A Family Getaway

We knew we wanted to plan a trip for Daniel’s spring break, but didn’t know where to go.  There were some really important items we considered as we thought about destinations.  

  • This is a family trip, but just us, no grandparents
  • We have a week and not much wiggle room on dates
  • We need to stay totally connected and close enough to get back if needed
  • We don’t want to spend a lot of money or use airline miles
  • We want to go somewhere with good weather 
  • We want to do outdoor activities

Our natural instinct was somewhere warm by the water, but needing to stay close enough to get back limited the destinations.  Then we started to look at airfare and it was significantly more than we’d usually pay to go to Miami or the Bahamas… That’s when Todd did a search of all the airfare from Cleveland within our dates.  

The airfare to Las Vegas came up as the most reasonable... interesting… Las Vegas doesn’t really shout family vacation, but we knew that a lot of awesome places are within a few hours driving.  We spent some time researching and found that there are tons of trips to do out of Las Vegas… the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, and Palm Springs are just a few.

Our first inclination was to go to the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon.  These are all beautiful and offer tons of outdoor activities.  However, we went back to one of our biggest travel preferences: we don’t like to move around every day… we like to be a bit more relaxed and spend enough time to get to know the places we visit.  

We ultimately decided on Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon… we’ll tackle the Grand Canyon on another trip.