8 Top US Family Resorts ...

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US family resorts don’t have to mean theme parks in Orlando or Great Wolf Lodges, although these definitely have their merits. When you have children travelling, US family resorts needs to have something for everyone. Children can become bored if there is not enough for them to do on family vacations. Here are 8 Top US Family Resorts for those families looking for the best US family vacation destinations.

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The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL

The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL This family oriented resort has managed to affect the perfect balance of activities to keep kids busy so that their parents can also have a break. The general manager, who is a mother herself, is correctly in tune with what parents and families are looking for in the perfect vacation. The Breakers is one of the most luxurious family resorts in the US that hosts exciting parent and child activities for all ages. You’ll find Friday night bonfires on the beach, a kid’s camp for a variety of age groups, sandcastle building, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts and the ultimate family entertainment area. With camp counselors assigned to separate groups of children, parents can enjoy a full and uninterrupted dining experience for example, while the kids are whisked away to other exciting activities.

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Winnetu Oceanside Resort, Martha's Vineyard

Winnetu Oceanside Resort, Martha's Vineyard Laid back and simplistic, the Winnetu Oceanside Resort in Martha’s Vineyard is bringing back old fashioned family values and nostalgia to their US family vacation destination. Their exciting kids program is open to all between the ages of 3 and 12 years of age. With counselors and child care professionals being assigned to groups of 4 children at a time, parents can relax in the knowledge that their kids are having fun in a secure and safe environment. An action packed schedule of activities is arranged specifically for the kids in mind, and they can enjoy things like treasure hunts, remote control boat races, swimming and other group games. The Farmer for a Day program is one of the most exciting latest additions for kids, where families can head over the road from the resort to the farm, and enjoy hayrides, cheese making, and sheep shearing and even get the chance to see a live animal birth.

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Kingsmill Resort & Spa, Williamsburg

Kingsmill Resort & Spa, Williamsburg With one of the most creative kid’s counselor teams, the staff at Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Williamsburg is enthusiastic and driven to provide kids and their families with an action packed vacation, with an abundance of exciting activities on the schedule. The kid’s camp has a mini spa package, and the kids get their own luxurious bath robes, mini spa baths and nail painting. Complete with a playground, baby pools with fountains, drive in movies, life guards and child minders, this top US vacation resort for the family is perfect for those with young children.

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Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa, San Diego

Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa, San Diego The Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa in San Diego offers families a luxurious yet relaxed beach resort setting. The award winning hotel and resort has been listed as one of the best vacation resorts for families in the US. As one of the only resorts that offers childcare for children as young as 4 years old, the school camps and care centers are open right through the school vacations and during the summer. Kids can enjoy kickboxing sessions, yoga classes, fly kites, learn how to do origami and swim. Families can enjoy activities together like pastry classes, baking classes and poolside workshops. The aim of the resort is to have families enjoy time together rather than keep the children away from the parents and keep them quiet; the resort likes to include the children in as many activities as possible.

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Colony Beach and Tennis Resort, Longboat Key, Florida

Colony Beach and Tennis Resort, Longboat Key, Florida The casual and laid back style and atmosphere of the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort has been offering guests family programs at their resort successfully for the last 20 years. This top US family resort is one of the best places for children to have an introduction to the popular game of tennis. Tennis sessions are held specifically for groups of kids aged from 3 to 6 years that are just half an hour long. The professional tennis coaches are there to make sure that the balls actually hit the racquets that the kids are playing with, so that they get the satisfaction of knowing what it feels like to play real tennis.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida The perfect Florida setting of Amelia Island used to be a busy harbor area complete with pirate ships and shipwrecks off the coast. It is only fitting therefore, that the fantastic resort has a fully-fledged pirate theme. On the weekends, the staff and the kids’ counselors and caregivers can be found in full pirate attire and costumes roaming the resort, and are available for storytime tuck ins and a delightful treasure chest of knickknacks. While parents enjoy rejuvenating tai chi on the beach at sunrise, kids can make their way to breakfast with their pirate counselors, and then head out to the swimming pools with their new friends. The kids program is available for kids aged 5-12 years of age all year round.

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Tyler Place Family Resort, Highgate Springs

Tyler Place Family Resort, Highgate Springs The Tyler Family Resort in Highgate Springs is one of the most exciting virtual summer camps for adults and kids spending time together. The Tyler family has been running their very own camp for families since the early 1930’s, and still run the resort today. Each camp group has a specific assignment for each age group and each age group has age appropriate activities they will enjoy. While the kids are busy exploring meadows and looking for radishes, parents can attend a yoga class, and later on the kids and the parents can join up and enjoy a round of mini golf or a game of basketball. Kids have the chance to experience an independent and carefree vacation in safe and secure surroundings.

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The charm of this lakeside getaway is not only in its storied history but in the balance it strikes between relaxation and activity. Gourmet meals, farm-to-table events, and evening bonfires are highlights for the whole family. Artfully blending the joys of a bygone era with modern amenities, guests can partake in kayaking, take a swim in the pool, or pedal around on bicycles provided by the resort. Adults enjoy cocktail hours and insightful workshops, while teens have their own club where they can make new friends, ensuring every family member has their own slice of paradise.

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa in Ojai has a deep connection rooted in the traditions of the Chumash Indians who used to live on the central Californian coastline decades ago. The theme of the valley and spa draw from the rituals and heritage of the Indian traditions. There are counselors assigned to small groups of children, one counselor for every 5 kids. Activities like nature hikes up to the Chumash Indian Hunt site and a real Indian style camp out will have the kids enjoying a journey through the life and times of the Indians through stories, songs, rock art and talking rain sticks. With horse riding, a petting farm, pony rides, plus bicycles, tennis, golf and a luxury spa for the parents, there are an abundance of exciting activities to keep everyone occupied at this US family resort.

The best US family resorts offer parents and kids the chance to spend quality time together on vacation. If you are looking for a vacation destination, which one of the 8 Top US Family Resorts would you choose to go to?

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