Discovering History in Williamsburg

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7 Alternative Spring Break Destinations

For many, spring break is the perfect time of year to head to the beach or hit the slopes. And while we certainly love classic spring break destinations like Punta Cana and Park City, these six spots are a bit more unconventional -- and totally awesome. From the American Southwest to bustling metropolises a little further north, here are six alternative spring breaks we love -- and you will, too. Plus, your spring break stories will be way more interesting than the usual booze-and-sun tales.

1. Explore the beauty of Zion National Park:

Spring is one of the most beautiful times to visit Zion National Park, where you can stare in awe of Zion Canyon’s red sandstone cliffs and brilliant blue skies. After spending your days hiking, biking, and exploring the region’s natural beauty, Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens is a great place to crash. Located in Springdale, within walking distance of the park’s entrance, Cliffrose Lodge is a place where guests can expect incredible views of Zion’s sandstone cliffs, comfortable rooms, and a substantial free breakfast served each morning. Family-friendly amenities -- like a heated pool, playground, picnic area for grilling, and laundry facilities -- make this an appealing choice for those traveling with kids. But adults will also appreciate the property’s free Wi-Fi and access to a sandy “beach” along the banks of the Virgin River.

2. Discover Living History in Colonial Williamsburg

Spend your spring break reliving American history in Colonial Williamsburg. As you stroll along cobblestone streets, you can admire the charm of 18th-century buildings and even interact with local “townspeople,” who are Williamsburg employees dressed in period garb. One of our favorite places to stay is The Historic Powhatan Resort, with its sprawling, stately grounds, and well-preserved historic…...

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