Top Summer Family Vacations
Blue Harbor Resort & Spa
Overlooking the sparkling shores of Lake Michigan, Blue Harbor Resort & Spa is teeming with adventures for all ages!
The family fun begins on the lake, where This gives you direct access to fishing, sailing, kayaking, and a wealth of water sports await on the water. If you'd prefer to stay dry, kick up your feet in an Adirondack chairs, catch a tan on the sun-soaked beach, of build sand castles with the little ones. The nautical theme continues onsite, where the Breaker Bay Waterpark has activities for all ages. When the family is ready for relaxation, return to the resort and enjoy the exceptional amenities. Stretch out on the private balcony or patio, take a soak in the Jacuzzi, or watch a family flick on the flat-screen television. Adults can indulge in a list of rejuvenating treatments at the spa while the kids take a dip in the swimming pool or explore the game room. Afterward, challenge your family to a round of mini golf. Family fun is in full swing here!
725 Blue Harbor Drive, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081
The Breaker Bay indoor waterpark features 40,000 square feet of aquatic adventures that includes slides, rides, a zero-entry pool, and much more. Little ones will love the S.S. Minno, a baby ship wreck recreation pool!
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Parents can unwind at the Elements Spa, which features a full menu of massages, facials, and more. And, the kids won't feel left out. The Scooops kids spa is for children 12 and under features unique ice cream-themed manicures and pedicures!close
Chula Vista Resort
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Advertising itself as "the most complete family resort in the Dells", Chula Vista Resort talks the talk and walks the walk. They'll absolutely blow your family away!
Chula Vista was designed with both adults and kids in mind. For the young and energetic, the enormous onsite indoor AND outdoor waterparks await! They'll love zipping down the country’s fastest indoor water coaster, the Flyan Mayan, or catching some tubage in the wave pool. Meanwhile, adults will be enjoying the world-class spa, chophouse, or 18-hole golf course, depending on their mood. Reconvene in a cozy yet luxurious room for some shuteye, then do it all again!
2501 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
The resort overlooks the Wisconsin River and is a 7-minute drive from downtown Wisconsin Dells.
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Additional perks consist of a fitness center, arcade, and event space.close
Port Severn, Ontario
The No. 9 pick on our list, Severn Lodge, is a classic lakeside resort in the Ontario, Canada's beautiful Muskoka region, and the ideal Canadian summer getaway for your family!
Kids will love all of the great amenities and activities to enjoy including a sandy beach, heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis shuffleboard, badminton, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, and so much more! Get out and explore Lake Muskoka on a canoe, pedal boat, kayak, or even a jet ski (rentals available onsite). Lake Muskoka is also a great venue for a family fishing trip. Large and smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, musky, and a variety of pan fish inhabit the lake, and make a great trophy by which to remember your trip. Plan your getaway during the summertime and your family will be able to enjoy supervised kids activities and live evening entertainment. With all of these great activities, you'll love the comfort of the accommodations at Severn Lodge. Choose from lake view rooms, suites, and even cottages, and uniquely furnished to fit all of your travel needs with amenities including fireplaces, coffee makers, decks, patios, balconies, whirlpool bathtubs, and more! Stop looking for your next family vacation destination. You've found it in Severn Lodge!
116 Gloucester Trail Port Severn, Ontario, Canada LOK 1S0
Hubert Obermeier is the executive chef at Severn Lodge. The talent and professionalism that he brings to our kitchen is absolutely top notch. Hubert was born in Germany where he completed his chef’s apprenticeship before moving to Switzerland to gain further experience in the ski resort areas of Davos, Klosters, and Neuchatel. He came to Canada in 1982 where he worked for the world renowned Hans-Ulrich Herzig at the Prince Hotel in Toronto. Being an avid outdoorsman, he visited the beautiful Muskoka lake country, and decided that this is where he wanted to live and work. Prior to accepting the position of executive chef at Severn Lodge, he was executive chef at several other prestigious resorts including the four diamond Sherwood Inn (Muskoka), Radisson Minaki Lodge (northwestern Ontario), and Taboo Resort (Muskoka).
