Planning a family getaway doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds, especially if you opt for a family-friendly hotel with a host of killer kids amenities that allows parents some down time, too. At Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star resort The Cloister at Sea Island, Ga., kids can join Camp Cloister for a themed (pirates, birds, frogs) day of activities and games. The retreat also has a movie theater showing family-friendly flicks, cookie baking on Saturdays and junior golf and tennis clinics. The Four-Star The Resort at Pelican Hill’s Camp Pelican Clubhouse is a tricked-out playland for children that includes a private pool, Wii, table tennis and even a sandbox.
Besides Hotel Hershey’s prized proximity to family attraction Hersheypark, the Four-Star resort has both indoor and outdoor pools, year-round ice skating, basketball, tennis, acres of hiking trails, chocolate bingo nights and family s’mores roasts.
But you don’t have to head to a resort to keep you kids entertained — some city hotels like the Four Seasons Boston Hotel cater to the tikes as well. Book a room at the Five-Star hotel and your children will get a welcome gift at check-in, child-sized bathrobes and slippers, milk and cookies at bedtime and inclusion into the new Passport Program where they roam the hotel to garner stamps in their Four Seasons passport. Adult goodies come in the form of child-proofed rooms and babysitting services so you can hit the town.
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