Is your family happy at higher altitudes? Families adore mountain getaways for their drop-dead-gorgeous scenery, fresh air and myriad possibilities for exciting recreation, from mountain biking and hiking to whitewater rafting and zip-lining. From Vermont's Green Mountains to the majestic Rockies, and from the Adirondacks to the Sierra Nevadas, families find kid-friendly mountain towns beckoning them to vacation.
While many favorite mountain towns are known as ski destinations, they also draw off-season crowds with their stunning scenery, cooler temperatures and active pursuits. In the northeast, for example, Stowe and Lake Placid are absolutely stunning no matter what season your family visits. Likewise, the kid-friendly mountain west towns of Park City, Taos and Jackson are popular destinations for summer road trips. In the Pacific Northwest, family-friendly mountain destinations like Hood River and Whistler are equally busy in the summer months as in the winter, and the same is true of the Coloradoan towns of Aspen, Breckenridge and Beaver Creek.
Near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the southeast, two of the most popular mountain towns are North Carolina's Asheville and Tennessee's Gatlinburg, which each draw millions of visitors each year and offer many kid-friendly hotels and attractions nearby.
On MiniTime, you can plan a mountain getaway by reading reviews by real parents about kid-friendly lodging and attractions in scenic mountain towns around the country. The recommendations offered on MiniTime are customized to fit your profile, taking into consideration the ages of your kids, to save you time.