Go all out with a 5-star stay in Toronto at one of these highly-coveted hotels. Depending on your kids’ ages and interests, a high-end stay can sometimes ease the responsibility and pressure of a city destination. With thoughtful amenities just for the little ones; clubs and activities for kids; concierge-suggested tour options and excursions for teens and older; and enough on-site fun for the adult children, like spa treatments and rooftop bars, a 5-star stay boasts all that and more.
With all the high-end names you might know of and luxury services you don’t, this list can lead your family to the suite life.
What is a luxury accommodations list without a Four Seasons property? Located in the Yorkville section of Toronto, this neighborhood is well-known for its high-end shopping and fine-dining locales. A family stay at the Four Seasons includes world-class services and amenities from an indoor relaxation pool to incredible dining options and spa treatments.
Some family stay perks include movie nights with the kids and special rates for three nights or more. Enjoy easy access to nearby attractions and activities, as well as high-end toiletries and a slew of extras with a price tag beginning at $550 a night.
Also in the beloved Yorkville area, The Hazelton Hotel is a home away from home, but with celebrity chef dining options, chic boutique décor and world-class spa treatments. So, nothing like home. Choose a breakfast-included offer and get the most out of the hotel’s high-end dining option, ONE, or head out on the town for some local eateries. Proudly the area’s first 5-star boutique hotel, rooms typically start around $400 a night.
When it comes to international sophistication and spa-focused amenities, few hotels do it better than the Shangri-La. With one on-site restaurant featuring urban-chic meals, you’ll have a great option for dinner, lunch, weekend brunch or all of the above, but not so many options you won’t be tempted to go out downtown to explore the local cuisine. With limited-time offers for families with children always on sale and kids-stay offers, this hotel caters to families. One must: Splurge on a treatment at the Miraj Hamman Spa. Rates tend to start at $580 a night.
Take in the stunning views of the city from your plush room at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, before enjoying a signature drink at the Ritz Bar. Check out the Family Fun package for family-centric activities and offers. With a luxury spa, dining options and a gateway to the city’s best shopping and all-ages activities, this stay boasts the best of the surrounding location and iconic brand reputation. Guestrooms begin at $519 a night.
San Diego is a great destination for families looking for fun no matter what time of year it is, but this fall, there is plenty to do for everyone — even when you have a budget. Thanks to year-round sunshine, the best way to explore this city is by heading outdoors and enjoying the beautiful weather.
Just because the kids have gone back to school and the days have started getting shorter doesn’t mean summer fun has to end. There are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy what’s left of the dwindling season. You can extend your warm weather adventures with these activities all over the country.
The movies and cruise vacations actually have a lot in common: fascinating ports of call, making friends with interesting people, new sensory experiences, the constant change of scenery. When you think about it, it’s no surprise many classic comedies and romances are set aboard cruise ships, including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) with Marilyn Monroe, Royal Wedding (1951), An Affair to Remember (1957) with Cary Grant, the more recent and kid-friendly Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and the long-running television series Love Boat.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
There is an ever-growing number of options for wellness breaks — but it’s up to you to choose wisely in order to get the most from your experience. First, decide what kind of setting is best for facilitating an environment you find personally soothing or rejuvenating: city, forest, historic, mountain, ocean or lake? Do you want access to a yoga instructor, dance classes, hiking, cooking classes or another specific activity? Are you a solo wellness warrior, or do you prefer to travel with a partner or friends?