Courtesy Doe Bay Resort and Retreat
Make a quick getaway
With holiday festivities long over and plenty of dark winter days still ahead, this time of year can feel a bit gloomy. What better way to brighten up flagging spirits than with a semi-spontaneous getaway? These relaxing regional destinations are a more affordable alternative to pricey and crowded ski resorts, offering quiet, serene vibes to enjoy before the rush of spring break.
Sneak in some time away from the littles and reconnect on a couples-only, no-kids-allowed retreat, just in time for Valentine’s Day; or bring the whole family along for a calming midwinter break at one of these off-season getaway picks. Each one offers up plenty to do, indoors and out, and all are located within a few hours’ drive of home.
Our first four picks welcome kids, while the last two are for grown-ups only (skip ahead if you like).
First stop: Paradise Village