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.
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).
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For example this dream luxury yacht with its own tropical island where you get to spend the night in a volcano is pure fantasy for some, but an imperative for some families.