From Toronto: Take Hwy 400 North to Barrie. Stay on Hwy 400 heading northwest towards Parry Sound to Exit 162 just north of Port Severn. Follow the White’s Falls Rd (Muskoka Rd 34) 6 km to Gloucester Trail, then to Severn Lodge. 150 km (90 mi) 1 1/2 hrs From Detroit/Windsor/London: Take Hwy 401 East to Toronto. Then follow directions from Toronto above. London ~ 300 km (186 mi) – 3 hrs. Detroit/Windsor ~ 488 km (303 mi) – 4 3/4 hrs From Ottawa: Take 416 South to Hwy 401 West to Toronto. Then follow directions from Toronto above. 498 km (309 mi) – 5 hrs From Buffalo/Niagara: Take Queen Elizabeth Highway West to Hwy 403 North to Hwy 401 East to Hwy 400 North. Alternatively, take the Queen Elizabeth Highway West to Hwy 407 (toll road) to Hwy 400 North. Then follow directions from Toronto above. 262 km (163 mi) – 2 3/4 hrs USA Cities ~ Driving Time Cleveland ~ 600 km (373 mi) – 6 hrs Pittsburgh ~ 650 km (403 mi) – 6 ½ hrs Chicago ~ 956 km (595 mi) – 9 ½ hrs Boston ~ 1016 km (630 mi) – 9 ½ hrs New York City ~ 920 km (570 mi) – 9 hrsclose
Woodloch Resort is The Pocono Mountains' premier family vacation! Surrounded by pristine mountain peaks and sparkling lake waters, this family fun center is regarded as one of America's "Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts". Their traditional warm hospitality has been nurturing and embracing the spirit of spending quality time with family and friends for more than half a century. Entertainment abounds for all ages here! An array of amenities gets to fun started. Choose from fun-filled options such as a six-sided rock climbing wall, 600-foot Eagle Eye zip line, indoor and outdoor pools, Kiddie Splash Zone, bumper cars, go carts, bumper boats, kayaking, and much more! More than 30 exciting daily activities keep everyone entertained. Enjoy popular game show spin-offs, family-friendly competitions, Olympics, scavenger hunts, and holiday-themed games. Family fun is in fully supply!
731 Welcome Lake Rd, Hawley, PA 18428
The Poconos are surrounded with legendary waters such as The Delaware and Lackawaxen Rivers and Lake Wallenpaupack, so aquatic adventures abound here!
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Take in nightly entertainment including a Broadway-style Theme Show or an entertaining and hilarious Staff Show, which are always followed by live music, comedy acts, jugglers, or magicians!close
Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center
Callicoon, New York
Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center is your New York haven for summer family fun! The Villa Roma is perfect for families of all ages and sizes. The newly renovated three-level main building features an ice cream parlor, coffee shop and dining. Here is a world of activities, inside or out: pools, snack bars, two playgrounds, a game room, and a kid's program with bumper boats, face painting, and much more. No matter what you choose to do, you're sure to have a great time reconnecting with your family. Lasso the family and enjoy an array of adventures! You can enjoy bowling, rock climbing, golfing, and much more. You'll find indoor tennis and racquetball courts, a Jacuzzi, and soothing spa services. Get your fingers working in the arcade and game room! Beautiful, subtle touches combine with spectacular special events at the exceptional accommodations. Come experience all the Catskills has to offer!
356 Villa Roma Road, Callicoon, New York 12723
Parents can slip into serenity at the onsite spa. Choose from an extensive menu that offers treatments such as lavender mud wraps, shiatsu massages, and reflexology. The onsite salon also features options such as paraffin hand/toe dips, manicures and pedicures, and waxing.
