Book While It’s Hot: Top U.S. Spring Break Destinations from IHG Hotels & Resorts – 2022 – News & Media – Newsroom

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Is it just us, or does spring break seem to come earlier every year? With busy family calendars and juggling the day-to-day activities of life, planning a vacation somehow finds itself at the bottom of the to-do list. But do not worry ! Now is the perfect time to book a fun family trip that won’t break the bank. We’ve rounded up the best US spring break destinations from IHG Hotels & Resorts for the ultimate vacation your whole team will love!

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Daytona Beach, Florida

Considered one of the most popular beaches in the country, Daytona Beach is the perfect destination for spring break with the family. With endless sandy beaches and deep blue waters, you’ll find endless activities for the perfect day at the beach, whether you want to play beach volleyball, build the ultimate sandcastle, go waterskiing or parasailing. If you need a respite from the sand, Daytona Beach is a short drive from some of the area’s most popular attractions, including the Daytona International Speedway, home to the annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup Series auto race.

Where to stay: Just steps from the water is the Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront – from US$94.99 – offering spacious rooms with private balconies or patios offering stunning ocean views. Find a range of family-friendly amenities, such as an oversized heated pool, kids’ water park, relaxing hot tub, and cozy fire pits. After a long day of fun in the sun, dine at the full-service H20 Bar and Grill restaurant, with indoor or alfresco seating overlooking the pool deck and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Destin, Florida
Known as the “luckiest fishing village in the world”, Destin’s white sand beaches and vibrant emerald waters make it a popular family destination that also offers some of the best fishing in the world. For those looking to explore beyond the beach, head to HarborWalk Village for a day filled with dolphin and pirate cruises, interactive kids’ activities, and art galleries. If you want to visit one of the largest water parks on the Emerald Coast, take the family to Big Kahuna Water and Adventure Park, where you’ll find over 40 water slides, numerous waterfalls and shallow pools for kids. young children.

Where to stay: Located directly on the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach offers convenient access to some of the area’s most desirable family attractions. After a day of building sand castles, relax in the hotel’s lazy river or swim in the heated indoor pool. Plus, with amenities including a game room, Dive-Inn kids’ club, and beachfront tiki bar, there are activities for the whole family. Rates start from 198.55 USD.

Sebastian Inlet State Park (Source: Indian River County CVB)

Melbourne, Florida

Melbourne, also known as Harbor City, not only offers spectacular waters and warm sunshine, but there are an abundance of family activities to satisfy water sports enthusiasts, budding historians or animal lovers in the family. Explore Sebastian Inlet State Park for a day of surfing, swimming, or tubing. Learn about the history of the area’s fishing industry by visiting the Sebastian Fishing Museum, embrace your inner astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, home to the US space program, or see more than 900 animals representing more than 195 species from around the world at Brevard. Zoo.

Where to stay: A short drive from Melbourne’s most popular attractions, the Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront – from US$189.05 – is conveniently located along the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel offers guests stunning views and oceanfront suites with balconies to watch the magical sunrise and sunset. After exploring the best of Melbourne, relax by the heated outdoor pool and grab a bite to eat with an oceanfront dinner at Longboards Oceanfront Grille.

Driftwood Beach (Source: Golden Isles CVB)

Jekyll Island, Georgia

Home to some of the finest beaches and most exquisite wildlife Georgia has to offer, Jekyll Island is the epitome of an unforgettable spring break destination. Learn about sea turtles and other coastal wildlife at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center or splash around at Summer Waves Water Park. Explore the wonders of Driftwood Beach, where you’ll find weathered driftwood and trees left over from years of erosion – looking like nature’s work of art.

Where to stay: 1.5 miles from Jekyll Island’s hottest spots is Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island, from 132.05 USD. The hotel is centrally located to everything on your family’s itinerary. Here you’ll find sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, expansive open lawns (perfect for playing ball!) and a dog-friendly poolside bar and grill. Be sure to check on-site bike rentals for a spin around the island.

Warm up with Texas

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Galveston, TX

Texas offers its own Gulf Coast paradise in Galveston, with its sandy beaches, historic charm and the largest collection of Victorian-era architecture in the country. After spending the day playing in the sand at Galveston Beach, wash off with the huge water slides at Schlitterbahn Water Park. For a day of learning, check out the aquarium and rainforest at Moody Gardens. Then, follow the downtown Galveston Seawall to learn about the history of this harbor island at the historic Strand District and the 1877 tall ship ELISSA.

Where to stay: Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Seaside Resort – from US$170.05 – is perfectly located near Galveston’s must-do activities and offers a tranquil escape with ocean views. After spending the day strolling, kids enjoy the infinity pool, mini-golf, and arcade, while parents relax with drinks from the poolside bar.

Rainey Street – Austin, Texas (Source: Condé Nast Traveler)

Austin, TX
For a trip full of energy, mouth-watering food, and eclectic culture, Austin is the place to be. Soak up the unique mix of live music on the infamous 6th Street, offering a true representation of the Texas indie spirit. Take the family on foot or by bike with a visit to the city’s must-sees. Bring the whole family (including your dog!) for a bite to eat at one of Rainey Street’s many delicious restaurants and food trucks. See the Texas State Capitol, which features a remarkable late 19th-century building and incredible views of the Colorado River.

Where to stay: Discover Holiday Inn Austin-Town Lake – located a quarter mile from the Rainey Street entertainment district – offering a rooftop outdoor pool and beautiful views of Lady Bird Lake. Dine at the Boathouse Grill for breakfast, lunch or dinner and kids 11 and under eat and stay free. Book now with rates starting at US$122.55.

Go West

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Palm Springs, California
From morning hikes with breathtaking nature to admiring an emerging art scene, Palm Springs offers a unique twist on traditional spring break travel. For an adventure, take the family on a 4-mile round-trip hike to a 60-foot waterfall in Tahquitz Canyon. For wildlife enthusiasts, head to the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens to see over 500 desert animals in their natural habitats. Take a short trip to scenic Joshua Tree National Park for a day of hiking, sunset viewing, or stargazing.

Where to stay: Staybridge Suites Cathedral City – Palm Springs – from US$179.55 – sits in the heart of the Coachella Valley, surrounded by stunning mountains and beautiful scenery. After spending the day exploring Palm Springs’ hottest getaways, relax in the hotel’s heated outdoor pool with views of the San Jacinto Mountains. The hotel also offers spacious living areas and full kitchens, perfect for spending pleasant evenings with the family.

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Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City offers scenic mountains, adventurous rock climbing, wildlife viewing and, of course, top-notch skiing. Head to Great Salt Lake for a day of family hiking followed by a relaxing picnic. Brave the cold and spend the day on the ski slopes (yes, it’s not too late!) at Snowbird Mountain. Or take a bike ride and observe the peaceful natural landscape of Liberty Park.

Where to stay: Minutes from Salt Lake City’s best ski slopes, restaurants, and shopping, Staybridge Suites Midvale – from US$146.21 – is centrally located to it all. The hotel offers easy access to the slopes via the ski bus to Snowbird, Alta, Solitude and Brighton. Wake up to a dreamy view of the snow-capped mountains and spend the evening relaxing with the hotel’s heated outdoor pool and spa.

Unlimited 2X Points are back just in time for your Spring Break trip! IHG Rewards members can register and stay before March 31, 2022 for the opportunity to earn unlimited Double Points on each qualifying stay. To take advantage of this offer, members can register via Non-members can visit IHG Rewards to learn more or register to become a member.

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