The first destination to kick off our list is not only regarded as one of America’s “Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts,” but it has also been owned and operated by the same family since 1958. With over 30 activities scheduled daily and an endless list of amenities, it’s no mystery why Woodloch easily grabs the No. 1 spot.
Located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, Woodloch sits in a pristine mountain lake setting. It doesn’t matter what time of year your family can manage to get away because this destination offers tons of year-round fun and entertainment. Bring the whole crew- there are activities for all ages, whether you’re 2 or 92. And Woodloch is all-inclusive, so you don’t have to worry about a lot of extra costs. Just pack your suitcases and come enjoy everything this expansive resort has to offer. And oh man, where do we begin? Woodloch’s list of things to do is longer than any other we’ve seen. All of their daily planned activities are family-friendly and focused on fun. Jump into a popular game show spin-off, participate in fun competitions, or search for clues on an interactive scavenger hunt. Your younger children will have a ball creating something special for mom and dad in the Arts & Crafts area or feeding the animals at the Petting Zoo. Older kids will love Woodloch’s Paintball Adventures, Zip Line, and Go Carts. Get the whole family together for some quality bonding time on a Hayride or exploring the area on a Nature Trail. Other great activities include the Climbing Wall, Batting Cages, Mini Golf, and the Shooting Barn. And keep in mind, this is just a glimpse into what you’ll find at Woodloch. We’ll leave the rest for you to discover! As we mentioned earlier, Woodloch is all-inclusive so your accommodations and meals are included in the price of your stay. There are a variety of room types to choose from, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit for your family. Stay in a Classic or Deluxe Hotel Room, or opt for something more spacious like a Two-Bedroom Country Suite. If you’re vacationing with the entire family and need private accommodations, Woodloch also offers Guest Homes with two- to five-bedrooms. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your unforgettable family vacation to Woodloch now!
731 Welcome Lake Rd., Hawley, PA 18428
Woodloch has been called, "One of the world's best all-inclusive resorts" by Family Circle Magazine and "One of America's best family resorts" by Better Homes & Gardens.
Related Onsite Offerings
In the winter months, go ice skating, snowmobiling, snow tubing, or participate in Woodloch's Winter Olympics!
Callicoon, New York
CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9559
Our next resort is a splendid Catskills family destination. You will find Villa Roma in The Catskills of New York, a beautiful place where you’ll discover something to do in every season.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall- Villa Roma will keep your family active and entertained with their endless array of facilities and programs. In the summer months, their complimentary activities include tennis, basketball, volleyball, softball and more! There’s also horseback riding, a rock-climbing wall, and go-carts for an additional fee. In the winter, take advantage of Villa Roma’s Ski Area where you can go ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, and there’s even a Ski School for beginners. Younger kids will have a blast sledding and making snow angels, or stay warm and cozy indoors in the resort’s pool, Jacuzzi, and sauna. And if you’d like to escape for a while to enjoy some peace and quiet without the little ones, Villa Roma’s Kid’s Program will keep them entertained all day with a long list of fun activities that are just for them like Color Wars, Bumper Boats, and Face Painting. There are also fun events like Magicians, Wildlife Shows, and Circus Events. With so much to do, you will never hear those dreaded two words, “I’m bored.” At Villa Roma, you’ll have a few room types to choose from. Their new Two-Bedroom Suites can accommodate 4-8 people and features a separate living area and kitchen facility. They also have spacious Guest Rooms available that can comfortably sleep 2-4 people. And you don’t need to leave the resort to have a delicious meal. The Main Dining Room serves breakfast and dinner for your convenience. You’ll also find additional eateries around the resort including a poolside grill and Ronnie’s Deli. Pack your bags and escape with your family to Villa Roma!
356 Villa Roma Road, Callicoon, NY 12723
Villa Roma has over 30 activities just for kids!
Villa Roma's Golf Course is one of the newest in the Catskills and Golf Digest has called it, "A little slice of heaven."
