Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy camping with the family. When planning a cold-weather camping trip, make sure to bring along these products for a safe and warm experience.
Bringing a sleeping bag is a no-brainer, but for extra warmth and comfort, invest in a sleeping pad. The pads offer extra insulation from the ground. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and prices for different budgets. Try one of these options from REI.
Purchase a portable camping stove so you can enjoy a hot meal during your camping trip. Coleman offers a variety of stoves available in different sizes.
Prepare for rain or snow with waterproof clothing, particularly jackets and boots. Gore-Tex is known for its high-quality waterproof products, including outerwear, footwear, gloves and other accessories.
For some added warmth, use hand and feet warmer packs. These provide instant heat for cold-weather activities. L.L. Bean offers a set containing both hand and feet warmers.
Make sure you pack plenty of layers you can add or shed, depending on the temperature. Opt for a base layer on top and bottom, made with moisture-wicking material. Bring extra of whatever you pack.
LEGOLAND New York Resort debuted its first Brick-or-Treat, a not-so-scary Halloween party built for kids! The event runs Saturdays and Sundays in October, 3–6 p.m., transforming each of the park’s seven LEGO-themed lands into family-friendly Halloween havens.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills makes staying in a suite even sweeter! Guests who book one of the hotel’s elegant suites are offered complimentary use of a luxury BMW for the length of their stay. While Beverly Hills has so much to offer, having a car gives you the freedom to see even more of Southern California, whether it is driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or continuing on, past Santa Barbara, to Santa Ynez wine country.
Kick-off the Christmas festivities Nov. 21 at Grand Geneva Resort and Spa. Welcoming guests of all ages, the entire family can participate in the resort’s annual Illumination Ceremony. This magical event celebrates the flipping of a switch for the spectacular light displays around the resort.
Located in Yardley Pennsylvania, Shady Brook Farm offers fun activities for families all year long, but really thrives in autumn. During fall, Shady Brook hosts plenty of activities for all ages.
Movies on the Potomac are back at National Harbor, in Maryland, offering a variety of Halloween classics during the entire month of October. Every Sunday, 4–6 p.m., National Harbor will show a free movie on the Waterfront Plaza big screen, located at 150 National Plaza.