The Best Deals on Family-Friendly Spring Break Destinations For 2020

When you have young children, Winter can be the worst. If you live in the Northeast like I do, then you know exactly what I'm talking about. It can drag on and on and on. But, there's good news. Spring is right around the corner, and it's finally time to get away.

If you've been thinking about where to take your family for Spring break, whether it's a staycation or something more exotic, then look no further. We've compiled a list of the top family-friendly destinations offering the most bang for your buck at a wide range of price points for your upcoming getaway. Keep reading for over a dozen of the best Spring break deals of 2020.

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Dollar Flight Club

If your destination requires air travel, then sign up for Dollar Flight Club. This email and app subscription service helps its budget-conscious members see more of the world by utilizing the power of big data and a group of expert Flight Finders. They advertise that you can save anywhere from 60 to 90 percent on the price of flights, and save $500 per ticket booked, on average. And, it's easy!

Travelers sign up, select a departure airport, watch for email/app alerts, and go on to book the perfect vacation at an amazing price.

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Dollar Car Rental

If you refuse to use credit cards like I do, then you may already know that renting a car is no easy feat. Dollar Car Rental lets you rent a car using your debit card. So if your family plans on road tripping over Spring break, then Dollar Car Rental is a great option.

They offer a number of deals including AAA and young-driver discounts, but their prepay discount is perfect for Spring break. Through March 28, drivers can save up to 15 percent if they prepay for their reservation at the time of booking.

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National Geographic recently listed Philadelphia as one of the 25 must-visit destinations in the world in 2020. It's a city rife with history, which makes it the perfect destination for multigenerational travelers.

For the ultimate Spring break experience, look no further than The Rittenhouse Hotel. Located in Philadelphia's iconic Rittenhouse Square, this hotel embodies the city's rich history and charm. If you're traveling with your extended family, their "Gramping Package" is perfect. After exploring the city, kids will love having a camp out complete with tents and lanterns, sleeping bags, kid-size slippers and robes, and, of course, s'mores! The package also includes two passes to Philadelphia's renowned Franklin Institute.

While Grandma and Grandpa are camping out in the suite with the kids, parents can slip away for dinner at the award-winning Lacroix, followed by a private bourbon tasting at Bank & Bourbon.

Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania
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Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

Just a short drive away from the New York City metro area, the Pocono Mountains are the perfect destination for an affordable Spring break. They are home to Great Wolf Lodge, which boasts a massive, 84-degree indoor water park, complete with a wave pool, toddler swim area, water-fort tree house, and several thrilling slides. When the kids are ready to dry off, the lodge features an array of free kids' activities, character meet and greets, an arcade, and the ever-popular MagiQuest, so you can rest assured that there's something for every age group. And when the kids go to bed, parents can relax with the resort's new wine down service.

Right now, Great Wolf Lodge is offering two amazing deals for Spring break. Their Cabin Fever offer saves visitors up to 30 percent off of their stay, and is available through April 16. Guests can book online with promo code: CABIN.

If you're ready to book your stay right now, then their Early Saver Deal is a great option. With this deal, visitors can save up to 40 percent off a single night, or up to 50 percent off a multinight stay when they book at least 60 days in advance.

If you're just outside of the NYC area and the Poconos are a little out of your way, you can also get these deals at Great Wolf Lodge's Fitchburg, MA, location.

San Diego
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San Diego

If you're looking for good vibes and sunshine, then "America's Finest City" is a great destination with an endless list of things to do. You and your family can go boating along the bay, explore the USS Midway, or visit the legendary San Diego Zoo. If you'd rather take it easy, SoCal's amazing weather makes every day the perfect beach day.

The US Grant Hotel is offering a Family Excursion Package just in time for Spring break. This package offers an affordable way to experience San Diego by giving visitors a second adjoining room for children at 25-percent off. Children under the age of 12 will eat for free at the on-property signature restaurant, Grant Grill, and each registered child will receive a free Margherita Missoni children's backpack, which is perfect for holding all of the treasures they'll collect during their trip. Guests can make reservations online or call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for promotional code MAJ.

Coronado Bay, CA
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Coronado Bay, CA

Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the bustling city of San Diego is Coronado Bay. The Loews Coronado Bay Resort is a family friendly destination located between the bay and Pacific Ocean on a private peninsula with its own marina. If your family loves boats, it's the place for you. The resort features kid-friendly pools and is just across the street from Silver Strand Beach.

Families who book the resort's Family Getaway Package will receive 50-percent off of a second room, free breakfast for children 12 and under, a food and beverage credit, and a nightly parking credit. And for those who want to enjoy a day at the pool, the resort offers special packages on private cabanas that include food, beverages, smoothies, pool toys, sunscreen and skincare products from their spa, special takeaway gifts, and more.

