No matter where your family is headed this fall or winter, you can find luxury suites all over the world that are suitable for traveling families with children of all ages.
Interested in visiting Napa for the fall wine harvest? You don’t have to leave the kids behind just because this destination is primarily geared toward the 21-and-over crowd. Stay in a Meadowood Hillside Lodge suite, with your choice of one to four bedrooms, for a great homebase for your explorations. Your accommodations offer plenty of room, plus your own cozy stone fireplace, kitchen for whipping up snacks at all hours and a private balcony for views of the 250 acres of rolling hills. When you decide it’s time to leave the property, just pack up and visit the nearby Bothe Napa Valley State Park, 13th-century Castello di Amorosa or di Rosa art museum.
If you have your sights set on a warm, Caribbean destination once the weather gets chilly, pick a luxury resort that caters to kids, too. While Jamaica’s GoldenEye is known as the once-home of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, there are kid-friendly accommodation options suitable for those who’ve yet to discover this particular breed of cinematic greatness. Book the Fleming Villa for a Hollywood-worthy setting that offers a private beach, pool and a movie screening room. If you can drag your kids away from the sand or their own private movie theater (which we’re sure will be a hit), you can book a snorkeling excursion, nature walk or kids yoga session.
Further south, UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa in Brazil offers parents of older kids a well thought-out accommodation option. The Zé e Zilda “casa” includes a main house suite, but then also a garden suite separated from the main house by a private patio and pergola. Everyone gets a little bit of privacy, but can still come together for some quality time. The hotel also offers capoeira training, so you can learn the Bahian sport that’s a mix of martial arts, acrobatics and dance. Practice in the hotel’s private studio, or head out to a local cultural center for group training.
Across the pond, make like the royal family and indulge in a little luxury at The Kensington. Book the three-bedroom Knightsbridge Suite, where amenities include in-room afternoon tea served either in suite or on your balcony. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide great views of London. After the kids are asleep, parents can enjoy a cuddle by either of the two decorative fireplaces, or a soak in the marble bathroom’s Jacuzzi tub.
Five Tips to Help Minimize Potential Travel Problems
Northwest Florida is a haven for beachgoers seeking the waters of Panama City Beach, Pensacola and Destin. But this region of Florida also has some extensive history, offering family travelers a great way to introduce young ones to Florida’s Spanish and indigenous past.
More than 1,000 miles from Spain’s capital city of Madrid, the seven Canary Islands are also part of Spain. They are the tallest peaks of ancient volcanoes rising out of the Atlantic, not far from the coast of North Africa. Two of these volcanoes, both still active, offer exciting adventures for families traveling to the islands.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
If you think you have to head into the wilderness just to get some hiking time in on your next vacation, rest assured. Cities across the country pride themselves on being great all-around family destinations, and that often includes fun urban hiking opportunities. These cities prove you don’t have to hike to a mountaintop to stretch your legs and get some fresh air. They are home to great parks and walking trails designed for easy walks that let you enjoy the fresh air, and get to know the personality, culture and history of the city you are visiting.