Winter in the U.S. occurs at the same time as the year comes to a close. That’s why winters mean spending quality time with loved ones not only for Christmas dinners but also for a much-needed vacation.
Where to Go This Winter
It doesn’t matter if you like to embrace winter with snow-capped mountains or get a taste of summer with warm seas. Here are some of the top destinations to bring your family this winter season:
Walt Disney World, Florida
If you are among those who would rather experience the sun during wintertime, you can take the whole family to Walt Disney World in Florida. While it won’t exactly be summer in this part of the U.S., the winters here are mild compared to other states. The entire family can enjoy many different attractions, including Toy Story Land and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. For parents, who want to indulge in some relaxation, the amusement park also has spa and massage centers. The best time to visit would be in January when it is less crowded.
Nestled at 2,900 meters above sea level, the Breckenridge is among the most sought after resort destinations. During wintertime, the rocky mountains experience about 300 inches of snow, making it ideal for families to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. If these activities are not too attractive for your kids, they can opt to go biking, hiking, dog sledding, or whitewater rafting. If you are lucky enough to book your tour this January, you may just be able to take part in the annual International Snow Sculpture Championships. Temperatures can be freezing, so make sure that your entire family packs appropriate attire. North Face has some awesome collections for adults. For your little one, you can check out Baby Riddle and their sets of pants for kids.
If you prefer to do a bit of travel, you can bring your family to the Bahamas. This place is not only a winter destination, but it also attracts many tourists all year round for its fair weather. Plus, they also offer tons of vacation packages that come with tons of adventures, including exploring shipwrecks, spotting dolphins, and swimming with schools of fish. Aside from water activities, your family can also enjoy some land activities such as horseback riding and bird watching.
If you want a truly child-friendly winter destination, you can bring your family to Honolulu, Hawaii, where they can enjoy the pristine waters of Waikiki Beach. Your kids would indeed have an unforgettable experience exploring the beauty of nature by snorkeling, admiring the green mountains, and getting up close to active volcanoes in the area. Other water activities that the entire family can enjoy include watching humpback whales, surfing, and petting sea lions.
Adirondacks, New York
You may know New York for its busy business district. If you are willing to take a four-hour drive north of Manhattan, you can get to experience the vast wilderness of the Adirondack region. Its snow-capped mountain ranges are a perfect location for some winter skiing, with its massive slopes. Avid skiers will enjoy the region’s white trails and frozen lakes. If you have some skating skills, you can teach your little ones to skate on the frozen lake. At night, you can bond over a fire put and enjoy some s’mores as you escape the busyness of city life.
The winter season can be an ideal time to enjoy some quality time with your family. To make sure that you maximize your trip, plan it carefully. Decide on your destination, book your accommodations, and buy your tickets early.