Discover the myths and mysteries that are part of mermaid folklore around the world. Here are five places where you can learn to swim like the legendary aquatic creature.

1. HYATT REGENCY HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Every Sunday, youngsters staying at this 517-room coastal resort can tap into a little Mermaid Magic. During the 90-minute experience, kids can don their mermaid tail, learn swimming skills, play water games and take part in underwater story time.

INFO huntingtonbeach.regency.hyatt.com

2. SANDERLING RESORT, OUTER BANKS, NORTH CAROLINA

As students in the resort’s Mermaid School, you and your family members can learn a variety of techniques while outfitted in a Fin Fun tail (including how to put it on and take it off). You’ll work on the dolphin kick, breath control, pearl diving and the all-important mermaid pose. Take a break from seafaring school and enjoy spa time, two dune-side pools, golf, tennis, a wild-horse tour and yoga.

INFO sanderling-resort.com/explore-land.php

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3. MONTEREY TIDES, MONTEREY BAY, CALIFORNIA

This beachfront boutique hotel will celebrate the Siren of the Sea throughout September. Hotel guests can expect mermaid-themed hair brushes, a jar of mermaid tears, the popular mermaid tail blanket, and themed coloring books and crayons for kids. A specially created Mermaid beverage welcomes guests upon arrival.

INFO jdvhotels.com/monterey-tides

4. HAWAII MERMAID ADVENTURES, MAUI, HAWAII

Sign up for this salty adventure and your guides, all of whom are CPR, lifeguard and marine naturalist certified, will demonstrate proper water etiquette (stay 10 feet away from turtles, for example), teach youngsters how to identify native fish and highlight important conservation issues.

INFO hawaiimermaidadventures.com/ocean-steward/

5. OMNI RANCHO LAS PALMAS RESORT & SPA, RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA

Aspiring mermaids, ages 6 to 13 with strong swimming skills, are invited to pull on their tail and enjoy a day of swimming through hoops, diving for sea pearls and learning from expert Mermaid Instructors. Once kids tire of the tail, they are reinvigorated by the possibilities at Splashtopia. Two 100-foot waterslides, a 425-foot-long lazy river, unique water play zones and a cliff-side Jacuzzi will keep the clan cool for the day.

INFO omnihotels.com/hotels/palm-springs-rancho-las-palmas/wellness/pool/splashtopia