Family vacations with tweens and teens can be a challenge for traveling moms. But winter sizzles for tweens and teens at these spectacular Northeast hot spots – all within driving distance of New York City, Philladelphia, Boston or Albany, N.Y.  Check out the Teen Lounge, Teen Texas Hold ‘Em, Nordic Quest and more….

Wishing your tween or teen had something more to do in the winter than text her pals or bury himself in his Sony Wii? If you live in the Northeast (or anywhere else, for that matter), you’re in luck! Bring your older brood to any of these hot spots within driving distance of New York, Philadelphia, Boston or Albany, and you’ll quickly discover that a family can have fun sans technology.

Kara Mayer Robinson is regular contributor to travelingmom.