Spring Break for Parents
Because mom and dad deserve a vacation too
Most articles about Spring Break extol the benefits to children, but what about mom and dad? After drives to soccer practice, band practice, piano lessons, away games, gymnastics and robotics club—not to mention sick days—let’s face it, mom and dad need a holiday too.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
I have espoused my affinity for Glenwood Springs for many years. It is an ideal family vacation spot, but while the kids enjoy the hot springs pool, parents can get pampered at the Spa at the Rockies at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort.
While the kids play in the pool just feet away, parents can enjoy a Walk in the Woods, a treatment that includes the fragrance of nature and sticks, stones and clay. Or a facial using kombucha, or a hemp intensive therapy that uses a combination of heat packs and massage techniques to reduce inflammation, ease pain and muscle soreness. Not to mention that it will leave a person stress-free.
The Spa of the Rockies isn’t only for adults. With a busier life than ever, the kids can enjoy a little pampering too with a spa treatment designed just for them. They can get facials, manicures, pedicures, wraps and massages.
Park City, Utah
Think fishing is just a summer activity? Think again. Spring fishing is tops in areas around Park City, Utah. While the kids rip it up on the slopes, dad or mom can delight in their favorite activity at one of several rivers close to town.
While tubing with the kids can be loads of fun, afterwards, take a leisurely stroll through Park City’s many art galleries and museums. For the history lovers among you, 64 of Park City’s buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Learn more on a guided tour or learn everything there is to know about the 2002 Olympic Games which were held in Utah. Go to the Alf Engen Ski Museum which highlights Park City’s involvement in winter sports.
Wyoming is an amazing place in the winter, but not many people get to experience this part of the West. Taking a winter excursion into Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks can be a magical experience. Of course, children enjoy these tours as well, and you’ll find one perfectly suited for your needs at Jackson Hole Eco Tour Wildlife Adventures.
Spring Creek Ranch, an all-in-one kind of vacation spot in Jackson, offers amenities such as childcare. Leave your children in capable hands while you enjoy a romantic sleigh ride with your spouse or a shopping outing in one of the most picturesque winter towns in the West. Spring Creek Ranch can even provide a shuttle ride to and from town, so put stopping for a glass of wine between boutiques on the menu.