There are plenty of places to visit in the local area, all less than 30 mins drive from Les Gets. Lac Montriond, just a 15 minute drive away, is stunning and offers activities such as kayaking, paddle-boarding and fishing. It has a wonderful restaurant, and there are picnic benches and communal BBQs available too.
Samoëns is a very pretty town about 25mins away, and has an enviable "Park des Loisirs" which includes an outdoor pool, lake, playground, pitch and putt, zip wire, tennis and basketball courts.
Not far from Samoens is the stunning national park of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, with it’s beautiful cascading waterfalls and a range of walks ranging from gentle to challenging.
The ancient mountain goat village of Les Lindarets near Avoriaz is a beautiful spot to take a picnic and view the spectacular mountain scenery, or try one of the fabulous mountain restaurants there.
If you feel like travelling further afield, Switzerland and Lake Geneva, with the beautiful towns of Evian, Thonon les Bains and the ancient walled town of Yvoire are just over an hour away. Another town well worth a visit is Annecy. With its canals and vibrantly painted houses it is often referred to as the ‘Venice of France’. Lake Annecy is a fantastic setting and also offers wakeboarding, waterskiing and sailing.
Take the world’s highest cable car to the aiguille-du-midi from Chamonix, only an hour’s drive away. At 3842m you can enjoy spectacular views (see pic on the right) and a fantastic though challenging walk over the glacier should you wish. A funicular railway takes you back to Chamonix.
For a great family day out, try the Aquaparc in Le Bouveret, approximately 1 hour’s drive away over the border in Switzerland. It is positioned on the sandy shore of Lake Geneva, and with plenty of flumes, slides and rides you will find everything you wish for from a water park!
Avoriaz has its own waterpark called Aquariaz. It's on a smaller scale to the one at Le Bouveret, but is still a fun day out, and as Avoriaz has other attractions you can still make a good day out of a visit.