Triple digit temperatures mean big savings at Phoenix-area resorts. Here are the best deals this summer for families.
One of the most family-friendly resorts in the Valley, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has six swimming pools, one with a sandy beach, plus dive-in movies and two 200-foot waterslides. There’s also a kids’ club, playground and fishing at the property’s lagoon.
Standard rooms during the high season can go for close to $300 per night, but during the summer, you can score a room for more than half that when you factor in the daily $50 resort credit that comes with the packages. Take advantage of the standard Sip, Savor and Splash package for $179 per night or the Superhero Summer package, which comes with a superhero welcome tote for $189 per night.
If you want some alone time, book the Family Moments package. Room rates start at $199, but you receive a 50 percent discount on a second room for the kids. Plus, kids under the age of 5 eat for free and those under 12 get a 50 percent discount when they order from the regular menu.
All three packages run through Sept. 2.
A retreat for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company executives when it opened in 1918, The Wigwam today has multiple pools, a kids’ fun zone with two waterslides, a splash zone and a kids’ club. During the summer, kids also enjoy water relay races, duck races down the water slide, lawn games and movies at the pool on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Its Summer Scapes packages starts at $129 and includes a daily $50 resort credit that can be used toward dining, spa services or golf on one of the three courses. The package is valid through Sept. 30. Or, you can take advantage of the resort’s many other packages, including the Stay More, Save More package and the Salute to Heroes Rate for U.S. military personnel, firefighters and law enforcement.
At The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, families can enjoy a waterpark with a 900-foot lazy river, 110-foot waterslide and FlowRider, surf simulator. The resort also has a play area where it holds balloon games, hula hoop contest, limbo and relay races. During the summer, Camp Kierland is in full swing with rafting on the lazy river, stargazing, craft-making cabin, scout cuisine and unlimited s’mores.
The Camp Kierland package rate begins at $169 per night with a daily resort credit of $50. Upgrades, such as VIP Camp Kierland passes and a take-home teepee tent amenity, are available for an additional fee.
Explore one of the world’s most popular cruising destinations in an immersive, individualized way. In 2020, AdventureSmith Explorations is offering a diverse lineup of small-ship cruising itineraries, with a special focus on options for families and immersive experiences suitable for all ages. Whether you want to explore Alaska’s dramatic scenery, exciting wildlife or fascinating culture and history, AdventureSmith Explorations has something for you.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
Located in the Riviera Pacifica area about a 90-minute drive from Panama City, The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort offers everything a family-friendly resort should, including swimming pools, a kids’ club and dining options for picky eaters. But, that’s not all.
Just like every traveler is unique, every reader is, too. With varied genres and individual tastes, finding a story to pique the interest of your brood may not be the simplest task. Luckily, reading is also a great solo activity — indulge in some “you” time on your next family trip and maybe inspire the kids to take a page out of your book and do the same.
The small town of Danville, Kentucky, three hours from Nashville, one from Lexington and 1.5 from Louisville, makes an easy daytrip from any of these more popular destinations.