Fun by the pool
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When planning a getaway with kids, 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 everyone 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 kids' 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.

Family Adventure Packages

  • Summer in Alaska from $219 per Night: Experience the wide open spaces of Alaska and participate in fun family adventure activities while staying at the stylish Alyeska Resort. The hotel is offering several great packages this summer, with prices starting at $289 per night. Ask about the Alyeska Summer Family offer (from $289 per night) which includes a one-night stay in a deluxe room for two adults and up to three kids, $50 Credit, one in-room movie, and milk & cookies. Another great special is the "7 Glaciers Prix Fixe Sunday Dinner offer". With rates starting at $219, this offer includes 1 night deluxe accommodations and a 3 course Prix Fixe dinner for 2 at Seven Glaciers Restaurant. Available on Sundays only. You may also like the Summer Spa special which includes rejuvenating treatments at the Spa which utilizes products from Yonka, Naturopathic and Being True. The wellness special starts at $339 per night, and includes a one-night stay in a deluxe room, $125 Spa Credit, breakfast, 2 scenic tram tickets and a special spa gift. For those planning a family trip around the holidays, the property offers holiday specials. The property offers the Easter offer which includes a one-night stay plus Brunch for two people, from $229 per night. Easter Brunch includes a holiday buffet with a variety of dishes such as Italian Herb Roasted Prime Rib, omelets, waffles, and Alaskan signature dishes including Seared Salmon and King Crab Eggs Benedict.
  • Splash & Stay in Carlsbad with Dinner for Two and Kidtopia Kids Club: Get away to Southern California for a trip filled with golf, massages and LEGOLAND Adventure with your children. Stay at La Costa in Carlsbad, California with one of these great packages. The "Splash & Stay" offer includes: Luxurious Accommodations, Dinner for Two Adults (Bistro 65 or Diversions), Kidtopia Kids Club Registration for 3 hours (for two kids, including lunch or dinner) , Family S'More Making, Family Breakfast (Bistro 65), and a Kids Welcome Gift. Also included are includes: parking, high-speed internet, Athletic Club access, in-room coffee and daily newspaper upon request. The most popular special is the Experience offer which includes: Accommodations, Breakfast for Two at Bistro 65, Complimentary $45 Daily Spa Treatment Discount (per adult) and Complimentary $90 Daily Golf Tee Time Discount (per adult). If you plan to play golf as well as relax at the spa on your family getaway at the resort, take a look at the "Swing & Spa" offers which includes: Luxurious Accommodations, Breakfast for Two in Bistro 65, Happy Hour at Diversions (two cocktails & an appetizer), and a Choice of: One round of golf OR one 50-minute spa treatment OR one of each.
  • Fun in Miami from $289: Get away to a resort near Miami for a few days of family fun by the pool. Turnberry Isle Miami offers so many activities that you can be sure that nobody will get bored during their stay. The special starts from $289 per night and includes : Accommodations in a spacious Deluxe Room with king or double beds and pullout sofa, Daily American breakfast buffet for up to 2 adults per room in Cascata Grill, $50 resort credit per night, Overnight valet parking for up to one vehicle, Color Me Mine at Alisa's Painted Bistro pottery experience (includes up to two ceramic items and paint time for two children per stay) and Milk & cookies at turndown the first night. You may also like the 4th Night Free + Resort Credit special which is available from the end of April through September. This offer includes: Book 4 nights and only pay for three, and a One time $100 resort credit per room per stay (towards Spa, Golf and Dining). If you are planning to play a lot of golf, ask about the Fore the Love of Golf offer. Starting at $239.50 per person per night, this offer includes One 18-holes of golf per night's stay on Miller or Soffer Courses (includes greens fees, cart fees and applicable forecaddies fees), Unlimited use of practice facility during stay, Club Storage, and American Buffet Breakfast for up to two people in Cascata Grill.
  • Free Night, Suite and Spa Specials in Puerto Rico: Plan a luxury trip to Puerto Rico with this five star special at the St. Regis Bahia Beach. Relax in the sun, visit the spa and try a variety of activities. Ask for "Family Memories to Last a Lifetime" which includes a $50 Resort Credit daily, 2 SPG Kids passes and Connecting rooms when booking two rooms or more. Mention promotional code LFR. The "Experience Oceanfront Luxury" special includes: Complimentary night of your choice (applied at check-out), Food & beverage credit for your stay and Complimentary upgrade based upon availability at check-in. When you are traveling with kids, having extra room is a must. Take a look at the suite special which includes: For every night you pay the regular rate in a luxurious suite, you receive the next for 40% off, Reserve the Astor, Luxury, or St. Regis Suites. Two night minimum length of stay required. If you plan to spend a lot of time at the wellness center, book the "Five Diamond Caribbean Spa Retreat" package which includes a $200 daily spa credit. Three night minimum length of stay required.
  • Free Waterpark Passes on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa on in Wisconsin is a fun getaway with a waterpark and other great activities. The resort is offering several specials to help you plan your next getaway. The "Free Waterpark offer" includes: Overnight stay in a deluxe guest room and 4 passes for Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark.

