Asia is great Spring break destination as it has the pleasant weather to enjoy. Most of these are best places to visit in April in Asia.
Kerala rightly called God’s own country will mesmerize you with its beauty and vividness. The labyrinth of backwaters, rows of coconut trees, emerald green lands, rich culture, and scrumptious cuisine will make you fall in love with this God’s favorite land.
Spring is one of the best time to visit Kerala before it starts to get hot and humid.
There are some experiences in Kerala that can only be explored here and are not to be missed. The Indian classical dance Kathakali native to Kerala, houseboat stay in the backwaters and the world’s richest temple Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Trivandrum.
You need to spend minimum of a week to get the essence of this beautiful state. The best places to visit in Kerala are Kochi that is a confluence of cultures -Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese and Malayali. The architecture, food and art all depict the perfect amalgamation. Kerala is for food lovers with a wide variety including sea food, non-vegetarian and vegetarian dishes.
If you are an art lover, then visiting Kochi Biennial Art exhibition is an experience in itself with work of artists across the globe at display. The exhibitions that is hosted across many venues in Kochi lasts for a couple of months till March.
Kerala is also home of Periyar Tiger Reserve in the town of Thekkady. With ample activities like hiking, boat cruise, camping, night trail and many more to satisfy the adventurous desire.
When in Kerala, do spend the evenings watching the sunset at the beautiful beaches – Kovalam beach, Varkala beach, Cherri beach and the extensive coastline.
When in Kerala, some great options to stay are Brunton Boatyard in Fort Kochi, Greenwoods Resort in Thekkady, Taj Green Cove in Kovalam, Hilton Garden Inn in Trivandrum to enjoy the beauty and culture of this beautiful state.
Tokyo is one of the best family-friendly places to visit during the springtime due to the cool and sunny weather and numerous attractions to visit. It is indeed one of the best places to visit in Asia anytime of the year.
Seeing the cherry blossoms (hanami in Japanese) in Tokyo is a unique experience. While the cherry blossom season is relatively short at 2-3 weeks from late March to April, the sidewalks and parks brighten with pink petals. Two recommended places to see a high concentration of cherry blossom trees are Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden or Meguro River. Along the Meguro River, there is a large cherry blossom festival with vendors selling street food and drinks.
Tokyo has plenty of family-friendly theme parks and museums to enjoy. Head to Disneyland to meet Disney characters, Sanrio Puroland to meet Hello Kitty, Gudetama, and friends, or Legoland Discovery Center to see mini Lego exhibits. For fans of Studio Ghibli films such as Spirited Away and Totoro, visit the Ghibli Museum. Or, explore Team Borderless, the iconic exhibit using lights, sound, and digital art.
There is no shortage of food to try. If you want to eat sushi at an affordable price, head to Sushi-Ro. It’s a sushi chain restaurant where the sushi arrives on a conveyor belt. Pick up plates of sushi along the belt or order directly from the tablet. Each of the colored plates is associated with a price from 100-500 yen ($1-$5 USD).
One recommended place to stay is Westin Tokyo. The hotel rooms in Tokyo are known to be smaller, yet the ones here are large and comfortable. Plus, the hotel is less than an 8-minute walk from the nearest train station.
Spring is the perfect time to visit Japan. It’s not too hot, or too cold. It is also a popular time because of the amazingly beautiful cherry blossoms that bloom for only a short time.
Nagoya in particular is a great place to visit for families in spring. Japan’s 4th largest city sees fewer tourists than its bigger brothers Tokyo, and Osaka which makes it much more comfortable to travel around with small children and big suitcases.
Especially fun attractions for the whole family are Legoland Japan which amazing Lego models of famous sights from all across the country and the SCMaglev Railpark where you can learn about Japanese trains, and even try out a train simulator where your kids can drive different trains.
If you do manage to visit during cherry blossom season in spring, have a picnic under the cherry trees at Tsurumai Park, and don’t forget a visit to Nagoya Castle, a beautiful reconstruction of one of Japan’s most impressive palaces.
Nagoya has some delicious local foods not to be missed. Try Miso Katsu a deep-fried pork cutlet with a rich and dark-brown sauce made from fermented soybeans, or have some Ankake Spaghetti, a pasta dish with a sticky vegetable-based sauce topped with vegetables and ham. Your kids will love it.
The best place to stay in Nagoya is around Nagoya Station, that can be booked from here. But most hotels in Nagoya do not offer family rooms. If two twin rooms are good enough for your family, check out Meitetsu Inn Nagoya Ekimae, with a convenient location and great price.
Hong Kong is a great option for a spring break destination. The weather is perfect in the spring. You’ll love how budget-friendly Hong Kong is! Public transportation is easy to navigate and can take you everywhere. Even being native English speakers, it isn’t difficult to find what you need. Like any large city, the possibilities for things to do are endless, but you won’t want to miss a few select activities.
Out near the airport on Lantau Island, ride a crystal cable car across the bay and up the mountain to the Big Buddha, Tian Tan. Wander through Ngong Ping temple and village.
