Savor the glory of spring travel with your family. Here are some ideas to consider:
1. PARADISUS RESORTS BY MELIÁ
Choose from nine luxury, all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic if a sun-drenched, beach holiday is on your wish list. Your family-friendly accommodations will include kid-sized robes and slippers, and a minibar stocked with juices and snacks. Head to the beach to enjoy water sports or relax at the spa where manicures, pedicures and other treatments are tailored for the junior set.
2. ROYAL CARIBBEAN
You’ll find plenty of family adventure onboard the megaship Allure of the Seas, one of 25 in the fleet. Snap a selfie with your favorite DreamWorks characters or test your skills on the rock-climbing wall. Go ashore and enjoy water sports and cultural outings on scenic Caribbean islands. Push your limits on the longest zip line over water, test your skills on the Flow Rider surf simulator, and take in high-diving and acrobatic performances at the outdoor AquaTheatre.
3. WILD DUNES RESORT, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Stay on a lush barrier island and pair nature outings and resort relaxation with the best of Charleston. Sign up for a guided kayak tour through the Low Country salt marshes where wildlife is plentiful. Stop at a hammock-strewn island where you all can relax or take a swim. Play golf, tennis or go biking at the resort, or consider a guided sunset boat excursion to observe bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat.
4. SNOW MOUNTAIN RANCH, GRANBY, COLORADO
Active families will find it a challenge to explore all the possibilities at this high-altitude ranch, a part of YMCA of the Rockies. Expect ice-skating, snow bikes, dog sledding and snowshoeing. Build a snow fort or race down the hill in a tube. Head inside for indoor archery, pingpong and a climbing wall. Bundle up and relax during a sleigh ride before spending the night in cozy cabins, hotel-style lodge rooms or a yurt.