With winter recess fast approaching, spring break and summer are not far behind.
If you are lucky enough to have a vacation fund tucked away to dip into, check out these family friendly destinations. There’s still time to get those search engines rolling to find the perfect get-away for the family.
1. A Disney theme park
Whether you’re West Coast or East Coast, there’s a Disney theme park close enough to treat your kids to their dream vacation. After all its known as “the happiest place on earth” for good reason.
Highly recommended by travel sites and friends is Disneyworld Orlando’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. This African themed deluxe resort offers superbly designed pools,camp grounds, playgrounds, and an arcade . Also popular are the safari tours and cultural programs for the family to enjoy.
2. Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
The king of all water parks, this gargantuan indoor water themed sports and activity complex boasts of an impressive indoor wonderland of wave pools, rivers and slides. And if you can coax your little ones out of the pool there’s also an indoor park with a ferris wheel, go-cart track, bowling alley and an arcade for the video game-crazed teens.
3. Steamboat Springs, Colorado
If you just can’t get enough of the snow and the thrill of seeing powder on the mountaintops, if your family is into winter sports, this ski resort is the destination. Also available are countless apres-ski activities for everyone to enjoy. With ski lessons available for kids, even toddlers , and numerous kids-only slopes this is the perfect get away for your ski enthusiasts.
A salute to old school dude ranches, this well-appointed destination can give your family a glimpse into the life of a cowboy. From riding the trails on horseback, to fun activities at camp, the kids won’t have time to miss mom and dad. The kids will be busy pretending to be in the wild wild west, giving mom and dad the perfect opportunity to enjoy their alone time lounging by the pool or enjoying dinner for two. Best of all, most children’s activities are included in the package. And oh yeah, if dad is an avid golfer he’ll enjoy tee time on the green on the sprawling golf course on the property.
This exclusive paradise is part aquaventure heaven, part glitzy resort. Guaranteed to offer everyone in the family non-stop fun and relaxation. From rolling rapids to wave surge pools, water sports and world-class spa, primetime entertainment and dining this will be one vacation the entire family will hold other vacations up to.
And for those spur of the moment vacations, websites like Last Minute Deals and Priceline can help you score some pretty awesome deals. With reduced rates on car rentals, airfare and hotels there’s hope yet for the procrastinating traveler.
These are the stuff family vacations are made of.