Angling adventures for all ages await at Villa Roma Resort. The resort offers complimentary catch-and-release fishing right onsite, making it easy to cast that line and reel in the trophies!close
Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
Lake Placid, New York
Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort hits the bull's eye for family fun! The little ones will love all these opportunities for adventure. The resort has the only Kidz Activities program in Lake Placid, a daily dose of arts and crafts, games, contests, and more. There's also the nightly Kidz Night Inn where kids can let loose with pizza parties and movies where no parents are allowed. While the kids are having bundles of fun, parents can enjoy some peaceful time alone. The entire family will love the lake! Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is the only resort located directly on Mirror Lake, and it offers everything you need water-fueled fun, including cruises in hand-crafted gondolas. Enjoy a family fishing trip or dive in for a swim. Stay on land for mountain hiking adventures. Afterward, return to your spacious room an kick up your feet. Seek Adirondack adventures for all ages!
2559 Main St., Lake Placid, New York 12946
Overlooking six million stunning acres of Adirondack Park, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort overlooks a "forever wild" forest preserve. With 2,000 mountain peaks and 500,000 acres of true old growth forest, this is a place for world-class New York recreation.
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After an action-packed day, enjoy creature comforts like a heated pool, steam bath, whirlpools, and the complimentary health club!close
High Hampton Inn & Country Club
Cashiers, North Carolina
Pure and simple, High Hampton Inn is a place to make memories. And isn't that was a family summer vacation is all about?
Nestled in the heart of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, High Hampton presents a stupendous opportunity for familial vacation bliss. Experience your stay however you want to- in a room or cottage, relaxing or adventuring. The resort's 1,400-acres are filled with scenic beauty, and can be easily experienced on one of the multitude of walking or hiking trails. Meanwhile, the Inn is only a few steps from the golf course, tennis courts, lake, children's play area, and the private thirty-five acre lake. One things for certain- you'll never be bored!
1525 NC-107, Cashiers, NC 28717
Amenities include a spa, an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and a kids' club, along with a lake and hiking trails.
This storied resort dates back to 1922close
Orange Beach, Alabama
Looking to make lasting memories with the whole family on the beautiful shores of Orange Beach, Alabama? Caribe Resort is the place for you!
Caribe Resort, the most secluded vacation destination in Orange Beach, was designed with families in mind. Choose from a wide variety of condos and amenities to fit your needs. You and your family don’t need to go far to enjoy luxuries such as the lazy river, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and more. Try out their on-site restaurant Cobalt, awarded the #1 Seafood Restaurant in Alabama, for contemporary coastal cuisine and stunning views of the bay from every table. Caribe features complimentary boat slips and a full-service marina, giving guests the opportunity to try exhilarating water sports, including parasailing, jet skiing, and dolphin cruises.
28103 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
If you're looking for a time to schedule your Alabama Gulf Shores vacation, try scheduling it during one of the fun-filled seasonal events. Some of those events include the Shrimp Fest, Mullet Toss, and Hangout Music Festival.
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Caribe provides a trolley service that runs from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to and from the public beach access point at the tip of the peninsula. Their trolley will also take you to the Cobalt Restaurant, the Caribe Marina, and any building on their property. If you prefer to walk it only takes a few minutes.close
ACE Adventure Resort
Oak Hill, West Virginia
ACE Adventure Resort has been the East Coast’s best mountain hideaway since 1980. In that time they've perfected their craft.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy West Virginia's great outdoors. But if you want to show your family the most fun, extreme, but rip-roaring good time while doing it, look no further than ACE. World-class whitewater rafting and over 1,500 acres of awesomeness in the New River Gorge (including the new waterpark) will completely captivate the whole family. Hop in a raft and set off down more than 100 miles of rapids. ACE's expert staff will ensure that your trip is exceedingly memorable.
1 Concho Road, Minden, West Virginia 25879
Book a guided fishing day trip during your stay!
