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Fab Ideas for the Winter Break
For many families in the United States, the long Presidents Day weekend is extended even further into a weeklong break in the winter school calendar. Here are some fantastic mid-winter getaway ideas where you can make the most of your family vacation time.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Snag a Ski Getaway for Less
If your family loves spending time on the slopes, the long holiday week is a terrific opportunity to get out on the snow. Don't know where to go? Check out Ski magazine's list of Top 20 Family-Friendly Ski Resorts in North America.
Here's how to land an affordable ski trip:Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Visit a National Park for Free
Entry is free all Presidents Weekend long at our national parks, national forests, and national wildlife refuges. With well over 400 properties run by the National Park Service, it's likely that you live within driving distance of several wonderful sites offering free admission.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Stay in a Castle Where Kids Eat Free
About two hours north of New York City, the Victorian castle-style Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY, is one of America's Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families. It's possible you might be able to get a kids stay and eat free package. Check their website for current offers.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Embrace the Season
Love winter? Plan a getaway around a cold-weather activity that gets the whole family outside having fun like ice skating or dogsledding tours.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Make a Splash at an Indoor Water Park
No matter if the weather outside is frightful, every day's a pool day at an indoor water park. From the Northwest to the Southeast and everywhere in between, here are the best in every region of the United States.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Learn More About the U.S. Presidents
The birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12th) and George Washington (February 22nd) are a great opportunity to take time to learn more about the men and their legacies.
In Colonial Williamsburg, Presidents Day Weekend will be full of events where your family can "meet" founding-father US Presidents such as Washington, Jefferson, and Madison and hear them deliver some of their most momentous speeches.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Rent a Vacation Home in One of These Hot Spots
According to HomeAway.com, the largest online vacation rental listing site, Americans are flocking to the mountains for the three-day holiday weekend. With just one exception, the 10 markets driving the most inquiries for vacation home rentals over Presidents Day Weekend are mountain resort towns where scenic views and ski slopes are often the main draws.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Go Whale Watching in Virginia Beach
February is prime whale-watching season in Virginia Beach when the Chesapeake Bay provides a comfortable wintering home for hundreds of humpback and fin whales. Book a Winter Wildlife cruise with local outfitter Rudee Tours, nicknamed "the Whale Whisperer."
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