No one wants to see kids glued to their devices on a family trip. For 2024, ditch the screens and head to these resorts. Here, the whole family will forget all about their phones and tablets back in their rooms.
Big Cedar Lodge, located in Ridgedale, Missouri, offers a fun-filled lakeside getaway with a variety of outdoor activities and attractions. Families can make lifelong memories while participating in activities such as master bass fishing, boat rentals and watersports on Bent Hook Marina or Long Creek Marina, archery tag, campfire with s’mores, golfing on five world-class courses, cave trails, an arcade and rides at Fun Mountain, and Princess Royal Treatment makeovers at Cedar Creek Spa.
Children and parents alike will enjoy a rustic nature retreat in downtown Memphis at Big Cypress Lodge. The resort takes “city glamping” to a whole new level with thrilling activities for kids. Explore the 535,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shop featuring the Cypress Swamp, filled with fish and alligators; partake in friendly competitions at the underwater-themed bowling alley, The Fishbowl at the Pyramid; practice your aim at the archery range; and ride the Sky High Ride.
Situated on Surf City’s golden beaches, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach offers a sun-soaked escape for family travelers of all ages. The sky bridge offers direct access to the Huntington Beach Pier and is the only hotel in Huntington Beach with this feature. In 2024, the hotel offers a Mini Mermaid Parent & Me Swim School for kids 5 and younger to learn how to swim wearing their very own tail. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified mermaid swim instructors, and each family has the opportunity to take home photos to cherish these memories forever.
Encourage the kids in your family to stay away from the screens with an ultimate family getaway at Mauna Kea Resort. Across the resort’s two properties, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, families can participate in experiences highlighting Hawai’i Island. Ranging from golf and beach activities to water sports and award-winning dining, Mauna Kea Resort provides an unforgettable family getaway. One activity guaranteed to keep the kids off their screens is Manta Night Swims. Guests can participate in a private, night-time snorkel to swim with beautiful creatures as they “dance” in the spotlight. Parents can also drop their kids off at Keiki Club for Kids, a daily program for kids ages 5–12, offering lei making, hiking, swimming, lawn games and more.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
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Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.