Spring break locations for the whole family

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For families looking to recharge this spring break, we found some unique accommodations in some perfect locations. From the white sandy shores of Florida to the Pacific coastline, here are 5 getaways that are sure to please teens-to-tots — because who would say no to a seashell house or a dip in an ice cream pool?

1. Mexico

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While college students swarm Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, parents can bypass the rowdiness and use their sand dollars on a whole different kind of experience: A Seashell? Yup. This vacation rental home in Isla Mujeres, Mexico is ideal for mollusk-lovers who crave an “under the sea” experience. This two bedroom, two bath property listed on HomeAway comes with Caribbean views and a private pool for your own little mermaids.

2. The Carolinas

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Myrtle Beach,  South Carolina may take the spotlight as an ideal family getaway — but how about trekking a bit more north? Nestled in the woods of North Carolina is this 850-square-foot mountain hobbit hideaway. This quiet castle evokes the spirit of The Shire with its stone turret, arched wooden door, and top-of-the-tower loft. Families can crash at this 2 bedroom micro-castle for around $300 a night.

3. Florida

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Florida is one of the top spring break destinations for families and college kids. And right outside Mickey’s hometown, is this private mansion. It comes with its own ice cream pool, ten bedrooms, candy-themed bedrooms, luxury furnishings, and games. If interested in booking this playground, find it at Homeaway.com.

4. New England

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Although springtime is a bit too chilly to hit New England beaches, it still lures plenty of families with its history and charm. The Nantucket Lightship is one of the more unusual vacation rentals available.  This Lightship has 5 staterooms with  2,000 square feet of deck space with outside dining, hammocks and and other deck furnishings. The price is steep but will sure to be an adventure.

 5. San Diego

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San Diego, California is a top vacation pick with plenty to keep kids busy. SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, and the Children’s Museum are top attractions. And the Hotel Del Coronado is one of the most family-friendly properties in the area, according to Oyster. They have Nintendo Game Cube video game systems for the kids, two swimming pools a kids camp and babysitting services.

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