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Family resorts offer easy-to-relax getaways, with sports and activities on-site and convenient ways to feed the gang, plus kids' clubs and perhaps even infant care and teen centers. The name of the game is much fun with minimal hassle, whether you're at a tropical beach or an indoor waterpark resort just a few hours' drive from home.
  1. Resorts by Region
  2. All Inclusive Resorts
  3. Resorts with Water Parks
  4. More Beach Resort Destinations
  1. Special Interest Resorts: Ski Resorts, Golf, Horse-Riding
  2. More Resort Vacation Ideas
  3. Family Hotels

Resorts by Region

Head to popular spots: Caribbean, Mexico, Northeast US, Florida, Southeast, Southwest, Hawaii, and more.

All Inclusive Resorts

Club Med Punta Cana

Parents love the convenience of one-price-includes all. Kids can sample activities (or not), help themselves to drinks when they please, have fun at the kids clubs. Most families head to AI's in Mexico and the Caribbean, but there are choices within the US as well.

Resorts with Water Parks

photo courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge.

Resorts with indoor water parks let you thumb your nose at nasty winter weather: drive to a place with giant waterslides, giant dumping buckets, wave pool, kiddie play zones, and more. Many of these indoor water park resorts have huge outdoor water parks in summer, too. Meanwhile, other resorts have been augmenting their swimming pools and adding lazy rivers and other water park features.

More Beach Resort Destinations

Photo ©  Teresa Plowright

Mexico and the Caribbean are top spots thanks in large part to their many inclusive resorts (above), but there are other great places for a beach resort getaway. Try the southeast US or in Florida, or go west to California or the beautiful Hawaiian islands.

Special Interest Resorts: Ski Resorts, Golf, Horse-Riding

Some resort vacations are all about enjoying a favorite sport.

More Resort Vacation Ideas

Photo courtesy of Aulani Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai'i.

More ideas about resorts that offer fun on the property plus special features for families: a ranch resort, an all-inclusive eco-resort where kids get a nanny or buddy during their stay, a luxury resort that highlights native culture in New Mexico...

Family Hotels

family hotels - Embassy Suites Hotel, New York

Check out hotel chains - from luxury to budget-friendly- that welcome families with features such as suites, "kids stay free", kids clubs and other kids programs.

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