Families planning travel to the great national parks of the West have a rare opportunity this spring and summer. While guestrooms at iconic park lodges and hotels are usually reserved as much as a year in advance, this year sees availability at some of the most sought-after hotels, cabins and even campgrounds within the most popular parks.
At the Grand Canyon, for example, rooms are available at South Rim and Grand Hotel at The Grand Canyon. Styles vary from log interiors with beamed ceilings to sleek modern lines, and many of the rooms have canyon views. Or, you might be lucky enough to score a pine-clad guestroom at the ever-popular Yellowstone National Park in the iconic Old Faithful Inn overlooking the geyser. Elsewhere in the vast park are the Adirondack-style Cascade Lodge, the waterside Lake Lodge and several others.
Along with the well-known Old Faithful, several other geysers and geyser basins, as well as Mammoth Hot Springs and the Mud Volcano, demonstrate the powerful thermal activity under the park. You’ll need to plan a stay of several days to see all these, plus the waterfalls of Yellowstone River and the abundance of wild animals part of the Yellowstone experience.
Accommodations are still available at Glacier National Park, Zion National Park and Oasis at Death Valley, a green resort village and golf course set in the middle of the barren Death Valley. But they are going fast, so contact Xanterra Travel Collection to find out what’s still open for reservations, as well as special packages and value-added programs.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
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Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
Making travel plans can be exciting; did you know planning on how to spend time at the airport the right way can enrich the overall trip experience? As a transfer hub, traveling through Doha's Hamad International Airport is a unique experience, as waiting never feels like waiting at one of the best airports in the world.
Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.