Winters are all about spending quality time with family. When school is over, you can plan a family winter getaway! Here is a compilation of the best winter holiday destinations ranking from adventurous activities, warm beaches to cultural exploration.
1. DisneyLand, Orlando, Florida
Orlando experiences one of the mildest winters in the United States. If your family wants to enjoy the sun during winters, Disney World is an all-inclusive vacation destination. Families from all over the world fly to Orlando to visit its famous themed parks. You can keep your kids entertained with kid-friendly attractions like Toy Story Land and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. However, this time of the year is one of the busiest in Orlando, so book your hotels and flights in advance to get the best deals. Arrive in the theme parks earlier for slightly shorter lineups.
The Bahamas, one of the best travel destinations in the world, has pleasant weather all year, with winters reaching 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Bahamian resorts like Atlantis and Paradise Island provide a variety of kid-friendly activities like play areas, aquariums, and video arcades. Bahamian beaches like Pink Sand Beach and Coco Plum Beach are incredibly breathtaking. They are great for building sandcastles, sunbathing, and cooling down in crystal-clear water, as well as exhilarating family-friendly activities like snorkelling and boating.
3. St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Petersburg has something for everyone in terms of art, culture, and adventure, making it an ideal winter vacation destination for the whole family. Art lovers should visit the Dalí Museum and the Chihuly Collection art gallery, while nature lovers should visit the Sunken Gardens or the Florida Botanical Gardens. Whereas, children can explore marine life in Clearwater Aquarium marine or Great Explorations Children’s Museum. Additionally, the location offers a zip-lining experience for adventure lovers!
4. Whistler, Canada
Whistler, British Columbia, is a heaven for winter sports. Families can enjoy the expansive Whistler Blackcomb resort’s skiing, zip lining, ice skating, and snowmobiling. You can enjoy hot cocoa by the fire or playing video games in one of the resort’s two Nintendo Gaming Lounges. If young children want to spend some time away from the mountains, Whistler Village has a tonne of attractions to choose from, such as Whistler Olympic Plaza, which showcases artefacts from the 2010 Winter Olympics.
5. Lake Tahoe, California
The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe in Truckee is a great place to spend your family’s winter holiday. Northstar California Resort’s slopes are open for skiing and snowboarding at your leisure. There is even a ski school at the hotel’s back deck where you can let your kids learn the ropes under qualified supervision if they are too young or don’t know how to ski. Moreover, you can participate in non-skiing activities like bungee trampolines, ice skating, and movie watching at the Village at Northstar.