OUR FAVORITE FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTELS IN 2024
from weekend getaways to the long-awaited spring break vacation, we’re always in the mood for travel. we’re sharing our ultimate list of our favorite hotels, tried and tested, of course!
undeniably chic, this famous resort opened in 1953 and seamlessly blends classic caribbean allure with modern sophistication. think whitewashed, low-rise buildings with pillared verandas, natural textures, light woods, breezy fabrics and nautical touches. the large windows, high ceilings and open floor plans create a sense of spaciousness and allow families to connect with the surrounding tropical beauty.
BEST ROOM SET-UP
from family cottages to hotel suites, this low country destination offers a variety of stunning room options with its own unique charm and amenities to suit your vacation needs. the cottages are spacious and family-friendly with 2-4 bedrooms that have private screened porches, fireplaces and fully equipped kitchens. great for family vacations or extended stays, decide which area of the property is best for your group.
BEST FOR TODDLERS & KIDS
an icon in palm beach. this resort has a family entertainment center that’s a dream for all ages. there’s an arcade, basketball court, mini golf course and massive playground. for a sweet reward, visit mary lily’s at the breakers — more than just a candy store, it’s a nostalgic haven with specialty chocolates, old-fashioned favorites and ice cream.
BEST KID’S CAMP
the junior adventures’ club is perfect for children ages 5-12. the team creates unique and memorable experiences with education and wellness curated into daily activities. the grounds are quite literally a playground as well. the jungado ropes course and play area will entertain for hours — even the littlest ones will be amazed by the caligo butterfly garden. there are infinite hiking options, a ziplining course and forest bathing.
BEST OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
about a two-hour drive from atlanta, this family-friendly hotel is like a luxury summer camp. nestled in the tall georgia pines with 30 miles of shoreline and a small beach, this is an easy escape from city life. there are plenty of outdoor activities for everyone in the water and on land — from fishing, paddle boarding and boating, to hiking, biking and golfing. the ritz-kids camp hosts daily activities and nightly s’more roasts are a resort tradition.
pretty and eye-catching. this bluff-top resort sits above the pacific between los angeles and san diego. the property has multiple pools complete with an oceanfront view — making it one of our favorites.
if you’re looking for a relaxing family beach vacation, your search ends here! located on boca grande, an island off the coast of florida, which is known for its beautiful beaches. the inn has a private beach club with powdery-soft white sand and calm, clear waters, perfect for swimming. it’s never crowded and great for shelling.
BEST WINTER WEEKEND
a skier-only resort in little cottonwood canyon is a favorite winter destination for ski enthusiasts as much as those seeking a winter wonderland. nestled right in alta ski area, you have ski-in / ski-out access to over 2,000 acres of pristine powder slopes. beyond the slopes, unwind in the lodge’s cozy atmosphere with luxurious rooms complete with fireplaces and breathtaking mountain views. great for families, curl up by the fire for board games or a movie night. even non-skiers can enjoy the winter magic — go snowshoeing or take a scenic sleigh ride. the resort also offers a heated pool and game room (complete with a ball pit). get ready for your next winter escape!
BEST LONG WEEKEND ESCAPE
a secluded coastal escape steeped in tradition. this ultimate family resort has a range of fun activities like tennis, golf and horseback riding. send the little ones off to camp cloister while you unwind at the property’s 65,000-square-foot spa. the five miles of private beachfront, multiple pools, waterslides, splash pads and private cabanas make this an unforgettable place to visit.
BEST MOUNTAIN GETAWAY
located in the picturesque blue ridge mountains of cashiers, north carolina, this spot is a haven for families seeking a memorable mountain escape. lush forests, cascading waterfalls and breathtaking mountain vistas, high hampton offers so much for families to enjoy quality time together. from mini-golf and bowling to arts and crafts and game nights, there’s something to keep everyone entertained. set out on a hiking adventure and be sure to visit the nearby sliding rock for a natural water slide.