Many hotels and resorts say they welcome babies and toddlers, but few truly give young families the support they need to relax on vacation. Here's the cream of the crop in vacation providers that get it right.
Best Family-Friendly Golf Resorts
Looking for the best family golf resorts in the US? Here are top picks from Florida and the Southeast to Arizona, California, and Hawaii.
Family Resort Reviews
These reviews of properties in the Caribbean, Disney World, Mexico and more locations are listed alphabetically. (Note that these are reviews; you can see profiles of many more family resorts by type, region, etc., at the links above.)
Fifteen Great Family Resorts
Check out top all-inclusive and other resorts that offer excellent activities, kids programs, and other features for families.
All Inclusive Family Resorts
Parents love the convenience of one-price-includes all. Kids can sample activities (or not), help themselves to drinks when they please, and have fun at the kids club. Many resorts offer infant and toddler care, and teen programs as well. Most families head to all inclusives in Mexico and the Caribbean, but there are choices within the US as well.
For Families with Special Needs
Families with the daily extra challenges of caring for special-needs kids probably need the rest and relaxation of a resort vacation more than anyone, yet they may have a hard time finding a place to go. Fortunately, progress is being made on such fronts as wheelchair accessibility.
For Families of Five or More
Families who have three kids really appreciate those places where the whole gang can be accommodated in one guest-room. Some of the family resorts listed here have rooms for larger families too.
Club Med Unique All-Inclusive Brand
Club Med is a one-of-a-kind brand of all inclusive resorts with outstanding programs for kids and teens, a focus on active fun, and a unique friendly ambiance Check out the properties that are most popular with North American visitors (in Florida, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.)
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, for Family Travelers
Fairmont is a world-wide brand of luxury resorts especially known in Canada for its classic hotels; Fairmont also owns the classic Plaza Hotel in NYC. Kids are welcome and some properties have seasonal family activities and kids' clubs.
Five Luxury Resorts to Visit with Kids
Check out some outstanding properties that take things to the next level and yet welcome kids.