Top Ten Winter Outdoor Family Getaways

Top 10 Winter Family Getaways
By Elyse Green

Sometimes families need winter vacations even more than summer vacations. In summer, after all, everyone can go outside and run off energy. But at home in winter, everyone's tempers are often as short as a dark winter day.

We've picked 10 family-friendly spots across the country that offer a wide range of temperatures and activities. What suits your family's fancy? Do you want to do some backwoods exploring on snowshoes or skis in New England? Or would you rather have a Rocky Mountain adventure? Don't forget the pleasures of warm ocean water or the fascination of the desert ecosystem.

All of this and more is waiting, so read on!



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