Family Vacations & Vacation Ideas

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When the carpools, gymnastics meets and chapter tests subside, a family pauses for a much needed breather. Thankfully, the best family vacations aren't one-size-fits-all, from all-inclusive family vacations to city adventures. Whether a summer vacation or long weekend is on your radar, we've got family vacation ideas for the stroller set, tweenage years and beyond.

Anaheim

Anaheim Family friendly Resorts

Nightly rates from $115

Anabella Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 792 reviews
…Rooms come decorated in one of 14 different styles: from deluxe rooms to Hacienda suites and Disney-inspired kids' bunk rooms.
Value Stay 1 night and save 30%!
Nightly rates from $150

Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

3 stars
3.7 / 5 290 reviews
…Bunk beds in the signature kids' suites add an element of fun for children, while businesspeople can book a stay in the deluxe rooms.
Value Complimentary beverage
Nightly rates from $124

Anaheim Portofino Inn and Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 224 reviews
…Service reigns at this sunny, family-friendly hotel in Anaheim Whether visitors are in Orange County for a convention or a family vacation, Anaheim Portofino Inn and Suites is an attractive, affordable lodging option.
Nightly rates from $273

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel on Disneyland Resort Property

4 stars
4.1 / 5 226 reviews
…Gym3 restaurants: Disney's PCH Grill, Surfside Lounge, Slurpin' USA!ATMLicensed child activity center.
Nightly rates from $373

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

4 stars
4.4 / 5 197 reviews
…Guests won't be short on dining options, with two lounges, a snack bar, the family-oriented Storyteller's Cafe, and the first-class restaurant Napa Rose all on-site.
Nightly rates from $328

Disneyland Hotel on Disneyland Resort Property

4 stars
4.3 / 5 190 reviews
…To enjoy pampering and leisure after a long day, visit the Mandara Spa or grab a drink at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.The Frontier Tower is the furthest away from the amenities, but the rooms feel bigger; this is helpful for families with small children who have strollers and cribs to store.
Nightly rates from $145

Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort

4 stars
3.7 / 5 296 reviews
…There's a relaxed family feel to Red's Pasta Kitchen, and the outdoor pool offers heated luxury until 9:00pm every night.
Value Capture Your Summer Moment - 20% Off
Nightly rates from $77

Hotel Pepper Tree Kitchen Suites

3 stars
3.8 / 5 187 reviews
…The on-site Aztecas Family Restaurant & Bar serves American and Mexican cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Value Summer Save: 15%
Nightly rates from $150

Tropicana Inn and Suites

3 stars
3.8 / 5 183 reviews
…Tropicana Inn & Suites is a lively, attractive, family-friendly hotel.
Nightly rates from $143

Peacock Suites

3 stars
3.9 / 5 54 reviews
…Located in Anaheim's city center, Peacock Suites offers guests a range of comfortable air-conditioned suites and a family-friendly atmosphere.
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Cancun

Cancun Family friendly Resorts

Nightly rates from $250

GR Solaris Cancun Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

4 stars
4.1 / 5 854 reviews
…Also available are special menus  and delicious cocktails designed for children at any of  our  restaurants.
Nightly rates from $194

Crown Paradise Cancun - All Inclusive

3 stars
3.6 / 5 243 reviews
…The high-energy, family-friendly beach resort has seven restaurants and eight bars.
Nightly rates from $276

Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.2 / 5 569 reviews
…A cascading, zero grade-entry pool with swim-up bar, oversized, oceanside Jacuzzi and pool for kids give way to a beach punctuated by palms.
Value 24% off per night
Nightly rates from $213

Royal Solaris Cancun Resort, Marina & Spa- All Inclusive

3 stars
3.9 / 5 481 reviews
…The Royal Solaris Cancun Resort, Marina & Spa is family-friendly.
Value Free Bay Cruise
Nightly rates from $432

Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort All Inclusive

5 stars
4.3 / 5 477 reviews
…The landscape hosts a meditation garden, climbing tower, two fitness centers, a club for kids and a disco.
Nightly rates from $184

Riu Cancun All Inclusive

4 stars
4.0 / 5 628 reviews
…Unless specified otherwise, the maximum occupancy is four people per room -- three adults plus one child or two adults plus two children.
Nightly rates from $256

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.2 / 5 473 reviews
…Family friendly, all-inclusive Cancun beach resort with many amenities.
Value Special Offer for Limited Time
Nightly rates from $365

Paradisus Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.3 / 5 341 reviews
…Ideal for both family holidays and romantic getaways, Paradisus Cancun Resort offers the Royal Service, an adults-only option, and the Family Concierge, designed to ensure fun for the whole family.
Nightly rates from $202

Riu Palace Las Americas - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.4 / 5 638 reviews
…Unless specified otherwise, the maximum occupancy is four people per room -- three adults plus one child or two adults plus two children.
Nightly rates from $176

Riu Caribe All Inclusive

3 stars
3.9 / 5 284 reviews
…Club for kids with playground and swimming pool with child-oriented area.
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Chicago

