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5 Hotels Perfect for a Summer “Edu-Vacation,” Part 3

by Kimberly Inlander

May 13, 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.

National Geographic Expeditions

Two National Geographic Expeditions will delight the family. The National Parks Family Journey: Yellowstone and Grand Teton takes families on a week-long journey through Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, as kids work to earn junior ranger badges from both parks. On the Morocco Family Journey: Ancient Souks to the Sahara, families discover bustling markets, desert dunes, musicians, storytellers and much more.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

The Ritz Kids Clubhouse at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee opened in 2021 as a state-of-the-art facility with a floor-to-ceiling Amphinomus Aquarium housing various species. The BEAM projector system turns the space into a virtual, interactive playground. There are also full- or half-day Ritz Kids Lake Adventures programs.

Eagle Point Resort

Beaver County, Utah, boasts a plethora of activities for outdoorsy, adventurous families. Eagle Point Resort can be your clan’s base camp for hiking, biking, disc golf, paintball courses and other unexpected adventures.

King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

Kids can play in the sand, snorkel and explore sea life at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel and along its 13 acres of sandy beach. There’s also stand-up paddle boarding, kayaks, bocce ball, cornhole, the Island Breeze Luau and tours with Atlantis Adventures. All ensure a culturally rich family vacation.

The ART Hotel Denver

The ART Hotel Denver delivers a premiere location nearby many of Denver’s museums, like The Denver Art Museum and its free admission for kids under 18. And the art continues at the hotel, which boasts its own collection of more than 50 pieces of art. Complimentary TeePees create an in-room glamping experience.


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