Club Med Sandpiper (Florida): Such a fun vacation - I still remember my vacations there as a kid - so much to do! There's an all-inclusive rate and activities are endless - a baby gym, flying trapeze lessons, sailing, picnics, beachfront movies at night, dance parties, hiking, tennis, volleyball, camping, waterskiing, paddleboarding, an array of creative workshops, and even a circus for kids.
Disney's Grand Californian (California): Located in the heart of Downtown Disney, this is one of my daughter's favorite vacation destinations - a Mickey Mouse shaped kid pool, a 90 foot long waterslide, character breakfasts, movies under the stars, a view of fireworks and the World of Color show from your hotel balcony, an arcade, a kids activity center with games at Pinocchio's workshop - this is truly every kid's Disney dream come true.
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa (Hawaii): A beautiful setting with tons of tropical fun for kids - hula dancing, ukulele playing, a private snorkeling lagoon at Rainbow Reef, sailing, treasure hunts, pool parties, visits from Mickey and Minnie, fire pit storytelling, and Disney movies under the stars.
The Hotel Hershey (Pennsylvania): This is definitely on my vacation wish list!:) When you stay at Hotel Hershey, you get exclusive access to Hershey Park an hour before the park opens - this park has lots of kiddie rides, waterslides, a zoo, Hershey's Chocolate Tour (the opportunity to make your own chocolate bar), and over-the-top chocolate milkshakes. Hotel activities include ice cream making, arts & crafts, tennis, basketball, swimming, hiking trails, sand volleyball, fly fishing, kayaking, evening s'mores roasts, tie-dye shirt design, cookie decorating, hayrides, Easter egg hunts, Hershey's character appearances, and a visit to the butterfly house.
The Osthoff Resort (Wisconsin): The lake is a perfect family vacation setting. Lakefront there are kayaks, canoes, sailboats, paddle boats, and hydro-bikes available.There are so many activities to choose from for kids - cooking classes, dog sledding, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice fishing, ice skating, mini-golf, batting cages, basketball, biking, bowling, volleyball, and evening bonfires.
Vista Verde Ranch (Colorado): Here you can take your kid fly fishing, white water rafting, and horseback riding. This getaway is all-inclusive and set in Northern Colorado's Routt National Forest, with great access to nature. It is a Winter Wonderland, with sledding, sleigh rides, back country skiing, and delicious hot cocoa when you head back to your cabin in the evening.