04/02/2013 03:03 pm ET Updated Jun 02, 2013

5 Spectacular April Getaways

Itching to get away in April? The door has finally slammed shut on winter, and many of us are itching to get away and dust off the cold-weather cobwebs. April is shoulder season for many North American destinations, so this can also be a wonderfully affordable time for a carpe diem-inspired break. Here are five great family destinations that beckon in April.

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5 Spectacular April Getaways