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Disney Short Escapes: Perfect Family Getaways

No-Stress Weekend Escapes Everyone Will Love


Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean the vacation fun has to end. Tailor-made for year-round fun, Adventures by Disney Short Escapes are three- and four-night getaways to some of the world’s most fascinating destinations. Boston, New York, Vancouver, Rome, San Francisco, London—these mini-breaks include action-packed itineraries that will thrill everyone in your brood. Imagine taking a private after-hours tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, seeing “Frozen: The Broadway Musical” at the legendary St. James Theatre in New York, or enjoying a family bike ride along the dazzling San Francisco Bay. These are just some of the unforgettable experiences Short Escapes makes happen.

Designed to take the hassle out of travel, these perfectly planned guided getaways require little more than getting to the airport. Yes, even that can be daunting sometimes, but Disney takes care of all the rest—hotels, transportation, restaurant reservations, amazing activities and VIP experiences—literally everything you need for an incredible long weekend. Done. They even provide two Adventure Guides to make sure everything runs smooth. The only thing for you to do is relax and enjoy an amazing family adventure.

Production of Frozen the Musical
Short Escapes: An expert travel agent can help you plan a short escape to see "Frozen: The Broadway Musical" in New York City, arrange a family bike ride along the San Francisco Bay, or arrange a tour of the Vatican in Rome.

For years Adventures by Disney has offered Short Escapes to New York City, San Francisco, Disneyland & Southern California, Barcelona, Rome and Copenhagen. Coming this fall, they are adding three new destinations to the list: Boston, Vancouver and London. Like the other Short Escapes, these getaways include luxury accommodation, the first-rate service you’d expect from Disney, and special VIP access to extraordinary experiences.

Short Escapes Boston

Whether you’re a history buff or a foodie, an outdoor enthusiast or an art lover, Boston has something for everyone. On the Short Escapes Boston getaway, you’ll wander the cobblestone streets of the Freedom Trail on a privately guided tour, test your family’s coordination as you row down the Charles River in a sculling shell and kick-back New England style with a clambake on picturesque Thompson Island. Guests stay at the Westin Copley Place, a family-friendly hotel in the heart of the historic Back Bay neighborhood.

Mother and daughter enjoying a Disney Short Escapes vacation in Boston.
Short Escapes Boston: Wander the cobblestone streets on a private guided tour to see Boston's famous landmarks, including the Old State House, Freedom Trail and Thompson Island.

Short Escapes Vancouver

Often topping the lists of best places to live, Vancouver is an urban oasis unlike anywhere else in the world. Breathtakingly beautiful, this city has it all from beaches and mountains to trendy neighborhoods filled with charming shops and bustling restaurants. On this Short Escape, you’ll ride a scenic chairlift 4,100 feet above sea level to the top of Grouse Mountain for panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, soar through the treetops on a thrilling zip-line ride, and explore Granville Island on a foodie walking tour. This three day/two night getaway includes a room at the luxurious Fairmont Waterfront Hotel with sweeping harbor and ocean views.

A couple crosses the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, Canada.
Short Escapes Vancouver: Not only will your Vancouver vacation include sightseeing in the city, but you can also venture further out to experience outdoor attractions like the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

Short Escapes London

As one of the greatest cities in the world, London never fails to impress. Whether this is your first trip across the pond or London is an already beloved destination, Short Escapes will show you the town like a true VIP. You’ll be treated to a private viewing of the Royal Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, witness first-hand the grandeur of the changing of the guards at Windsor Palace and speed down the River Thames on a private boat ride that is sure to thrill. Your hotel, the iconic Waldorf Hilton, is perfectly located right in the heart of town and is steps from all the landmarks, museums and theaters that make London so famous.

Whether you have a long weekend in your future (hint, check your calendar for upcoming teacher workdays) or you want to plan the perfect beginning, or end, to a Disney cruise, Adventures by Disney Short Escapes are extraordinary journeys your family will love.

Changing of the guard at Windsor Castle
Short Escapes London: Your Short Escapes vacation can include VIP treatment to London's popular tourist attractions, including the Royal Crown Jewels at the Tower of London and the changing of the guard at Windsor Palace.

Inspired by this article and want to speak with a Vacation travel agent about how you can plan your own Short Escape? Let one of Vacation’s on-call travel experts connect you with an Adventures by Disney® specialist to plan your next getaway.



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