It feels like we were just getting back into the swing of the school year and now winter vacation is just around the corner! Some families love to spend their winter vacations on the beach, but not all of us fit that mold. For those who are looking for creative ways to spend their week off from school with their kids, our team has done the research and has found a few unique February family vacation ideas that you’ll want to book ASAP:
Not all families are looking for a warm winter getaway and that’s where skiing and snowboarding vacations come into play! Spend your days on the slopes, hitting up terrain parks, and enjoying the crisp winter air of some of the US’ most popular destinations. Colorado and Utah have some of the most desired mountains on the West Coast, while New Hampshire and Vermont are two of the top skiing and snowboarding states on the East Coast. Not only are there multiple mountains in each of these states to explore, but there are literally dozens of ski resorts available, which means there’s room for the entire family. Additionally, get to know the quaint towns that make these ski destinations even more special with their various restaurants, shops, museums, and other attractions.
Who says you have to travel to a warmer climate in order to enjoy a great water park? Indoor water parks are favorites of families because of their many activities. Guests love to spend their days splashing in the water without the worry of inclement weather. Often times, these water parks also have a variety of other activities available, such as game rooms, to keep the whole family entertained. There are also often food and beverage options available to refuel after spending time in the pool. To make it even more convenient, many parks exist within world-class resorts like Wild Bear Falls Water Park at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and Massanutten Waterpark at Massanutten Resort Virginia.
Visiting National Parks is one of the best ways to enjoy time outdoors without having to break the bank—and there are options all around the United States that will fit your weather preferences! Yosemite National Park in California offers its visitors a winter wonderland during the month of February with activities like ice skating, snow tubing, and cross country skiing available, while the Everglades National Park in Florida offers more comfortable temperatures and the chance to see wildlife like manatees, alligators, and crocodiles. Even Bryce Canyon in Utah is ideal during the winter for its clear skies, which makes it the place for the ultimate stargazing and full moon experiences. The park even offers astronomy programs during the winter months so you can make the most of your visit!
February is typically a less busy month for Disneyland in sunny southern California, so there’s never been a better time to go. The park usually sees fewer crowds and more comfortable weather, which means you’ll spend less time fighting the heat and long lines, and more time actually enjoying the amusement park. Make those memories with your kids and keep the magic alive by staying on-site at Disney’s Grand Californian. As if visiting the Happiest Place on Earth wasn’t enough, you’ll also have the chance to enjoy the newest attractions that have just debuted at the parks, such as the much anticipated Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.