Winter may not be the first season to come to mind when you plan a family vacation, but there are actually a lot of great reasons to opt for a holiday trip. Take advantage of the off-season deals on lodging and travel, fewer crowds to congest popular destinations and attractions, and the chance to slow down, detox from the holiday chaos, and spend some time with the real reason for the season—your family!
Check out a few of these ideas for your winter family vacation for a one-of-a-kind experience you can share with your loved ones during the most magical time of year!
1) Learn how to ski.
A family ski trip is the perfect balance of excitement and relaxation for you and your kids! Many slopes and resorts are family-friendly, and ski towns usually have some of the best hot cocoa around to enjoy after you conquer the hill.
2) Go to a winter festival.
Community holiday celebrations offer a wide variety of fun, family-friendly activities that are sure to keep you busy. Head to Colorado to experience one of our favorites, the Estes Park Winter Festival! You’ll have a chance to try your hand at ice skating and snowshoeing, enjoy live entertainment, fill up on hearty winter dishes, and even warm up with some beer and wine sampling for mom and dad.
3) Take a lights tour.
Marvel at sparkling displays and get your family in the holiday spirit with one of the many winter lights tours offered all over the country this time of year! Since you’re driving it yourself, you’ll be able to go at your own pace, stop to admire everybody’s favorite displays, and jump out to take pictures whenever you’d like. Kick off your vacation with the Yuletide Lights Driving Tour in Estes Park or the Zoo Lights Tour in Denver!
4) Visit a national park.
National parks are one of the best year-round destinations, especially for a family vacation. Enjoy stunning winter views, fun winter activities, and the unique serenity of a national park filled with fewer tourist crowds!
If you’re looking for a gorgeous winter vacation destination your entire family will enjoy, look no further than Estes Park, Colorado! With so many winter events and activities to choose from, restaurants to try, and cozy places to stay—like Misty Mountain Lodge—you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Contact Misty Mountain Lodge today to book your unforgettable stay in Estes Park!