The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means that there are a lot of people who will try to plan their family vacation around some of the biggest, and busiest, days of the year. Having your time-off coincide with the end of year shenanigans has been a developing trend for about the last decade or so, but travel experts still note that deciding on any one of a number of family vacation ideas still remains the toughest task for most folks. |
And why would it get easier? With more ways to score great deals on lodging and travel, getting to where you’ve always wanted to go is easier now than it has ever been. This tremendous amount of choice, however, poses the problem of option paralysis. With so many avenues available, you kind of just freeze up.
Still, just for the sake of argument, assume that your family has been able to put together a pretty good list of possible vacation ideas for the holiday season. If you still think the list can be smaller or perhaps needs something a little different, here are five possible family vacation ideas for your holiday trip:
College Station Christmas in the Park — Hayrides, hot cocoa, live entertainment, and photos with Santa are just some of the things to expect. Aside from St. Nick, the biggest draw is the more than one million lights that will decorate the nearly fifty acre Beachy Central Park starting on Thanksgiving through New Year’s.
Europe — So, you could go really big, and check out another continent! Much of the modern take on the Santa Claus character is based off of European tradition, and with an abundance of centuries-old churches, the holidays are something to behold.
Burton’s 1st Annual Great Pumpkin Patch — If keeping it low-key is your thing, why not check out a new event sponsored by the Burton (TX) Chamber of Commerce. Students from Burton ISD & clubs around the community are decorating large wooden pumpkins to be showcased in front of local businesses.
Skiing Out of State — Maybe you still want something big but not too big. Why not skiing out of state at any number of ski lodges available throughout the US? Many of these lodges have diverse floor plans for your needs, and in many cases, you can rent gear nearby.
Brenham, TX — If quaint but exciting is more your style, the holidays in Brenham rock! You literally have daily activities filling the local schedule from Thanksgiving through the end of the year.
In the end, though, the one thing you’ll have to contend with the most is making sure you plan ahead enough to actually be able to book a trip without any issues. Remember that you’re not the only family traveling during the holidays, let alone also making a family vacation out of it. What’s more, it’s likely you may be going after the same spots others are, and it’s only a matter of time before there are no available bookings available.
For other family vacation ideas in Texas, contact the Brenham/Washington County CVB today.
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