill of Florence, head to the countryside where you will find the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco. Surrounded by green meadows and tall trees, the setting provides a storybook-style place for children to play, horseback ride, have fun, and use their imagination. Young guests can also participate in cooking and gardening workshops and indulge in every kid’s favorite food – pizza. And we all know no one does pizza better than Italy.

8. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

If you and your family prefer an outdoor vacation, a visit to one of America’s national parks is a fun adventure. Grand Canyon National Park is a great option for kids and adults alike, with its historic sights, walking trails, museums, exhibits, and the canyon itself.

The free Junior Ranger program offers lessons in nature, history, the environment, and geology. Ride mules along the rim or into the canyon, raft down the Colorado River, or hike along any of the numerous trails and take in the magnificent wildlife like California Condors, elk, deer, and foxes. After a long day exploring, unwind at the historic El Tovar Hotel located right on the canyon rim.

9. St. Lucia, Bahamas

St Lucia is a perfect choice for an indulgent family holiday. With powder-white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and thick jungles to explore – there’s plenty to do here for all ages.

The best luxury spring break vacations in 2024 with kids. St. Lucia, Bahamas.

At Sugar Beach little ones can enjoy complimentary kids clubs with everything from paddleboarding to treasure hunts, while you enjoy a spa treatment in a rainforest treehouse before retreating back to your private cottage in the mountains with a private plunge pool for an evening dinner together as a family. Sounds almost too good to be true, right?

10. Washington, D.C.

Get your culture fix on and dive into Washington D.C.’s strong museum game. Bucket-list visits include The National Museum of African American History, International Spy Museum, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Women in the Arts and The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to name just a few.

The best luxury spring break vacations in 2024 with kids. Washington, D.C.

The Cherry Blossom Festival takes place March 20 – April 16th so there couldn’t be a more beautiful time to visit either. Trust us when we say your social media crazy teens will love all the content. You can’t go wrong booking a room at the Ritz Carlton.

11. Safari in South Africa

Looking for a wild spring break? Consider a South African Safari. There’s a common misconception that kids and safaris don’t go together. However, even the hardest-to-please teens will be awed by the majestic beauty of exotic wild animals and the vast plains of Africa. Singita is a world-renowned conservation company that offers family-friendly luxury safari experiences over 45,000 protected acres in South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe.

The best luxury spring break vacations in 2024 with kids. Safari in South Carolina.

At the company’s Sweni Lodge in Kruger National Park, South Africa children can partake in a Mini Rangers program. There, they learn animal tracking, bush survival techniques, cooking, and flower pressing to name a few. For adults, there are guided safari walks, stargazing, cooking classes, and more. And in the evenings, the whole family can come together over dinner to bond over the day’s animal sightings under the stars.

Best Luxury Family Spring Break Vacations with Kids in 2024

So in case you were worrying, having kids doesn’t mean being relegated to cookie-cutter resorts. Instead, it’s a spectacular way to enjoy some quality family time that won’t soon be forgotten. Now, if only packing for the whole family was that easy. Where are you heading this spring break? We’ll see you in the Outer Banks.

Jillian Tangen

Jillian is a lifestyle editor at Dandelion Chandelier covering topics like fashion, travel, entertainment and on occasion, even finance. She thinks there’s no such thing as having too many sweaters.