Spring Break is almost here, which means you probably have vacation on the brain. Whether you’re getting ready to hit the road or sticking close to home this year, it’s fun to daydream about future trips you hope to enjoy with your family. Take the quiz below to find your perfect spring break destination!
1. Your youngest child is:
A. 3 or younger.
B. Between 4 and 8.
C. Between 9 and 12.
D. 13 or older.
2. On a warm but rainy Sunday afternoon, your family is most likely to be found:
A. Reading, playing board games or watching a good movie at home.
B. Shopping, dining or people-watching at your local mall.
C. Donning rain boots and splashing around in puddles.
D. Visiting a nearby museum, aquarium or other indoor attraction.
3. Your family’s dream dinner would include:
A. Fresh seafood served alfresco.
B. Hamburgers and french fries.
C. Hot dogs roasted over an open fire.
D. Authentic Lebanese, Thai or Ethiopian cuisine.
4. And for dessert, you’d dig in to some:
A. Ice cream cones.
B. Cotton candy or a funnel cake.
D. Mini cupcakes or cronuts.
5. Your favorite weather conditions are:
A. The hotter the better!
B. Mild temperatures and clear skies.
C. It’s tough to say. Every season has its advantages!
D. 70 degrees and sunny.
6. During a vacation, you like your schedule to be:
A. Wide open.
B. Completely jam-packed.
C. Laid-back with a few “must-dos.”
D. Busy, but flexible.
7. Your favorite Disney movie is:
A. “The Little Mermaid.”
B. You can’t possibly pick just one!
C. “The Lion King.”
D. “The Princess and the Frog.”
8. Congratulations! You’ve won a free annual pass to one of the following. Which do you choose?
A. Your family’s favorite miniature golf course.
B. A children’s museum.
C. The zoo.
D. An art or history museum.
9. Your family’s ideal vacation playlist includes:
B. A selection of Disney’s all-time greatest hits.
C. What playlist? You’d rather keep the iPod turned off and listen to the sounds around you.
D. A few show tunes from Broadway favorites like Wicked or Annie.
10. The word that best describes your family is:
Mostly A’s: The Beach
Your family believes vacation is for relaxation, and the best place to relax is right next to a large body of water. Whether you choose Sarasota or St. Thomas, you’re sure to have an amazing time swimming, building sandcastles and taking leisurely sunset strolls along the waterfront. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Mostly B’s: A Theme Park
Satisfy kids and kids-at-heart with a magical week of riding coasters and posing with characters. While Orlando is the obvious choice for theme park action, don’t overlook more affordable destinations like Pigeon Forge and Wisconsin Dells.
Mostly C’s: The Great Outdoors
Your family loves being outside as much as possible, so choose your destination accordingly. For amazing hikes and breathtaking scenery, consider visiting a national park like Zion or Great Smokey Mountains. Of course, if your budget demands you stick with a smaller scale adventure, you can always skip the plane flight and take a road trip to your favorite state park instead.
Mostly D’s: The City
You like to see new sights, meet new people and try new foods. Choosing a major city as your base of operations will ensure your family has plenty to do, day and night. Head to Washington, D.C. for world-class museums, Philadelphia for history, New York City for Broadway shows or Chicago for architecture and deep-dish pizza.
Michelle Shirk is an Indiana-based freelance writer and proud mother of two. She writes about family, travel and seasonal fun for parenting publications across the United States.