If you’re still dreaming of taking a family vacation for Spring Break, here is a great opportunity for your family to experience an enriching vacation at a great value! I know our family has been dreaming of a trip to the southwest, where the climate and culture is so different than what we’re used to here in the pacific northwest.
Here’s the scoop: Santa Fe tourism partners are launching a city-wide initiative for Spring Break 2016 that welcomes families throughout March and the middle of April (promotion dates vary) by providing kids 12 and under with complimentary lodging, meals, spa and culturally immersive activities in “The City Different”, one of the world’s most award-winning destinations for families seeking adventure, relaxation, and genuine culture and experiences. Check out the list of great free spring break opportunities for families, here are just a few opportunities that stood out to me:
HILTON SANTA FE BUFFALO THUNDER: Golfing & Mani-Pedis
For March 2016 it’s about having fun at Buffalo Thunder! Families can spend their spring break enjoying some of these perks: • Arcade • Daily Buffalo Scavenger Hunts • Free Kids Manicure with Adult Mani-Pedi • Free Kids Golf Lesson with Paid adult golf lesson • Free Putting and Driving Range with paid adult • Check in gift bags • Kids 12 and under eat free • Learn to make perfect Guacamole.
KIDS FREE CANYON ROAD TOUR: SANTA FE ART TOURS
From March through mid-April, Santa Fe Art Tours is offering a special Kids Free Canyon Road Tour designed with younger participants in mind. During this special tour, we will visit three Canyon Road galleries and take part in activities that encourage engagement with art.
We’ll interact with unique and colorful digital art, see some clever sculpture, and explore materials and media. (Adults will totally have fun, too!)
From March 1-April 15, Kids Free Canyon Road tours run on Saturdays from 10am to approximately 11:15am. The price per adult is $25 per adult. Children 10 and under are FREE when you enter promo code KIDSFREESF at checkout. Prices do not include taxes and fees.
MARCH – KIDS SKI FREE: SKI SANTA FE
Begin your family adventure at Ski Santa Fe. Buy 2 Adult Full Day lift tickets and get 1 child (12 & younger) lift ticket free. Redemption coupon required (digital Media coupon to be produced by city/ski Santa Fe). Not valid with any other discounted offer (this includes Peak Plus Card). Not valid at Chipmunk Corner. No cash value, not for resale, no refunds.
(Wednesdays only – Mar. 1, 2016 thru April 3, 2016. Adult All Lift ticket is $72.00 per person per day.)
LORETTO LOVES KIDS: INN AND SPA AT LORETTO
This spring the Inn and Spa at Loretto is rolling out the red carpet for families. Ideally located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, just steps from from a multitude of fun family activities, the Inn features a year-round heated pool, kids menus and family friendly spa services.
Book now & receive extra perks with our “Loretto Loves Kids” Package which includes: accommodations of your choice, complimentary kids breakfast, and a special Santa Fe souvenir.
On the spa side, who says parents should have all the fun! Plan a mommy daughter spa day at the Spa at Loretto and receive a complimentary Classic Scrub, Buff and Polish Manicure for your child with the purchase of any full price adult body or facial service.
(Inn Details & Restrictions Valid for stays March 1 – April 15, 2016. Package prices will vary based accommodation type selected and are based on double adult occupancy and two children. Complimentary kids breakfast for two provided as a $30 breakfast credit. To make a reservation, please use promotion LORKIDS online at www.innatloretto.com or via phone at 866-582-1646. 72-hour advance booking required. Offer is based on availability, other restrictions may apply. Offer is valid on new reservations only, not valid for groups. Offer does not include the Inn’s daily service fee ($15) or valet fee ($21) and requires a 2-night stay.)
(Spa Pricing Info & Restrictions Offer valid March 1 – April 15, 2016. Available for children under 12 only. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Must purchase a full price adult body or facial service to redeem offer.)
SKATEBOARD LESSONS: SKATE SCHOOL
Our indoor skateboard park is the perfect place for beginners to get a lesson from a qualified instructor using our boards and safety gear. No experience required, fun guaranteed! Kids under 12 get a free lesson with each accompanying adult lesson.
Skateboard School is for skateboarders of all ages and abilities. Our indoor facility features a 36 ft wide bowled ramp, quarter pipes, banks, boxes, street terrain and a skateboard museum. We offer group or private lessons for all ages, Summer Camps, Race Camps, Field Trips and Instructor Training. We also have a complete skate shop with the largest selection of boards and safety gear in town. (This offer is restricted to one child per paid adult lesson.)
As you can see, Santa Fe is full of true family excitement from Native American storytelling, treasure hunts, spa treats, sports activities, adventure packages, free skiing, art classes, southwestern exhibits, attractions, music, Flamenco classes, an Easter egg hunt, and of course meals, pie, and authentic Mesoamerican hot chocolate. This will be a very different and very fun spring break for your family. To check out all the action, visit http://santafe.org/Spring_Break/index.html.