2017 Easter Staycations in USA
Easter break is just around the corner! If you’re looking to make the most of your 2017 Easter holidays, we suggest planning a short trip to any of these family-friendly destinations.
1. Anaheim-Disneyland, Southern California
Just like its sister park in Orlando, Anaheim offers unlimited fun and excitement for both parents and kids. Even if you’ve been to other Disney resorts, there’s nothing like visiting the original vintage landmark. For convenience, stay at hotels near the theme park like Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel or Ayres Hotel Anaheim.
Disneyland isn’t the only attraction in Southern California, too! There are other smaller, more affordable theme parks like Adventure City, which is ideal for younger kids.
Don’t forget to bring along your Pacsafe Venturesafe™ X40 PLUS anti-theft 40L multi-purpose backpack to store essentials for your kids including water bottles, wet wipes and first aid kits. Featuring anti-theft technologies such as a lockable front pocket, eXomesh® slashguards, and Camsafe® PCI insert compatibility (sold separately), the bag will keep your valuables safe. So, you can bring along that digital camera and start capturing moments anytime!
2. Jekyll Island, Georgia
Jekyll Island promises a memorable Easter weekend as it’s one of Georgia’s famed Golden Isles, which boasts an abundance of rich history and beautiful beaches.
For a day of fun and learning, bring your kids to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, which focuses on sea turtle rehabilitation and offers a range of education programs for all ages. The Tidelands Nature Center is also a great place to visit. This marine sanctuary cares for animals like the endangered loggerhead sea turtle and even includes fun activities such as canoe tours, nature walks and touch tanks.
While there, stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel. The hotel, a National Historic Landmark, was once the private winter retreat of America’s wealthiest families. It’s also the island’s only Four-Star resort.
Take advantage of the hotel’s services as they can arrange day trips to a range of interesting places including the islands of Cumberland. When on the tours, keep your things safe with the Venturesafe™ 15L GII anti-theft day pack, designed with padded molded back support for extra comfort and lightweight Carrysafe® straps to prevent bag slashers from running away with your things. On top of that it, it also includes other anti-theft technologies such as RFIDsafe™ blocking pockets and Turn & Lock Security Hooks.
3. Williamsburg, Virginia
Home to Colonial Williamsburg, one of the largest living-history museums in the world, this is the place to be if you want to get the kids into history.
Besides the museum, there are also many activities to do here. Located southeast of Williamsburg, the Busch Gardens amusement park has something for all ages. Toddlers will love the Sesame Street Forest of Fun while teens can enjoy the more thrilling coasters. The adults on the other hand, will love any of the themed country lands, especially the Oktoberfest village and its beer gardens.
Visitors have described the park as well maintained, however, they also warn that you’ll do a lot of walking – so bring comfortable shoes. You should also carry a light bag like the new Pacsafe Venturesafe™ EXP45 Anti-theft 45L carry-on travel pack, featuring a roomy main compartment to store all your essentials. Not only is this backpack comfortable, but it’ll also safeguard your gear with its Roobar™ locking system, eXomesh® slashguards and Puncture Resistant ToughZip™.
As for places to stay in Williamsburg, take your pick from quaint options such as Williamsburg Woodlands Hotels & Suites or York River Inn Bed & Breakfast.
4. Ocean City, Maryland
Affordable and kid-friendly, Ocean City is synonymous with the classic American beach vacation. Here, you can stroll along the Boardwalk while deciding on which exhilarating amusement park ride you’d like to go on or simply take a walk on the sandy beach. At night, twinkling carnival ride lights bring the place to life as the squeals of excited kids fill the air.
Where should you bunk during your Ocean City Easter staycation? There are many places to choose from including scenic hotels on Fager’s Island.
Bring your own essentials. Rental stands along the beach offer boogie boards and towels, but they overcharge for them. So, save cash by bringing your own gear. Smaller items such as beach towels and sunscreen can be stored in a handy bag like the Venturesafe™ X22 anti-theft adventure backpack, which offers smart zipper security. These genius zipper pullers can be attached to discreet security hooks or placed under and through a secure tab to prevent pickpockets from reaching into your bag.
5. San Jose, California
San Jose is California’s oldest Spanish civilian settlement. It’s one of the best places to go for Easter, as residents here enjoy great weather year round and beautiful parks.
Check out the History Park featuring an open-air museum of San Jose’s finest historic buildings, or visit the exciting Children’s Discovery Museum offering cool play-and-learn areas. Places to stay in San Jose are aplenty and include Fairmont San Jose, The Row Hotel and Studios Inn.
For more fun, bond with the kids during one of the city’s exciting easter egg hunts! Bring the Pacsafe Vibe 25 Anti-theft 25L backpack to keep your precious findings safe and enjoy them with the kids later. Spacious and sporty, this backpack is ideal for city exploration. It has enough space to fit all your essentials including a 13” MacBook® sleeve. On top of that, it also has EVA foam back support for comfort on-the-go. That’s not all. It comes with anti-theft technology including eXomesh®, a Roobar™ Sport locking system, a PopNLock security clip and RFIDsafe™ blocking pockets, to give you the confidence to make San Jose your playground.
Have these destinations inspired an Easter vacation road-trip? If they have, don’t think twice. Get your Pacsafe bags packed and enjoy a memorable Easter vacation with the family.