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Regardless of where you live within the US, most kids get some sort of winter break in the early part of the year. My kids get both a February and April vacation, which is a great way to escape our winter weather. If you are looking to escape the cold this upcoming season, here’s a roundup of some great warm weather destinations for a winter family getaway. Each link leads to a post written by another family travel blogger or me, so you’ll get lots of great information.
Warm Weather Destinations for a Winter Family Getaway
Not all of Florida is hot during the winter, but late February and March can definitely be warm. Captiva, Sanibel, and Marco Islands are all kid-friendly, as are the Florida Keys. Check out these posts below.
Phoenix, Arizona is a nice warm spot to escape the cold. If you go in March, you can enjoy spring training with the Cactus League. We’ve been to the greater Phoenix area several times and have enjoyed each visit.
Last year, we visited San Diego, California during winter break. The weather wasn’t hot, but we were still able to wear shorts and capris. Here are some posts to help you plan your vacation.
Like Florida, Texas isn’t necessary hot in the winter. But it’s usually warmer than the Northeast, so it can be a nice escape from the cold.
I haven’t been to Puerto Rico yet, but I am considering it this winter. It’s outside of the Continental US, but you don’t need a passport to go there.
To paraphrase a famous saying, Hawaii is always a good idea. There are so many different things to see and do – so make sure you do your research in advance.
I always love traveling to the Caribbean. Each island so different, with so many choices for activities, lodging, and dining. Here are a few options. Keep in mind that the winter months are peak season, so prices may be a bit higher.
I’m a huge fan of cruising, and there are a lot of ships, routes, and ports. Here are a few options.
Here are a few other locations that may be perfect for your winter family getaway.
Bora Bora (Look at these photos and you’ll be on the next flight)
Cancun, Mexico With Kids
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