Summer vacation is probably the happiest period in kid’s life. It’s the time when kids are just energetic and want to spend their holidays to their fullest. The purpose of the summer vacation is to tide over the unbearable heat of the summer months but at times, most parents are just left with no ideas on where to go. Are you one of them? Don’t worry! This is a guideline to help find ways to have fun in North America this summer or next. This may be the best summer and will also give an opportunity to visit new places.
We’ve left no stone unturned as we unearthed these amazing resorts filled with off-the-chart family fun. Let the games begin!
1. Atlantis Resort and Casino
Discover a lost civilization this vacation, and let your family act as the explorer. The Atlantis Resort recreates the infamous lost continent, filled with adventure and intrigue. This Mecca of family fun features over 20,000 guest rooms, 38 restaurants and countless activities, including 11 exhibit lagoons and over 50,000 animals such as sharks, lionfish and stingrays.Water enthusiasts can visit miles of beaches, take a dip in one of 11 pool areas, or play on 7 different water slides. Don’t forget to leave your fears at home.If the sight of snow gets your family excited, grab a pair of skis and head to Snowbird for a wonderful, wintry vacation. The resort offers ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoe tours. Parents can unwind with a stone massage or herbal wrap at the luxurious Cliff Spa.
2. Tanque Verde Ranch
Literally meaning “Green Pool,” is a serene oasis nestled into the Sonoran Desert and adjacent to Saguaro National Park. With over 120 horses, it’s no surprise that this dude ranch offers ample riding opportunities. Specialty rides such as the Breakfast Ride (to a meal at the Old Homestead), 6-hour-long Day Rides and Picnic Rides with lunch in Cottonwood Grove are all available. Newcomers can take riding lessons at a variety of levels.
Naturalist guides offer hikes through the desert wilds, exploring canyons, cacti and even secret waterfalls. The popular Kids Program offers little cowpokes the chance to “ride ’em cowboy!” Children are divided into 2 age groups — the Buckaroos and Wrangler Kids — and treated to riding lessons, tennis, swimming and arts and crafts.
3. Hilton Waikoloa Village
In Hawaii, the Hilton Waikoloa Village promises endless activity and unprecedented luxury. Parents hoping to find a child-friendly haven can sign their tykes up for Camp Menehune. This day and night camp allows kids to feed koi and swans, hunt for treasure, and explore tidepools Tropical gardens, saltwater lagoons and 2 golf courses are tempting, but the resort’s most popular retreat is Dolphin Quest, providing guests with a variety of interactive dolphin programs.
The many activities include Dolphin Training Adventures, a Dolphin Family Program and a Dolphin Twilight Camp for kids. At Waikoloa’s 4-acre lagoon, water lovers can schedule kayak trips, snorkel sails and seasonal whale-watch sails. After dark, attend the Legends of the Pacific Luau to experience traditional island dancing and music, as well as a buffet dinner.
4. Kingsmill Resort
Kingsmill Resort boasts its own long list of recreational activities as well as close proximity to the fun found in nearby Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. Active families can enjoy the resort’s golf courses, tennis courts and Sports Club featuring indoor and outdoor pools, exercise classes, personal trainers and a billiards and game room.Stop by the concierge desk for special Junior Guest Registration: children receive a Kids Fun Pack introducing them to the resort. Kids Camp is the perfect opportunity for 5-12 year olds to play tennis and golf, swim, fish, have theme days and make arts and crafts. Don’t forget to sign little ones up for Kids Night Out, a pizza and game party that allows for a parents’ romantic date night at 1 of the resort’s 6 signature restaurants.
5. Circus Circus
The biggest permanent big top in the world can be found rising in all its colorful glory here in Las Vegas. At Circus Circus, over 3.5 million people per year stop by to experience the live entertainment and whimsy the Circus has to offer.
“Ooh’s” and “ahh’s” fill the air every half hour at Circus Circus, as performers engage in airborne stunts on the resort’s center stage. Surrounding the stage is Midway, an enormous carnival filled with over 200 arcade games, carnival games and wandering clowns. Possibly the world’s biggest funhouse, the excitement continues at the indoor theme park Adventure dome, home to over 20 rides, miniature golf and laser tag.