Offering various day-long adventure passes, ideal for families, that include activities like whitewater rafting down the Gauley River, ziplining, rock climbing, and much more, ACE has your next adventure waiting for you.close
Capon Springs & Farms
Capon Springs, West Virginia
Capon Springs & Farms creates a stress-free getaway with its all-inclusive meals and activities, especially for mom and dad! This family-owned, operated and oriented resort understands the need for some quality time with those you love most.
For active families, Capon Springs provides more than enough activities to keep you occupied. Especially in the summer, families return the same week year after year, to reconnect, feast on country comfort food, and participate in camp-like activities. Your family will spend their days in the outdoor pool, game room, gym, playground, or out and about on the dozens of nearby hiking trails. Want to get a little competition going? There's also tennis, badminton and table tennis offered. Capon Springs has 14 wonderful, unique cottages with a variety of accommodations within each one that guests can reserve for their visit. Adults can enjoy alone time, as kids will have plenty of options and space to meet new people and experience the freedom to play to their heart's content. At Capon Springs, multiple generations intermingle and learn and grow together as they create and maintain beloved traditions.
3818 Capon Springs Rd Capon Springs, West Virginia 26823
Although the history of Capon Springs stretches over 250 years, the property enjoyed its first heyday in the late 1800's.
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Capon Springs offers a nine-hole course, that can play as 18 unique holes with alternative tees on the second round, and is enjoyable by golfers of all skill levels.close
Shorepine Vacation Rentals
Pacific City, Oregon
Shorepine Vacation Rentals can help you find the perfect accommodation for your family this summer in Pacific City, Oregon!
The homes of Shorepine Vacation Rentals are well-appointed and can comfortably fit anywhere from one to 13 guests, making it easy to accommodate any size family! Many also boast terrific ocean views, as well as being close to the beach with many options neighboring one another -- making Shorepine perfect for traveling groups. Catch some rays, throw a family summer BBQ, or simply opt for a relaxing weekend in your own private beach home. Surf the waves, hike the wilderness, go horseback riding, or hit the beach, there's something for every member of the family. Summer family fun never ends at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon coast!
33105 Cape Kiwanda Drive Pacific City, Oregon 97135
Shorepine Vacation Rentals offers pet-friendly accommodations for those who prefer to travel with their beloved four-legged best friends.
During your stay with Shorepine Vacation Rentals, check out the area's exciting attractions such as ATV Rentals in Sand Lakes, the Pelican Pub and Brewery, or the Newport Aquarium.close
While Deerhurst is a stupendous place to stay year-round, it's in summer that it truly (and literally) shines!
Whether you're cooling off in your exceedingly cozy accommodations or hitting the town, there's never a dull moment at Deerhurst! When the sun is hot, head to the beach for an afternoon of wet'n'wild fun. If you want to get even more active, take a walk or a bike ride and enjoy the area's unique rustic beauty. If you need some alone time, play a round of exceptional golf or head to the spa while the kids are Treetop Trekking or going for a horseback ride. It makes for a sublimely relaxing experience. It's not a coincidence that Muskoka was named as one of National Geographic’s “100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life” in 2013- come and see for yourself this summer!
1235 Deerhurst Dr, Huntsville, ON P1H 2E8, Canada
There is more than 760 acres of rustic beauty surrounding the resort.
The resort is a 15-minute walk from skiing at Hidden Valley Highlands and 8 km from live entertainment at the Algonquin Theatre.close
Oglebay Resort and Conference Center
Wheeling, West Virginia
Oglebay Resort and Conference Center features excellent amenities and enough activities to keep the whole family busy during your trip.
Reconnect with your family on the secluded land that Oglebay Resort sits on surrounded by beautiful West Virginia mountains. They truly believe in creating a family-friendly environment going as far as running packages for families that include use of the pools, playgrounds, and mini-golf course. For a challenge, try out the Aerial Challenge Course that offers rope walks, obstacles, and climbs where your kids will receive the ultimate test of physical fitness and mental toughness. The fun doesn’t stop there; Oglebay offers horseback riding lessons and access to plenty of hiking trails so you can see the beauty of the area first hand. A family getaway here is one the kids won’t soon forget.
