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5 Family-Friendly Destinations for Summer

by Katie Skrzek

May 8, 2023

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Summer is around the corner and it’s the perfect time to plan family travel. Check out these destinations offering family travelers plenty of family-friendly summer fun.


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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Located in Riviera Maya, Mexico, this luxury property features overwater villas. Kids can check out the newly renovated Ranger Kid’s Club, a dedicated space for kids to take part in experiential programs including bike rides, pastry-making classes, eco-tours and golf classes.


Club Med Quebec

The property is Club Med’s first resort in Canada, about an hour away from Quebec City in the Le Massif de Charlevoix region. There are more than 300 guestrooms spread throughout the more than 300-acre property. Participate in year-round activities including culinary experiences, skiing, biking, hiking, ice skating, dog sledding and whale watching. Teens can hang out at Club Med Passworld.




There are LEGOLAND Parks, Discovery Centers and Waterparks around the world. Head to LEGOLAND New York Resort, gearing up for the debut of its Water Playground and hotel pool on Memorial Day weekend. There is still time to check out the park’s first-ever LEGO NINJAGO Weekends event, through May 21. LEGOLAND California Resort boasts more than 60 rides, shows, a water park and two hotels, offering guests plenty of options.


Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington features something for everyone. The city is home to more than 400 championship thoroughbred horse farms, 120 restaurants and 14 bourbon distilleries. Learn more about horseracing at Keeneland Racecourse, the location for Kentucky Derby qualifying races. Spend time at Kentucky River Palisades, a 450-million-year-old ecosystem with hiking and zip lining opportunities.


© Courtesy of The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village

Visit the Cape Coral, Florida, property for family fun in the sun. This resort is located in Tarpon Point Marina with waterfront views of the Gulf of Mexico, Caloosahatchee River and San Carlos Bay. Take advantage of kayaking, paddleboarding and dolphin-spotting activities.


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