With autumn here and winter on its way you may be starting to think about great places to head for the cooler winter days, especially since it seems that the summer sped by without a care in the world. With so many great places to choose from though, how do you know which is the perfect destination for you and the family? Here are our favourite winter getaway destinations that are family (and couple) friendly so you can take all the guesswork out of figuring out where to go.


The ‘Sunshine State’ is one of the best places that both couples and families jet off to in the winter months. Far enough south that it stays relatively mild into the winter, Florida enjoys a temperate, tropical climate and multitudes of sunshine throughout the year. Along with checking out some of the stunning beaches, the ecological wonder of the Everglades and the pearlised string of islands that make up the Florida Keys, you can visit some of Orlando’s theme parks such as Discovery Cove, Universal Studios, or of course, the world famous Disney World. Enjoy several days rediscovering your inner child at some of these great parks with options for staying at some of their own specific resorts as well. Save money and time by getting your tickets before you go.

Canary Islands

This volcanic string of islands set off the coast of Morocco is a fantastic place for many travellers who want to live a bit of the island life without needing to jet off too far away in order to do so. While the winter months may be a bit too cool to swim in the sea (it is the Atlantic after all!), the winter is an ideal time to take part in the other island activities such as hiking, sightseeing and generally exploring the nooks and crannies of this beautiful string of islands, something that can be difficult to do in the searing summer months. With numerous hotels for all budgets, this is a great destination for couples and families alike.

Southern Hemisphere

With a whole half of the planet to choose from if you’re going to opt for somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere, it can be difficult to choose just one. Popular Southern Hemisphere destinations include Argentina, Chile, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The spot you choose just depends on what you want out of a trip as all of the destinations mentioned offer very different things: from mountains to wine to climbing and wildflowers along with cultural things specific to the destination. So which will you pick?

So there you have a great selection of fantastic destinations prime for exploring this winter season. With so many things to do and see in each, it will be difficult to pick just one, but on the plus side, you will have many options for subsequent winter getaways too! So whether you want to laze on tropical beaches, explore mountains, coastline and culture or you want to get back in touch with your inner child, the winter in warm destinations always has something to offer everyone!