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Unforgettable Christmas Family Vacation Ideas

Travel + Leisure Logo By Miriam Porter of Travel + Leisure | Slide 1 of 12: <p>The holidays are the perfect opportunity to enjoy a break from daily routines and take a family vacation. Whats more, traveling often means introducing children to new cultures and unfamiliar languages, landscapes, and food. Traveling provides a different type of learning and education that school doesnt teach.</p><p>Whether you want the convenience of an all-inclusive resort or the adventure of forging your own trails, exploring new places can be a learning opportunity for children, as well as an unforgettable bonding experience for the whole family.</p><p>If eco-travel is your familys passion, head to St. Lucia and explore mineral pools and volcanoes; discover the rain forests of Costa Rica high among the clouds; or swim up to coral reefs in secluded Dominica.</p><p>If, instead, youre hoping for a picture-perfect white Christmas, theres always ice skating in Ottawa or skiing in Whistler.</p><p>Or if you desire a lavish and relaxing beach vacation with poolside drinks and fine dining, Turks and Caicos or the Bahamas has got you covered. </p>

Unforgettable Christmas Family Vacation Ideas

The holidays are the perfect opportunity to enjoy a break from daily routines and take a family vacation. What's more, traveling often means introducing children to new cultures and unfamiliar languages, landscapes, and food. Traveling provides a different type of learning and education that school doesn't teach.

Whether you want the convenience of an all-inclusive resort or the adventure of forging your own trails, exploring new places can be a learning opportunity for children, as well as an unforgettable bonding experience for the whole family.

If eco-travel is your family's passion, head to St. Lucia and explore mineral pools and volcanoes; discover the rainforests of Costa Rica high among the clouds; or swim up to coral reefs in secluded Dominica.

If, instead, you're hoping for a picture-perfect white Christmas, there's always ice skating along the canal in Ottawa or skiing in Whistler.

Or, if you desire a lavish and relaxing beach vacation with poolside drinks and fine dining, Turks and Caicos or the Bahamas have got you covered.

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