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California Spring Break Ideas for Families


Spring Break is a peak time of year for family holidays, and the Golden State of California has plenty to offer.

But first: when is spring break?

Many schools in the US and Canada take a ten-day school-break in March or April. (In Canada, it's often called [link url=http://travelwithkids.about.com/od/springideas/qt/March_Break.htm]March Break[/link]. Dates vary with different school districts. Families with school-age kids might also take a mini-spring-break at Easter, which is often a four-day weekend.

1. Kids Fly Free to Disneyland

Spring Break - Kids Fly Free to Disneyland - Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines.
This great deal repeats every year with a couple of airlines. Basically, with this deal at Alaska Airlines, one child flies free per one accompanying adult-- note that a "child" is age 2 to 11-- to a number of Southern California airports. In 2009 you might also get an additional promotion on tix at Disneyland.

2. LEGOLAND California

Spring Break -  photo courtesy of LEGOland California
LEGOLAND California has 128 acres, and much of what's in it is made of lego blocks. Designed for ages two to twelve, LEGOLAND has a coaster, "dark ride", and other rides, mini-lands such as Ancient Egypt (all made out of Lego, of course), and many more attractions.

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