Winter vacations can be the best time to wind down and appreciate the best life has to offer. Carry your credit card and take plenty of cash for the ultimate winter vacation destinations. One thing’s sure if you visit one of these ultimate vacation destinations, you’ll be pampered.
Babylonstoren Farm, South Africa
Located in Franschhoek , South Africa this farm is filled with back to basic necessities and plenty of little luxuries. Farm life mixed with relaxation, wine tasting, and views brings a vacation that is enjoyable. There is a garden where guests are welcome to join in harvesting, pruning, and planting fruits, herbs, spices and vegetables.
Down on the farm inviting trails allow visitors to walk or run, taking you through the vegetation, vineyards, and a classic farm dam. The Werf, or Farm Yard, holds the historic Manor House, which dates back to 1777 along with the Koornhuis (wheat storage), old cellar, fowl house, pigeon loft, leaning bell tower and historic gates that enclose a beautiful courtyard surrounded by a low sitting whitewashed wall.
Although the farm is filled with becoming-one-with-nature activities, there is also a spa, gym, pool and vineyard to enjoy when you just want to take a break and relax. Rates for the Babylonstoren Farm start at $435 per night.
Le Meurice in Paris, France
Le Meurice, Paris offers a family package that gives you the best of luxury for both you and the little ones in your life. Every morning will start with a full breakfast, followed by sweets, cookies for the kids and macaroons for adults on your way to one of the ultimate winter vacation destinations.
Those slippers comfy enough to take home with you on your feet, are also provided for children. The youngsters also get their own “kids kit” filled with a stuffed animal, cartoon DVD, a puzzle, and coloring pencils – talk about fun hotel gifts!
When you’re not enjoying the thrills of your hotel room, be dazzled by the Carousel in the garden before heading out to see the city of Paris lights. Enjoy being spoiled with time in the sauna, fitness center and specially equipped spa. Rates at Le Meurice start at $1,300 per night.
Novotel in New York, New York
Visiting New York City during the winter season is often considered off limits due to high traffic and craziness, but it’s actually a very family friendly place to visit even when it’s cold. The Novotel hotel located in the Times Square area boasts a modern, yet quiet setting in the middle of the city’s busiest center. This high end pick offers a roomy family room, something that’s rare for the Big Apple.
The hotel restaurant’s menu includes a healthy balance for you and the children. When you’re not visiting the American Museum of Natural History or Central Park Zoo (minutes away from your hotel), enjoy the children’s play area.
While site seeing is fun and New York City is filled with some of the world’s most extraordinary sites, Novotel provides a babysitting service on the assumption that parents will want to enjoy a night out for just the two of you in the city that never sleeps. Rates start at $2,800 per night.