Winter weekends can be crazy-making for parents and kids alike, cooped up in the house, waiting for the weather to warm. This year, avoid the cold-weather doldrums with a surprise long-weekend escape somewhere warm. We've hand-picked resorts that are easy to access (direct flights or easy connections from many cities), have memorable children's programs (think nature camps, dolphin experiences, waterparks, and circuses), and offer attractions that will please parents (good restaurants and entertainment on-property or nearby). From The Breakers in Palm Beach to Grand Wailea on Maui, these are the best resorts for a quick family getaway.
By Emily Wasserman