As October comes to a close in a few weeks, it’s time to start planning for the holiday season. Purchasing corporate holiday gifts for clients and employees? Check (if you haven’t crossed this off the list yet, consider photo frames, wine accessories or food gifts). Next on the list? Booking a holiday getaway for the family. This year there are many fun vacation options that I wish had been available to me as a child, including the Nickelodeon package at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix. For two nights, families can participate in trivia and a “sliming,” watch Nickelodeon shows by the pool, create Nick-themed arts and crafts projects, and receive a pillowcase and special gift (which may be turn-down service and promotional chocolate), all before meeting SpongeBob SquarePants or Dora the Explorer for a special goodbye.
One of my favorite childhood vacations was a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, complete with historic candy shops and fake witch trials. And, if going somewhere with the family just isn’t in the budget this year, planning a staycation is another great alternative. Research the top tourist attractions in your town (some cities even have special passes that will get you discounts if you plan to attend multiple museums, etc.), pick out a kid-friendly restaurant and let the countdown to the holidays begin!
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