Family Fun ~ Winter Travel

Winter Travel: 10 Snowy Sites

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

If your family is the slightest bit outdoorsy, they'll love Lake Tahoe.

Things to Do:
Biking Along the Truckee River
Borges Carriage Rides
Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum

Stowe, Vermont

Your kids can stay out past dusk, dessert is a staple in the diet, and fresh air and exercise come with the territory.

Things to Do:
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
Cold Hollow Cider Mill
Laughing Moon Chocolates

Denver, Colorado

The mile-high city offers something for kids of every age group, and you, too. You'll find a bit of history, great shopping, kid-friendly museums, and plenty of ways to enjoy that near year-round sunshine outdoors.

Things to Do:
Capitol Building
Children's Museum of Denver
Denver Art Museum

Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley has the feel of understated elegance and unbridled fun at the same time.

Things to Do:
Bowling at Sun Valley Lodge
Fly Fishing With Silver Creek Outfitters
Hiking and Biking at Sun Valley White Clouds

Minneapolis, Minnesota

With more than 500 stores, an indoor theme park, aquarium, and a miniature golf course - is admittedly impressive. But the Twin Cities also boast a renowned theater scene, plenty of parks and green space, an urban atmosphere, and more.

Things to Do:
Children's Theatre Company
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Guthrie Theater

The Berkshires, Massachusetts

If quaint and cozy is your thing, head to western Massachusetts where you'll be tempted by a rich offering of historical tours and museums, plus skiing at the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort.

Things to Do:
Horseback Riding
Whitewater Adventure or Smooth Sailing

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City is the cultural and political center of Utah. It has plenty of cultural offerings, numerous parks and some inspiring buildings, including the splendid structures of the Mormon Temple Square and the historic This is the Place Monument.

Things to Do:
Lodging - Search

Seattle, Washington

Seattle is chock-full of kid-friendly attractions. Older kids will enjoy Seattle's music history as well as the city's waterfront, especially Pike Place Market. The younger set will find plenty of hands-on fun at the various museums, plus lots of open, grassy spaces to romp in. And the entire family will appreciate the beautiful mountains and water that surround the city.

Things to Do:
Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum
Pike Place Market
Space Needle

Whistler, British Columbia

Your family can try every imaginable snow sport, from dog sledding to snowshoeing. When you're done playing in the outdoors, you'll find nearly endless shops and restaurants in Whistler Village, nestled at the base of the mountains. With non-stop outdoor adventures and energetic village life, this four-season resort is fun for everyone.

Things to Do:
Bear Viewing and Ecology Tours
Core Kids Adventure Zone
Cross-Country Skiing and Olympic Sports at Whistler Olympic Park

Yellowstone Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park delivers big when it comes to geysers and hot springs. You won't have to look far for adventure on your Yellowstone vacation.

Things to Do:
Visit Old Faithful and Other Geysers
Wildlife Viewing

Other Winter Travel Ideas:

10 Warm Weather Getaways

Family Cruises

Train Adventures


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