Luau Night at Island Vista — Photo courtesy of Terry Massey Escape to an island paradise without leaving the Myrtle Beach mainland at Island Vista Resort. As the only oceanfront hotel for more than a mile in both directions, families can enjoy a secluded stretch of beach, plus first-class amenities to keep the whole crew happy and entertained. The vast indoor/outdoor pool decks feature tropical-themed hot tubs, lazy river, kiddie pool, tiki bar and a staff that holds activities and games for children. At nighttime the hotel provides outdoor entertainment several evenings per week, including Reggae Night and Luau Night. Despite the isolation, Island Vista is located near some of Myrtle Beach's top attractions.
Ski in ski out at Copper Kin Lodge, Red River, New Mexico — Photo courtesy of Copper King Lodge Red River, New Mexico, is a favorite family getaway for skiing, fishing, hiking, and just hanging out together in a beautiful mountain setting. At Copper King Lodge, the trout-filled Red River and Copper Chair Ski Lift are right behind the property, and year-round outdoor adventure is literally feet from your door. Kids will love the grassy backyard and woods to explore, and parents will love the hot tub right on the river. Copper King Lodge is easy walking distance from the shops and restaurants in charming Red River.
Best Plaza Plaza Inn offers discounts to Dollywood — Photo courtesy of DollywoodTaking the family to Pigeon Forge? Best Western Plaza Inn makes a stay easy AND more affordable. Not only do they offer free breakfast, but they have discounted tickets to Dollywood at the front desk, and even more coupons online, for discounted dining and attractions. The hotel has indoor and outdoor pools, so kids can swim year-round. Ask to stay in the newer section of the hotel.
Royal Lancaster Hotel in London — Photo courtesy of stevecadmanYour family will love the spectacular views at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, situated just across from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Be sure to ask for a room on a higher floor with a park view - it is well worth it (think 16th floor). The kids will be excited to spot Big Ben and the London Eye. A corner room even offers a panoramic view with six windows (you can see the whole city)! It's a beautiful 15 minute walk through the park to shopping in Knightsbridge and with the underground Tube, Paddington station and tour bus stops all very close by, seeing all the sights of London is easy.
Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Ft. Lauderdale — Photo courtesy of Pelican Grand Beach ResortAt the Fort Lauderdale Pelican Grand Beach Resort, kids will love the Lazy River (the only hotel in Ft. Lauderdale to have one) the pool, with its sloping edge zero entry and of course, The Emporium, an old fashioned ice cream parlor. Moms and dads will love the resort's private beach, spa and fitness center and beachfront dining at North Ocean Grille. Be sure to ask for a room with a view so you can enjoy the morning sunrise spectacle from your balcony while listening to the waves.