    The "Grand Spring Break" special, offered until April 26, includes: One night stay in a deluxe guest room, 4 asses for Moose Mountain Falls park, $50 dining credit, 50% off Spring Skiing Lift Tickets at The Mountain Top, Family Activities: movie nights, indoor poolside games and swimming, ping pong, bags tournament, frisbee competitions, nature trails and more. The Grand Game Zone will be available from March 21-30 offering air hockey, board games and arcade games. You may also like the "Stay and Golf Free" deal which includes: One night stay in a deluxe guest room, and Two free rounds of golf on The Brute or The Highlands courses per room. The package includes cart fee, complete use of practice facility with range balls, club storage, GPS yardage system, locker room facilities and Grand Geneva divot tool and ball marker.

Luxury Family Vacation Packages

  • 3 Nights, Photo by a Professional Photographer on the Palm Coast: Plan a trip to the Palm Coast of Florida with one of these great offers at the Hammock Beach Resort. The Family Package includes a 3 night stay, Breakfast daily per person, Family style dinner one night at oceanfront Atlantic Grill, Welcome Family Fun Beach Bag (one bag per family), Family Photo taken by a Professional Photographer (includes photo sitting & (2) two 8X10 photos), Bicycle Rentals 2 hours daily per person and Unlimited Putt-Putt daily per person. The Welcome Family Fun Beach Bag includes: a Beach Bag, Beach Towel, Beach Paddleboard Set, 2 Kids Visors,2 Ladies/Teen Visors, 2 Mens/Teen Baseball Style Hats, Dive Ring Set, Assorted Sunscreen, Neutrogena Face Sunscreen & Lip Balm.

    The property offers several other packages which are great for families. You may like the "Vacation Your Way" promotion (2-night minimum stay plus 2 activities) which includes: a choice of luxurious villa accommodations (save 15%) and a choice two or more activities to create your special experience (save 10%). Family activities which area available as a part of this package include: Putt-Putt on our 9-hole putting course, Kids Crew or Tickets to LEGOLAND Florida. Spa choices include: the Signature Facial, Full Body Swedish Massage, Salon Manicure or Salon Pedicure. Adventure activities to choose from include a 2 Hour Scenic Kayaking excursion, Bicycle Rentals, Poolside Cabana with Direct TV & NFL Sunday Ticket, Sundancer Cruise for Sunday Brunch, Sunday Dinner or Wednesday Night, and a Cocktail Cruise.