We’re now going to take you to America’s Heartland, where you’ll find Blue Harbor Resort on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Defy the winter weather and book a trip to Blue Harbor Resort, home to Breaker Bay ™ Waterpark where it’s always a balmy 84 degrees. This 54,000 square-foot indoor waterpark is the perfect destination for kids and adults alike. At the center of the park sits the four-story tall Breaker Bay water activity center, an interactive lighthouse fort with a 1,000-gallon tipping water ship. Have fun on 12 levels of interconnected suspension bridges, cargo nets, web crawls, and water features. Breaker Bay has seven slides, but watch out! When the water ship tips, all that water splashes down on everyone below. So be sure to hold onto your shorts! Even the little tykes will love this waterpark. They can splash in S.S. Minnow, the baby recreations pool. Parents, you’ll love floating down Molly’s Moat, a 3,600 square-foot leisure river. While your kids play a game of water basketball, you can relax in Turtle Tub, a gigantic whirlpool. Breaker Bay is one of the nation’s best waterparks, but in the summer months, don’t forget about the great outdoor recreation that can be enjoyed right outside your front door on Lake Michigan. Blue Harbor now has all new guest rooms! After a fun-filled day with family, return to your lavish guest suite or condominium. There are a variety of room configurations to choose from. And families will love the casual and comfortable kid-friendly bunk suite!
Parents, if you can find time to escape, take advantage of Blue Harbor's golf course and spa.
Related Onsite Offerings
Blue Harbor offers Splash and Stay Packages, complete with snacks and story time in addition to passes to Breaker Bay Waterpark.
Hang on! We’re going to zip back to New York, home to our No. 4 family resort. This destination is packed with so much fun that kids have been known to choose it over Disneyland. This could only be one place- Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, New York.
Rocking Horse Ranch is a truly wonderful family destination, where the Owner/President guarantees that you won’t find another Family Resort in the U.S. with the same quality of attractions, entertainment, and dining all included in the price of your stay. Yes, that’s right! Rocking Horse Ranch is all-inclusive, so forget about all of those pesky extra fees. Let your kids let loose their inner cowboy and cowgirl. Rocking Horse Ranch offers unlimited horseback riding and trail rides for kids 7 years and older, plus pony rides and hayrides for the little ones! Get out and breathe the fresh air. The resort has its own private lake so you can go kayaking, fishing, or even take water skiing lessons. If the lake isn’t your family’s thing, enjoy splashing around in the outdoor heated pool with a giant waterslide and poolside bar. You’ll also find tennis, beach volleyball, rock climbing walls, mini golf, and an exotic wildlife exhibit on the resort property. And that’s just what you can do outside. Inside Rocking Horse Ranch there’s an entire waterpark- plus an archery range, video arcade, plenty of organized activities. And did we mention that there’s always amazing live entertainment going on? What more could you ask for?
600 State Route 44/55, Highland, New York 12528
Three delicious, all-you-can-eat meals, prepared by their award winning team of chefs, are served daily and included in the price of your stay.
Related Onsite Offerings
Rocking Horse has everything you need to make your group event memorable. Plan your next family reunion, group retreat, or school trip here!
Pack up your sunscreen and beach towels! We’re heading south now to Florida- St. Pete Beach to be specific. Here, you and your family will be able to dig your toes into the white sand and feel the saltwater breeze on your face. Our No. 5 destination is TradeWinds Island Resort!
