If you want to trade in your snow shovel for a bottle of sunscreen but are afraid you can’t afford it, think again. There are plenty of affordable family winter getaways. They’re just one boarding pass away from becoming a reality for you and your family.

Check them out!

  1. Puerto Rico

While some other beach vacations are expensive this time of year, Puerto Rico is not. There are a variety of inexpensive options for the entire family to enjoy.

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Round-trip airfare from the East Coast airports will cost you less than $300 round-trip. You may even find some cheaper flights. As far as hotels go, four and five star hotel deals can be found for as low as $120 a night. With prices like these, a family winter getaway seems like more of a reality, doesn’t it? Once you’re there, taking in the beaches is a must. The water is clear and clean, perfect for families. You can also do some sightseeing and check out destinations like El Morro. There is a maze of tunnels inside this fortress that the kids will enjoy.

  1. Tybee Island, Georgia

Tybee Island, Georgia is unknown to many people. It boasts three miles of uninterrupted beaches. Located just 18 miles from historic Savannah, Georgia, this is a great place to take the family. You can go on a dolphin tour, check out the birds and wildlife or go fishing. As far as transportation goes, flights are as low as $100 from the East Coast. Depending on where you live, driving is also an option.  There are affordable and beautiful hotels for as low as $120 a night.

3. San Diego, California

Beaches, parks, and warm weather…it doesn’t get any better if you’re looking for a winter getaway for the family.

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You can grab a flight for as low as $230 round-trip from the New York City airports this time of year. When it comes to lodging, there are deals to be found with some hotels offering stays for as low as $100 a night. During your visit, the San Diego zoo is a must. If you want to take in some museums and parks, look into combo tickets that can get you into the zoo and these other attractions.

  1. Beaches Turks & Caicos

If you thought resort living was only for couples, then you haven’t visited Beaches Turks & Caicos. This resort is overflowing with activities for the kids. Enjoy water parks, a kids’ camp, and even meet and greet some Sesame Street characters. Look into specials offered by Beaches that include a $355 instant air credit in some cases. If you’re booking flights separately, you can find round-trip airfare for around $300 per person. Your best bet is to look into what the resort has to offer. For around $300 a person per night you can get your stay and all meals covered, so it may be best to go this route.

  1. Costa Rica

Affordable family winter vacations can also be found in Costa Rica. Here’s why you should consider making the trip.

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Costa Rica offers nature and culture along with its beautiful beaches. Many families take advantage of resort offerings that include zip lining through the jungle as well as tours to check out area volcanoes. Depending on how luxurious a resort you want, you can find deals for as low as $800 per person. That includes an all-inclusive stay at the resort as well as airfare.

If you’re looking for an affordable winter vacation for the entire family, there are plenty of options out there that don’t include a mouse and princesses. Think out of the box and you’ll end up with a vacation of a lifetime full of family memories.