School kids all over the country have started counting the days to their spring break holiday -- a week of vacation that can fall anywhere between mid-March and late April. For parents, it's time to start planning a family getaway. Here are five family spring break vacations that won't break the bank:
Where: Williamsburg, VA
Why: Because the Revolutionary City has a good-value package on the table that includes much of what families would otherwise have to buy anyway. Book the Spring Revolutionary City Package from $49 per person, per night, and get two nights' accommodations at the Williamsburg Woodlands, admission tickets for the duration of your stay, and a one day costume rental as well as a complimentary colonial book for each child 12 and under. Good from March 27 through June 11, 2015.
Heavenly Ski Resort
Where: Lake Tahoe, CA
Why: Because this family-friendly ski resort overlooking Lake Tahoe has an amazing spring offer, the A Heavenly Long Weekend, which saves you 33 percent off a three-night stay. Stay for a three-night weekend and and get your third night of lodging free, with rates as low as $260 per person for three nights plus two days of Heavenly lift tickets! For stays February 22 through April 19, 2015.
Club Med Punta Cana
Where: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Why: Because Club Med's ultra-kid-friendly beach resort in the Dominican Republic offers a slew of fun activities for the whole family, from tennis and sailing lessons to its world-famous circus school. Families with kids can save a lot on their all-inclusive escapes for spring break and easter week with Club Med's Happy Sale, when rates start from $143 per person, per night. For stays through Aug. 21, 2015.
Cruise with Royal Caribbean
Where: Caribbean Sea
Why: Because wave season brings out some of the cruise industry's biggest deals, and this one from Royal Caribbean International is a winner. With the Vow to WOW sale, buy one and get the second guest 50 percent off plus receive up to $200 spending money so you can enjoy your cruise vacation with your loved ones. Book by February 13, 2015.
Where: Colorado Springs, CO
Why: Because spring is a great time to score luxury for less at this sprawling Rocky Mountain family resort, whose slew of on-site amenities includes a kids' club, horseback riding, pee-wee tennis and even a bowling alley. Its Spring Break Getaway Package offer 25 percent discount off of published suite rates, starting at $110 per person based on double occupancy. Kids 10 and under eat free from the children's menu when accompanied by a paying adult, plus 20 percent discount on golf green fee and discount on the adult ticket price at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Book by May 15 for stays Mar. 1-May 15, 2014.
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher contributed this to MiniTime.