With February break giving your kids some time off from school, you may already have plans for how to keep them busy. It’s a great time to take a winter vacation as a family, or to start thinking about where you might want to travel the next time a winter break comes around.
We asked Boston.com readers where their ideal winter vacation spot would be, and we heard back with a list of suggestions that includes everything from the snowy mountains of Colorado to Florida beaches. While some readers definitely appreciate warm weather, many would love to go somewhere wintry where they can ski.
Below, we’ve put together a list of your favorite destinations for a trip away from home — and a few suggestions for what to do when you get there.
Domestic vacation destinations
“It is a real mountain town with great skiing, and it is working driving distance to other big mountains in Colorado. Great nightlife and food.”
— Peter, Weymouth
“The food, the beaches, the not so humid temps during the winter. Did I mention the food? The history of the place.”
— M.S., Brighton
South Florida beaches
“Ocean view, local dancing, people, dining out.”
— Andy F., Plymouth
Steamboat Springs or Copper Mountain, Colorado
“Champagne Powder! Ski all day. Hot tub after. Repeat. Big mountains. No crowds. Ski with family.”
Vermont’s Golden Triangle
“Londonderry is the center of a winter playground. For alpine skiers, Magic is in Londonderry, Bromley five minutes west in Peru, and Stratton [to the] south. There are several well maintained Nordic