When planning Spring Break vacations, students, families and 9-to-5’ers alike find themselves packing their bags and driving south to soak in some Vitamin D. While mapping out your adventure, keep in mind what Spring Break is all about—relaxation and escaping the winter doldrums. Be sure to make time for pit stops to relax and stretch your legs, grab a bite to eat, and (if you’re lucky) enjoy a view that doesn’t include the highway. This can be easier said than done as you travel south through the Mid-Atlantic region, home to some of the most congested highways around the Philadelphia, Baltimore and DC region.
The solution: take the scenic route.
Consider taking the Ferry, which offers reduced Spring Fare rates
through June 30. The 80-minute escape across the Delaware Bay between Cape May, NJ and Lewes, DE allows you to bypass crowded roadways, park the car, and catch fresh spring breezes. If the air still has a chill, you and your crew can duck inside for warm on-board refreshments while still spotting Gannets, the Delaware Bay bird also considered the harbinger of spring.
Some popular Spring Break destinations Ferry passengers often travel to when heading south include:
● Ocean City, Maryland
● Chincoteague, VA
● Virginia Beach, VA
● Myrtle Beach, SC
● Charleston, SC
● Orlando, FL and Walt Disney World
● Key West, FL
Spring Break means different things to different people. College students view it as a time to let loose at popular beach resorts. Secondary school students often are just happy to be out of school, but parents frequently save their precious time off to use for an annual family vacation to warmer weather.
Increasingly, families are again taking to the roads to save money for spending at their final destination instead of on airfare. The Ferry is a great gateway to start the vacation experience early while still on the road, putting the entire family in vacation spirits well before they’ve hit the warmer climates.