Winter Vacations for Families

imagesJust like a vacation in summer, everyone eagerly waits for the winter vacation to start. Kids are the most excited, waiting for an announcement anytime from their parents. With the chill outside, the best you can do is run away from it with your family and have fun. It does not matter whether you hop in the car with your kids for a picnic at a nearby lake or take a flight to an exotic location. What matters is the time spent together and the good memories etched in the mind. But one should consider several aspects before making the final decision. The availability of each family member to go on the vacation, finance, interest, duration, destination, etc., are some important things that need to be considered.

The Destinations

Winter vacation for families should be planned in a way wherein, both parents and children can enjoy and bond with each other. Taking a vacation is said to be therapeutic, and a good vacation can improve your job performance as well as your kids’ grades.

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Travel to Get Away from Cold Weather in the Winter

sunset_beach2_v349For many Americans, the winter is a time of staying indoors, of braving the cold, wind, snow, and sleet when necessary, of limited daylight hours and, in general, a slow pace of life. Many, however, would like things to be a bit different and, by the time the holidays are over, many begin getting a bit of cabin fever. While there are always winter outdoor activities to engage in, like skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, etc., others like to get away from cold weather altogether. For those seeking some good destinations within the US, here are some prime places to visit that offer both sunny, warm weather, and plenty of things to do.

San Diego, California
Locals sometimes joke that a thermometer is a waste of money in San Diego. Chances are good that if it’s not summer, the skies will be clear and sunny and the temperature will be hovering somewhere in the 60s or 70s. Oddly, though it remains warm in the autumn and winter, San Diego is not terribly hot in the summer either, making it a good destination just about year round. But if 70 degrees and sunny sounds good to you as you huddle around your fireplace, San Diego may be a great choice to get away from it all. While there will be a greater chance of rain during the winter months in San Diego, there is still significantly less rainfall during this time of year in San Diego than in most Eastern cities.

Florida Keys
The Florida Keys in winter are also very predictable. If the temperature happens to dip down into the 50s, which happens occasionally, locals will be bundled up in coats, hats and gloves while visitors will probably be strolling about in long-sleeved t-shirts and enjoying the relative warmth. The most likely weather in the Keys in winter, however, will be sunny and in the 70s. Daily rain is nearly a given, though a thoroughly soaking all-day rain happens only occasionally. The Keys also offer many winter vacation options, from very, very relaxed (Sugarloaf, as an example) to hard-partying (think Key West).

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13 Spectacular Winter Vacations in the U.S

600-grand-canyon-sunriseA great destination for a winter vacation in the US is Lake Tahoe. You can book a good resort nearby the lake. It’s situated at the border of Nevada and California, and is an ideal destination for couples.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
grand geyser at yellowstone
The Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is a fascinating tourist spot, very popular, and ideal for a vacation in winter.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Lake at wisconsin dells
The small town of Wisconsin Dells attracts tourists for spending their winter vacations in the best way. The main attraction is Golf of Dells; the exotic Great Wolf Lodge makes a wonderful stay during the winters.
Orlando, Florida
gorgeous beaches of florida
One of the best destinations to enjoy with your family in winter is Orlando. Warm up in the beaches of Florida with luxurious sun baths. The evening is enchanting, and you can take immense pleasure in dining exotic cuisines, shopping, besides many other activities.
Hawaii
serene beach in hawaii
Hawaii is quite an affordable place to spend a couple of days in winter. Sun and sand awaits you here.
San Diego, California
the skyline of san diego
Spending the Christmas vacations at San Diego is a great way to savor the winter season. There are numerous tourist spots all around. You can enjoy whale watching, which is a famous tourist attraction. This is the season when they migrate from the Bering Sea to Baja California, and the view is simply amazing.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
beautiful vista of harrisburg in winter
Pennsylvania is also a beautiful winter destination for its picturesque beauty. You can make a short tour with your family to Hershey’s Chocolate Land.
Winter Park, Colorado
winters in colorado
Winter Park in Colorado has some brilliant winter sports. Such an adventure packed trip will definitely trigger the energy in you for wanting more and more fun.
Grand Canyon, Arizona
sunrise at the grand canyon
Grand Canyon is a vintage destination for winter vacations for families. This place has a warm climate which you can enjoy the most during the winter.
Key West, Florida
relaxing beach at key west florida
Plan a Key West vacation, and enjoy diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and sightseeing. For those who want to explore the island, one can hire rental boats and charters.
Haystack Rock, Oregon
haystack rock at oregon
Haystack Rock is popular for the 235 feet tall monolith that can be explored by all visitors. It is a popular place for bird life, and a delight to explore tide pools, along with watching different species of seabirds.
Ecola State Park, Oregon
the beach at ecola state park
Ecola State Park is located north of Cannon Beach on the North Oregon Coast. It is famous for the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse which is one mile away from the sea shore. You’ll enjoy the rocky shore, hiking trails, and challenging treks.
Alaska
pristine beauty of alaska
People who love snow and ice must travel to Alaska. You will come across the savage beauty of wildlife sanctuaries. You must not miss the land of the Eskimos. Alaska state has excellent cold spots, like South Central, Far North, Inside Passage, etc. A few rush sites around are Arctic National Park, Fairbanks city, Denali National Park, and Caribou grazes.