When you think of vacations, you might picture summer vacations first. A lot of people have more time in the summer and feel like it’s the best time to find somewhere fun for their families to go. But winter vacations can be just as fun, whether you go during the holidays or you avoid the important dates. You can seek out snow for some winter activities or you could look for somewhere warmer and sunnier if you’re a family that doesn’t prefer the cold. Families can explore some great ideas for their vacations during the winter and have a lot of fun enjoying the season.
Go Skiing or Snowboarding
Heading to the mountains and hurtling down the slopes is definitely a fun way to spend your winter vacation. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been skiing or snowboarding before or if you’re already experienced. You just need to make sure you have the right gear, whether you buy or hire everything that you need. You might need to look for skis or snowboards, boots, appropriate clothing, and protective gear like a youth ski helmet and goggles for each child. If skiing or snowboarding isn’t for you, other activities are available too. You could go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or simply focus on the apres-ski.
Seek Out the Sun
Not all families can see the magic in a snowy setting. If your family doesn’t really want to go somewhere cold or you want to escape from your own chilly home, you could go on vacation to a sunnier location. There are warmer options in the US, such as Florida, which can be pretty mild during the winter. Then there are other countries you can head to, particularly those below the equator where you can chase the summer instead of having to put up with the winter weather.
Look for Santa
When you want to create a memorable winter vacation for your kids, one of the best things you can do is go looking for Santa. You can find events close to home, but you can also head north and explore the places that people claim are the true home of Santa. For a true Santa experience, there’s the real Lapland, which is the northernmost region of Finland. Here, you can find some great Santa’s Lapland experiences and even see the Northern Lights. There are a number of places to visit, including Santa Claus Village and Rovaniemi, which is the official home of Santa.
Visit a Wintery City
If you want to make the most of winter but you don’t feel like being particularly outdoorsy, you might consider visiting a city during the winter instead. Pick a city that gets lots of snow and puts on lots of fun winter events so that you can enjoy the season. Try visiting New York City, where you can indulge in the magic of winter but there’s also plenty to do indoors.
Take your family on a winter vacation to make the coldest season also the most fun season.