As the world reopens, it’s time to put those canceled airline tickets to good use for a much-deserved (and safe) family vacation. Fortunately, plenty of award-winning hotels and resorts offer luxurious amenities like spa treatments and infinity pools for ultimate relaxation and provide opportunities to explore the wilderness and play your favorite sport like golf and tennis or take in stunning views the ocean. To make your decision-making easier, we have compiled a list of the best luxury family resorts in the US.
Not only do these hotels know how to pamper the parent, but they also all cater to kids of all ages with kids’ programs and game centers that combine entertainment and education as well as amenities and services that take into account your children’s specific needs. Here are 10 family-friendly hotels and resorts that will offer an unforgettable experience for every family member.
Nestled quietly in the wilderness of Montana’s countryside lays a gorgeous resort that accommodates your entire family, kids and pets included. You have a choice between 28 luxury homes or 36 tents to meet all your glamping needs, as well as a 24-hour fitness center and pet sitting. For the adventurers, they offer trail guides and river rafting, among lots of other outdoor activities, while providing babysitting services on request, a children’s program, and customized adventures for your family.
This resort is one you’ll want to visit all year round with your entire family, including your well-behaved pets. Park Hyatt Creek Resort is located on the mountainside of Beaver Creek Village in Colorado and is home to the best mountain activities, including skiing, snowshoeing, and white-water rafting. Onsite entertainment includes a playground, video games, and a backyard full of children’s activities. The resort also offers cribs and babysitting services upon request.
Resting on a beach that was once voted as one of the most beautiful in America, this resort caters to every family member. No wonder it made our list of the best luxury family resorts in the US. On arrival, children get a Grand Passport filled with maps and educational activities to complete while they are there. The resort sits on 40 acres of pristine Maui island and has multiple pools you can relax in, including a baby beach for the kids and a Tarzan swim and rope bridge for the more adventurous little ones. For family members wanting to explore the waters, the resort also offers scuba diving, kayaking, and snorkeling.
Located 40 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Salt Lake City, this ranch sits on 3,500 acres that offer you the chance to slow down and savor the best things in life. The Lodge offers everyone of all ages access to their wellness sanctuary and farm, where families can help gather sustainable ingredients for an unforgettable dining experience. For more family fun, this ranch includes family-curated activities. A high-quality children’s program and kids camp offers adventure-based and educational age-appropriate skill-building.
Rated as one of the 10 best hotels globally by the Travel Channel, Hotel Del Coronado is a southern California coastal escape. The Del (as it’s called by locals) was designated as a National Historic Landmark. This oceanfront beach resort which is only a few minutes away from downtown San Diego offers luxury amenities and activities like whale watching, surfing, and boating and a kids and teens program for the little ones.
This location alone is enough to consider this one of the best luxury family resorts in the US. The Mandarin hotel, which gives guests views of the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Channel, is only a few minutes away from some of the states’ most visited attractions. Guests can see 11 of the Smithsonian museums as well as the monuments and memorials nearby. This hotel also includes a 1,400 square foot fitness center, a florist, a Japanese breakfast in the morning, and a meditation room. Ask the concierge for a guide on family entertainment in D.C and a list of trusted babysitters.
Perched between Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, this seaside Mediterranean villa combines luxury with accessibility. Acqualina Resort is family-owned and operated. It caters to guests with disabilities, offering them assistive devices and amenities. It also provides families a baby room, babysitting upon request, pet walking services for the fur babies, and a kid’s program to keep the little ones entertained.
In the heart of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, there lies a prestigious hotel that brings elegance and class under one roof. Charleston Place offers an award-winning dining experience and authentic cuisine. Guests have the opportunity to join city tours and experience Charleston’s unique shopping, theater, and cultural scene. They also provide kids spa services and the Fit Kids Program, which includes games designed to help develop motor skills in kids ages 3-5.
This is the ranch for you if you’re looking for the perfect place to escape and enjoy quality family time. Brush Creek Ranch sits on 30,000 acres of southern Wyoming land. Located right outside Saratoga, it offers children horseback riding, fly fishing, and exploration. They even have a Lil’ Wranglers program. Family members of all ages can partake in these activities and court sports like basketball and volleyball.
This unique resort was voted #1 Resort in the U.S. by readers of Travel & Leisure for not only their gorgeous views every season of the year but by their excellence in personalized service, amenities, and class. You can relax in the lakeside heated infinity pool or venture out on the water and practice some water sports. The kids can tackle the adventure center and join kids camp while parents enjoy their private terrace and gas fireplaces built into every room.
No matter which of these you choose for your next vacation, rest assured that you will not be disappointed with our list of the best luxury family resorts in the US.
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