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.
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.
West Virginia is home to the United States’ newest national park. Last month, Congress passed a bill upgrading West Virginia’s New River Gorge from a national river to a national park. New River Gorge National Park and Preserve marks the 63rd national park in the United States.
With most school and work virtual these days, our daily routines can get a little repetitive. Switching up the daily routine as much as you can helps regain interest. Four Seasons Hotel and Resort Orlando at Disney World is offering a Schoolcation that makes virtual learning more fun for the kids, and offers a much-needed break for parents.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
If the winter months have you craving a snowy retreat surrounded by off-season island fun and warm fireplaces, The Bungalow at Greydon House should be on your list. An iconic stay in Nantucket, Massachusetts, The Bungalow offers a two-bedroom, three-bathroom retreat in the heart of historic downtown.