With a portfolio of destinations across the country, Destination Hotels and Resorts have already created countless family memories from sea to shining sea. Now offering Destination Family Escapes, families can now choose from art, culinary, adventure and celebratory itineraries from the extensive portfolio of properties. Featuring locally-inspired experiences for the whole family, the series of family-friendly curated programs are available throughout the year providing unforgettable vacations suitable for every type of family. We bring you 10 of the exciting activities by Destination Resorts. To book any of these adventures, visit http://www.destinationhotels.com/familyescapes.
Embassy Row Hotel, Washington D.C.
Nestled amongst embassies and mansions along D.C.’s “Millionaire’s Row,” the Embassy Row Hotel offers a “Mini-Monet Family Package” to release the inner artist. Touring a private art gallery, the offerings continue with the opportunity to paint your own masterpiece. All-day metro passes to the city allow for further exploration. Rates begin at $361.
La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, Texas
The “Hidden Passages Adventure Tour” beckons guides to the Natural Bridge Caverns, one of Texas’ most treasured natural attractions. Providing caving gear and an adventurous 160-foot lowering into the cave via rope, the 230-feet-below-surface caving system goes for about one mile, revealing the Fault Room that is home to one of the largest soda straw rock formations in North America.
Landsdowne Resort, Leesburg, Virginia
Overlooking the Potomac River, this Virginia luxury retreat offers the “Education Package.” Incorporating geocaching on the hotel’s grounds and a shuttle transfer to Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum, the education aspect to the package is fun for all ages.
Inn and Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Offering a “Santa Fe Treasure Hunting Family Package” the Inn and Spa at Loretto, the hunt begins at the hotel and ends with an actual treasure located in the Rocky Mountains. Following clues from the book “The Thrill of the Chase” by archeologist Forrest Fenn, families work together to try to unlock the secret location for the treasure worth over $2 million. Fun for the whole family, the luxury location provides a sweet treat upon return whether the clues led to unearthed treasure or simply treasured memories.
Manor Vail Lodge, Vail, Colorado
“Epic Family Discovery” package at Manor Vail Lodge is the perfect title for this package; this choose-your-adventure gives guests options from zip-line tours to Segway trails, hiking and biking to access to the Forest Family Adventure Park. For the outdoor family, this is the package to experience in the Colorado mountain town of Vail. Breakfast is included and there is a two-night minimum stay in the two-bedroom condominiums.
Paradise Point Resort and Spa, San Diego, California
The “Land and See” package affords families the ultimate cruising of the 14 miles of coast—from bike rentals for four to sailboat, kayak or speed boat rental to see the 4200-acre aquatic park from both vantages. A beach bonfire greets guests upon their return for s’mores with the whole family with included s’mores kit. Minimum two-night stay is required.
Resort at Squaw Creek, Squaw Valley, California
With rates starting at $539 year-round, this “Adventure for All Ages” package provides guests a two-bedroom penthouse suite and $50 food and drink credit. A guided fly-fishing adventure and map to explore the surrounding area for hiking trails in the summer and ski-in-ski-out opportunities in the winter make for a high-octane stay in the Tahoe region.
Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, Vermont
Get your hands crafting with the “Get Out and Go Stowe” package with a rustic furniture making class for the two-night stay. A guided family hike or snowshoe adventure (depending on the time of year) and $100 dining credit accompany the package, as well as milk and cookies delivered to your room upon arrival.
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum Washington
The “Northwest Adventure Package” includes two nights in a one-bedroom suite in the majestic Washington mountain region. A guided hike for four to the top of Manastash Ridge and a river float trip down either the Cle Elum or Yakima Rivers work up an appetite for the dinner for four at the Portals Restaurant.
Wailea Beach Villas, Maui, Hawaii
The prime island paradise is located in the luxurious Wailea area of Maui. The “Adopt-a-Dolphin Family Adventure Package” incorporates Hawaii’s love of nature and conservation with family fun. Selecting a dolphin to adopt, the package includes 5 nights of accommodation for a family of four, two-bedroom two-bath ocean view vacation home, 6 days car rental, $20 dining certificates to nearby Ruth Chris and Tommy Bahama Restaurant, personalized dolphin adoption certificate and plush dolphin. Also included is a Dolphin Ocean Raft Adventure (minimum age is 6 years old) with the prospect of having a dolphin swimming alongside the raft in its natural habitat. Guided by certified naturalists, the education marine talk is accompanied by rentable cameras and binoculars to further the experience.