When the world reopens, it’s safe to assume the whole family will be itching to get out and about. For even more quality time with the kids outside the confines of home, here are a few family-ready locales ready and waiting:
Whether looking to fly, drive or take a train, Hotel Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas boasts an 11-acre Crescent Complex worth escaping to — nearby the Dallas Arts District, offering high-end shopping, dining and entertainment for all ages. Stay in one of the luxury hotel’s 186 rooms or 40 suites, and choose from 13 dining establishments. Entertain the kids with the hotel’s Crescent Goodnights amenity kit, including an in-room teepee and play campfire turndown service, complete with everything from milk, cookies, stuffed animal guests, a bedtime read and a coloring kit.
Situated within a 20,000-acre coastal nature preserve between the beach town of Hilton Head Island and charming Savannah, Georgia, Montage Palmetto Bluff is an epic hideaway for the family. Head outdoors with sunrise kayaking, fishing the May River and cycling through the forest, or brush up on your bowling skills at Boundary Bowl and Game Room. Treat yourself to a spa day at Spa Montage, Montage Palmetto Bluff. Choose from family stays in village homes, guest houses, inn rooms, cottages and residences.
Nestled next to Kissimmee River, Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo is a fun, secluded dude ranch the whole family can get excited about. All ages will love high-end glamping in luxe teepees with an unbeatable view of the starry night sky. Make sure to stay for the epic Saturday night rodeo, offering everything from horseback riding, swamp buggy rides, archery, pontoon boat rentals and even trap and skeet shooting.
For some much-needed summer fun, head to The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark in the Catskills. Pack a bathing suit and dive into New York’s biggest indoor waterpark. Heated to 84 degrees all year, choose from more than 10 slides and water adventures for all levels of adventurers. This resort truly offers so much, including hiking and rock climbing, you’ll have some difficulty choosing.
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This summer, family travel at The Peninsula receives an upgrade with the debut of Camp Peninsula, a children’s experience that recreates the spirit of camping right in the heart of Beverly Hills. The journey begins with a special welcome from Peter Bear, the hotel’s lovable mascot, at check-in. After taking a picture with the life-sized teddy bear, kids will be whisked away by a Peninsula Camp Counselor to a luxurious guestroom where a charming teepee awaits. An afternoon of camp-themed games and activities, including a hotel-wide scavenger hunt, rounds off the family-friendly experience, fun for children of all ages. Whether it’s a luxe staycation or an extended holiday, Camp Peninsula is an ideal way to ensure the little ones are happy campers.
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