Over the hill and through the wood—The well-worn path of holiday getaways can easily turn into a rut. This week we’re featuring easy and not-so-traditional holiday trips that can turn the season bright for everyone in the family. DAY TWO: A WINTER POOLPARTY

Kahlahari-Resort-Wisconsin-Dells-3Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

A Winter Pool Party
Skip the car ride altogether (almost) and check into the nearest hotel with an indoor pool. The whole family can lose the winter layers, and the kids will be content to hang out in the pool for hours. Want to really wow them? Check into the mother of all indoor hotel water parks, The Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Ready to go? This waterproof, rolling suitcase is perfect for the trip.