July 19, 2012 at 8:54 AM ET
It’s not too late to treat your family to a summer getaway thanks to these package deals at kid-friendly hotels.
Orlando: Sheraton Buena Vista
This 490-room renovated property has two outdoor pools (with dive-in movies to watch poolside) and a 79-foot waterslide that’s a hit with kids of all ages. The Summer Sojourn deal, available for travel between August 1 and October 31, provides two nights’ accommodations, a full-day poolside cabana rental, your choice of children’s activities with the pool captain, welcome drinks for a family of four, 10 percent off spa treatments and shuttle service to the Disney theme parks. From $169 per night.
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Westward Look’s historic haciendas sit on a homestead dotted with brush and cactus and make a great base for all kinds of activities. Take advantage of horseback riding with wranglers, a guided nature program, three swimming pools, tennis courts (five lit at night) and a Celestron 2000 telescope for checking out the nighttime sky. With the summer savings deal, a five-night stay starts at $79 per night, and a seven-night stay from $69 per night.
San Diego: Rancho Bernardo Inn
The Kids Rule package includes accommodations, a welcome goodie bucket, unlimited access to the golf range, an in-room camping and s’mores kit, an in-room pizza party and family night, a Treasure Hunt and Walking Fountains Adventure and access to the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. Through September 3, this 237-room Spanish Colonial-style property hosts regular kids’ activities, from a pajama parade to dive-in movies, while adults will appreciate the spa with treatment casitas. From $219 per night.
Telluride, Colo.: Fairmont Franz Klammer Lodge
Ski towns such as Telluride can be a great value in the summer—there’s still a ton to do, but prices come down from their winter highs. Case in point: the Children's Discover package covers accommodations in a 2- or 3-bedroom residence, valet parking, airport transfers and an eco-adventure class. (Fishing poles and BMW cruise bikes are also available.) It goes for $250 per night, which represents savings of 60 percent.
St. Maarten: Sonesta Maho Beach Resort
This 10-acre resort is just five minutes from the airport, so you’ll be relaxing by the swimming pools (one with a swim-up bar) in no time. The Ocean View for Two package includes three nights in an ocean-view room; all on-site activities; a day pass to the beach at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort; and all meals and drinks including house beer, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. This all-inclusive deal allows for a maximum of two children (age 11 or under) to stay and eat for free. Book by October 31 for travel through December 21. From $290 per night.
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