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3. 1. Telluride, Colorado Photo Credit: Cascade Creatives During the holidays, Telluride, CO becomes a vegan winter wonderland. With dozens of vegan options in this little town of just two thousand people, it’s no wonder that it’s a tourist des- tination for families who want to get away from it all. The his- toric ski town is six hours from the Denver airport and worth every “are we there yet?” along the way. When you’ve had your fill of skiing, stop by the Telluride Historical Museum to learn about the town’s rich background or visit the vegan bakery, Baked in Telluride, for some puff pastry veggie burritos. Branson, Missouri Photo Credit: Michael J. Munster 2. Nestled in the Ozarks, Branson, MO is not exactly the first place one thinks of when planning a winter getaway with their family. However, Branson has a surprising number of vegan food options. From gluten-free vegan pizza at Mama D’s to the full works at The Keeter Center. Branson is often described as a “family-friendly Las Vegas” for its abundance of kid-approved attractions. The best time to vis- it Branson is in November and December when the entire town gets into the spirit and transforms into a festive holiday utopia. Williamsburg, Virginia Photo Credit: BB DESIGN 3. If winter sports are not your cup of tea, head on over to his- torical Williamsburg. Restored in the 20th century, you can walk the same steps as the founding fathers in this Colonial town. Be sure to catch one of the many Civil War reenactments while you’re there, they happen almost daily. You will never go hungry with the vast selection of vegan food offerings from the local restaurants, so have that Happy Cow app at the ready. You’ll definitely want to stop by Modern Love for some gour- met vegan eats. Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest UK Photo Credit: Steve Bramall 4. Naturally, the first thing that popped into one’s mind when seeing the words “Sherwood Forest” was Robin Hood. Howev- er, Center Parcs is actually a wonderful family winter vacation destination. It is the perfect Christmas getaway for when you don’t want to be bothered washing ten million cups a day and listening to the kids crying because Santa forgot to bring the batteries for their toys. You can take a trip around the village of Rufford, or escape the cold and relax and unwind at their Aqua Sana Spa. To call this slice of paradise “vegan-friendly” would not do it justice. Every single restaurant caters to vegans and can accommodate food allergies, they even have seperate menus for vegans, so be sure to ask about vegan options wher- ever you dine. If you happen to be there for Christmas, you can even join Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves for breakfast before he delivers the gifts! RAISEVEGAN.COM RV. 29