When you vacation at TradeWinds Island Resort, you’ll be able to experience the beach at its best. Stay in a newly renovated hotel room or suite and enjoy custom-made dark wood furnishings and décor reminiscent of a British West Indies plantation. Sure, your kids may not care about how your room is styled, but they will love the flat screen high definition televisions and in-room movies. And everyone is sure to get a great nights sleep on the resort’s pillow top beds, which is important because you’ll be needing a lot of energy for the next day’s activities. At TradeWinds Island Resort, your young buccaneers can spend the day hanging out and making shark tooth necklaces with the swash-buckling pirate, Captain RedBeard. They’ll also get to meet RedBeard’s trusty companion, Bones the parrot. Spend the day in the warm Gulf waters at Splash Island Water Park, home to inflatable water slides, floating trampolines, and splash mats. Parents don’t worry- lifeguards are on duty at all times and all guests are required to wear life jackets. If you want to escape to the spa, take your kids to the KONK’S Club, where experience counselors create fun, supervised programs they’re sure to love. Grab your beach chair, an umbrella, and an ice cold drink. Your family is sure to go home with great tales to tell after an exciting beach vacation at TradeWinds Island Resort!
5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and plummet down the three-story High Tide Water Slide!
Related Onsite Offerings
Learn to swim at TradeWinds! The resort provides a fun introduction of swimming basics and water safety with a certified Red Cross instructor who has experience working with kids.
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
CALL DIRECT: +1 (345) 945 - 3800
We don’t know about you, but we haven’t had enough of the beach quite yet. We’re going to travel south from Florida to the Cayman Islands. In the heart of Grand Cayman on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, sits The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, a fabulous family beach destination.
When you take your family to such a wonderful, tropical destination like Grand Cayman, why not go all out? Your crew won’t protest having to return to their room for the night when you stay in one of The Westin Grand Cayman's Two-Bedroom Oceanfront Suites. You’ll have plenty of room to spread out in your bedrooms and in the suite’s parlour/living room. These awesome accommodations also feature a breakfast bar and breathtaking views of the ocean and pool area. Sleep soundly on Westin Heavenly Beds and Linens and wake up to the smell of fresh brewed coffee. Plan a fun-filled day spent on Seven Mile Beach. Spend it how you want- simply relax and watch the waves roll in, or kick it up a notch and give parasailing a try. If you’ve always wanted to go Scuba Diving, Grand Cayman is the place to be. The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect dive hotel and they offer one of the best dive packages in Grand Cayman. If there are adult-only activities you really want to do during your stay, but you’re not sure how to get some “alone time”, look no further than the Westin Kids Club. The Kids Club has both Day Camps and Night Camps, so you can feel free to enjoy the resort’s spa or have a candlelight dinner while your kids are off on an adventure of their own. Some Kids Club activities include a visit to Turtle Farm, Cayman’s most visited attraction, and Dolphin Discovery, where your kids will be able to hug and kiss a dolphin! Escape to The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa for some exceptional fun in the sun!
Red Sail Sports' fully stocked watersports centers offer activities to suit the whole family.
This resort is home to the largest freshwater pool in Grand Cayman!
Cashiers, North Carolina
CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 934 - 9359
If you are looking for a way to bring your family closer together, a trip to High Hampton Inn & Country Club might just be it!
Grab the family and drag them away from the televisions, video games, and cell phones and bring them to the rustic and secluded High Hampton Inn and Country Club in Cashiers, North Carolina! Surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this resort will provide your family with the quality time together you need! Don’t worry, even without all the electronics, the family will have a blast with everything there is to do at this resort! With the near perfect weather and loads of planned activities you will be able to truly enjoy the outdoors. If you are looking to do your own thing you can find yourself golfing, playing a game of tennis, getting pampered in the spa or swimming, boating or fishing in the private mountain lake. A few things are certain, not only will you leave this vacation fully relaxed and rejuvenated, but you will also feel more connected as a family.
1525 Highway 107 South Cashiers, North Carolina 28717 | Reservations: (800) 334-2551
High Hampton Inn resides at a 3,600-foot elevation in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Cashiers, North Carolina.
There are no electronic devices, like telephones or televisions, in the guestrooms and many activities are nature-driven. Also, while there are many planned daytime and evening activities and much to do, there are no neon lights or crowded casinos. Commercialism is not part of High Hampton's beauty. This resort is a place to go to get away from it all!
