Winter Travel Destinations for the Family

Are you and the family looking for your next winter travel destination? Planning a trip for the winter this year? Have you decided on where you want to go or the activities you want to partake in? There is still plenty of time, but the clock is ticking! 

To give you some ideas on winter travel destinations for the family, we’ve broken them up into two different categories depending on whether you want warm weather or cold weather vacation. 

For those who are used to the warm weather during the winter and want to visit somewhere a bit cooler, we have some of the best winter weather destinations. If you live in an area where it is cold during the winter, we have put together a list of some of the most beautiful warm-weather destinations for winter.

Let’s just get right into it! These are some of the best winter travel destinations for the family whether you are looking to embrace or escape the winter weather!

Winter Travel Destinations

For Those Looking for Warmer Sunshine Weather During the Winter:

Orlando, Florida

Home to Walt Disney World, Orlando is a beautiful sight to see in the winter months. It is perfect for the family because there is something for everyone to do and the weather isn’t as humid as summer. If you happen to take a trip to Disney World while you are there, you and the family can experience something only the magic of Disney can bring!

Honolulu, Hawaii

Another great destination for those looking to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine! Honolulu has some of the most beautiful beaches and tons of family attractions to visit during the winter months. Imagine sitting on the beach and sipping something tropical as your friends and family are back home where it’s cold and snowy outside!

Huntington Beach, California

The winters in Huntington Beach are mild and temps usually average in the 60’s making it a fun warm-weather destination. You can quietly enjoy the beautiful weather at the many beaches that are in the area because the winter season brings in fewer tourists. 

Savannah, Georgia

Not exactly beach weather but also not too cold and snowy, Savannah, Georgia is a beautiful place to visit during the months of winter. With lots of family activities, beautiful resorts, and shopping trips to experience, we think this will make the list of cities the whole family will enjoy while on vacation.

Tempe, Arizona

With temps well into the 100’s in summer, during the winter season, visiting Tempe will be a much more enjoyable experience. In the winter, temps average in the 70’s leaving you with plenty of sunshine and manageable temps so that you can have some fun in the sun. One of the best things about Tempe is that it seems like there is always a festival or event going on giving you plenty of opportunities to experience what the area has to offer!

Winter Travel Destinations

For Those Looking for Cooler Winter Weather Fun During the Winter:

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen is the destination for those who want to enjoy the snow activities! From skiing and snowboarding to experiencing the mountains, Aspen makes for a great family winter destination. Both kids and adults can enjoy the activities and the sights Colorado has to offer.

Chicago, Illinois

A beautiful sight to see throughout the year, Chicago turns into something special during the winter months. If you enjoy the snow, and lots of it, Chicago is exactly what you are looking for. Pair the snow with some fun winter-themed games and activities and you have the perfect destination both kids and adults will enjoy. Just be sure to try and avoid those snowstorms!

Williamsburg, Virginia

Virginia may be hot and muggy in the summer but come winter you can expect some very cold winter temperatures. Many of the lodges and attractions are open throughout the winter and embrace it by offering fun winter activities the kids will love. We think one of the best resorts to visit while you are there is the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg. Not only is it set up for some family fun time, but it will bring out the kid in everyone. 

Anchorage, Alaska

One of the most beautiful destinations during the winter, Anchorage is the perfect place for those looking to experience the cooler side of winter. There’s nothing quite like sitting under the clear sky watching the fabulous light show the Aurora Borealis puts on. Winter in Alaska is also less crowded giving you a better experience while you visit the national parks, taking part in the snow activities, or admiring the wildlife that calls Alaska home.

Whitefish, Montana

With so many cold-weather activities the area has to offer, Whitefish is a great winter weather destination for the family. From sledding and snowmobiling to skiing and other snow activities, this is an area the whole family will enjoy. At night, you can enjoy the vibrant nightlife and enjoy some delicious cuisine as you admire the art and culture scene.

No matter where you want to go for your winter getaway, these destinations are sure to be a hit with the family. 

You will love strolling down the beach having the sun dancing on your shoulders or enjoying the brisk cold weather as you hike through the snow. There is something for everyone at these winter destinations!

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