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Best Family-Friendly Resorts in the United States

by Katie Skrzek

Dec 28, 2020

Photo: Jiawangkun | Dreamstime.com

Travel Tips

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s to appreciate time with loved ones. Gather the family and book a getaway to one of these family-friendly resorts around the United States.


Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Head to Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort for a dude ranch experience. The luxury property, just north of Santa Barbara, offers guests of all ages access to outdoor activities. The ranch is set on 10,000 acres of land in California wine country.


Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

While travelers might think of Disney World or Disneyland for a family vacation, don’t underestimate Disney’s other resorts. Plan a trip to the luxurious Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai’i. There are plenty of offerings for families of all ages and sizes, including lodging options from a standard room to a three-bedroom villa.


Grand Hotel

Welcoming guests since 1887, Grand Hotel is located on Michigan’s Mackinac Island. The historic resort boasts 393 guestrooms, decorated with different themes. Activities range from golf and carriage tours to afternoon tea and a daily children’s program.


Grand Hotel, Michigan. Photo: Helgidinson | Dreamstime.com


Trapp Family Lodge

Channel your inner Julie Andrews and book a stay at Trapp Family Lodge. Located in Stowe, Vermont, the European-inspired property is situated on 2,500 acres. Delight in mountain views, traditional Austrian dining options and outdoor activities. Stop by Bierhall to enjoy von Trapp Brewing beers made on site.


Woodloch Resort

The all-inclusive resort in Hawley, Pennsylvania, is perfect for the family looking for some on-site together time. There are numerous dining venues, a golf course, spa, nightly shows and other activities to enjoy year-round.


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