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.
One of America’s most iconic hotels, Hotel del Coronado reopens its kids club this month with new ocean-themed programming and an interactive tide pool. There’s also one-on-one surf lessons, private beach bonfires with s’mores, a new resort pool and so much more for the perfect family escape.
Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards’ National Historic District, fun and educational experiences for the family at Hotel Drover include a visit to John Wayne Museum, a train ride on the historic Cotton Belt Route, a trip to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, experiencing the only year-round rodeo at Fort Worth Cowtown Coliseum and more.
Known as one of the best Ritz Kids programs in the country, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island partners with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society to offer daily activities like shark tooth hunts, arts and crafts, games and more. Pirate Tuck-Ins include a bedtime story with special treats.
Turks & Caicos’ The Shore Club boasts Jungle Jam Kid’s Club, with a daily offering of nature, discovery and exploration alongside physical activities, crafts and creative play. Kids can make kites, learn about conch, collect seashells and so much more.
Learn new talents at Aulani, like nightly storytelling, a high-tech scavenger hunt along the ‘Menehune Adventure Trail and a hula dancing lesson. Premium experiences teach families more about the Hawai’ian culture.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through the U.S. Virgin Islands with us.
United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
What can three generations of a family expect when they rent a houseboat 72 feet long and 7 feet wide for a week of family travel exploring the British canals? They are sure to have a lot of fun, enjoy new experiences and create a family vacation they will talk about for years.
If your family travel brings you to the greater New York City region, opt for a taste of nostalgia (or the grown-ups and fun and imagination for the kids at American Dream’s Nickelodeon Universe. Since I don’t have children, I recruited my best friend and her 6-year-old twins, Declan and Delaney, to help me check out the Nickelodeon-themed theme park and all the ways it brings to life favorite characters from cartoons both past and present, like Rugrats!, which I watched as a child, and Spongebob Square Pants, which is more Declan’s speed.
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.
Blue Mountain Resort, located in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains, offers plenty of activities for family travel. This past weekend, Blue Mountain Bike Park officially opened for summer. The park offers Pennsylvania’s highest vertical and largest bike park where all mountain bikers, from beginners to experts, can navigate 29 thrilling bike trails.