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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Family-Friendly Destinations (2 of 2)


7. The Pinehurst resort - (Pinehurst, North Carolina) - It offers activities such as tennis clinics, kayaking and competitions. It also has a Kidspa for kids who'll receive treatments designed for them. Teen spas (12-17) are also offered.
8. Kingsmill Resort & Spa - (Williamsburg, Virginia) - The resort is within 5 minutes away from Colonial Williamsburg and the Busch Gardens Amusement & Entertainment Park.
Colonial Williamsburg has reconstructed historical buildings, homes and shops to visit, while Busch Gardens has a lot of thrill rides along with family entertainment such as Irish Dance, Emerald Best, Goin' Country & Festivale Italiano. The resort has a sandy beach and picnic area, indoor/outdoor pools and a baby pool with fountain. Also available are various activities such as kayaking, paddle boating, fishing and bicycling, all for rentals.
9. Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa - (Anaheim, California) - Obviously close to Disney, the main attraction is the theme park. There is also a character dining with Chip and Dale and other Disney characters at the Storytellers Cafe! Also, onsite has Redwood pool which is a 100-ft. slide that winds around the trunk of an ancient tree.
10. Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort - (Phoenix, Arizona) - It has Falls Water Village with swimming pools, terraced waterfalls with poolside lounges. Guests at least 42-inches tall can take a splash down their 138-ft. waterslide. Their restaurants offer children's menus with special items for kiddos 12 years and younger.
11. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando - (Orlando, Florida) -
The theme parks are obviously the main attraction for the whole family. The hotel offers a fun evening and hosts "Music of the Night" blended with festive, opera and popular music. Another perfect respite from the parks would be a fun activity at the large pool area with waterslide.