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8 Romantic Getaways….with Kids
Raise your hand if you have ever postponed or put off a romantic getaway with your significant other because you would have to bring the kids or didn’t have childcare? Have you ever wanted to take the kids on a vacation, but also spend quality time reconnecting with your significant other? I know when I think of a romantic getaway, I don’t typically think of bringing my kids. I don’t think many parents are super romantic when sharing a hotel room with kids, but what if I told you, you can have all the romance and still travel with your kids? It’s true!
Here are 8 places in the United States to have a Romantic Getaway and bring the kids!
Club Med Sandpiper Bay – Port St. Lucie, Florida
You will be hard pressed to find a more family friendly hotel in the continental United States and even harder pressed to find one that is all inclusive! That’s right, Club Med includes your food, endless activities (like a trapeze school that’s INCLUDED in your stay), free childcare for children over 4 years old, a family suite, and an open bar. Don’t waste any adult-only time and head straight for a relaxing massage at the on-site spa or head to the beach to learn how to sail in the Club’s on-site sailing school (included in your stay). You’ll have several restaurants, bars and pools to choose from. If you’re traveling with an infant or toddler over 4 months old, don’t fret! They have that covered too! Club Med offers BabyClubMed for infants 4-23 months and PetiteClubMed for kids aged 2-3! All child care is tailored to each individual family, so your children are not only being engaged with on a personal level, ClubMed makes it a priority to keep your child’s existing schedule! For children over 4, they have an entirely curated day ahead of them. From “little tennis” to cooking lessons, your kids are going to be entertained and well cared for.
Paradise Guest Ranch – Buffalo, Wyoming
Get ready to connect with nature and take your family on an adventure of a lifetime. This mid Western ranch offers cabins in the mountains. It offers tranquility, a time to reconnect with each other and yourself. Paradise Guest Ranch offers endless outdoor activities to include horseback riding, hiking, and trout fishing. They have nightly campfires, a large gourmet dining facility and live entertainment. If you’re looking to reconnect with your significant other, this is the place for you. Paradise Guest Ranch also has an award winning kid’s program. They accept infants to teens where they will be submersed in a week long camp! You can rest easy knowing your child is taken care of by counselors who prepare arts and crafts, pony rides, talent shows, fishing derbys, child rodeos and even overnight pack trips for the older kids. If you’re ready to turn off your screen, you’re ready for Paradise Guest Ranch.
Disney’s Aulani – Honolulu, Hawaii
Disney’s Aulani is one of the most awarded family resorts on this list. They offer incredible family friendly rooms/suites, dining plans, child care, activities and cater specifically to families. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway with kids, look no further. Aulani offers 3 restaurants, several bars and room service to quench those island munchies. They have an on-site Spa offering hydrotherapy, salon services, family massages, and seemingly endless spa treatments. The resort offers pools, kiddie pools, a grotto, tons of live entertainment, character meet up and themed parties. Don’t forget to head down to the Hawaii shorefront where you can enjoy the views and hear sound of waves. How can you enjoy all of this kid free? Two ways: First up is Aunty’s Beach House. This is a 5200 sq foot kids club located on the property that accepts children ages 3-12. The kids can expect daily entertainment and activities curated by the Disney staff. From playing dress up with the Disney themed costumes to participating in Hawaiian crafts or watching Disney movies, your kids will be able to connect with others and enjoy their day in paradise! If you need time outside of Aunty’s Beach House hours, the resort offers in-room babysitting for children 6 weeks to 14 years old and is available 6AM-Midnight daily!
Claremont Club & Spa – Berkeley, California
As one of America’s first luxury hotels, the Claremont Club & Spa is pulling out all the stops for parents. The Claremont offers regular holiday and summer camps for kids to enjoy while the parents relax. Their childcare facilities boast a playground, craft time, plenty of toys and video games for the older kids. With 3 FREE hours of childcare each day of your stay, plus paid childcare available, parents can free up some time to enjoy one of the 32 featured Spa rooms at The Fairmont Spa. Also on site, parents will find a 10,000 square foot gym, fitness classes, tennis courts and three swimming pools. After all that, you can find first class dining at one of the three on-site restaurants or kick up your feet in one of the 276 recently renovated guest rooms and let the food come to you!
