Winter Family Vacation Ideas

When the temperature starts dropping thoughts often turn to winter family vacation ideas and brainstorming for the best way to spend those precious few weeks together. This is the page we dedicate to those ideas and are more than happy to share your thoughts on the classic winter vacation here as well.

You may also want to see our top family Christmas vacation ideas.


Winter Family Ski Vacations

A winter family vacation at Lake Tahoe is great choice for West coasters in the USA.

Let's start with the obvious solution of rolling with what nature deals you and embarking on a winter family ski vacation. Wherever you are in the world there is likely a ski slope nearby and if there isn't, you probably won't want to find one anyway because you are all ready in paradise (we will get to those locations shortly).


Find Some great Winter Travel Deals

Here's a tip from an interview with a Travelocity travel adviser who details some of the best times to book a ski or a cruise vacation. When you look online there is a lot of information about cruise and ski vacations for the winter vacation. These come in convenient packages and don't take a whole lot of though or planning. Good options, but sometimes however you can end up paying a premium this time of year (winter).

See the top All Inclusive Vacations this winter.

Special offers from Cheap Caribbean: Winter Vacations Up to 40% Off! Book Early & Save.


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Belize Reef

A Belize family vacation in winter is a win win situation. You escape winter cold and arrive to the best time of year to get day after day of sunny weather. Although you may notice the occasional cool breeze, its warmer than you could expect in Florida or California this time of year.


Cancun Winter Family Vacation

Almost as obvious is a trip down to the family friendly location of Cancun. With scores of top family all inclusive resorts, Cancun is a safe choice and almost certain to deliver good weather. In December expect to see average temperatures of around 24°C (75°F), low temperatures of 21°C (69°F), and highs of around 28°C (82°F).

This video "Family Vacation to Cancun - December, 2011" will give you an idea of how sunny it is there.


Winter Family Island Vacation

Escaping on a tropical island vacation is often not within reach of everyone's budget. This video below is of Tropical World which is a recreated tropical island paradise in Europe. At first, it is hard to work out if the the recreated world is real or a fantasy of the makers of the video. Goes to show how much we idealize tropical island vacations, and thankfully there are some really situated in the tropics we can visit. See some great tropical vacation islands.


Experience Down Under in Summer

Ylou can turn winter into summer by heading to the southern hemisphere on vacation. Try South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, a Bali all inclusive resort, or a host of other quality southern hemisphere locations.


Family Vacation Deals

 The video below will help you see how to find the top family friendly accommodation options anywhere.

We recommend always to check reviews on TripAdvisor (use this link) before booking any travel deals. 

  • Accorhotels -  50% off second room for kids.
  • All Inclusive-  The top family all inclusive discounts
  • Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas -  Save up to 40%
  • Beaches Luxury Family Resorts-  65% off, free scuba and more.
  • CheapAir.com -  Cheap Airfares 
  • CheapOstay.com - Clearance Last Minute Inventory
  • Cheap Caribbean - Great family packaged deals by this network are available all over the Caribbean. Including up to 65% off.
  • Cruisedirect - Up to 80% OFF. .
  • Expedia - Discounted Family Vacation packages and last minute deals.
  • First Choice - Amazing all inclusive family holiday specialist in Europe.
  • FlipKey - Family Vacation Rentals in  1200 locations
  • Intrepid Family Adventure - Find Family adventures with 1600 itineraries.
  • G Family Adventures -Big clearance on last minute family itineraries worldwide.
  • Groupon - Time for a Family Trip!
  • Holiday Inn  - Kids Stay and Eat for Free
  • HomeExchange - We are into the sharing economy in a big way and this site makes it easy.
  • HomeForExchange - Another great family home exchange with 13,000 listings in 80+ countries
  • Motel 6 - Pet Friendly and budget offers. With kids stay free and rooms from $39 road trips are now affordable.
  • Priceline - Save with bidding and Package Offers of up to $500 off
  • TripAdvisor - Allows you to search by family friendly option. Go to place to read reviews. Also one of the best places to find vacation rentals.

The Big Island of Hawaii

Experience the near perfect of Hawaii while your friends back home freeze. Enjoy spending some time and catching up with the jungles, great surf, volcanoes, turtles, and great Pacific hospitality. 



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