  • Four Aquarium Day Passes and Free Kids' Club in Bermuda from $577: Elbow Beach Resort in Bermuda is one of the most stunning getaways in the world, offering a sandy bay, oceanview dining and luxury accommodations. The resort is offering several great specials for families. Ask about the "Family" offer which includes Daily breakfast for four at Lido or in the privacy of your room, Four Aquarium Day Passes, 50-Minute Oriental Essence Massage for one person, Three hours of babysitting, Complimentary access to The Camp and 50% off a second guestroom. A minimum three-night stay is required to reserve this special which starts at USD $577 per night. The property offers several other great offers for families. You may like the "Linger Longer" special which starts at USD $455 and gives you three nights for the price of two. The Suite Temptations specials give travelers an extra night, a spa credit of USD $75 and breakfast, starting at USD 915. If you want to get suite accommodations for your family, this is a good offer to consider. Suite guests also receive a VIP welcome amenity.
  • ee Nights, Dining Credit and More Near San Diego from: Get away from the city and relax on the beach at Hotel del Coronado, a beautiful oceanfront resort with a spa and many restaurants and activities. Ask about the Free Nights offer when planning a longer stay. The longer you stay, the more you can save on certain dates. Celebrate a special occasion with the Celebration special which starts at $345 per night. The offer includes: Accommodations (resort room type and up), a $100 dining credit (per stay) and Champagne and chocolates. The "Stay and Spa" offer starts at $289 per room per night and includes a $45 spa credit per adult, per day. The "Bed and Breakfast special" starts at $332 per night and includes accommodations and breakfast buffet daily for 2 adults at Sheerwater.
  • Suite in Buenos Aires from $580: Get away to Buenos Aires and check into the luxury Alvear Palace Hotel which is offering a deal which is perfect for families with kids. Family Time starts at USD $580 and includes: Accommodation in Suite, Complimentary additional bed, Fresh fruits basket on day of arrival, Buffet breakfast served at L'Orangerie Restaurant, VIP courtesy for kids, Access to the Spa & Fitness Center (vitality pool, sauna, steam bath, fitness, kinesis; and Free WIFI internet connection in room. You may also like the "Breakfast Included" offer which starts at USD $444 and includes: Accommodation, Buffet breakfast, Fresh fruits basket on the arrival day, Complimentary pressing service of one piece of clothing per person, on the arrival day, Butler Service for Deluxe Suites and higher categories, Access to the Spa & Fitness Center and Complimentary WIFI connection in room.
  • Complimentary Room, Credit and More on St. Th: Get away to the sunny U.S. Virgin Islands with one of these offers. Receive free nights, free rooms and free stays for kids. Caneel Bay is a fun destination for families, offering many activities for kids and grown-ups alike. The "Greatest Generation Offer" is designed for three generations of travelers. The eldest generation will receive a complimentary room. Simply reserve three rooms and receive a fourth in same room category free. The "Complimentary 4th night with $250 resort credit per stay" package at The Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas is great for families who want to save. Save with a free night and resort credit which can be used towards activities and dining. Rates start at $299 per night and include: Overnight accommodations, Complimentary 4th Night - Stay 4 nights pay for 3 and a $250 resort credit per room, per stay. Book 4 nights or more and receive a $100 Food & Beverage Credit at Sugar Bay. Kids 17 years old younger stay for free. It requires a 3-night minimum stay.
  • Complimentary Children's Bicycles and Unlimited Movies in London: Baglioni Hotel London is offering a special which includes: 2 Bedroom Suite for up to 2 adults and 3 children, breakfast daily, welcome treat, Complimentary use of Bicycles and Children's Bicycles, Free unlimited blockbuster movies on demand and other perks.
  • Orlando Packages for Kids: Orlando is filled with fun things to do for kids of all ages, from the Walt Disney World to other attractions and theme parks. Plan a trip to Florida and save with these deals in Orlando. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is offering the "Family Fun specials" which includes free breakfast for 4 and free high-speed Internet access. You may also like the "Retreat" offer which includes a $50 resort credit per day to spend on dining and family activities. The Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando is offering up to 30% off on longer stays during certain periods. The longer your trip, the more you save. Stay 3 nights – save up to 10%, Stay 4 nights – save up to 20%, Stay 5 & 6 nights – save up to 25% and Stay 7 nights – save up to 30%. The "Suite Life" offer at the Waldorf Astoria is great for families who want a bit more space. It includes: a $100 Resort Credit per night, Accommodations in a luxurious suite and Twice-daily housekeeping.

Family Beach & Pool Specials

  • Waterpark, Aquarium and more at the Atlantis The Palm: If you have time for a longer trip, 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 everyone plenty to explore at this unique getaway.
  • All-inclusive Activities and Meals from $219: 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 ideas in California.
  • Discounts for Families in Hawaii: The 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.
  • 50% Off Second room in Anguilla: 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: The family-friendly Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite National Park is offering several specials. 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: A suite at the Loews Ventana Canyon will give you 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: 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: Check into the Walt Disney World Dolphin and ask for the "Sweet Family Escape" offer. This offer requires 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: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.