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Ifthe holidays leave you feeling stressed and in need of a vacation, winter break is a perfect time fora family vacation. From beaches, to skiing, to museums and theme parks, winterbreak is full of endless vacation possibilities.
Who goes on Vacation in the Winter, Anyway?
The dead of winter does not exactly inspire vacation vibes. Cold, dark days being cooped up in the house might not make you think about planning a trip, but the winter is actually a prime time to take the family and get away for
While some areas see a surge in prices during the winter, others lock in their lowest prices all year. A word of caution: be sure to book your winter vacation as far in advance as possible to secure the best rates.
Awesome Winter Break Family Vacation Ideas
Smaller crowds and the lowest rates of the year make Disney a great winter family vacation destination. With the holidays done and over with, Disney offers a welcome distraction from the winter blahs. Temps range from the 50’s to the 70’s, a welcome change for those who live in snowy climates. See all the parks at a leisurely pace without the droves of vacationers who visit during the summer months.
Family cruises offer convenient, affordable vacations for the family with every amenity at close range. Cruises offer a range of activities for all ages. All-inclusive packages will save you money and the hassle of paying for meals and entertainment. Many cruise lines also offer complimentary upgrades and add-ons like unlimited Wi-Fi.
- Washington D.C.
Families will never be without entertainment during a trip to our nation’s capital. The Smithsonian museums and attractions are free, and deliver valuable history lessons the kids can apply to the classroom. A ride on the metro keeps you out of D.C. traffic and saves you on parking fees, too.
Snow bunnies are in luck. Winter is prime skiing season and there are plenty of ski resorts within a short drive. New England is home to some of the country’s best skiing and prime sightseeing opportunities. Vermont has resorts like Killington and Stowe. New Hampshire is home to Bretton Woods (retired Olympic skier Bode Miller was once a ski instructor there!) and Loon Mountain, and Maine is best known for Sugarloaf. Wherever you plan to go, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to hit the slopes this winter.
- Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf is a nationwide chain of indoor waterparkresorts geared toward families, with locations throughout the northeast,midwest and beyond. The Gurnee, IL is conveniently located near lots of great Chicago real estate. Themed rooms,plus kid-friendly and adult entertainment, not to mention all day apsses to thewaterpark make Great Wolf a great family destination.
When it comes time to plan your family’s next vacation, start thinking about winter break, and one of these fabulous locations to get away.