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 $89

Anabella Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 814 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 $99

Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

3 stars
3.7 / 5 306 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 $80

Anaheim Portofino Inn and Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 234 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 $239

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel on Disneyland Resort Property

4 stars
4.1 / 5 221 reviews
…Gym3 restaurants: Disney's PCH Grill, Surfside Lounge, Slurpin' USA!ATMLicensed child activity center.
Value Save up to 20% on rooms at the Disneyland® Resort
Nightly rates from $369

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

4 stars
4.4 / 5 181 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.
Value Save up to 20% on rooms at the Disneyland® Resort
Nightly rates from $310

Disneyland Hotel on Disneyland Resort Property

4 stars
4.3 / 5 164 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.
Value Save up to 20% on rooms at the Disneyland® Resort
Nightly rates from $89

Red Lion Hotel Anaheim

4 stars
3.7 / 5 313 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 Save 20%
Nightly rates from $71

Hotel Pepper Tree Kitchen Suites

3 stars
3.7 / 5 189 reviews
…The on-site Aztecas Family Restaurant & Bar serves American and Mexican cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Value Spring into March: save 15%
Nightly rates from $109

Tropicana Inn and Suites

3 stars
3.8 / 5 193 reviews
…Tropicana Inn & Suites is a lively, attractive, family-friendly hotel.
Nightly rates from $99

Peacock Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 61 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 $269

GR Solaris Cancun Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

4 stars
4.1 / 5 936 reviews
…Also available are special menus  and delicious cocktails designed for children at any of  our  restaurants.
Nightly rates from $186

Crown Paradise Cancun - All Inclusive

3 stars
3.6 / 5 282 reviews
…The high-energy, family-friendly beach resort has seven restaurants and eight bars.
Nightly rates from $295

Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.2 / 5 592 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 FREE Sunset Cruise , Lapis Jewerly Gift & Wi Fi
Nightly rates from $239

Royal Solaris Cancun Resort, Marina & Spa- All Inclusive

3 stars
3.9 / 5 524 reviews
…The Royal Solaris Cancun Resort, Marina & Spa is family-friendly.
Value Resort Credit and Free Sunset Cruise
Nightly rates from $445

Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort All Inclusive

5 stars
4.3 / 5 501 reviews
…The landscape hosts a meditation garden, climbing tower, two fitness centers, a club for kids and a disco.
Nightly rates from $224

Riu Cancun All Inclusive

4 stars
4.0 / 5 698 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 $468

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.2 / 5 530 reviews
…Family friendly, all-inclusive Cancun beach resort with many amenities.
Value Special Offer for Limited Time
Nightly rates from $299

Paradisus Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.3 / 5 301 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 $267

Riu Palace Las Americas - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.4 / 5 647 reviews
…Unless specified otherwise, the maximum occupancy is four people per room -- three adults plus one child or two adults plus two children.

Riu Caribe All Inclusive

3 stars
3.9 / 5 304 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 $219

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

4 stars
4.2 / 5 216 reviews
…In-room child care services Neighborhood.
Value Save 10% on your stay
Nightly rates from $395

The Peninsula Chicago

5 stars
4.8 / 5 59 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.
Nightly rates from $165

The Talbott Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 1292 reviews
Independently-owned and with a dedication to green practices, The Talbott Hotel has been a fixture in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood since 1927. The hotel mingles old-world sophistication with modern conveniences - the lobby has a cozy, open-fire warmth and the vintage-style boardrooms feature 1920s mahogany walls. Awarded the Best in Stay Award in 2014 - 2015, the Talbott features exclusive touches like the creative Tippling Brothers cocktail menu at the Mercadito Fish Co., and the knowledgeable 'Concierge Blog' on the hotel's site, setting the hotel far apart from other Chicago accommodations. Key facts149 guestroomsPets allowed (up to 50 pounds, and fees may apply)Conference and event spaces: 3 rooms, up to 200 guestsFitness centerLaundry serviceFree Wi-Fi Restaurant/bar: Mercadito Fish Co. NeighborhoodWith 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. Hints and tipsFor 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. Policies and feesGuests must be at least 21 years of age to check in.
Value Last Minute Deal!
Nightly rates from $139

The Whitehall Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 1233 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. Key facts22 guestrooms 3 restaurants: Whitehall Place Lounge, Mei's Corner, Fornetto MeiFitness centerValet parkingShoe-shine serviceBusiness centerEvent space for up to 100 guestsPets allowed (under 20 pounds, and subject to possible fees)Handicapped rooms availableFree Wi-Fi throughout NeighborhoodRight 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. Hints and tipsBusiness groups might find the Delaware suite useful, because it features exclusive living and dining areas for up to six guests. If 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.
Value Save 10% on your stay
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Orlando

Orlando Family friendly Resorts

Nightly rates from $75

Coco Key Hotel and Water Park

3 stars
3.8 / 5 254 reviews
…Hotel plus massive, family-friendly water park near Universal Orlando Resort.
Value Save 20% Off
Nightly rates from $149

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

4 stars
4.2 / 5 244 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.
Nightly rates from $61

Grande Villas Resort

3 stars
4.1 / 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 $135

Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek

4 stars
4.3 / 5 155 reviews
…The Mediterranean-inspired Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek resort mixes elegant neutral decor with a playful family atmosphere.
Value Save 15%
Nightly rates from $84

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando

3 stars
3.5 / 5 86 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
3.9 / 5 85 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 $129

The Dana On Mission Bay

3 stars
3.9 / 5 471 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 $74

Kings Inn - San Diego

2 stars
3.7 / 5 470 reviews
…Family-friendly hotel near Sea World with discount tickets and pool.
Value Save 20% on your stay (Non Refundable)
Nightly rates from $129

Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 468 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 $109

Bay Club Hotel & Marina

3 stars
4.1 / 5 163 reviews
…The Bay Club Hotel & Marina is a 100 percent no-smoking facility and kids under 12 stay free.
Value Spring Sale 25% off
Nightly rates from $169

Ocean Park Inn

3 stars
4.2 / 5 50 reviews
…Children under 12 stay free.
Nightly rates from $108

PB Surf Beachside Inn

2 stars
3.2 / 5 36 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 $129

Cosmopolitan Hotel

2 stars
3.7 / 5 6 reviews
…Children are welcome at the adult rate.
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