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  • Alistair answered:
    I think the Hudson River Valley and Catskills region to the north of NYC might suit just nicely, Beverly. Not sure exactly where you're based in New Jersey, but it's probably a little under three hours to get to many of the area's historic resorts and lodges; places like the venerable Mohonk Mountain House, one of America's oldest family-run resorts and an ideal spot for a memorable Christmas get-together. Another slightly cheaper option might be Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, NY, which has its own Winter Fun Park with sleigh rides, tubing, ice-skating, and some easy downhill slopes if any in your group want to give skiing a go. Rocking Horse also has a small year-round water park with slides and fountains for your grandson to enjoy. Up the road in the Catskills, maybe try the Emerson Resort & Spa or Hudson Valley Resort & Spa for top-class lodging as well as spa treatments. Pinegrove Ranch and Family Resort is another popular family choice, offering a range if fun winter activities including free ski lessons and equipment rentals. More info about things to see and do around the Catskills, plus places to stay at this link: http://www.visitthecatskills.com. Meanwhile, in the opposite direction and not quite as snow-centric, you might also look into a stay at Pennsylvania's Hershey Lodge, a very festive (and chocolate-y) flavored choice with things to do for everyone in your group (including a spa and access to Hersheypark and its host of holiday-themed events and entertainment).
  • Anonymous user answered:
    This is a little out of your range, but you might want to look at Lake Placid which has skiing as well as loads of other winter activities, including tobogganing, luge, bobsledding, as well as lots of indoor options for when you're skied out. Placid has twice hosted the Winter Olympics, so a well-developed infrastructure for hotels (and deals!). And OK, I'm taking a wild stab in the dark here, but you could try Bermuda if you want a bit of sun. It's only a few hours by plane from the NYC area! Lots of family-friendly stuff to consider here, including great beaches, water sports, golf, tennis, etc.
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  • Anonymous user answered:
    I would suggest flying into Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) in Massachusetts, or into New York. New York has three main airports through which millions of people pass each year. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in Queens primarily handles international flights. LaGuardia Airport (LGA), also in Queens, mainly handles domestic flights. If you're flying in from anywhere in the U.S., chances are you'll come through here. Particular exceptions include Continental Airlines. Newark International Airport (EWR), in Newark, New Jersey, handles both domestic and international flights. It's a bit further from the city than the other two airports, but it is generally less crowded and has more modern facilities. Then again, the airport into which you'll fly will largely depend on what cities in the Northeast you're planning to visit. That said, you'll probably find the cheapest fares by arriving at any of the above airports, particularly when traveling from abroad.

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