Head to Atlanta this winter for some family fun

For those looking to escape the chill this winter, Atlanta makes for a great family getaway. Not only is this charming southern city warmer than most of the country during the holiday season, it also has some amazing sites and attractions for a family vacation.

If you’re hoping to have some family fun in Atlanta this winter, here are some spots you might want to check out.

Ice Skating: There are few winter outdoor activities as magical as ice skating. Downtown Atlanta offers two premier outdoor ice skating rinks that you and your family can enjoy. Head to Centennial Olympic Park until January 15 or Atlantic Station until February 15 for some outdoor ice skating fun!

Holiday Light Show: One of the best parts of the holiday season are the lights that get put on display by those who are celebrating. The Atlanta Botanical Gardens offers one of the most beautiful holiday light shows that you and your family will ever see. The holiday lights outside the Emory University Hospital are also something to behold.

Pro Football: The Atlanta Falcons have been one of the better teams in the NFL over the past few seasons, even making a Super Bowl appearance in 2017. The Falcons also happen to play in one of the league’s newest and most innovative venues—Mercedes-Benz Stadium. If your family loves football, go see some of the NFL’s best quarterback-wide receiver combinations in Matt Ryan and Julio Jones.

Aquarium: The Georgia Aquarium gets into the holiday spirit with light shows, live entertainment and other holiday-themed activities. This is an amazing aquarium where you and your family members can even swim with sharks and whales!

Indoor Water Park: Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park in Georgia that also happens to be one of the best family resorts in Georgia. It doesn’t matter if there’s a little chill in the air even in Atlanta. This indoor water park is always kept at a comfortable 84 degrees for its guest.

Choose Chicago for Your Winter Family Vacation

When planning a family vacation in the winter, there’s no place like Chicago. This charming Midwest city is full of sites and attractions that are sure to keep everyone in the family entertained, especially during the winter months.

To enjoy your own Chicago family fun this winter, here are a few places in the Windy City that you and your family should check out.  

Great Wolf Lodge: One of the best water parks in Illinois is an indoor water park near Chicago called great Wolf Lodge. With all kinds of water slides and water games, this 80,000-square-foot indoor water park is always 84 degrees, even in the winter!

Ice Skating Rinks: Nothing says winter like you and your loved ones gliding across the ice of an indoor or outdoor ice skating rink. And there happen to be many throughout Chicago that will leave you and your family with a memorable experience. Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, and Wentworth Park all have outdoor skating rinks that you can enjoy all winter long.

Sledding Hills: Sledding is a great winter activity. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, there are very few things that are more fun to do when there’s snow on the ground. You and your family can head to Montgomery Ward Park, Arndt Park, or Horner Park for some of the best sledding hills that Chicago has to offer.

Snowshoeing: If you and your family are looking for something truly unique for your winter vacation, you should try snowshoeing at Morton Arboretum. You and your family members can trek across the 1,700-acre snowy surface of the arboretum. Rental snowshoes are available at the visitor center and once you strap them on you can take on the family friendly Conifer Collection trail. And don’t worry parents, there are benches, restrooms, and warming stations available along the trail.