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5 Hotels Perfect for a Summer “Edu-Vacation,” Part 1

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

May 9, 2022

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This week, we’re bringing you 15 hotels and resorts perfect for the experiential summer “edu-vacation.” Find a number of ways to enrich, excite, educate and have fun with the kids on your family travel this summer.

 

Carmel Valley Ranch

Seasonal workshops and interactive activities led by the property’s artisans in residence at Carmel Valley Ranch are perfect for the family, including In Step with Insects, for ages 3–12; Ranch It Up, for kids 6–12; A Bee’s Life, also for ages 6–12; and more.

 

Epic Discovery, Vail and Breckenridge

The Epic Discovery program encourages participants to learn through play while promoting environmental education and forest stewardship; the program returns to The Lodge at Vail, a RockResort and Gravity Haus Breckenridge.

 

Enchantment Resort

Enchantment Resort’s Kids Camp Coyote, in full swing this summer, will complement more than 400 miles of scenic and iconic hiking and biking trails and so much more in Sedona, Arizona.

 

The Tides Inn

Hands-on learning activities, like a Chesapeake Gold oyster excursion, are guided by the property’s ecologist; these, alongside a variety of family-friendly programming, await families at The Tides Inn.

 

Under Canvas

Available at national parks nationwide, the newest location at Bryce Canyon will offer a Deluxe with Adjacent Kids Tent accommodation option this summer. Other once-in-a-lifetime experiences include private Jeep tours, sunset ATVing and more.

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Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.

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