After reading the title of this blog, you might be saying to yourself, “Spring break ideas? Really?! It’s still January!” If you’re thinking that dreaming of Spring seems a bit premature in light of the winter snow and temps currently blowing and freezing above the Mason-Dixon line, you might have a good point there…however, keep in mind that most academic calendars post their annual Spring Break in the first or second week of March. That means that your break from the winter grind is only about a month-and-a-half away.
With that said: it’s planning time! Or, at least, it’s the prime time to start weighing your options and taking a head count on who’s in for this year’s festivities. If anything, start searching for inexpensive travel deals for Spring Break…
Spring Break began as a recess in seasonal transition months from academic institutions in various countries around the world. Traditionally, the break from school draws college students, as well as K-12 kids and their families, to tropical locations. It’s a break from academics, but it’s also a break from the cold winter weather—a merry anticipation of spring and summer to come. Popular Spring Break locations include Fort Lauderdale and Daytona Beach, Florida, or Palm Springs, California. Spring Break ideas with oversea destinations range anywhere from Cancún, Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, and Mazatlán in Mexico—to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Barbados, and the Bahamas.
For the average college student, a trip of such international caliber can be difficult to swing, and more often that not, inexpensive travel deals for Spring Break must be secured a little closer to home. For that matter, a romp to Mexico or the Bahamas isn’t always within the realm of financial possibility for the average small family either!
Luckily, Spring Break can be celebrated without a passport or a plane ticket. The WaTiki Indoor Waterpark in the Black Hills is a sweet escape to a tropical atmosphere without having to leave the Midwestern region of the United States. Centrally located for the Black Hills, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and North Dakota residents, WaTiki is the largest water park in a 4-state region. With slides, pools, floating rivers, an arcade, and an on-site bar and grill, it’s the perfect way to spend a quick break indulging in beach-like fun.
If you choose to stay in one of our adjoining properties, the La Quinta Inn & Suites or the Fairfield Inn & Suites, hotel guest wristbands are only $7 a piece. If you’re traveling with a group for Spring Break, a 5-pack of wristbands can be purchased for $29.95 for those with adjoining hotel accommodations!
Beyond WaTiki, the Black Hills region is a goldmine of tourist opportunities! Of-age spring breakers can hit the card tables at Cadillac Jacks or Tin Lizzie in Deadwood. Nightlife in downtown Rapid City consists of unique bars and lounges, such as Vertex Sky Bar and Paddy O’Neill’s Pub at the Hotel Alex Johnson. For family fun, you can visit Mount Rushmore or race the tracks at Flags and Wheels Indoor Racing.
This alternative to typical Spring Break ideas is a fun and economical approach to an American tradition. The end of the academic year and the wintry season are just around the corner—let the WaTiki Indoor Waterpark in the Black Hills tide you over until the summer sun finally shows its face!
About WaTiki Indoor Waterpark
Open year-round, the WaTiki Indoor Waterpark is fun for the whole family. With 30,000 square feet of aquatic wonderland, WaTiki is the perfect place for parents and kids to take a break in a safe environment that creates new family memories. Call WaTiki today at 1-877-545-2897 for more information about the biggest indoor water attraction in western South Dakota.