Winter Family Budget Travel
It is not impossible to plan a fall and winter budget friendly family vacation (travel). Meanwhile cost of transportation, lodging, meals and activity expenses can quickly soar into the thousands. But a destination that appeals to your multigenerational group without breaking the bank is definitely a rewarding find.
Where Can I go in Winter?
Winter family budget travel options are endless as long as you take time to plan ahead. Due to peak seasons and schools being out, traveling around this time poses a challenge. First start by saving money for your trip early. And secondly plan in advance to travel off peak season to stay on budget.
Heres some tips on how to start saving money for your trip
Traveling outside of the country is worth considering as well. First find a winter family budget travel destination that allows your family to stretch your dollars in foreign currency. These are all great winter travel and family fun destinations that offers great value for the price. The US dollars go the extra mile all while creating memories that will last a lifetime.
- Cancun, Mexico
- Oaxaca, Mexico
- Aruba, Carribean
- Nassau, Bahamas
- Montego Bay and Kingston, Jamaica
- Konya, Turkey
- Puerto Rico
- St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
- Quito, Ecuador
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Belize, Central America
- Sun Peaks, Canada
- Banff, Alberta, Canada
- Lijiang, China
Alternately, find some place fun close to home where everyone will find something fun to do. All without breaking the bank.
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What is a Good Inexpensive Winter Family Budget Travel Vacation?
Avoid the large ski-mountains and look for something smaller but family and budget friendly. As well as making sure there’s activities for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Hendersonville, North Carolina
So you’re just 30 minutes from the bigger town of Asheville, North Carolina. When you stay in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountain burg of Hendersonville. Here, you’re more likely to find bargains on accommodations during winter break. Plus, treat the kids to snow tubing at Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park. It has the steepest terrain in western North Carolina.
Edisto Island, South Carolina
Fortunately, airlines and hotel companies want to fill up their seats and rooms prior to the seasonal rush. So great bargains abound. It does no matter how light your wallet is. As long as you’ve done your due diligence to plan ahead. There is a perfect December get away that is just right and budget friendly for you and your family.
Trust me, the earlier you book, the better the price. So get moving! Be sure to write down important dates in a journal and set reminders.
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Ellijay is great for families that want to be outside. And then warm up at some of the area’s charming restaurants and locally-owned shops. Like taking pottery lessons at “In the Woods.”
Gilmer County and its surrounding homes 11 mountain hiking trails, 59 mountain bike trails, and several impressive waterfalls.
Meanwhile, the best views are in the winter when the leaves are off the trees. Then you can take in the scenery on the Bear Creek Trail. Or climb the path to Amicalola Falls.
Canaan Valley, West Virginia
Kids stay free in one of the 160-lodge rooms and suites. And the resort also offers 23 cabins and cottages.
A six-night stay in early January, including two days of skiing, lessons, tubing, skating, accommodations and dining. As well as access to the fitness center with swimming pool is under $2500 for a family of four. Leaving room in the budget for plenty of hot chocolate by the fire.
. Salt Lake City, Utah
Hotel rooms in early to mid-December can be over $100 cheaper a night. Which leaves you with plenty left over for shopping or lift tickets.
Non-skiers will love the spa amenities found in many of the resorts. And the town’s shopping and restaurants are first-class.
In addition to the unbeatable skiing and snowboarding, activity seekers can enjoy indoor rock-climbing at Stowe Mountain Resort. Or ice-skating at Spruce Peak Village.
Silver Mountain, Idaho
Moreover, families can stay in a one-bedroom unit with a fireplace, full kitchen, and pull-out sleeper sofa for only $270/night. With access to the water-park included.
Meanwhile ski lift tickets and rental packages run from $234-350 per day. But there are also multi-day discounts and the Ski Idaho PassPort Program.
This allows kids in 5th or 6th grade to ski for two or three days for only $18. It also allows plenty of time to ski and relax. With wiggle room in the budget for food and extra activities.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Lodging properties range from charming B&B’s, to full-service indoor water-park hotels. Some of which are under $150 per night off season.
Check the Visitors’ Bureau website for special deals and discounts!
spans two states and is within driving distance from Northern California. Situated on beautiful Lake Tahoe, you will find two dozen beaches, twelve ski resorts, and hundreds of miles of biking trails.
In the winter, families can enjoy a day of ice skating at Northstar California Resort. And warm up at the fire pits and couches that surround the rink while sipping hot cocoa and eating s’mores.
They can also try dog sledding at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Or visit the SnoVentures Family Fun Zone at Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows for mini-snowmobiling and snow tubing.
The waterfront Franciscan Lodge offers affordable accommodations starting at $109 per night, including a fully-equipped kitchen.
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
When not on the trails, families can enjoy the White Mountain Athletic Club for swimming. Or the Waterville Valley Ice Arena for skating.
The nearby Curious George Cottage was once home to Margret and H.A. Rey. Creator’s of the world’s most beloved monkey. The Curious Kids program takes children and families into the White Mountain National Forest to explore and learn.
Families can save on food and attractions around the Waterville Valley with the Freedom Pass.
Lodging options for families range from $125 for a room at a local inn. To $411 per night for a three-bedroom condo on the mountain.