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Travel + Leisure: America's Best Family Hotels

Here’s a go-to resource for your next family vacation, whether you’re looking for a laid-back beach getaway or Rocky Mountain adventures.
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The Greenbrier

Chandeliers and intricate floral wallpaper—courtesy of designer Dorothy Draper—adorn this legendary hotel, dating back to 1778. Brush up on croquet on the manicured lawn (kids under 13 play free), or explore the Allegheny Mountains with a guided hike. For a crash course on Cold War history, take...

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

Take a family animation class and enjoy VIP-like access to California Adventure Park when you stay at this centrally located hotel, done in traditional Craftsman style. For an adults-only dinner, book a table at Napa Rose, where every waiter is a sommelier. Rest assured that the little ones will be...

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa

Just 200 feet from Beaver Creek’s ski school, this château-style resort makes kids a priority. Story time convenes daily by the Great Room fireplace (complete with complimentary mugs of hot cocoa), Camp Hyatt organizes activities for those 12 and under, and a mountainside restaurant makes...

The Cloister at Sea Island

Sprawled along 1,000 acres of a barrier island beach, this opulent golf resort makes it easy to set out on an adventure. Take the kids on a salt marsh fishing trip, snorkel along the South Georgian coast, or board the Cloister Belle, a restored vintage yacht, for a sunset ride. The Beach Club Suites...

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

During the three-hour signature safari experience on this wildlife preserve, expect to spy giraffes, wildebeests, and zebras. At dusk, don night-vision goggles and head back out to tour the grounds by open-air truck. The Pan-African restaurant Jiko prepares inventive flatbreads like roasted...

Disney's Vero Beach Resort

This tranquil Indian River County resort makes a welcome pre- or post-Disney respite from the Orlando crowds (about two hours away). Pint-size guests will enjoy outdoor afternoon treasure hunts, alfresco oceanfront cooking classes, and quality time with characters like Goofy. And...

Stowe Mountain Lodge

The pretty mountain town of Stowe sets the scene for this sophisticated resort, where cabins feature woven timber, natural stone, floor-to-ceiling windows, and bamboo sheets. Hit the slopes, take a family-friendly Segway tour on nearby Spruce Peak, or opt for mini–spa treatments like a...

WaterColor Inn and Resort

Southern grandeur meets island charm at this refurbished Gulf Coast retreat among sand dunes. Camp WaterColor caters to kids with nature walks and craft activities, while adrenaline-pumping activities include paddle-boarding and kayaking. After an action-packed day, gather together for a...

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu

Baby-proofed rooms and a teen lounge are two of the thoughtful touches at this secluded, five-star resort, which includes a string of two-story bungalows and is bordered by a breathtaking volcanic coastline. Beachcombers will dig the property’s teeming tide and seashell pools, while a meal at...