Grand Hotel – Mackinac Island, Michigan
Ranked as one of the Top 50 Family-Friendly hotels in North America by Travel & Leisure, you can rest assured your entire family is going to be well taken care of at Grand Hotel. From June 7-August 25, 2019 the hotel is offering daily afternoon and dinner programs for children ages 5 and up free, with your stay! This means parents will be free to participate in hiking, exploring, horseback riding, or shopping and then enjoy a dinner alone in one of the hotels several dining rooms. Don’t forget to shed your stress at the on-site Astor’s Salon & Spa; with services from massage to waxing to a much deserved mani-pedi. Want some alone time? The hotel offers room service, so spend your dinner time reconnecting over wine and an appetizer. If your child is too young for the children’s program, the concierge staff can arrange an in-suite babysitter.
Rancho de los Caballeros – Wickenburg, Arizona
Welcome to a real western dude ranch. Rancho de los Caballeros takes family vacations seriously. They want parents to be as relaxed as possible while kids are delightfully entertained. Rancho offers an incredible kids club for children that has been running since 1948. The kids club starts as early as 8am and has activities ranging from horseback trail rides, to basic horsemanship, swimming, scavenger hunts, and crafts. The kids rejoin with their parents at 6 for dinner, then head back out with their counselors for games and roasting marshmallows around the campfire. The kids club wraps up at 9pm leaving you with one satisfied and tired kid. What will you do with all that time? The Spa at Los Caballeros specializes in Desert Baths, Desert Wraps, Reflexology and a variety of massages. Once you’re loosened up, meet for a game of award winning golf or trail riding the Ranch’s horses. Looking for something more exciting? Head over to try your hand at the Skeet shooting range or rent an ATV and ride the trails of Arizona! No matter what you choose, you and your significant other will have plenty of time to reconnect. **if your child is too young for the kids club, the concierge will help you book a babysitter for in-suite sitting!
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa – Riviera Beach, Florida
Marriott Singer Island has thought of it all. Not only is this hotel just steps away from the most beautiful beaches in America, they are so close to outstanding golfing and shopping. If you don’t want to leave the resort, don’t! They offer everything from scuba diving to kayaking to jet skiing and volleyball. The resort is home to the SiSpa where guests can enjoy massages, fitness classes or relax in the steam room. Where will the kids be? They’ll be having a blast in the on-site kids club! This club welcomes children ages 4-12 and offers crafts, video games, & scheduled events in a safe, supervised environment. The kids will also learn about the resort’s efforts to protect nature with their Loggerhead Marine Life Center partnership! So, go ahead mom and dad, sip your champagne at the edge of the hotel’s infinity pool – the kids are taken care of!
Tyler Place Family Resort – King Valley, Vermont
Tyler Place was created with families in mind. They cater to the entire family, but specifically to ensuring parents have a relaxing experience. The resort has award winning infant and toddler childcare experiences. From waterplay to crawling mats to outdoor playgrounds to sing along and nature activities, your children are going to be engaged and well taken care of. For the smaller children, the childcare includes things like high-chairs, pack-n-plays, and baby items. The resort will assign to you a parent’s helper who will be there to assist with all of your childcare needs and provide a one-on-one care experience. The resort hosts adult only nightly entertainment starting around 9pm while offiering in-suite experienced babysitters to stay with your children. If you’re wondering what you’ll do with all your extra time, start your day with a swim on the lake or rent paddle boards. You can rent bikes to tour the island, pick up a game of tennis, lay poolside to perfect your summer glow or join an on-site fitness class. Finish your day with a romantic dinner followed by cocktails at one of the resort’s on-site restaurants. Tyler Place prides itself on its historic character, cozy and intimate feel as one of Vermont’s premier lakeshore cottage communities. It’s the perfect spot for you and your significant other to reconnect, relax and ignite the romance.
Other Honorable Mentions:
C Lazy U – Granby, Colorado
Kimpton Epic Hotel – Miami, Florida
Smuggler’s Notch – Jeffersonville, Vermont
Grand Floridian – Orlando, Florida
Jay Peak Reort – Jay, Vermont
Omni Hotel Chain & Ritz Carlton both offer childcare and children’s programs across the globe.
If you have a specific hotel chain that you are committed to staying with, don’t fret. There are companies all over the United States that specialize in caring for children at their hotel room. Companies such as Kids Nite Out provides care for Loews Hotels and Disney Properties. American Childcare offers services to hotels in San Francisco and Chicago. With a quick internet search, you should be able to find safe, reliable childcare on your next getaway! Don’t forget: always ask your hotel who they recommend first! They may have already vetted a trusted company!
It’s time to RELAX on your family getaway. You can easily spend time with the kids, reconnect with your partner or get some much needed alone time. With options all over the United States, it’s easier than ever to plan a vacation everyone in your family is going to love and remember forever.
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