When school lets out for the winter holiday, many families take to the road — or the air — for a fun-filled getaway. With so many destinations beckoning, the final decision largely depends on your crew’s preference for sunshine or snow. Consider these locations for the best places to travel with family in the winter.
Destinations for Sea and Sunshine
Families looking for sun, sand, and surf often turn to Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Between swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and sunning, there’s something at Waikiki Beach for every member of the family. Between lei-making and beach frolicking, you definitely won’t miss chilly winter weather.
You can also escape the cold without crossing an ocean by heading to fun-filled family vacay spots like San Diego, California — consider staying at the Rancho Bernardo Inn to enjoy a life-size gingerbread house! Looking for adventure? Try the Urban Adventure Quest, a scavenger hunt through Balboa Park!
The Cayman Islands are known for many kid-centric activities to go with the sun and glam. From swimming next to stingrays at Stingray City, to touring the Cayman Turtle Farm and enjoying fun in the sun along the coral sands of Seven Mile Beach, there’s plenty to do with the family without bundling up.
Best Spots for Snow and Snuggles
For snowbirds, there’s no shortage of exciting destinations for a Christmas family vacation. With a number of ski areas nearby, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, makes an ideal choice. Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole Mountain resorts offer plenty of enjoyable runs for skiers and snowboarders of all ages, while snow tubing at Snow King makes the perfect option for little ones.
For more cold-weather fun, consider Breckenridge, Colorado, known for its relaxing resorts, as well as Downstairs at Eric’s, a lively pizza restaurant complete with fun arcade games the whole family will love. While there, sign up for snowmobiling, Jeep tours, and more!
Finally, add Gatlinburg, Tennessee to your list, a worthwhile destination no matter the season. You can take in the gorgeous views of snow-peaked mountains and enjoy some great shopping in town. And don’t forget to take a trolley ride.
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