Where should you go? These three destinations are a sure thing for families with kids young and old.
• Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida). Is there really any other destination that does a better job of catering to families? We don’t think so. Stay at a Disney-owned hotel and you’ll get everything Disney is known for—fabulous organized activities, over-the-top service and kid-centric accommodations. Bonus: Book an on-site hotel and you’ll eliminate the need for a rental car.
• Atlantis (Paradise Island, the Bahamas). Though it’s a hit with kids of all ages, your money will go even further with older kids. Besides digging the resort’s one-of-a-kind waterslides and river rides, they’ll appreciate the freedom to explore its beaches, pools and massive grounds on their own. Kids ages 6 to 12 can participate in hidden treasure hunts, learn about sea animals and dive into outdoor games and team-building activities. And preteens and teens will appreciate the private lounge area, arcade and social events.
• Club Med. We like the one in Xtapa, Mexico, but this company, the original all-inclusive resorts, knows how to make sure everyone has fun, whether you’re learning to swing on the flying trapeze or dropping the kids off at the kids club for while you sneak away for a massage, there’s something from everyone. The buffet restaurants offer tasty but kid-friendly fare and even infants get a never-ending supply of baby food.