Southeast US Family Resorts
Family resorts in the Southeast US region, in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and more, from affordable to luxury properties.
This popular area -- known for white-sand beaches, palm trees, live oaks, Spanish moss -- has a number of family-friendly resorts, some of which are large "plantations". One favorite with families is Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort which has kids' programs.
South Carolina is the #2 state for tourism, after Florida. Many families head resorts in Myrtle Beach and other beach destinations in South Carolina.
The 3200-acre Stone Mountain Park is a state park 15 miles from Atlanta, famous for a giant sculpture carved in the largest outcropping of exposed granite in the world. Stone Mountain Park has a number of attractions such as a sky ride, a replica of an 1879's town, and a laser light show. Stay at family-friendly Stone Mountain Inn or at the Evergreen Marriott Resort; both have promotions that include Park attractions.
This award-winning destination is the kind of place where families return for generations: Sea Island's main building, The Cloister, dates back to 1928. The resort has 10,000 acres of forest, lawn, and marshland, 5 miles of private beachfront, and many outdoor and indoor activities for families.
About 30 minutes from Charlotte, this family resort has an 80,000 square-foot indoor water park with geysers, dump buckets, slides, and more. etc., typical suspension bridges and more. Kids will also like the 18-hole miniature golf course. This resort also has a kids' activity center, MagiQuest, and more-- read more about the signature features found at Great Wolf Lodge resorts.
South of Asheville in the North Carolina mountains, Earthshine Mountain Lodge has an 1878 farmhouse and luxury log suites. An all inclusive price includes a host of activities: families can help in the blacksmith shop, care for horses, spin wool, press cider; travel back in time to a Cherokee village; take a course in "high ropes," or try a treetops zip line or a climbing wall.
Wilderness at the Smokies is the Southeast's "largest indoor and outdoor waterpark resort" (at time of writing - there's always a new "biggest" one.) Lots of fun for families include waterslides with tunnels and 360-degree loops.
About.com's Guide for Southeast US Travel has more suggestions for family resorts: Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Virginia, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, and more.
See more family getaway ideas in this often-affordable part of the country: Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, Outer Banks in North Carolina, Gulf Shores Alabama, Acadiana "Cajun Country" in Louisiana...