5 Family Winter Getaways

From Ski Vacations to Off-Season Trips to the Beach

Summer vacations tend to hog all the attention but winter vacations are just as important. Why spend the dreariest season stuck at home when you could take a trip that invites adventure and cure that snow-day induced cabin fever. Here's our guide to favorite family winter getaways.

It's easy to fit the entire family into a ski cabin in Colorado.
Hit the Slopes

Skiing is a fun family activity, but it can be expensive and overly tiring for the little ones. Diversify your Colorado snow activities by visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, where in addition to skiing and snowshoe-worthy terrain you’ll also find a network of hiking trails to explore. Enjoy the scenery without worrying about buying lift tickets, renting gear or exhausting yourselves as you try to get your money’s worth.


Say, Aloha!

The allure of tropical weather of Hawaii is hard to resist, so shed your boots and coats and hit the sandy shores of a family-friendly beach. Family winter getaways don't have to feel like winter at all. Hawaii is a natural choice; each island offers activities to appeal to everyone's tastes, like whale-watching, hiking through volcano parks and learning to surf or boogie board. Whether you choose Maui, Kauai or the Big Island, you and your family will find the catharsis you need to last you through the rest of the winter.


Soak up the Sunshine

Want the beach but don’t want to leave the mainland? Florida is family-friendly without even trying, and the only trouble you’ll have is narrowing down which stretch of welcoming shoreline to visit. Sanibel Island is a crowd-favorite thanks to endless beachcombing opportunities (expect to do a lot of oohing and ahhing over the many found shells you’ll be presented with) and Fort Lauderdale, Destin and Disney/Orlando will also tempt you with their charm.


Cozy up in a Taos cabin rental for your next family winter vacation. Experience New Culture

Skiing, shopping, comfortable family winter vacation rentals and a unique history all place Taos, New Mexico among the smart options for a winter trip. Quality snow sports at high altitudes and a colorful array of distractions down at ground level make it easy to forget about the regular stuff you’re supposed to be worrying about, so embrace the opportunity to tour the Taos Pueblo, Carson National Forest, hot springs and the town of Red River. This has been a hot spot for thousands of years, and nothing’s about to change now. If you happen to be visiting culture-filled New York City for winter, make sure to check out our guide for what to do in NYC with kids.

Let it Snow

Always a warm and friendly place even when covered in snow, New England is a diverse destination that makes families feel right at home. Take Sugarloaf, Maine, for example. During the Children’s Festival in January kids are treated with great skiing deals, and regular facilities include a Turbo Tubing Park and the Carrabassett Valley Antigravity Complex. Two hours from Boston you’ll find another good bet; Waterville Valley, New Hampshire offers up the whole shebang, including skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and winter hiking in a tidy, stress-free package. Sounds like a recipe for a successful family vacation.

Family winter getaways have never been so affordable to book, and easy to plan!


Taos Family Vacation Rentals

Walk to Plaza, Luxury Adobe, 4 BR/4.5 BA, Spa, Wi-Fi, Nice!

Located near the Historic District and an easy walk to the Plaza (about 1/3rd mile) Geronimo House awaits you. This classic Adobe Style House features a large fenced yard with Adobe wall and antique gates, covered off street parking for 2 cars an...

Casa Madre 2+

This home has three bedrooms, two full tiled baths, a large eat in kitchen, living room/dining room, a family room and separate laundry room. It has a big front deck with mountain views and flowering container plants everywhere. The deck is shad...

CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment

Casa Flora is a complete little two room apartment just off Taos Plaza and close to everything Taos offers. Enter through a brick courtyard lined with summer blooming flowers and outdoor seating area for an evening glass of wine or a morning cup ...

Newly Remodeled * Colorful And Uniquely Taos!! Spectacular Mountain Views **

This 2800-square-foot, 2 story, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home was remodeled in 2012/2013 and is located on the highest bluff in an area just 3/10 of a mile north of the old blinking light (junction of Hwys 522 & 150, which is the road to the Taos Ski Va...

Walk to Plaza & Downtown.5-Star Affordable Luxury.Discount Rate Offer.

Limited time offer: book by May 16th for 10% off nightly rates. Great Rates for a luxury, fully-equipped home that works well for couples, families, and small adult groups. Do read the reviews from our previous guests, who have consistently give...

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