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Family-Friendly Winter Vacation Destinations
We all already had covid! Where can we go for a weekend of fun?
Jan. 19, 2022
There’s no shortage of fun at the
in upstate New York
. Skate on the ice skating rink, plunge in the indoor pool, catch a movie at the theatre, and have dessert at the ice cream parlor. Or be like Elsa, and head into town for a real
Nestled in the Catskills, NY region,
is a trip the whole family will love. Plan to spend time hiking, skiing or snow tubing, relaxing by a fire, and of course visiting the
where the cast iron breakfast skillets are a must.
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Soak up all the sun you can with a trip to
off the southwest coast of Florida. Collect shells, go for a dip, or try your hand at paddleboarding. Nature lovers can check out birds, alligators and more at the National Wildlife Refuge.
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Come for the views, stay for the brews and the stunning hikes.
Hood River in Oregon
is home to kid-friendly wineries and breweries, plenty of trails — some easy enough for little legs.
Mt. Hood Railroad
is a scenic way to take in the Pacific Northwest.
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If you ever wanted a “
This Car Climbed Mt. Washington” bumper sticker,
then a getaway to the White Mountains in NH is for you. Rather not white knuckle it up a mountain? Then skiing, snowshoeing, or tubing followed by hot chocolate is the move.
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Kids will have a blast at the indoor waterpark at the
in Monticello, NY
, just over 90 minutes from NYC. If water isn’t your thing, there’s bowling, zip lining, an arcade, ropes’ course, huge climbing wall, and so much more
You may think of the Carolinas as warm but
is decidedly wintery. Whether your family loves hiking and skiing or would prefer a pinball museum (yep) and a trolley ride followed by beers and hot ciders for the kids, there’s something for everyone.
Lake House On Canandaigua
in NY State
is a bit more affordable during the colder months. Beyond the luxe yet inviting decor you’ll enjoy s’mores, fishing, or skiing at nearby Bristol. Plus it’s pet-friendly so don’t forget to pack Fido.
Lake House On Canandaigua
It may not be swimming weather in
Hilton Head, SC
in the winter months, but temperatures will be in the 70s. Be sure to check out
, an interactive children’s museum with a grocery store that kids can shop in and a construction zone for little builders.
Unwind and recharge in
, a wellness community designed for people to connect with nature. Take the kids to see an outdoor play, walk the labyrinth, horseback ride, or enjoy all the great fresh food and stunning scenery.
Northwest of Los Angeles sits the small city of
, a family-friendly place fit for free spirits. Take the kids on hikes, horseback riding through lush orange groves, and the local
. Fresh bread from
is a must.
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