Now that school is out family summer vacationing is what we are all about. Here are a four top-notch resort choices. They were chosen for their full-of-fun kids programs, spacious accommodations located in destinations with lots of activities.
Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York is a very family friendly all-suite property. Kid-centric activities here include a 56-seat movie theater, game room and a two-lane bowling alley. There is a catch-and-release fishing pond, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor and nightly s’more making. The lodge offers two programs, Kamp Kanu and Sunset Club. Kamp Kanu is complimentary seven days a week during the summer months for children ages three to 14. The Sunset Club is an evening program allowing parents to enjoy a fine dining experience while their children enjoy pizza and games.
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa’s unique offering is it’s private beach. Catering to youngsters ages 4-12, the resort’s renowned Kids Club offers daily activities customized to ages and interests. There are crafts, sports, and seasonal adventures from sand art and hair braiding to water balloon games, treasure digs and sea shell expeditions. The resort offers a Parent’s Night Out for kids on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 to 10 p.m., including dinner ($45). Plus, on Friday nights at 8 p.m. a Dive-In Movie is shown at the Lagoon Pool on the resort’s big screen.
The quintessential cape code escape, Sea Crest Beach Hotel offers family’s the Kangaroo Klub. Designed for children ages four and up the program includes games, outdoor movies on the hotel’s 16-foot screen, windsurfing lessons, waters port rentals, beach volleyball and bike rentals. Sea Crest sits on Cape Cod’s Buzzard’s Bay minutes away from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Marine Biological Laboratory, Nobska Lighthouse, and ferries that travel to and from Martha’s Vineyard.
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa is a boutique-style resort located in Pompano Beach. Here families seeking an adventure-filled escape can book the Discover Scuba Package. The package includes beachfront accommodations, a scuba diving basics course in the resort pool and two ocean dives (rental equipment provided). The resort also offers two outdoor heated swimming pools and water sport rentals including jet skis and paddle boards. For younger guests, a Kids Club is available with activities ranging from beach games to arts and crafts for children ages five and up.
Do you have a summer resort you and your family love? Please share with me and we will feature it in the next installment of summer family getaways.