When the kids are all grown up, family vacations will be some of their fondest memories. And whether it consists of non-stop sightseeing or relaxing poolside, there’s nothing sweeter than time spent together. So for your getaway this winter season, find a destination that everyone will approve of. From coast to coast, here are the top holiday destinations sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces.
Nashville, the home of country music, is tailor-made for family vacations. Notorious for its live country music scene, this stunning city is sure to offer boundless fun for your family this winter.
Kids will enjoy the Nashville Zoo and nature trails around the city. Additionally, some local museums even offer free admission for the little ones. For the parents, enjoy the city’s vibrant nightlife and world-famous bars.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Pack up the swimsuits and golf clubs and head south for the holidays. With 12 miles of pristine coastline and 33 championship-level area golf courses, a visit to Hilton Head Island is sure to be filled with fun, sun, and lots of memories.
Among several accolades, this Lowcountry hotspot was also voted as the “Top Island in the U.S” by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. Explore the island by bike, stroll the sandy beaches, or observe the island’s dolphin pods with a boat ride.
Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada
If you’re looking for an adventurous family vacation, then Lake Tahoe is the place to be this holiday season. With 72 miles of shoreline, Lake Tahoe offers boundless fun on and around the water.
The holidays are the perfect time to visit, too, with area ski resorts nearing opening day come mid-late November. Ski or snowboard at Lake Tahoe’s top resorts including Heavenly Mountain Resort and Squaw Valley Resort. Heavenly also features a 2.4-mile gondola ride with panoramic views of the water, a guaranteed thrill for children.
Grand Canyon, Arizona
This geological feat and one of the seven natural wonders of the world is a must-add to your family bucket list. Explore the area by bike, kayak, or train ride through the stunning landscape. Kid-friendly trails also allow for miles of hiking.
New to the area? Schedule an expert guide to show you the canyon and the area’s wildlife from condors to elk, pronghorn, and more.
World-class attractions and theme parks in Orlando are a dream for kids. But, before shrugging off Universal Studios® and the Disney® parks, consider the attractions available for adults, too. Many parks feature delicious cuisine, drinks, and incredible theatrical productions that even the grownups will love.
With 24 golf courses in Orlando and another 39 dotted around the city, golf is a must-add to your agenda. Plenty of options for shopping, dining, accommodations, and entertainment await you as well.
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio’s River Walk is one of the hallmarks of the beautiful city. Lined by quaint cafes and shops, this area is just one of the many reasons travelers adore this city. Its history-rich streets are cherished by locals and visitors alike along with the city’s museums, theatres, and other attractions. Some include SeaWorld San Antonio®, the San Antonio Zoo, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. So, the kids are sure to be entertained.
For a family vacation rich with history, Boston is the ideal destination. Explore the past of our nation along the Freedom Trail and peruse the centuries-old cobblestone streets and elegant brownstones. And, for a taste of the city’s world-famous lobster rolls, a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a must.
With a dusting of snow, Boston becomes a winter wonderland sure to put a twinkle in the eye of your little ones. The New England Aquarium and whale watching just outside of the harbor are excellent activities for the kids, too.
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