465 Lodge Drive Wheeling, WV 26003
After a full day of activities, eat together at one of the many restaurants on the premises including Farmhouse Sweets & Treats and the Glassworks Grill.
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It would be worth spending a few hours observing at the Oglebay Good Zoo. There are over 50 species of animals including cheetas, lemur, and red pandas. The zoo also has animal encounter experiences where you will be able to see them up close and personal.close
Big Bear Resort
Beginning in 1948, Big Bear Resort has been a pinnacle of summer-time fun on Kentucky Lake for decades.
The secluded nature of Big Bear gives guests the ability to escape distractions and enjoy a vacation. A private sandy beach, swimming pool, as well as a marina provides all sorts of options to enjoy Kentucky Lake. Whether you are wanting to go out on the boat, swim, or simply lay out Big Bear has you covered. And if you would rather go camping, there are options available there as well. Campers have access to a bathhouse, firewood, and ice among other things. Before you leave, make sure to stop by the gift shop and pick up a memento of your time there!
30 Big Bear Resort Rd. Benton, KY 42025
Other nearby activities include the Forgotten Past amusement park complete with mini-golf, bumper cars, a museum and arcade.
Big Bear Resort had its inception from a school teacher who wanted to open a fishing camp on the largely underpopulated lake.close
Moab Rustic Inn
Just a half-block off Main Street in Downtown Moab is the charming Moab Rustic Inn.
The inn is ideal for family vacations. The rooms contain full-kitchens and bathrooms, and flat-screen televisions. All of those amenities will be a bonus, as many guests spend most of their time out and about. When you decide to take off and explore Moab, start off in town which boasts some impressive restaurants and shops. If you're not partaking in the many events Moab puts on locally, move a bit further out to the jaw-dropping parks including the Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. There is no running out of exploration here!
100 S 120 East Moab, Utah 84532
Another nearby park to the Moab Rustic Inn is the Arches National Park. It has over 2,000 natural stone arches and fascinating giant balancing rocks.
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Besides the comfortable living quarters, the inn also has a heated outdoor pool, BBQ area, and laundromat.close
The Best Western Abbey Inn Hotel
St. George, Utah
If you are looking for a summer vacation to take the kids on to see the beauties of America, look no further than The Best Western Abbey Inn Hotel.
The Abbey is situated in an ideal spot for all families looking to explore. Guests have easy access to Zion National Park, the Grand Canyon North Rim, and Snow Canyon State Park among others. Your family will be able to enjoy the grand landscapes that might seem out of this world. A day at our hotel also yields endless possibilities. Kids will also be able to enjoy the pool on location and guest laundry gives parents the chance to wash any of their clothes from their adventures to the parks. Before you take off, make sure to recharge with the complimentary breakfast buffet that is sure to please even the pickiest eaters.
1129 S Bluff Street St. George, Utah 84770
Number of resorts
The hotel features over 154 spacious guest rooms.
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If parents are looking for a romantic night inn, The Best Western Abbey Inn Hotel offers rooms equipped with a jetted tub to relax you to the fullest extent.close
Pollace's Family Vacation Resort
Catskill, New York
Your summer sanctuary for family fun awaits at Pollace's Family Vacation Resort! Located in the scenic Catskills, this resort offers something for everyone. Make a splash in the 66-foot outdoor pool, putter on over to the miniature golf course, or fish in the onsite pond. Little ones can traverse the fully-equipped playground with swings, ride the merry-go-round, and shoot down the slides and gym sets. If you're looking for some indoor entertainment, you'll find a pool table, a variety of amusement machines, and board games. For parents looking to relax, soak in the soothing outdoor Jacuzzi. Find entertainment nearby with an array of attractions like Howe Caverns, Woodstock, Saratoga Race Tracks, and Cooperstown. After an action-packed day, return to the resort and indulge in the many amenities. Satisfy your stomach with delicious (an unlimited) meals and then retreat to your spacious room. The family fun never ends here!