In the heart of Hong Kong Island, explore the Mid-level Escalators. Stop at the peaceful Cheung Kong Park. Then ride the tram straight up the mountain to see the view from Victoria Peak.
Be sure to experience the botanical garden and conservatory (all free) at Hong Kong Park- all for free! The quadruple level playground here will be the favorite of all the kids.
Take the cost-effective Star Ferry across the bay to view the Kowloon Railway Clock Tower and Fountain. Walk along the boardwalk of the Avenue of Stars. Be sure to be in this area around 8 pm when you’ll be able to watch the skyscrapers put on a light and music show called Symphony of Lights nightly.
Head to the Sha Tin area to hike among the 10,000 golden Buddhas to a temple on the hill.
If shopping (or even looking) suits your fancy don’t miss wandering the streets with markets galore! You’ll find a Flower Market, Goldfish Market, Bird Market and Womens market.
If theme parks are what the kids need, there are several options with a zoo/ride park at Ocean Park. Or the ever famous, Disneyland – Hong Kong.
Everyone in the family will love the time spent in Hong Kong. You’ll find food, fun, history and culture around every skyscraper.
Some great options to stay are Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental or the Grand Hyatt .
Bali is the perfect spring break destination as in April dry season starts on the island with plenty of sunshine and calmer sea perfect for water sports and snorkelling. Bali is great to travel with the family. It is budget-friendly, has plenty of choices for family-style hotels and it’s easy to move around with a hired driver.
Bali is a very diverse island with so much to see and do. It is the surfer’s paradise with world-class surfing spots, but also it is home to some excellent surf schools where even absolute beginners of any ages can get a taste of this beautiful sport. Other water sports that can be enjoyed in Bali include kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and parasailing.
Apart from beaches, Bali has a rich and beautiful culture, head to Ubud, which is its cultural hub to explore it. Shop the beautiful, hand-made crafts in Ubud Market and visit some of the most beautiful rice paddies just outside of the town. Don’t forget to see a few temples, Bali has a lot of them. Head to Uluwatu Temple and watch the magical traditional Balinese dance show – kecak. Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is another gem in Bali. And if you love waterfalls, you’ll be in for a treat, Bali has plenty of them!
A great, family-friendly area to stay with your loved ones is Nusa Dua. It’s got a more chilled vibe, some excellent hotels and the sea at Nusa Dua beaches is much calmer and suitable for children. I recommend staying at budget-friendly Novotel conveniently located to all main Nusa Dua attractions.
Are you up for an adventure this spring break? Why not head to Kathmandu with your family! This ancient city has so much to offer for both kids and adults. Kids can learn all about the ancient temples, go visit the monkeys and snack on MoMo all day long while adults can experience 5-star hotels and romantic restaurants at small prices.
When heading to Kathmandu as a family you should not miss the Monkey temple. Swayambhunath does not only offer a great panoramic view over the city, it also houses numerous monkeys who play around the shrines and stupa. Additionally you can visit Pashupurinath which also has a large troup of monkeys living in the forest. Don’t forget to visit Kathmandu and Patan Durbar square and to roam through the medieval streets to discover hidden temples and ancient shrines. If you are into hiking and trekking, you can easily squeeze in a little trek through the Himalayas!
Nepal is famous for its Momos – little Tibetan Dumplings. These are often filled with meat, cheese or vegetables. You can also eat as much Dal Bhat as your heart desires – Dal Bhat literally means lentils with rice, and comes with nice curries and achaars (pickles). Food in Nepal is very cheap with even expensive fine dining restaurants charging less than $10 for a main course. I would recommend dining at La Casita near Boudha Stupa at sunset. Get up to the roof terrace for breathtaking views. Also don’t miss out on The Garden of Dreams as it is not only a beautiful setting – their food and cocktails are amazing. The little ones will probably want to eat MoMo all the time which can be ordered at almost every restaurant.
Hotel Roadhouse is a beautiful hotel located in the heart of Thamel. They have family rooms available. If you would rather not stay in Thamel – which can be a bit loud and busy in high-season, I would recommend staying in Vivanta. Vivanta is a luxury hotel in Lalitpur, just south of the Bagmanti river. Lalitpur is known as an affluent area with lots of expats where nothing stays open later than 10PM – perfect for families!
Malaysia is the perfect place to visit for spring break for families especially if you want to fully defrost from winter. This Asian destination is close to the equator and hot and humid year round. Spring break is a great time to visit as at this time, the monsoon period is generally over on the eastern side of the country and not yet began on the west so you can visit most places and have good weather.
Malaysia has many great places to visit with kids. Start your adventure in the capital, Kuala Lumpur. KLCC Park is the first place to head where you can journey up the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, the highest in the world. The park itself is home to a massive playground and water play areas and has a science museum and an aquarium around its borders.
After your city time, head down to Johor Bahru for Legoland Malaysia. This big theme park is awesome for lego and theme park fans and is rarely busy.