Chicago Family friendly Resorts

Nightly rates from $207

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

4 stars
4.1 / 5 229 reviews
…In-room child care services Neighborhood.
Value Stay 1 Night, Save 15%
Nightly rates from $346

The Peninsula Chicago

5 stars
4.8 / 5 60 reviews
…If you're traveling with kids, be sure to try the hotel's legendary Sunday brunch, which includes a Pen Kids Club area with special treats for the younger crowd.Keep your eyes peeled for Peter Bear, the official mascot of Peninsula Hotels, who scoots around the city in a MINI Cooper.
Value 3rd Night Free
Nightly rates from $162

The Talbott Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 1309 reviews
The Talbott Hotel is a European-style resort, which is reflected by the Italian Frette linen you'll find in each of its guest rooms. This AAA Four Diamond Hotel is a member of the Historic Hotels of America, as well as being one of the first Green Seal-certified hotels in the United States, so guests can be sure that their stay will have minimal impact on the environment. LocationWith a prime location just a few blocks from Washington Square Park, Oak Street and the Magnificent Mile, The Talbott Hotel comes with easy access to shops like Bloomingdale's and Macy's, as well as the scenic Lakefront Trail on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Art Institute of Chicago is less than two miles from The Talbott's front entrance, boasting a staggering collection of over 250,000 works of art, including work by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Mary Cassatt. HighlightsWhen guests are not relaxing in their rooms, they can easily explore the downtown Chicago area thanks to the hotel's convenient location in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Go shopping at the Magnificent Mile, or for entertainment, Drury Lane Theater is located in Water Tower Place, while the Lookingglass Theater is located next to Water Tower Place. Rush Street is just outside the doors of the hotel and is famous for its nightclubs and restaurants. The Talbott Hotel will accept up to two well-behaved dogs per room with a combined weight of 50 pounds. Luxury pet boutique Tails in the City is located just across the street. The hotel houses one on-site restaurant, the Mercadito Fish Co, but the Signature Room on 95th, Tavern on Rush, and Merlot on Maple are a few of the dining options located close to the hotel.  FeesGuests must be at least 21 years of age to check in. PoliciesFor privileged views of Chicago and a bit of distance from busy Delaware Street, ask for a room on the upper floors.For a more personalized stay, the Talbott Hotel's packages offer everything from the princess treatment for young daughters - including milk and cupcakes at turndown - to a $50 gift certificate  for the 900 North Michigan Shops. Search ResultStay at The Talbott Hotel in Chicago
Value Last Minute Deal!
Nightly rates from $176

The Whitehall Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 1131 reviews
The independently-owned Whitehall Hotel is Chicago's answer to the quirky boutique hotel, with a prestigious list of past guests that includes Katharine Hepburn and Mick Jagger. The Whitehall has been around since the 1920s, and maintains a combination of European-inspired charm and warm Midwestern hospitality, from the plush upholstered lounge-seating to the dark wood paneling and sparkling chandeliers. Feast on steamed dumplings and other Asian bites at Mei's Corner, or drink in the same seats that the Beatles once graced in the Whitehall Lounge. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel (fees may apply) brings you back into the 21st century, though personal services like the overnight shoeshine retain that vintage feel. LocationRight on Chicago's Gold Coast and with handy access to nearby Michigan Avenue, or 'The Magnificent Mile', stay at the Whitehall Chicago and you'll find yourself within walking distance of first-class eateries, movie theaters, colorful clothing stores like Lulu's on the Avenue, and all the pulsing nightlife of Rush Street. Guests in the mood for a moonlit stroll can access Oak Street Beach, only steps away from the Whitehall's front door. Highlights 22 guestrooms 3 restaurants: Whitehall Place Lounge, Mei's Corner, Fornetto Mei Fitness center Valet parking Shoe-shine service Business center Event space for up to 100 guests Pets allowed (under 20 pounds, and subject to possible fees) Handicapped rooms available Free Wi-Fi throughout BusinessBusiness groups might find the Delaware suite useful, because it features exclusive living and dining areas for up to six guests. TransportationIf you want to explore the local streets without wearing yourself out too early, take the no. 66 bus to Navy Pier for more theaters and stores, as well as access to the Lakeside trail alongside N. Lake Shore Drive. Fees The parking fee is $65 per night. Internet Access: Option 1: Includes Complimentary Internet Access 1.0 MBPS speed unlimited devices 24 hours per day. Option 2: Includes 2.5 MBPS speed of $9.95 per 24-hour period. Option 3: Includes 5.0 MBPS speed of $15.95 per 24-hour period. Policies Guests must be at least 21 years old to check in.  The Whitehall Hotel is a 100% smoke free property. Search ResultThe Whitehall Hotel, Chicago
Value Save 10% on your stay
Nightly rates from $206

Kinzie Hotel (formerly the Amalfi Hotel)

