5 Affordable Spring Break Getaways for Wichita Families

Looking for an affordable spring break getaway? Planning a family trip on a budget can be so challenging! As spring and summer breaks are quickly approaching, here are five destinations with family-friendly attractions that won’t break the bank.  All but one destination are within driving distance of Wichita!

Of course, each of these destinations has many more attractions, but I’ve picked out a handful to share with you:

Kansas City

We are so fortunate to live within driving distance of this great city! Just hop on the turnpike from Wichita and you can be there in about 3 hours. Of course this is a go-to affordable spring break getaway! Check out all of these fun family attractions:

Oklahoma City

This is another place you can get to in three hours or less, that’s just two Disney movies! OKC is a favorite affordable spring break getaway (or any time of year, really).

St. Louis

This is a little longer drive than the first two, but you can get there in about seven hours, still very drive-able!


Colorado has tons of possibilities, but I’ve grouped them into three categories below to highlight some favorites.  See if you can take the Amtrak train out of Newton to your destination for added fun!

Branson, MO

This one doesn’t need much explanation, Branson is the ultimate family destination! Beyond all of the shows and rides, here are some of the major attractions you have to see:

Bonus: Las Vegas

That’s not a typo–I do mean Las Vegas! This is a fabulous affordable spring break getaway option! We’ve actually taken our kids here, and it’s very affordable to fly there through Allegiant Air.  Double Bonus: it’s a direct flight, which makes traveling with kids so much easier. If you’re really brave like us, you can even rent a car and drive to Anaheim to check out Disneyland . . . or you can just hang out in Sin City and check out the 7 Reasons to Take Your Kids to Las Vegas.

This post has been updated in 2023 and was originally written by Jordan Kieffer. 

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