Looking for safe spring break destinations for high school students?
If “home” comes to mind, you’re not alone – but that probably won’t go over so well with your teen. Allowing your high-schooler to go away for spring break can be a tough decision, after all, and if you agree to it you’ll want to find the safest destination possible.
Here’s a look at some places that you might consider when the time comes. Keep in mind that many parents insist on tagging along for supervision, and be sure to look into these tips for keeping teens safe on spring break.
1. Somewhere magical
What could be more comforting than knowing your teen is spending spring break with Mickey and friends? Not only is Walt Disney World full of features sure to satisfy safety-conscious parents, but Orlando is just a short (and usually cheap) flight away with plenty of affordable accomodations in the area. That means it’ll be even easier to justify why mom or dad is tagging along in an adjoining hotel room.
2. Cruise the Caribbean
Spring break could be the perfect time to finally take your whole family on a cruise – or sign up to be the den mother for your high-schooler and her friends. Many cruise lines now offer teen “clubs” in a safe environment including discos, lounges and outdoor sun decks, according to CruiseCritic.com. Excursions geared at teens are also sometimes offered.
3. Go global
While considering safe spring break destinations for high school students, you might even check out the safety-oriented and well-organized “Alternative Spring Break” programs for teens that are offered all over the world, GoAbroad.com notes. These programs give high school students a chance to experience other cultures, have an unparalleled learning opportunity and be inspired to keep traveling.
4. Hit the beach
Nothing says “spring break” like a beautiful beach, but who says it has to be Myrtle Beach or Miami? For a more low-key experience, try the quieter Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, the tidepools and laid-back vibe in Leo Carrillo State Park in California or the white-sand beaches of Destin, Florida.
5. Park it
Whether it’s a friend-centric escape for your teen or a family holiday, everyone should have the chance to see some of our country’s national treasures. Plan your high schooler’s spring break trip around one of these nine amazing National Parks, each full of natural beauty and far from the chaos of your typical spring break locales.
What’s your favorite spring break destination for high school students? Tell us in the comments!