If your family happens to be traveling on Easter, the resort has an array of activities planned, including two complimentary Easter egg hunts, face painting, balloon animals, cookie decorating, and photo ops with the Easter bunny. We can't think of a more fun way to spend the holiday!

Outer Banks, NC
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Outer Banks, NC

If your home is where the beach is, then spending Spring break on the Outer Banks probably sounds pretty amazing. Experience the Outer Banks before the Summer crowds start arriving at the Sanderling Resort.

Of course, you can spend endless days on the beaches, but if you're looking for a little more adventure, try climbing to the top of the iconic lighthouse, riding horses on the beach, or even grab some poles and head out fishing!

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Spring is a great time to visit the Windy City, and the Loews Chicago Hotel, located in the heart of the city just two blocks from Michigan Avenue and two blocks from Navy Pier, makes discovering Chicago easy and fun for families with their Chicago Discovery Family Package. This package is designed to keep kids entertained and parents engaged while navigating the city's top tourist spots, complete with an interactive downtown Chicago scavenger hunt.

Upon checking in, kids will receive a "discovery kit" that comes stocked with everything they'll need to complete their scavenger hunt, including a backpack, water bottle, sunglasses, and compass. The scavenger hunt is a great way for both parents and kids alike to explore all that the city has to offer. What's more, kids will be given a plush friend to carry with them on their journey along with journals and colored pens to recap their adventures and share with their friends back home.

And to help parents relax after a long day of discovery, the package also includes two cocktails per stay while kids enjoy their own room service delivery of milk and cookies. Yum!

Scottsdale, AZ
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Scottsdale, AZ

With baseball season about to go into full swing, Arizona is the perfect destination for any MLB-loving families. Every Cactus League Spring Training season, 15 major league baseball teams, including the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs, and Arizona Diamondbacks, can be found at their home away from home – Arizona – training for the next baseball season.

The Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale is less than a mile from Scottsdale Stadium and is offering the Pay Ball Package, which is available for stays from Feb. 20 through March 30. Book a stay of three nights or longer and get a baseball-themed welcome amenity, a $20 per person daily breakfast credit, and a $100 resort credit.

Paradise Island, Bahamas
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Paradise Island, Bahamas

A trip to the Bahamas is an easy and affordable way to experience the Caribbean. The famed Atlantis Resort is as kid-friendly as it gets, and beginning in February, they have several offers to help you have a memorable and budget-friendly Spring break no matter how long your trip.

Their Book Early & Save bundle gives visitors who book by March 22 up to 15-percent off of their rates for rooms, starting as low as $169 per night. Guests who book this deal will also receive a resort credit up to $300 depending on their length of stay and hotel choice. You can redeem this offer online or by calling the resort directly at 1-800-ATLANTIS.

St. Lucia, Caribbean
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St. Lucia, Caribbean

If you're looking for a family friendly trip to Paradise, then check out the east Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The island's Sugar Beach Resort is perfect for families and children of all ages. Their Sugar and Spice Clubs offer something for every child including treasure hunts, coconut bowling, fish feeding, and outdoor experiences such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and sailing lessons.

Right now, they're offering families the opportunity to extend their spring break bliss by giving every fifth or seventh night free with their Linger Longer package. Guests will also receive a daily continental breakfast, as well as a daily resort credit up to $200 during their stay.

Nusa Dua, Bali
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Nusa Dua, Bali

Whisk your family away on the trip of a lifetime to Bali, where you can explore local temples, go for a camel ride on the beach, see the famous Water Blow, or visit the serene Gunung Payung Beach. Also be sure to catch one of Nusa Dua's nightly Devdan shows. These cultural performances, which include Balinese dancing and acrobatics, are unlike anything you've ever seen. They are sure to captivate every member of your family.

The Mulia is an especially family friendly resort, with a kid's pool (with waterslides!) and kids' club. Plus, for Sunday lunch, kids can eat free! For every two paying adults, two kids under 12 can eat gratis.

They also have a new Splash Pool, as well as the exclusive Mulia Kidz Club, which was created for children aged 3 to 8 years old and offers various activities designed to stimulate creativity and engagement. For children ages 9 and older, the T-Zone provides games and activities, such as pool games, beach soccer, yoga, juggling lessons, and more.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Mexico has long been the ultimate Spring break destination. If you're looking to avoid the college crowds in Cancun, then Cabo San Lucas is where you want to be.

Vacation like your favorite celebs at The Waldorf Astoria, which is offering an amazing Spring break package. If you book their Spring Suite Deal, you'll receive up to a 30-percent savings on multibedroom accommodations (perfect for families), up to $400 USD resort credit ($100 per bedroom), luxury SUV airport transfers, daily breakfast buffet, daily access to their Tortuguitas (Little Turtles) Kids' Club, and a 20-percent discount on curated Beyond the Beach explorations. You can book online or contact the resort's Reservations Department at 1-844-733-7342 (toll-free).