A recent survey from IHG Hotels & Resorts revealed family vacations and trips to see loved ones topped travel wish lists for 2021. And with nearly a year of virtual schooling and remote work taking its toll, many families are hoping for a spring break escape.
IHG Hotels & Resorts is bringing those looking for an active vacation filled with outdoor fun and adventure (but wanting something a little more off-the-beaten-path) a round-up of family friendly destinations this spring break along with a Book Now, Pay Later rate with savings up to 15%* and flexible cancellations in select markets now through April 30.
Explore Pensacola’s Bay Area on two wheels and discover some of the area's hidden gems. Families can bring their own bikes or rent one from a local shop and cruise on down through quaint neighborhoods or white-knuckling down wooded off-road trails, all the while soaking in scenic views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Take a hike! With miles of paved and unpaved trails and boardwalks, there's no shortage of ways to experience the Pensacola Bay Area on foot. Check out some area favorites, such as: Discovery Nature Trail, Blue Lagoon State Park and Tarkiln Bayou Preserve.
Where to stay: Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front features 206 guest rooms all with a view overlooking the sugar-white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Guests can enjoy the best lazy river pool, complete with cascading waterfalls, two hot tubs, and poolside fire pits. Enjoy a cocktail or a bite to eat at the Riptides Sports Grill & Beachfront Tiki Bar. Walk to several off-the-beaten-path excursions, such as: fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, and biking.
Connect with local wildlife at Tree Hill Nature Center, offering nature walks, guided trail tours, live animal encounters and butterflies.
Explore nature’s playground and experience unspoiled wetlands, marshes and woods, by visiting Jacksonville’s 80,000 acres of parks.
Learn how to surf or paddleboard with Jacksonville Surf and Paddle, kayak through the heart of Jacksonville or bike scenic back roads laced with Spanish moss and architectural gems.
Where to stay: Located in the neighborhood once dubbed “Hollywood East”, Hotel Indigo Jacksonville Deerwood Park’s attentive team members, stylish décor and distinctive amenities – such as a being pet friendly and a gorgeous outdoor pool – invites guests and locals alike to make this hotel their home away from home this spring break.
Discover wildlife like fish and hermit crabs or take in the boars coming in and out of the harbor with a visit to Norriego Point Tide Pools – perfect for all ages.
Kayak and paddleboard fish or snorkel the clear, calm waters at Choctawhatchee Bay.
Learn how to build a 3-foot tall sand sculpture with lessons the whole family can get involved in!
Take an afternoon walk along Destin Harbor to see the charter boats come in and check out the cleaning and weighing of all the different fish being brought in. Kids can even chat with the captains about fishing and their catch!
Where to stay: Located in Destin/Miramar Beach, Candlewood Suites Destin-Sandestin Area is a pet friendly hotel and is just one and a half miles from public access to the emerald waters of Miramar Beach. Travelers will find family attractions, shopping, and entertainment districts just a short distance away.
Explore the Everglades, mangrove forests, and estuaries from by kayak, boat, or jet ski.
See manatees, dolphins, exotic birds, and crocodiles in their natural habitats, or take the kids to Naples Zoo to explore life around the globe.
Rent bikes at the Naples Cyclery and explore Historic Naples Pier and downtown, visit the Farmer’s Market, or grab some award-winning, homemade ice cream at Royal Scoop.
Where to stay: Staybridge Suites Naples-Gulf Coast is less than one mile from Clam Pass Beach and five miles from Naples Zoo, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park and the Naples Botanical Garden. Guest rooms include a kitchen perfect for cooking with the family during your stay.
For wherever you want to go or however you want to stay, visit ihg.com to explore all properties and book with IHG Hotels & Resorts Book Now, Pay Later offer for a limited time.
*The Book Now, Pay Later rate is valid only for bookings made using the "Book Now, Pay Later" offer. The discount varies per hotel. Visit your hotel’s website for exact details.