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When planning a family vacation, it's always a good idea to look for a package. Even if you have a specific destination or resort in mind, chances are that if you ask, the hotel can offer you extra perks that will make your family more comfortable, whether that simply means connecting rooms, or savings like 50% off the second room.

Families report that booking a suite-type payout is well worth it. Having a separate living room and a terrace where you can relax with a view when the kids go to sleep means a vacation for mom and dad. Resorts offering savings on kids' programs and activities are also a good idea, because activity charges tend to add up. Look for free or discounted meals for younger children when choosing your hotel. Often family activities are only offered during the summer, so it's a good idea to check before you book.

Many resorts offer facilities especially designed for families such as a separate pool for kids, water slides and playgrounds. Find more unique family vacation spots.

Waterpark, Aquarium and more at the Atlantis The Palm

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If you have time for a longer family vacation, travel to the Atlantis The Palm, Dubai which is offering a special starting at AED 990 which includes: Free unlimited access to Aquaventure Waterpark, Free unlimited access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium, preferential rates to swim with dolphins at Dolphin Bay and 1 free afternoon session per child at Kids Club or Club Rush. The inclusions will give the whole family plenty to explore at this unique getaway.

All-inclusive Activities and Meals from $219

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The "Kids Rule, Parents Drool" package at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in California is designed to give your children plenty to do while you relax in the sun. Package rates start at $219 and include One-night accommodations; Welcome Goodie Bucket with wristband, activities guide + treasure map upon arrival for 1-Kid Kidsrule! All-INNclusive activities access for 1-Kid; All-INNclusive meals & kidsrule! summer activities. More family ideas in California.

Discounts for Families in Hawaii

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The Family Package at the Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii includes Luxurious accommodations; Guaranteed connecting rooms in Garden and Partial Ocean View categories (based on availability at time of booking when booking two rooms); Breakfast for two per room, per day, 50% discount off of the Keiki Aloha program and 2 Fun & Sun Keiki Activity Passes.

5 Nights for the Price of 3 at the New Disney Resort in Hawaii

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The new Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina on Oahu is offering a package that lets you save about 25% if you stay longer. The resort is offering this special because it will be undergoing enhancements during your stay.

While the Resort undergoes enhancements April through June 2013, you and your family can vacation a little longer with a very special offer: stay 3 nights and get your 4th night free. Book through April 6, 2013 for stays most nights from April 7, 2013 through May 23, 2013, and May 27, 2013 through June 8, 2013.

50% Off Second room in Anguilla

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Families booking a stay at the Cuisinart Resort and Spa in Anguilla that is five nights or longer, can book a Luxury Room or Beachfront Junior Suite and get a second one at 50% off. Explore this Caribbean island's sandy beaches, visit the hotel's farm and eat at the restaurant serving meals made of organic ingredients.

Take Your Family to Yosemite

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The family-friendly Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite National Park is offering several family vacation packages. Choose from High Sierra Mountain Biking Package (best for older kids), Discover Yosemite Tour Package, Big Trees Tour Package and others. The S'more Ice Skating Holiday Package starts at $185 and includes One night Standard, Deluxe or Cottage room accommodations; Ice skating sessions and rentals for two and One s'mores kit.

Family Savings in Tucson, Arizona

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A suite at the Loews Ventana Canyon will give you and your family plenty of space to relax in style. Ask about the Loews Suite Deal which includes a Welcome Amenity, Complimentary Guestroom Internet Access, Waived Fitness Center Access Fee and a Food & Beverage credit of $50 per day. Kids can have fun at the pool while parents play a round of golf and get a massage at the spa.

Kids and Parents Try New Activities in Florida

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Take a look at The Innisbrook Resort in Florida where you can try a variety of activities with their "Innisbrook 101" offer. The package includes an array of "101 Classes" in Golf, Spa, Fitness, Tennis and Mixology. If you are new to Golf, the resort's instructors can help you get started. If you've new to spas, a therapist will explain the ins and outs of spa etiquette.

The Walt Disney World in Florida

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Check into the Walt Disney World Dolphin and ask for the "Sweet Family Escape" offer. This family vacation package resuires a 4 Night Minimum Stay and includes:Overnight accommodations in a 1,000+ sq. ft. Executive or Grand Suite with two bathrooms; $100 Resort Credit per stay for use towards onsite character dining, Swan paddle boats, unlimited beverage cups, souvenirs and more; Complimentary Crib; Extra Magic Hours and complimentary Disney transportation to and from the theme parks.

Family Fun in Orlando

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A fun idea for families near SeaWorld, Aquatica, Universal Orlando and Wet n'Wild, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is offering the "Family Fun" package which includes a confirmed Upgrade to lake view at time of booking, Dining for junior guests (up to age 12) in all Ritz-Carlton restaurants (except NORMAN's) with every adult entree purchased; Photo album and disposable camera; Choice of Ritz Kids day for two children (ages 5-12) OR breakfast buffet for two adults and two children at The Vineyard Grill (reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by contacting Ritz Kids Club); Ice cream passport for up to two children up to age 12; Transportation to SeaWorld, Aquatica, Universal Orlando and Wet n'Wild; Guaranteed late check-out at 2 p.m.