71 Landon Ave., Catskill, NY 12414
Spice up your meals with midweek poolside barbecue feasts and weekend poolside Hawaiian buffets. Pollace's makes dining fun!
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Find entertainment on water and land! Explore the waters on a paddle boat or traverse rock climbing walls. Shoot some hoops on the basketball court or play shuffleboard. The activities are almost endless!close
Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center
Supreme hospitality is the result of Wonder Valley Ranch's passion for creating unique experiences for unique people. Enjoy each other's company while engaging in activities like the ropes course challenge, canoe racing, archery, paintball, or touring nearby Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks.
Fun on or in the water is everywhere at Wonder Valley! Enjoy two sparkling pools, water slide, on-property Dalton Pond, tennis courts, volleyball, softball, horseshoes, and basketball. Other great on-site activities at Wonder Valley include archery, paintball, ropes challenge course, plenty of space to ride your bike or hike, a trampoline center, and a games pavilion.
6450 Elwood Road, Sanger, California 93657
During the 1950s, the now named Wonder Valley Ranch Resort, hosted Hollywood stars such as Betty Hutton, Tom Mix, Victor McLaughlin, and Roy Rogers!
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Every room features heating and air conditioning, in-room coffee service, telephone, free high-speed internet access and satellite television.close
The Lodge of Four Seasons
Lake Ozark, Missouri
Family fun heats up this summer at The Lodge of Four Seasons! This Ozarks oasis understands that family is important, which is why they make it easy to bring the whole family together. Enjoy the best of the Lake of the Ozarks at this luxury getaway where you're just minutes away from endless activities both on and off-site. Swing away on 54 holes of championship golf, explore the waters with boat rentals, or make a splash at the Clover Leaf Pool and poolside Parrot Bar. Stay dry with a bike rental and find plenty of activities at the Adventure Club for kids! Just outside your door awaits the Lake of the Ozarks, an aquatic adventure center for all ages. The Lodge boasts a full-service marina and is perfect for fishing, swimming, and a wealth of water sports. The rooms aren't too bad either. Enjoy the view from your private balcony, the championship golf courses, the marina, or the luxury spa. At the end of the day, HK's Steakhouse offers delicious seafood, steaks, brick-oven pizza,and drinks. You'll find adventures for all ages here!
315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark, Missouri 65049
Tee it up with your family! With a rare Robert Trent Jones Sr. design, a Jack Nicklaus Signature course, and a Ken Kavanaugh design, the options are almost endless!
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After a day of exploration, seek relaxation! Spa Shiki at Lodge of Four Seasons will soothe you after a long day of adventure, or for an entire weekend of relaxation. Choose from a wide variety of services from a Japanese Milk Bath to a Seaweed Detox Body Mask.close
Powers Creek Retreat
West Kelowna, British Columbia
Powers Creek Retreat is 18 acres of Alberta woodland paradise dedicated to weddings, reunions, banquets and other special events. And what could be more special than a family getaway?
Families both big and small will find plenty to love at Powers Creek! Whether you're using the venue grounds for a friendly game of kickball or snuggling around the two-tiered fire pit to toast marshmallows and reminisce, it's easy to lose track of time here. Reconnect with your family while you enjoy a scrumptious meal in the indoor banquet hall and then dance the night away to live music. When the weather gets hot, hop into Powers Creek itself for a quick cool-off! However you enjoy the family togetherness, you'll party safely knowing that everyone has fantastic accommodations onsite waiting for them!
2810 Smith Creek Rd, West Kelowna, BC V4T 1Y3, Canada
The pristine retreat has an abundance of trees, manicured lawns and a huge open green field. The buildings have been freshly painted and renovated with new flooring, etc
This beautiful, serene, wooded property is only 10 minutes from Downtown Westbank and Lake Okanagan.close