Bundle up the kids, tune up your bicycles, hire a pet sitter, and book a vacation for the entire family at these family friendly resorts and retreats. You can take the “the kids will play while the parents relax” approach or you can visit a resort which offers a spa and wellness menu for the entire family.
These family-favorite hotels have active programs to help children and families build wonderful vacation memories while Mom and Dad get some needed R & R in the spa and wellness centers. Some of the spas have services for the young ones, too!
Here are our picks for Family Friendly Resorts and Retreats:
Mountain Harbor Resort, Lake Ouachita, Arkansas
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa, Anaheim, California
This stunning hotel offers premium accommodations and rich dining experiences in American Craftsman style and elegance. With its world-class Mandara Spa, an impressive array of amenities and impeccable Disney service, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa defines grandeur in every way. And for the family? Guests of the hotel visiting the Disneyland park have a special entrance. With your room stay and a valid park admission, families take advantage of a convenient and direct entrance to Disney California Adventure Park. More
Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado
C Lazy U Guest Ranch, Colorado
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Maui
Sebasco Harbor Resort & Spa, Maine
Sebasco Harbor Resort offers a variety of resort activities for guests of all ages, making it an ideal family spa getaway. Whether you enjoy a day of golf, a mountain bike ride, a scenic hike, a kayak trip or a day at the spa the resort can offer you choices. Stroll the gardens, dine in one of our waterfront restaurants or curl up in front of a cozy fireplace. Activities for children include Family Golf, Campfires, Pirate Adventures, Kayaking lessons, Lobster Fishing, and more. More
Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Massachusetts
One of Cape Cod’s most acclaimed full service resorts, the Cape Codder, is centrally located in the heart of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Rolling sand dunes, endless scenic roads, historic attractions, and whale watches. Everything a family on vacation could desire -- comfortable rooms and fireplace suites, all with in-room movies, Nintendo and internet access; two award-winning restaurants with weekend entertainment; beautifully manicured courtyard with beach-like area, volleyball and seasonal bonfires with entertainment; exciting Indoor Wave Pool with 2’ waves, 80’ waterslides, dancing fountains, 24-person Jacuzzi, saunas and a start-of-the-art fitness center. More
John Carver Inn & Spa, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Mission Point Resort, Michigan
Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri
Mountain View Grand, New Hampshire
Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa, Warm Springs, Oregon
Hotel Galvez & Spa, Galveston, Texas
Since it first welcomed guests in 1911, the Hotel Galvez and Spa has enjoyed a spectacular beachfront setting on the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston. The hotel is just a bicycle ride away from the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Bishop’s Palace, and 32 miles of beaches. Borrow a bicycle and helmet from our staff and set out on your tour of Galveston. The Hotel also offers cruise guests a terrific park and sail program. Reserve a night before your cruise, and your family will be shuttled to and from your Port of Galveston cruise, and your car will be valet parked while you are at sea. More
Dream Castle Hotel & Spa, Paris
A stay at the Dream Castle Hotel in Paris is an invitation to discover its magic and charm. Built in the style of a historic castle and situated in a classic French garden with a lake, the hotel seizes on elements from French history, close to Disneyland® Paris.
Travellers appreciate the hotel for its quiet yet convenient and easily accessible location, just half an hour from the centre of Paris.
Families with children love the proximity to Disneyland® Paris, the outdoor playgrounds and the play areas inside the hotel. Don't miss the full size carousel in the hotel's lobby!
Woolley Grange Resort, Wiltshire, UK
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