Christmas Vacation Ideas for the Family

By Shannon Gurnee
In Caribbean
December 2, 2019

Today, on Redhead Mom, we’re talking about Christmas Vacation Ideas for the Family in partnership with Beaches Resorts.

Christmas vacation travel

My husband and I love to travel and explore beautiful places, all while relaxing and having fun using our Oceanfront hotel booking. Someday, we would love to plan a Christmas vacation with our 6 kids and take them somewhere beautiful and fun where they will make memories that will last a lifetime. Two important things to consider when planning your Christmas vacation is budget and activities for kids. You’ll need to figure out how much it costs for flights, travel to and from the airport to the bed and breakfast or resort you booked, and then the amount of money you’ll need to spend on food, drinks and souvenirs. The hotels in Laguna Beach are perfect for families. Let’s not forget about the money for any excursions or activities like river canoeing you might want to do while on your trip.

What are some of the Christmas Vacation Ideas You Might Consider?

Christmas Vacation Ideas

Frank and I have loved our trips to the Caribbean and I think we are both in agreement that taking our family on a Beach vacation to Jamaica and Turks & Caicos someday would be amazing! I’ve heard fabulous things about Beaches Resorts by Sandals and definitely have it on my RESORTS TO VISIT list. Visiting Beaches Resorts by Sandals is the perfect way to bring the family closer together. I love that not only do they have beautiful, pristine, white-sand beaches like this beach villa Maldives caressed by crystal-clear seas, but they are also all inclusive. I’m telling you this is a HUGE savings when it comes to traveling, especially with a family like ours. At Beaches Resorts by Sandals, you can spend your family vacation in luxurious rooms and suites and enjoy a wide array of fun and exciting activities for kids of every age. All Beaches Resorts include Pirates Island waterparks, Sesame streetยฎ characters, kids camps and an exciting nightclub for teens.

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I hope we can take our kids to Beaches Resorts by Sandals someday. It would be an amazing vacation and one that none of us would forget!

Have you been to Beaches Resorts before?


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

21 Responses to “Christmas Vacation Ideas for the Family”

  1. Bill Sweeney says:

    Definitely budget and activities for our kids rate high on things to consider when we vacation as a family. Beaches Resorts by Sandals sounds like the ideal trip for us.

  2. Emman Damian says:

    I want to do northern lights! It sounds so fun and exciting! I want to see Aurora Borealis!

  3. GiGi Eats says:

    I’m a NO SNOW kinda person — but also not a beach person, ha! My husband and I are doing Panama this year. Last year we had a baby so didn’t go anywhere. The year before we did Africa. The year before we did SE Asia and the year before that we did England (DO NOT go in the winter if you don’t like cold, haha).

  4. No, I haven’t. The closest I have got to something like that is “Oyster Bay beach” in Tanzania!

  5. Julie Cao says:

    I have only been to beach resorts in Cuba, and it cannot beat the Beaches Resorts by Sandals. I live in the USA so it is really not difficult to travel to Caribbean.

  6. Toni says:

    I love these ideas!! My family will surely enjoy any of these!

  7. Monica says:

    It just got cold and miserable here and I am absolute dreaming of beaches! Hope you get back there soon too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. joy says:

    i have never been to beach resorts before but it sounds like you had a lovely trip. i think i would prefer the christmas markets in europe and maybe even some snow to the beach.

    Joy at

  9. Tiffany La Forge-Grau says:

    I always thought it would be a lot of fun to travel to Hawaii for the holidays. These are some excellent destinations!

  10. I am a beach person but I like watching my family ski! Next summer, we plan to take our graduating son to Kenya to meet his family on his grandfather’s side. He and my husband plan to hike Kilimanjaro!

  11. I definitely prefer the beach over the snow any time of year so a Beaches resort would be ideal!

  12. katrina Kroeplin says:

    beaches is a great idea. we are hoping to actually get to dollywood next year ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Ashley R says:

    I think the Nothern Europe Vacation sounds like a great idea. I can only see so many beaches in my lifetime . LOL

  14. Oh my, there so many great ideas here. Even know where to start to decide where to vacation!

  15. Kara Guppy says:

    We have tried to see the Northern Lights twice now and have failed. Fingers crossed for third time lucky

  16. I would love to celebrate Christmas in the Caribbean under the sun enjoying the sea and sand! Thanks for sharing about Beaches Resorts by Sandals I will check them out.

  17. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I definitely need to stick to a budget when vacationing. The small town vacation sounds fun. Last year my daughter and I went to Cancun and my sister and I went on a road trip through Kentucky

  18. Jess says:

    I loved this list! Great ideas and so easy to follow!

  19. Lyanna Soria says:

    I’m both snow and beach person so I’d love to visit all of those. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time during your vacation.

  20. I’ve heard wonderful things about Beaches resorts and would love to take our kids there when they’re old enough to partake in more of the kids activities.

  21. Itโ€™s freezing here right now so this Sandals resort sounds amazing!! I canโ€™t wait to get back to the Caribbean sometime soon.

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