What Should I Do for Winter Vacation? Here Are Some Ideas!

Are you and your kids already thinking of ways to make the most out of your winter break? With the holidays just around the corner, why not plan a fun and memorable vacation that everyone will enjoy! Whether it’s exploring a new city, creating unforgettable memories with friends and family or having some time away for yourself – there is so much potential! Here are some ideas to get you started on planning an amazing winter vacation.

Get Cozy at Home – Enjoy a movie marathon, hot cocoa bar, or holiday light tour 

As winter vacation approaches, it’s the perfect time to plan some fun activities to enjoy with your kids. And what’s better than getting cozy at home? Whether you’re in the mood for a movie marathon or a warm cup of hot cocoa, there are plenty of ways to create a cozy atmosphere that the whole family will love. 

One idea is to set up a hot cocoa bar complete with marshmallows and whipped cream, so everyone can customize their drink. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even take your kids on a holiday light tour of your town to see all the twinkling lights and decorations. 

No matter what you choose to do, the key is to make it a special time that your kids will remember for years to come. So, grab some fuzzy blankets, hunker down on the couch, and enjoy a cozy day at home with your loved ones.

Day Camp – Experience basketball camps and dance camps at LuHi!

Day camp is an excellent activity for winter vacation because it provides a structured and stimulating environment for children. With school out of session, it’s essential to keep kids engaged and active during their break. Day camps offer a perfect balance of fun and educational activities that help children maintain their physical and mental well-being. It also allows them to learn new skills, explore their interests, and develop social connections outside of the classroom setting. Moreover, day camps provide a sense of routine and structure during a time when children may feel disoriented due to the change in their daily schedules. 

LuHi presents an exceptional opportunity for children to make the most of their winter vacation. Offering both basketball camps and dance camps, LuHi provides a diverse set of activities that cater to a wide range of interests. For those passionate about basketball, the camp delivers a comprehensive program designed to improve skills, foster teamwork, and instill a love for the sport. Meanwhile, dance enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a vibrant dance camp, exploring various dance styles, honing their techniques, and fostering creativity. The dynamic environment at LuHi encourages children to step out of their comfort zones, make new friends, and cultivate an active and healthy lifestyle — even during the winter months.

Take a Ski Trip – Go downhill skiing, snow tubing, or try ice fishing

Looking for a perfect winter vacation spot? Why not take a ski trip? With loads of activities to choose from, it’s the perfect way to get outdoors and embrace the season. Go downhill skiing, where you can speed down the mountain and feel the chilly air rush by you. Snow tubing offers an alternative for those who want a more playful experience. 

Or, for more of a unique adventure, why not try ice fishing? Bundle up and drill a hole in the ice, then lay your bait and wait for a bite. Any of these experiences will guarantee a memorable trip and memories that will last a lifetime. Pack your warmest clothes and gear and book your trip today!

Take a Road Trip – Visit nearby cities for shopping and sightseeing during the holidays

For winter vacation, consider taking a road trip to nearby cities for some festive shopping and sightseeing! Take advantage of the magical holiday storefronts and decorations, and explore new places all while getting into the holiday spirit. 

Long Island is home to a wealth of tourist attractions, from quaint coastal towns to bustling shopping districts. Take a drive through the historic village of Port Jefferson and enjoy the quaint shops, bakeries, and harborside restaurants. Or head over to Riverhead and visit the Tanger Outlets for some great holiday shopping. A visit to Garden City for Roosevelt Field Mall is also a great option. 

For an unforgettable Christmas experience, head to the Stony Brook Village Center. You’ll be able to soak in the holiday ambiance from the winter lights and decor while shopping from a range of locally owned stores. A winter road trip across Long Island is the perfect way to indulge in the holiday spirit and create memories to cherish forever!

With many cities offering special events, such as light shows or Christmas markets, you’ll be sure to create some unforgettable memories. Plus, with the option to take your own car, you’ll have the freedom to set your own schedule and explore at your own pace. Don’t let the colder weather hold you back from enjoying a memorable winter getaway. Start planning your road trip now and get ready to explore some exciting new destinations.

Explore Nature – Go snowshoeing, build a snowman, go bird watching or take hikes in the snowy woods 

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Winter vacation doesn’t have to mean staying indoors the entire time. Embrace the beauty of nature and explore the winter wonderland that surrounds you. Take a pair of snowshoes out for a spin on a snowy trail and experience the serene stillness of the winter woods. Build a snowman with your family or friends, and have a fun and memorable time in the snow. Go bird watching and observe the unique species that inhabit the winter landscape. Or simply take a hike and see the world from a different perspective. 

There’s nothing quite like the crisp cold air and pristine beauty of a winter landscape, so why not take advantage of it and create unforgettable memories in the great outdoors? With so many options available, your winter vacation can be a truly transformative experience.

Spend Time with Family & Friends – Have an outdoor bonfire party with s’mores and stories 

During winter vacation, it’s the perfect time to spend quality time with family and friends. An outdoor bonfire party with s’mores and storytelling is a great way to bond, create memories, and stay warm. The crackling fire provides a cozy setting, while roasting marshmallows for s’mores adds a fun and interactive element to the experience. Sharing stories, whether they’re funny, sentimental, or spooky, can deepen relationships and strengthen connections.

To make the most of this experience, consider inviting friends and family members of all ages and turn the evening into a potluck. Bring hot cocoa, cider, or hot toddies to share, and some blankets to snuggle up with. For those with a competitive streak, consider bringing along some games such as cards, charades, or board games. Hosting an outdoor bonfire party during winter vacation is an ideal way to foster relationships with those you cherish most.

Indulge in Winter Sports – Try skiing, ice skating, sledding or even curling

With winter vacation, there’s no shortage when it comes to the variety of sports to try. Why not trade in your cozy nights in for some adventure on the slopes with skiing and snowboarding? Or maybe take a spin around the ice rink while ice skating? Embrace your inner child and feel the rush of excitement as you speed down the hill on a sled. And if you’re feeling a little competitive, why not try your hand at curling? It’s the perfect activity for groups of friends or families looking to try something new. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, there’s no better way to embrace the winter season than by indulging in one of these thrilling winter sports.

Whatever you choose to do this holiday season, make sure its something that will bring joy and priceless memories. Get cozy at home or take a day trip to explore nature. Spend time with family and friends, building traditions and creating lasting memories. And try out some winter sports – ski on the slopes, go ice-skating, sledding or curling. Holiday times are special and should be cherished during this festive season. Let your imagination and warm hearts guide you!  

Give Your Child the Gift of Camp at LuHi

We here at LuHi Summer Camps wish you a happy holiday! Give your child the gift of summer camp this holiday season by inquiring about our many programs. To learn more about our offerings, please visit our website and contact us today!

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