9 Top U.S. All-Inclusive Family Vacations

9 Top U.S. All-Inclusive Family Vacations
Many travelers often assume that the best family all–inclusive properties are located outside the United States, but that’s not the case. There are a number of great all-inclusive vacation choices for families set closer to home. With so much included, these hassle-free family vacations can feel a lot like "cruising on land."

If you're looking for a great all-inclusive resort for your next family vacation, check out these nine top all-inclusive family vacation options located throughout the United States:

1. Florida: Club Med Sandpiper Bay. Club Med is one of the best–known all–inclusive brands in the world. This unique 307–room resort set alongside the river in Port Saint Lucie, Florida knows how to please families and multigenerational groups with specially designed deluxe family rooms, a wide variety of activities and more. The water sports, circus school and Club Med Academies here are very popular. The resort offers excellent daily free kids and teens programs for children 4 to 17 years of age. A nursery for children ages 4-23 months old and a tots program for kids ages 2-3 are available at an additional charge. For more information, visit https://www.clubmed.us/d/Florida/Sandpiper-Bay.

2. Pennsylvania: Woodloch Resort. Nestled on the shores of Lake Teedyuskung in the Pocono Mountains, this four–season all-inclusive resort has been named USA Today’s top family resort in the United States. Owned and operated by the Kiesendahl family for over 55 years, the focus at Woodloch Resort is on reconnecting and making great family memories together. Set on 1,500 acres, Woodloch’s all-inclusive rate plan includes accommodations, daily meals, nightly entertainment, and a wide array of fun activities and family events like the athletic contests, summer and winter Olympics, boating, water–skiing, hiking, biking, tennis, bumper cars, zip–lining and much more. There’s even a Kid’s Club area where parents and kids can do activities together. For more information, visit https://www.woodloch.com.

3. Colorado: Vista Verde Ranch. Families will fall in love with this beautiful AAA Four Diamond Rocky Mountain playground close to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Both summer and winter are popular times for families to visit. During the summer months, horseback riding and family activities reign supreme. This luxury dude ranch also features fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, photography, yoga, rafting, kayaking, culinary pursuits and more. A highly interactive kids program for ages 6-12 and a teen program are offered as well. During the winter, Vista Verde turns into a fairytale wonderland filled with snow and fun family adventures. Families can enjoy tubing, back country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, sleigh rides and other activities. For more information about Vista Verde Ranch, visit https://www.vistaverde.com.

4. Georgia: Lodge on Little St. Simons. Located on private Little St. Simons Island, this family–owned all-inclusive property accommodates just 32 guests in six well–furnished cottages and is a paradise for families and nature lovers. This 10,000 acre barrier island gem is filled with abundant wildlife, seven miles of white sand beaches, maritime forests and marshlands. All-inclusive rates at this intimate nature sanctuary include three full meals each day, all beverages and snacks, unlimited island activities and use of recreational gear, and boat transfers to and from the island. For more information about the Lodge on Little St. Simons, visit https://www.littlestsimonsisland.com.

5. Arizona: White Stallion Ranch. Families enjoy making memories together at this family-owned ranch set on 3,000 acres of spectacular Sonoran desert bordering Saguaro National Park West in Tucson. Rates at White Stallion Ranch include three meals daily, select beverages, scenic trail rides and horseback riding programs excluding lessons, swimming, hiking tennis, evening entertainment, visits to the ranch’s petting zoo, and a weekly ranch rodeo. Additional activities include rock climbing, fat-tire e-biking, shooting, team cattle penning competitions and watching movies in the ranch’s 27-seat movie theater. For more information about White Stallion Ranch, visit https://www.whitestallion.com.

6. New York: Mohonk Mountain House. This stunning cliff–top Victorian castle resort overlooking Lake Mohonk in New York’s Hudson Valley is a year-round family favorite. Owned and operated by the Smiley family since 1869, Mohonk Mountain House is surrounded by 40,000 forested acres and has been named a National Historic Landmark. Rates at this 259–room resort include three delicious meals daily, afternoon tea, and most activities including lake and indoor swimming, boating and fishing, hiking through thousands of acres of forests and the Shawangunk Mountains, ice skating, snow tubing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, and daily kids and teens programs for four different age groups of children. An included Junior Naturalist program is also available. For more information, visit https://www.mohonk.com.

7. Vermont: Tyler Place Family Resort. This 165-acre all–inclusive property located directly on Lake Champlain is a family favorite, providing Vermont vacations for families since 1933. With daily children’s programs for nine separate age groups from infants through teens and 250 dedicated staff, the Tyler Place’s award–winning all–inclusive childcare programs and guest service levels are superb. In addition to three delicious daily meals (dinners are adults only affairs), rates at this resort include a wealth of sports and family activities such as biking, tennis, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, a field house gym, ziplines and trampolines, mini golf, hiking, arts & crafts and much more. For more information, visit https://tylerplace.com.

8. Wyoming: Paradise Guest Ranch. For more than 100 years, Paradise Guest Ranch has been catering to families with kids of all ages. This ranch’s rates include three meals daily and all of the ranch’s regular activities, including an extensive horseback riding program, fly fishing, hiking through the Bighorn Mountains, and fully supervised free kids programs for tots through teens. Paradise Guest Ranch’s horseback riding programs begin at 6 years of age. Guests can take two–hour rides and well as half–day and full–day excursions. The ranch also features an award-winning Kids Program as well. Special events, such as the Amateur Talent Show, Gourmet Night, Square Dance and a Kid’s Rodeo are also offered. For more information, visit https://www.paradiseranch.com.

9. Maine: Migis Lodge.Set on 125 pine-forested acres on Sebago Lake, Migis Lodge has been hosting generations of families since 1916. This beautiful lakeside family-owned resort’s Full American Plan includes sailing, canoeing and kayaking, waterskiing, rowing, swimming, fishing, tennis and wellness classes. Guests can choose from 35 well-appointed cottages or classic Main Lodge rooms. The superb staff at Migis Lodge provides plenty of fun, exciting supervised activities for children and teens to enjoy. For more information, visit https://www.migis.com.







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