Spring break is one of the best times to get the whole family together for some fun in the sun and togetherness. Resorts provide the perfect place for multi-generational groups to woosh down water slides, swim in pools, wind along lazy rivers, and run through splash pads. Of course, you don’t need to rent a room to enjoy all the family-friendly amenities. Thanks to ResortPass, travelers can book a pass to enjoy a day of aquatic action that’s sure to make kids of all ages (and parents) fully embrace the boundless joy of vacation mode.
Families are in for all-day fun at the AAA Four Diamond Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. The seven-acre oasis water park flaunts a sky-high tower with dual water slides, a 950-foot lazy river, a giant wave pool, a splash pad, and a 25-person hot tub. All that aquatic adventure is bound to work up an appetite. Groups can grab to-go food and drinks from the grill.
A day pass to Tidal Cove Waterpark at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa gives spring breakers access to endless aquatic adventure in the form of twisting spiral slides, a lazy river, swimming pools, a wave generator for surfing, and a 4,000-square-foot kids area with a pool and playscape. Need a shaded spot for the crew to take a break? Reserve a daybed or cabana rental.
Proof that a family trip to Orlando doesn’t have to be all waiting in line at Walt Disney World, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is a family-friendly playground with a wave pool, a zero-entry family pool with a 125-foot corkscrew, a kids pool with waterslides, an adult pool, and an 850-foot lazy river, plus tennis courts, basketball, mini golf, and an arcade.
San Diego, California
San Diego tops the list of Southern California destinations for family fun. And Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina is one of the best places to bring your whole crew for a day of splashing in outdoor heated pools and whizzing down waterslides. And discounted watersports rentals are also available. Because what kid doesn’t love jet skiing?
Indian Wells, California
Paradise in Palm Desert awaits at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. It’s the perfect family spring break escape with 45 acres of lush landscape, golf, a spa, and a waterpark area that will make guests of all ages positively giddy. After a day of zipping down the tallest waterslides in the area, floating on the 450-foot lazy river, running around the splash pad, and swimming in the eight pools, everyone will feel like a (tired) kid again.
Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
The family fun never ends at Hilton Waikoloa Village, an oceanfront resort on the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Guests of all generations are sure to have a blast thanks to multiple pools, waterslides, waterfalls, and the saltwater lagoon with a white-sand beach. Parents can join in on the splashing and sliding or just sip a tropical drink in a shaded cabana.
Proof that the perfect fun-filled destination for everyone from tykes to teens (and parents) does exist, Margaritaville Beach Resort – Nassau levels up a family daycation. Fins Up Water Park features water slides, a 10-foot jump platform for adrenaline-seekers, a lazy river, oceanfront pools, a rock climbing wall, and a boogie board simulator. A day pass also comes with beach access and poolside food and drinks.
“It’s better in the Bahamas” isn’t just an advertising slogan in Nassau. Designed for endless smiles and non-stop fun for the entire family, the state-of-the-art Baha Bay Waterpark at Baha Mar Resort invites daycationers to enjoy all the thrills of towering raft rides, exhilarating drop and free-fall slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, a one-of-a-kind surf simulator, and the only water-coaster in the Caribbean!
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Located just 17 miles from the spring break hotspot of Cancun, Aqua Nick Waterpark Riviera Maya is a paradise for kids (and parents, too), This massive, colorful, Nickelodeon-themed water park encompasses six acres of lazy rivers, 21 slides for all ages with different degrees of dizzying thrills, multiple outdoor pools, personal slime sessions, splash mobs, and a beach. It also has live entertainment, character encounters, and open-air food stands stocked with kid-approved eats.