Plywerker's Guide: Family Spring Break

Maybe you’re getting ready to spend the upcoming Spring Break cruising the Caribbean or perhaps it’s time for the annual sojourn to Disney World. But if you’re over that whole scene, here are a few family Spring Break ideas that you might not have considered.

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Photo by Lance Fisher

If you’ve never been to Asheville, North Carolina, you should check it out. If you’re in the Eastern US, it could be a fun road trip. It’s a quirky artsy town with a lot of great food. It’s kind of like the Portland of North Carolina. Plus, it’s only a couple hours’ drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Also, while you’re in the Asheville area, you should pay a visit to The Biltmore.

If you’re looking for fun on the West Coast, Monterey, California is the perfect family vacation. The Monterey Bay Aquarium puts all other aquariums to shame. Bring your waterproof camera, because at nearby beaches, you can rent kayaks and paddle by sea otters, or just explore the glorious tide pools. Then cruise down the scenic 17-Mile Drive that runs from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach.

For a different sort of Spring Break, consider a trip to our nation’s capital. Sure, it won’t be a good time to break out your bikini and beach towels, but you will get to see the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year it's happening from March 20 to April 13. Spend your days exploring the world-class Smithsonian museums that D.C. has to offer.

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Blossom Festivalthis spring break!
Photo by Josh Berglund

And while you’re making your next spring break photo album, go ahead and pick a favorite or two. Turn a spring break shot into a Print on Plywerk and hang in on your wall! And when winter rolls around again, you’ll have a nice reminder of times less chilly.

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