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.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through the U.S. Virgin Islands with us.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
What can three generations of a family expect when they rent a houseboat 72 feet long and 7 feet wide for a week of family travel exploring the British canals? They are sure to have a lot of fun, enjoy new experiences and create a family vacation they will talk about for years.
If your family travel brings you to the greater New York City region, opt for a taste of nostalgia (or the grown-ups and fun and imagination for the kids at American Dream’s Nickelodeon Universe. Since I don’t have children, I recruited my best friend and her 6-year-old twins, Declan and Delaney, to help me check out the Nickelodeon-themed theme park and all the ways it brings to life favorite characters from cartoons both past and present, like Rugrats!, which I watched as a child, and Spongebob Square Pants, which is more Declan’s speed.
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Blue Mountain Resort, located in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains, offers plenty of activities for family travel. This past weekend, Blue Mountain Bike Park officially opened for summer. The park offers Pennsylvania’s highest vertical and largest bike park where all mountain bikers, from beginners to experts, can navigate 29 thrilling bike trails.