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.
There’s almost nothing like the magic of New York City during the holidays — and there’s almost nothing more quintessentially New York than the Empire State Building. Put them both together and what do you have? A new holiday tradition.
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.
Located in Sonoma Wine Country, the town of Healdsburg announces its seasonal merriment and time-honored traditions. Festive décor, with new murals from local artists and holiday lights, Santa sightings and more ensure it’s the most wonderful time of year for the California community. Families will particularly enjoy Santa Sightings on Saturdays and an Elf Scavenger Hunt.
At Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa and Pebble Beach Resorts, life-sized gingerbread house displays will be front and center this holiday season. Stop by with your family to take in the amazing creations in person.
Philadelphia is a magical place during the holiday season — with plenty of festivities around the city, your family is bound to get into the holiday spirit. Typically, Philly offers plenty of holiday events, and one standout travelers can still enjoy amid pandemic restrictions is Winter on Broad Street.