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6 Luxury Properties for a Summer Family Vacation

by Katie Skrzek

Jun 27, 2023

© The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

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Plan a luxurious family travel getaway this summer at one of these properties.



Carlisle Bay Antigua

This Antiguan property offers perks for traveling families. Young children stay and eat for free. Kids ages 4–12 have access to fun activities, including scavenger hunts, crafts and a teddy bear picnic.


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Gaylord Hotels

Gaylord National, Gaylord Opryland, Gaylord Palms, Gaylord Rockies, Gaylord Texan and Gaylord Pacific bring back the brand’s Summer of More programming this season. Programming varies by property and includes pirate-themed activities, scavenger hunts, animal experiences, and arts and crafts.



Grande Lakes Orlando

This 500-acre resort in Florida celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with its GLO Summer Nights programming. The offerings include weekly fireworks displays, DJ performances and kid-friendly summer activities.


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JW Marriott Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

Book the Florida resort’s Summertime Serenity package this summer. The offer includes one family snack pack welcome amenity, one children’s beach amenity and breakfast for up to two guests per day at on-site Latitude 28.



The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

This Hawaiian resort offers a new experience for families: The Art of Ho’omāka’ika’i. Meaning “exploration” in Hawaiian, the program connects families to the local community through a variety of educational and immersive experiences on Oahu, including a language lesson, beach clean-up day and cooking class.


Junior Suite

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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Take advantage of a special seasonal getaway offer from Waldorf Astoria Chicago this summer. The Waldorf Summer Getaway includes a teddy bear for young guests upon arrival, in-room play tents, family movie night, a complimentary room upgrade and free valet parking.


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