Next up, travel to Sandakan in Borneo to visit orangutans and sun bears in their natural habitats. Finally, head to one of Malaysia’s beautiful tropical islands to finish your adventure with some serious beach time. Choose between Langkawi for big resorts and many attractions or Perhentian Islands to feel like you’ve got away from it all.
A great place to families to stay when starting their adventure is Berjaya Times Square Hotel in Kuala Lumpur which has apartment style rooms in a great location above a huge shopping center complete with indoor theme park.
When you need to cool down, make sure you try an ais kacang during your trip. This shaved ice dessert has an assortment of things added from beans to corn to coconut milk which can sound strange but tastes delicious.
Singapore is one of the most family-friendly countries in the world. There are tons of child-friendly things to do and places to visit in Singapore that kids remain in awe. And, Singapore becomes all the more fun when you visit during spring.
Singapore has two seasons – Dry (March-August) and Wet (September to February) meaning spring is the time when Singapore receives more sunshine than rain.
From Singapore Zoo to Jurong Bird Park to Gardens By the Bay to Universal Studios to S.E.A. Aquarium to its Cultural Quarters to gorgeous beaches – Singapore is a rollercoaster ride for kids. It’s one destination you can’t skip if you’ve kids.
You haven’t really been to Singapore if you haven’t walked the Hawker Centres Trail and tasted the street food. What best can you ask for with delicious food, fun places to enjoy in Spring Singapore.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is one of the best accommodations in Singapore with kids.
Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast, Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o hameen ast’ (if there is a paradise on earth, this is it, this is it, this is it…)
You, invariably start with this couplet by Emperor Jahangir when you talk about Kashmir. Kashmir is a heaven on Earth. Spring sprinkles magic dust over this heaven.
Spring in the Valley is stupendo fantabulously phantasmagorically magical. If this doesn’t convince you then I don’t know what will. If you want your kids to know the power and beauty of nature – Visit Kashmir in Spring.
Blossoming of almond trees and canary yellow mustard fields, colorful tulips mark the onset of spring in Kasmir. The best place to witness the beauty of the season is the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden (previously known as Siraj Bagh Cheshmashahi) in Srinagar. It’s the largest tulip garden in Asia. The garden showcases the riot of colors when tulips bloom here.
The tulip garden aglow with the sea of vibrant tulips with a view of the snow-capped Zabarwan range of the Himalayas overlooking the Dal Lake, the iconic landmark of Srinagar is a sight to behold. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, of course!
Apart from Srinagar; Pahalgam, Sonmarg, and Gulmarg are the best places to visit in Kashmir.
Vivanta Dal View and Four Points by Sheraton Srinagar are two of the best hotels in Srinagar for families.
Packed with endless possibilities, Dubai is a dream spring break destination. And if you are visiting as a family, there is no doubt that there will be something for everyone.
The one thing that you shouldn’t miss is the desert safari that comes with all kinds of options like dune bashing, camel rides, sand boarding, watching the sunset and barbecue dinners. It is an experience like no other. Don’t forget to book the Desert safari tour for an adventure of lifetime.
Don’t miss Dubai mall that comes with its own aquarium and underwater zoo. And when you leave, go on a speedboat sight-seeing tour to explore Dubai’s gorgeous water.
For some water fun, head to Atlantis’ Aquaventure Waterpark, a humongous water park that has its own private beach. Buy the water park and aquarium tickets.
At night, you can hang out at the Marina, a vibrant area full of shops, restaurants. And now that we are talking about nights- how about heading to the top of Burj Khalifa in the evening and watch the spectacular dancing fountains from above? But do book your tickets online to skip the elephantine queues.
Dubai has a vibrant food scene with world-class restaurants offering all kinds of cuisines. Head to Aseelah, if you want to try traditional and contemporary Emirati dishes. On 2nd December Street, you can have street foods from all over the world.
If you are short on time, then do explore Dubai on the Hop-on Hop-off bus.
Spring break is actually a great time to visit Dubai, as it marks the end of the peak tourist season and the beginning of the hot summer months.
When it comes to accommodations, Dubai has options depending on your budget. I would recommend Al Khoory Atrium and Tulip Al Barsha Hotel Apartment in the Al-Barsha area. They are both mid-range and very close to the metro.
And here is how to get a Dubai tourist visa, in case you need one.
If your kids love the outdoors and exciting as well as rewarding travel experiences, take them to Jordan. And, the best time to absolutely enjoy the sun, sand, and rocks of Jordan is spring when it’s not too hot and not too cold or rather when it’s perfect weather.
From the capital city of Amman to the Lost City of Petra to the famous desert reserve of Wadi Rum to the coast city of Aqaba to the Greco-Roman walled town of Jerash to Asia’s salt lake of Dead Sea to a seawater inlet of Red Sea to a historical drive on Kings Highway – Jordan unclothes a mystery at every step.
You’d love when your kids eat, play, sleep, and live history, culture, and mystery.