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Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Baltimore For Families

Spring break is often associated with high school seniors and college students running off to beaches to party for a week or two. But school is out for everyone during the spring break, and that means that it can be a great time for families to get out and enjoy themselves as well. Take your family to these local locales to spend time doing things that kids and adults can enjoy together.
Ocean City, Princess Royale Resort
9100 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD 21842
(800) 476-9253

Most spring breakers find their way to beaches in Florida, California, Cancun or some island location. But fun can be had right here in Maryland on one of the more popular beach areas in the state. Ocean City is a great place to spend a week, and Princess Royale Resort is an affordable location to do so. Enjoy the amenities of the hotel, which include an Olympic-sized indoor pool with a four-story oceanfront glass atrium, several dining options on-site, a sundeck with hot tubs and much more. Then go out and enjoy Ocean City. Take in the wide variety of shopping locations, miles of beach, local amusement parks, boardwalks and exotic activities like para-sailing, jet skiing, water skiing and skydiving.

Virginia Beach, Ocean Beach Club Resort
3401 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(877) 284-8581

Virginia Beach is a fun place to spend your spring break as it presents plenty of variety for family fun. You couldn't ask for a better location to explore than Ocean Beach Club Resort. One of the newest resorts in the Virginia Beach area, Ocean Beach's suites are sweet, and include bedrooms, separate kitchens and living room areas. Once you've settled in, enjoy the multitude of activities the Virginia Beach area has to offer. Check out one of the theme parks which includes Busch Gardens in Williamsburg and Kings Dominion near Richmond. Spring is a little early for water parks, but Virginia has you covered with the indoor Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark in Williamsburg and the Massanutten Resort Water Park in McGaheysville. Or take the fun to the great outdoors and check out Virginia State Parks, voted "America's Best." Enjoyable park activities include hiking, biking, fishing and watching the local wildlife. Of course, if you're in Virginia Beach, you might as well check out the miles of beaches, too.

Chincoteague Island, Hampton Inn & Suites
4179 Main St.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
(757) 336-1616

Chincoteague Island off the coast of Virginia is a vacation destination that has every spring break possibility in one location. Check out the hiking and biking trails that offer a fantastic survey of the local landscape and wildlife on Assateague Island. Since it's an island, it has beaches in abundance, and local venues offer beach gear rentals. Speaking of rentals, treat yourself to a boat ride with a boat rental, or take a boat tour. Enjoy crabbing, fishing and clamming. Go to Funland Amusement Park and have fun with its go-karts, mini-golf, arcade, bumper boats, rock wall and kiddie rides. Other activities include hang gliding, horse riding, the island trolley and kayak tours. And make sure you keep an eye out for the wild ponies that roam the island.

Related: Best Spring Break Destinations For Students On A Budget

Chesapeake Beach Resort And Spa
4165 Mears Ave.
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
(410) 257-5596

Located in Calvert County, Chesapeake Beach sits on the bay, offering peaceful beaches lined by a rustic community full of plenty of fun, cozy activities for the family. Enjoy activities like waterfront restaurants, fresh and tasty seafood, water park activities and events. Check out Bay Front Park or the Chesapeake Railway Trail. And if you're a fan of railways, then you definitely need to visit the Railway Museum. You and your family will have plenty to do exploring the town which manages to appeal to tourists while at the same time being quiet and relaxing.

Silver Spring, Hilton Garden Inn 
2200 Broadbirch Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 622-3333

Silver Spring is a city full of entertainment opportunities that defy the normal beach activities common to spring break. So if you're looking for something a little different, Silver Spring may just be the destination for you. Take in some culture as you check out its selection of concert and music venues. Relax at one of its many golf courses. Treat yourself and your family to some of the fine dining experiences Silver Spring has to offer. And, of course, don't forget the shopping! The Hilton Garden Inn in Silver Spring is a fine, relaxing motel that makes for a great base from which to explore the city.

Related: Five Reasons To Visit Baltimore For Spring Break

Joel Furches is a freelance writer and researcher for The Examiner and Logos Software, and also manages his own catalog of writing on Hub Pages. Joel is on the board of directors for Ratio Christi. He has a bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education.
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