A New Corner of the World: 7 Ideal Family Vacations for Winter Break

What do you do with that week after the holidays? Go on an adventure!

It’s the perfect time if you think about it. The mad rush of the holidays will be basically over, tickets are cheap, snow is falling everywhere, and everyone is tired of lounging around watching A Christmas Carol for the millionth time.

Whether you are on a shoestring budget or living high on the hog and want to go for broke, there are so many options for winter vacations! Take your pick and have a glorious time. Here are a few great suggestions for making some fantastic memories before the New Year really gets swinging again:


  1. Whistler, BC. You’ve been talking about it for years. This snow-topped mountain is home to some of the best winter sports and resorts in the world. Yes, it’s peak season, but there is no crowd more enthusiastic, so you and your family will have a blast and likely make new friends!
  1. Quebec, Canada. Visiting Quebec is more like visiting Switzerland, with its quaint, mountain village-feel that mixes with lively cosmopolitan night culture. Because winter takes up such a huge portion of the year, the citizens of Quebec know how to make it fun with all kinds of winter sports during the day, shopping, live performances, and incredible restaurants for nighttime experiences.
  1. Lake Lanier, GA. Georgia? In the wintertime? You bet! This stunning lake transforms into another world, with a stellar resort, light shows, bubble skating and knocker ball. Your kids will laugh themselves silly and so will you!
  1. Kauai, HI. If you want to go in a warmer direction and soak up some sunshine, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better paradise than Kauai. Its lush forests, monster volcanoes, and glorious waterfalls will give your family a truly magical experience. And you all get to go back to work and school with a tan!
  1. Barcelona, Spain. Want to take it even further? Spain is one of the most reasonably-priced vacations in Europe! It is packed with glorious sights, sounds and flavors! Barcelona is incredibly family friendly, and you may even be able to get direct flights this time of year.
  1. Orlando, FL. You’ve heard your children’s pleas to go to Disneyworld, so why not make it happen now? There are last-minute packages for flight and hotel combinations and once you are there, your family will not want for anything.
  1. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The resorts in this magical place offer the finest accommodations, tons of play time for kids and a little grownup fun too with day spa options, and cocktail lounges. You can even get your own private pool!


Why stick around when you can be in a whole new place, enjoying a different culture or atmosphere that will stay with your family for a lifetime? Plan it now, so that after the holiday anticlimax, you have something to look forward to!

About Susie Almaneih

Susie Almaneih spent several years during her young adulthood teaching children dance at her church group, as well as other cultural-based activities. Susie now spends as much time as she can giving back to the families in her community. Over the years, this love for community has evolved into a deeper love for delivering positive and creative content and awareness to families of all ages.

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