4 stars
4.4 / 5 728 reviews
The property offers complimentary Wi-Fi access and continental breakfast each morning. For recommended eats nearby, try Frontera Grill or Pizzeria Uno on Wabash Avenue for a slice of Chicago's famous pizza-pie. GeneralKinzie Hotel (formerly the Amalfi Hotel), Chicago LocationOccupying the first six floors of Dearborn Plaza, the newly revamped Amalfi Hotel changed its name to the Kinzie Hotel Chicago in February 2014, as a tribute to John Kinzie, one of the city's original settlers. Rounded corner suites mark the high-rise exterior out against the skyline, while the eclectic contemporary art and mismatched colors of the lobby signal a touch of the avant-garde. The hotel's cutting-edge fitness center is open around the clock, every room has an iHome docking station, and in-room dining is provided by local favorite Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse. Ask the concierge to organize an in-room hot-stone massage as an end-of-the-day treat. Dining210 guestroomsFitness centerIn-room diningLounge barContinental breakfast served on every floorLoungeFree Wi-Fi Dual showerheads RoomsA River North hotel, the Kinzie Hotel Chicago is surrounded by a hip night scene and a wide selection of art galleries in the neighborhood. Visitors can also access The Loop financial hub if they cross south of the Chicago River, and hop on the nearby water taxi for an awe-inspiring and traffic-free way to see the Chicago skyline. Two blocks from the river and just off of Wacker Drive, the Kinzie Hotel is across the street from the Museum of Broadcast Communications, which houses radio and television memorabilia as well as interactive displays. Highlights 210 guestrooms Fitness center In-room dining Lounge bar Continental breakfast served on every floor Lounge Free Wi-Fi Dual showerheads FeesValet parking fee is $24 USD/2 hours, $32 USD/2-4 hours and $62 USD/night.  PoliciesThe property offers complimentary Wi-Fi access and continental breakfast each morning. For recommended eats nearby, try Frontera Grill or Pizzeria Uno on Wabash Avenue for a slice of Chicago's famous pizza-pie. Search ResultKinzie Hotel (formerly the Amalfi Hotel), Chicago
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Orlando

Orlando Family friendly Resorts

Nightly rates from $95

Coco Key Hotel and Water Park

3 stars
3.8 / 5 237 reviews
…Hotel plus massive, family-friendly water park near Universal Orlando Resort.
Value Save 20% Off
Nightly rates from $143

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa, a Sky Hotel and Resort

4 stars
4.2 / 5 234 reviews
…A family resort and spa with access to theme parks, outlet stores For shoppers and theme park visitors, the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa is in the ideal location.
Value Early Booking Bonus, Stay 2 Nights - Save 20%
Nightly rates from $88

Grande Villas Resort

3 stars
4.2 / 5 287 reviews
…You will find a large outdoor pool with a central volcano feature, a large outdoor "adult" pool, outdoor hot tubs, children's pool, as well as a basketball court, tennis courts, shuffleboard court, children's playground, exercise room and game room.
Value Book Early and Save, 30% Off
Nightly rates from $132

Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek

4 stars
4.3 / 5 171 reviews
…The Mediterranean-inspired Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek resort mixes elegant neutral decor with a playful family atmosphere.
Value Save 15%

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando

3 stars
3.5 / 5 76 reviews
…Be sure to visit three large swimming pools, video arcade, children playground, and many dining options - Plaza Garden Restaurant, Zebra's Sports Bar & Grille, Smooth Java Coffee Bar, and Lite Bite Mini-Market/Deli.
Nightly rates from $71

Rosen Inn International

3 stars
3.8 / 5 81 reviews
…Our family-friendly hotel offers guests the perfect location for Orlando vacation lodging.
Value 10% Off, Non-Refundable
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San Diego

San Diego Family friendly Resorts

Nightly rates from $178

The Dana On Mission Bay

3 stars
3.9 / 5 455 reviews
…Belmont Park  (1.0 mi/1.6 km)Children's Museum (5.9 mi/9.0 km).
Value Business Advantage - Arrival Day Cancel
Nightly rates from $91

Kings Inn - San Diego

2 stars
3.7 / 5 434 reviews
…Family-friendly hotel near Sea World with discount tickets and pool.
Value Save 20% on your stay (Non Refundable)
Nightly rates from $145

Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 448 reviews
…The hotel's Shelter Island location makes it equally suitable for business conferences, family vacations or weddings.
Value Save 35% on your stay
Nightly rates from $178

Bay Club Hotel & Marina

3 stars
4.1 / 5 169 reviews
…The Bay Club Hotel & Marina is a 100 percent no-smoking facility and kids under 12 stay free.
Nightly rates from $256

Ocean Park Inn

3 stars
4.2 / 5 50 reviews
…Children under 12 stay free.
Nightly rates from $135

PB Surf Beachside Inn

2 stars
3.2 / 5 41 reviews
…Just steps from the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean, this San Diego beach community has become the ideal destination for sunbathers and family vacationers alike.
Value Book in advance and save 10%
Nightly rates from $151

Cosmopolitan Hotel

1 star
3.6 / 5 5 reviews
…Children are welcome at the adult rate.
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