Written by Vacay.ca writer Sandra Williams-Herve for Calgary Buzz
Depending on where you live, winter can be grey, cold, and treacherous. For some people it’s just long and they can’t wait for spring to arrive. This is why a spring break out of town is always a welcomed experience. At Vacay and Calgary Buzz, we understand your yearning for warmer temperatures and bright, luscious scenery. So here are our top picks for springtime family getaways all at a reduced price if you book soon.
1. Sail across Croatia
Whether you’re looking for relaxed afternoons lazing on the deck of a yacht or time to indulge in the nightlife, this Croatian cruise will be a delightful experience – provided that you are not prone to seasickness.
Start your Croatian adventure in beautiful Dubrovnik and discover captivating villages as you sail from island to stunning island on a small but mighty yacht. On this eastern European adventure, the emphasis is on making a connection with the country and culture as you hike to hikes to castles and waterfalls.
If you plan on traveling with a healthy appetite for both food and adventure you’ll love the beach barbecues and snorkelling that are included in this wonderful and affordable island getaway.
2. Mayan adventure
Yes, you’ll be in Mexico, but you’ll leave the resorts of Cancún behind to explore the authentic Yucatán. From sunny beaches and lush jungles to the highlands of Chiapas, journey through Belize, Guatemala, and southern Mexico.
Explore the amazing ruins of Chichén Itzá, Palenque, and Tikal and walk the cobblestoned streets of colonial San Cristóbal de las Casas and Antigua. Be adventurous and snorkel with stingrays, or groove to the reggae beat on miles of sunny Caribbean beaches. This spring vacation will introduce you to local culture and introduces to the history of the Mayan heartland.
3. Northeast India & Darjeeling by rail with G Adventures
If you have a thing for trains, then 13 days travelling from Kolkata to Delhi might just be the spring fling you were looking for. Don’t expect rigorous exercise on this excursion as your 13 days will consist of light walking and gentle hiking. What makes this holiday adventure unique is that it will be an experience that will take you off the beaten path as you discover India by train and sometimes by van. Think the famous toy trains in Darjeeling. Dine on locally made meals and indulge in a generous serving of culture. Simply put, it doesn’t get more authentic than this.
4. Spring Blooms in the U.S.A.
Want to head out to the U.S.A. but not spend too much? Millennium Hotels and Resorts have an inviting Spring Blooms hotel package for stays from now until May 31. So you can shake off winter doldrums in Scottsdale, Arizona, Take a bite out of the Big Apple in Manhattan or catch a fly ball during a Cincinnati baseball game. Wherever you want to go, discover America and save.
The Spring Blooms package includes:
- 10% off the best flexible rate
- 10% off food and beverages
- Complimentary WiFi during your stay
We hope these trips will inspire you and your family to get out and explore the world, plus saving here and there doesn’t hurt either.