Need a break this winter? Seriously, who doesn’t? Fortunately, you might just nab a break on prices, too. The bargains are plentiful this year, from can’t-miss discount packages at ski resorts in the snow-capped Rocky Mountains to winter festivals in cosmopolitan cities. Discover our top picks for some of the season’s best travel deals on family winter vacations!
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Park City, UT
Park City, Utah is a great destination to hit during the month of February. The frenzy of the Sundance film festival is over in late January, and believe it or not, there are plenty of cheap thrills in Utah’s glitziest mountain town. There are three nearby ski resorts: Deer Valley, the Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort where you can find an abundance of winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides and more.
In addition, not all ski towns have sophisticated museums, so the Kimball Art Center is a welcome surprise—and it’s free. Warm up while taking a family-friendly workshop by a local artist in everything from clay sculpture to digital photography.
Also known as “Paris of the North,” there’s plenty of indoor—and brisk outdoor—fun awaiting you. Though some may shiver at the thought of a winter excursion up north, the season boasts many exciting activities for tourists, not to mention value. February in particular hosts the famous Montréal En Lumière, or High Lights Festival, a 17-day celebration of arts, gastronomy, free outdoor family activities and performances.
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You’ll want to hit the slopes at one of the many local ski resorts in Farmington, PA and the surrounding towns. Our favorite is the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort for the ultimate family winter getaway.
When you arrive you’ll find an alluring wintertime playground with a variety of family-friendly activities that include skiing, tubing and even dog sledding. Travel indoors to indulge in steamy spas (there’s a kid’s spa, too!), art classes or a glass of wine at one of their fine restaurants. You might also consider venturing outside of your resort to take in historical sites like Fort Necessity National Battlefield or Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous landmark house Falling Water, just a 20 minute drive from Farmington.
Groupon often has amazing deals on winter activities and lodgings across the U.S. You can even find special deals on the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort among other nearby lodgings with 5% back if you book now through Splender.
Traverse City, Mich.
Traverse was named “Most Beautiful Place in America” by Good Morning America viewers and who can blame them? The town is graced with panoramic views of the sapphire blue waters of Lake Michigan, which makes a stunning backdrop to the fresh white snow that welcomes the city every winter.
Enjoy an assortment of adventure and relaxation with breathtaking scenery to boot. Blaze a snowshoe trail through the woods or take an exhilarating snowmobile ride along the rolling hills. Afterwards, hit the downtown and stop into one of the many cozy restaurants for a meal by the fire, or pop into a local cider mill to warm up.
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