Last-minute spring break 2021 trip ideas for families

The turn of the calendar to March not only marks the return of spring break season, it also means it has been a year that we’ve been dealing with COVID-19 safety protocols and travel restrictions.

In years past, your indecision about where to go for spring break might have come from having an endless list of possibilities. This year you might be feeling pandemic exhaustion as well as confusion over what you can do while balancing safety with your family’s need for a change of scenery.

In metro Phoenix, most K-12 public schools are on spring break the weeks of March 8 and March 15. Arizona’s three public universities have canceled spring break this year.

Whether you just need to get out of the house safely for a few hours or you feel comfortable enough for an overnight stay out of town, here are suggestions for a last-minute spring break escape.