As the seasons change, so do the popular places for our getaways.
Many schools have a 10-day Spring Break holiday in either March or April; lots of kids get a four-day weekend for Easter, too. Families can head to the ski slopes for spring skiing, or fly south to beach resorts: see many ideas for family spring break vacations.
There are few words kids love as much as "Summer Vacation". Find many ideas for getaways in July and August: by region; affordable summer holidays; and lots more.
By early September, school's back in session and the popular places for family trips are suddenly uncrowded; weather is often beautiful, and prices are lower. Fall ideas include Chocolate Week in London, Christian music bashes in Orlando, Great Outdoors getaways, Europe trips, and more. Families with kids in school can at least do weekend getaways.
Halloween's become such a major season for special events that many families plan trips in October to fright-ful theme parks and to cities with Halloween Happenings. October also has fall foliage, corn mazes, and other seasonal fun, and Columbus Day Weekend for getaways.
Some like it hot, some like it cold... Some families want nothing more than to flee their cold climates and escape to sun and warmth; others embrace Winter and fly to mountains where they can ski, 'board, sleigh, or tube.
Holiday Season in the US starts at Thanksgiving and continues through December to Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Eve celebrations; in other countries, too, by the end of November holiday lights are up and special events have begun. Wherever you travel, you'll find festivities; many events-- such as Holiday Lights-- continue to New Year's.
Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, July 4th... All through the year, every holiday is an opportunity for a family getaway to destinations that stage celebrations. Meanwhile resorts offer special holiday packages, often with on-property festivities.