October 30, 2023

The holiday season is the perfect time to explore new places, visit friends and family, and embrace the beauty of winter.

However, traveling during this time can be a challenge. Between crowded airports, unpredictable weather, and the stress of holiday planning, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. As a hotel that welcomes guests from all around the world, we understand the challenges of winter travel.

To help, we’ve compiled a list of winter travel tips to help make your holiday travel as seamless as possible.

1. Plan Ahead

The earlier you book your travel, the better the deals you’ll get on flights, hotels, and rental cars. Plus, the earlier you book, the more options you’ll have when it comes to booking preferred dates, seats, and rooms.

2. Pack Smart

Packing for winter travel can be a bit trickier, as you want to be prepared for cold weather without overpacking. Layers are your best bet. Bring clothes that can be easily layered, such as a t-shirt, sweater, and jacket. Don’t forget to bring warm gloves, a winter hat, and a scarf.

3. Check the Weather

Check the weather forecast for your destination before you leave for your trip. Pack appropriately and prepare for any weather-related delays or cancellations. Be sure to also check weather conditions for any connecting flights or layovers.

4. Be Flexible

Winter weather can be unpredictable, so it’s best to be flexible with your travel plans. If a flight is cancelled or delayed, have a backup plan in place. Look into alternative transportation options, such as a train or rental car, and be prepared to adjust your itinerary accordingly.

5. Embrace the Season

Winter travel can be stressful, but it can also be incredibly rewarding if you embrace the season. Take advantage of winter activities like ice skating or sledding. Check out local holiday markets and festivals. Quincy has a lot to offer during the holiday season, so finding activities for the whole family won’t be a problem! Talk with our front desk during your stay, or visit the See Quincy Events Calendar for ideas. And don’t forget to indulge in seasonal treats like hot cocoa and gingerbread cookies!


Winter travel can be challenging, but with the right planning and preparation, it can also be a wonderful opportunity to experience new things and make unforgettable memories.

As a hotel that is committed to providing our guests with the best possible experience, we encourage you to take these tips to heart and have a safe and enjoyable winter travel season. Book your next holiday stay with Town & Country Inn and Suites by calling 217.214.0400 or booking online.