Winter Vacation Ideas
Winter vacations offer so many choices: do you take advantage of the snowy season and head to the ski slopes? Or do you escape it for a beach resort, a dude ranch, or Disney World?
Dozens of cities, and ski resorts too, have Winter Festivals to lift up the spirits -- and boost tourism-- during the long months of cold weather and short daylight hours.
Ideas for January and February
Kids Fly Free to Disneyland; Steamboat Family Snow Festival; Chinese New Year; Black History Month; London as a bargain... See these and more ideas.
Winter Vacation Ideas by Region
Find many ideas for winter vacations, organized by region: Northeast U.S., Hawaii, Caribbean, Mexico, Orlando, Heartland (with a focus on resorts with indoor water parks), Southwest U.S., California, Canada, other destinations around the globe, and family cruising, too.
New York Winter Vacations
Suggestions for winter vacations in New York state, plus some nearby out-of-state destinations as well.
Winter Vacations: Beach Ideas
Check out many areas for family beach vacations including winter destinations: Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, California...
Winter Vacations: Ice Hotels
Imagine a hotel made entirely out of ice. There are several ice hotels in Scandinavia, and also one near Quebec City that can be easily visited as a day trip. See also many photos of the Quebec Ice Hotel.
Out-of-the-Ordinary Winter Vacation Ideas
Dog-sledding, escorted family tours to Asia, affordable Yellowstone "Lodging and Learning" programs... Check out these and other less-usual ideas.
Winter Vacations and the Holiday Season
A dozen holiday packages around the US (such as "Home for the Holidays" at a Vermont inn), Christmas at Disney World and Universal Orlando, "Great Places to See Santa:, holiday events in many cities, and more.
Martin Luther King Day - Five Vacation Ideas
Martin Luther King Day is a holiday in the U.S. on the third Monday in January, and some schools extend the long weekend into a week-long break. Check out some ideas for a family getaway.