There comes a time for many people where they must choose their holiday based on family size. Traveling with children can be complicated if you don’t pick the perfect destination.

We have compiled this list of the world’s most beautiful locations to experience this winter with the whole family. Some places have exciting children’s activities, while some provide hours of entertainment for parents, too. View the list below and make sure to let us know in the comments where your favorite family excursion is!

Maui, Hawaii

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Whether you hop aboard a snorkeling tour or spend all day on the beach, Maui, Hawaii is the perfect place to spend the winter with your children.  With pristine sandy shores, epic volcano views of Haleakalā, and sunshine for days, you’re family will never run out of activities. One of the most popular excursions is experiencing an authentic luau at Old Lahaina, where they even roast a pig over the spit!

Barcelona, Spain

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In Barcelona, visiting the renowned parks are the ticket for a beautiful winter experience. Your children will feel like they’re in the middle of a vivid children’s book as you take them through Parc Güell to view the architectural displays by renowned artist Antoni Gaudí. And afterwards, visit the Montjuïc where you’ll see a castle that looks straight out of a fairy tale. The best part about Barcelona? Delicious tapas (small sharable portions of Spanish foods) to enjoy with the entire family!

Playa Paraiso, Mexico

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Escape the winter chill this year in Tulum, Mexico. Snorkeling, making sand castles, and exploring the gentle tide pools are all in the cards on your next family vacation to Playa Paraiso. Rent beach cruisers and ride into town for a margarita (or two!) and to tour the locals shops. Your children will fall in love with the bright colors, friendly people, and beautiful scenery. And when your kids are too tired to keep exploring, relax all day on the pristine white sandy beaches.

Salzburg, Austria

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Snowcapped mountains, quaint streets, and beautiful lights await you in Salzburg, Austria this winter. Bring your children along for a quintessential holiday experience as you traipse the snowy streets with hot chocolates in hand. Whether you choose to adventure outside the city to hit the slopes or to walk through the Christmas markets, you’ll never forget your unbelievable holiday spent in Salzburg, Austria.

Princess Cruise To The Caribbean

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Princess Cruises are the clear choice for families with children and teens because of their extraordinary amenities. Unique educational programming for age groups 3-17 gives your children the opportunity to learn a thing or two while cruising the open seas. The most popular educational opportunity is the Science on the Seas class, in conjunction with the California Science Center, that teaches children about sharks and marine biology. But don’t worry- there are plenty of activities for you, too. Princess Cruises are notorious for their world-class dining experiences and theatre shows.

Created by Mandy Burkholder