Coming in at No. 8 is Clevelands House in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario. This family-friendly resort isn’t on the beach, but rather on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau. Clevelands House is truly an ideal family vacation destination where the dedicated staff caters to every member of your family.
Newborns, teens, parents, grandparents, and everyone in between will discover activities that will make their vacation exciting and memorable. Clevelands House understands that every family is different and has a unique vision of the perfect vacation. That’s why you’ll find a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to choose from. Outdoor lovers will love spending their days on the hiking and mountain biking trails, exploring Lake Rosseau by kayak, or taking a water skiing lesson from SWS Ski School. While the kids are off playing on the beach or spending the day at Cleve’s Kids Club, adults can enjoy the resort’s extensive Adult Social Program, which offers over 120 events each week. At then end of the night, enjoy some live entertainment and music. When it’s time to call it a night, return to your tastefully furnished room equipped with a refrigerator, satellite television, and air conditioning. Making the stay easier and more convenient for families, Clevelands House has adjoining rooms and one, two, and three-bedroom cottages. You’ll find this, plus SO much more at this great resort– where every guest becomes a member of the Clevelands House family.
1040 Juddhaven Rd., Minett, ON P0B 1G0
Clevelands House has four outdoor pools and three hot tubs!
Cabo San Lucas, BCS
CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 354 - 1399
Hope you’re ready to battle some jet lag. We’re about to bounce from Canada all the way down to visit our neighbors in the south. In the Baja region of Mexico you’ll find our No. 9 family resort, and it’s a name you’re probably familiar with– Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort.
As one of Mexico’s best resorts, you’ll find nothing but luxury at this grand Hilton hotel. You and your family will find peace and relaxation in your refreshing Deluxe Room or Suite. These accommodations go far beyond ordinary. You’ll be amazed by the vibrant, richly-styled furnishings, a creation of renowned designer Paul Duesing. Even the simplest of rooms have plush pillowtop mattresses and great amenities. Stay in a luxurious suite and your family will enjoy more space and a private, furnished balcony. Outside your room, your family will love exploring their idyllic surroundings. Go hiking, horseback riding, fishing, or take a nature tour along the unique desert terrain of the Baja Peninsula. After getting your fill of the beach and ocean, take a dip in one of the Hilton Los Cabos’ two deluxe pools with swim-up bars or challenge each other to a game of tennis. Discover the fun and enchantment of Cabo Kids, a specially designed program for kids ages 4-18. Let Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort put the FUN back into your Mexico family vacation!
Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 19.5, Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico 23447
Located on an inlet bay in the Sea of Cortés, this resort offers exclusive access to the only swimming-allowed beach in Los Cabos.
Experience true European flavor along the Cass River at Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth. A truly family fun experience is to be expected during your stay. The whole family will enjoy the Inn’s four pools with water slides and other attractions as well as the Family Fun Center. Kids will love the two-story Children’s Village and 18-hole miniature golf course. And, after a day of endless fun, the whole family will feel cozy and comfortable in Bavarian Inn’s many accomodating choices. During your stay at Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth, take advantage of the surrounding beauty of the Cass River during a Bavarian Riverboat Cruise. Round up the whole family for a stroll over the Holz Brucke wooden covered bridge to the famous Bavarian Inn Restaurant for chicken and noodles or a browse through the shops and boutiques. There’s fun for everyone around every corner!
One Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Glockenspiel is the German term for "bells play" or "musical bells." The Bavarian Inn Glockenspiel is a 35-bell carillon and illuminated clock all from Germany!
Related Onsite Offerings
Bavarian Inn Frankenmuth and the restaurant are happy to welcome to helping you host groups and meetings. The Inn easily accommodates up to 500 guests and the restaurants comfortably sits up to 375 guests.
Other Top 10 North America Family Hotels & Resorts
- Woodloch Resort
- Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center
- Blue Harbor Resort & Spa
- Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
- TradeWinds Island Grand
- The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
- High Hampton Inn & Country Club
- Clevelands House Resort
- Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
- Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth