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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit now offers a new, 90-minute Mexican Doll Workshop perfect for families. Children are invited to design their own Mexican rag doll using colored ribbons and fabrics. Offering a unique bonding experience for families, the workshop also supports the local community and honors the indigenous women who started the craft.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Valley Forge National Historical Park is a great place to bring your history-loving family. Located in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the park is the site of the 1777–1778 winter encampment of the Continental army during the American Revolutionary War. Today, the 3,500-acre park boasts trails, replicas and other historical markers perfect for learning more about Valley Forge’s place in our nation’s history.
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, amplifies the family vacation with a new partnership with KidsDreamFactory to provide themed glamping experiences customized for children at the resort.