After the flurry of festivities during the peak holiday season, the new year brings a slew of nice winter deals and special events. Here are some terrific recommendations for a January escape with kids.
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Low Prices, Small Crowds at Disney World
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Make a Splash at an Indoor Water Park
No matter the weather, 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.
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Whale Watching in San Diego
Are your kids fascinated by whales? Consider planning a whale watching family getaway to Southern California. San Diego’s famous gray whale-watching season stretches from December through April. You can watch a parade of California gray whales make their annual 5,000-mile migration from the chilly Alaskan seas to the warm water lagoons of Baja California.
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Chill Out, Check In: Quebec's Ice Hotel
Once again, a team of dozens of artisans have come together to create the one-of-a-kind Hotel de Glace out of ice and snow, now one of the most popular winter tourist attractions in Quebec.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Where to Celebrate MLK with Kids
The birthday of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. is a public holiday that creates a long three-day weekend in mid-January. It's a great opportunity to take time to learn more about the man and his role in the civil rights movement, and to plan a family getaway to one of the destinations steeped in his legacy.
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A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. will host the second annual A Celebration of Harry Potter, a three-day special fan event including special experiences at both Universal theme parks, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida. The event takes place in late January.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Why January is an Awesome Time to Visit NYC
Looking to get a slice of the Big Apple for less? January is a month of super hotel deals, plus popular money-savings promos like Restaurant Week and Broadway Week.
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Winter Olympics Host Cities
You don't have to be an athlete to try out some of the sports at Olympic complexes, and an Olympic-themed getaway can make for a fun and active family trip. Along with delivering Olympic fun, these locations are without exception tremendously scenic and chock full of charm. They are picturesque ski towns with a wide array of kid-friendly hotels, restaurants, shops, and other amenities to keep families happy.
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Mush! Where to Take the Kids Dog Sledding
Love dogs? Love winter? Dog sledding is a fun and family-friendly adventure that combines the two. There are plenty of places to go for a spin on the snow and maybe even learn a few dog-driving skills.
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National Park Winter Adventures
Perhaps the best-kept secret about national parks is that they are terrific places to visit year-round. During the winter, your family can take advantage of free ranger-led tours, junior ranger activities, and wildlife learning without the heat and the crowds.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Exceptionally Cool Places to Take the Kids Ice Skating
Lacing up skates for a smooth glide around an ice rink is a quintessential winter pasttime. Here's a roundup of the best places to skate in some of North America's major destinations.
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Texas Rodeo Season
There is perhaps no better way for families to tap into the authentic cowboy culture in Texas than to visit when there’s a rodeo in town. January through March is prime rodeo season in the Lone Star State, drawing crowds from across the country to enjoy this storied Western tradition. As a bonus, you will get to visit Texas when temperatures are at their mildest.