How To Travel With Children This Holiday Season: Where To Go & What To Do
When the weather outside is frightful, you may get the urge to hibernate. But this time of year is all about making family memories, so let’s figure out a way to make it happen.
Here’s how to travel with children this holiday season.
Let’s start with the where’s of it all. Because it's difficult to get excited about vacations until you know where you're going. Here are some ideas.
Where To Travel With Children This Holiday Season
Disney – Wouldn’t a trip to Disney World make an epic Christmas present? This is an obvious trip for any family with young ones, but this time of year makes it perfect. Orlando experiences warmer weather than most of the country, so it’s a natural draw for the winter months.
Just keep in mind that everyone else has this idea too, so try to plan your trip outside of school breaks if at all possible.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee – If you’re looking for some winter fun, Gatlinburg is one of the best places to go. This town completely revolves around its ski area, but you don’t have to be a pro to have fun here. You and the rest of the fam can enjoy tubing, snowboarding and people-watching from the aerial tram.
When the weather isn’t at its best, there’s always the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
Quebec City, Quebec – A visit to Quebec would be magical during the holiday season, and it’s arguably even better in February. This is when the city hosts the Carnival de Quebec. Here, there’s really something for everyone, from a night parade to canoe races across the frozen St. Lawrence River.
Regardless of when you go, Quebec City is a great family vacation.
New York City – Is there ever a bad time to visit the Big Apple? NYC has activities aplenty year round, but there’s even more to do over the holidays. Ice skate through Bryant Park or see any of the many holiday shows on and off Broadway. You can even plan your trip for New Year’s Eve and catch a glimpse of the ball dropping or the massive Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.
Sanibel Island – Family vacations don’t always have to be centered around keeping the kids entertained. Sometimes, it’s best to go somewhere nice and just chill. When you vacation to Sanibel Island, you can relax by the beach while the kids run around collecting seashells. It’s a win-win, really. And on a rainy day, you may enjoy checking out some of the largest seashells ever found at Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum.
How To Travel With Kids Over The Holidays
It doesn’t have to be stressful when you’re traveling with kids, even when the stakes are high over the holidays. Here are some tips for making your holiday travels a fun experience.
Traveling with kids over the holidays can almost guarantee fond memories that’ll last a lifetime. Just be sure to plan the destination and trip carefully, and it should go off without a hitch.