1. Great Wolf Lodge
There is no shortage of kid-approved activities at Great Wolf Lodge, a family of 14 indoor water park resorts offering thrill rides, water slides, attractions, games, activities and family-friendly dining options. In addition to the annual Spring-a-Palooza celebration at all 14 properties, families can enjoy complimentary favorites such as kids yoga and nightly story time, as well as new activities including lemonade and blanket picnics, scavenger hunts, bubble dance parties, and more. Rates start at $129 to $199 per night, depending on location. For more information, visit greatwolf.com.
2. Hilton Chicago
This spring, families can take advantage of the Hilton Chicago’s Family Fun package featuring breakfast, parking, WiFi, and accommodations for four. Not only does this downtown Chicago hotel feature a scenic location overlooking Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and Museum Campus in the city’s downtown area, but it also offers over 12 specialty suite options, a salon, barber shop, lounge and several dining venues, including gourmet market and cafe Herb N’ Kitchen and Kitty O’Sheas, serving authentic Irish fare.
When it’s time to explore, guests can choose between sightseeing downtown with a customized Spotify list, touring the larger-than-life murals along the Wabash Arts Corridor, and interacting with the hotel’s chef in a new apple pie-making class. Rates start at $129 per night. For more information, call (312) 922-4400 or visit hiltonchicagohotel.com.
3. Hilton Waikoloa Village
If you want to see just how great a time your clients will have at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii’s sunny Kona Coast, check out the #hiltonwaikoloavillage on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Families in particular can take advantage of the Family Fun package featuring accomodations, daily breakfast for four and access to a myriad of activities. Resort amenities and activities include the popular luau on Hawaii Island, an ocean-fed snorkel lagoon, winding rivers and waterways, tennis courts, ukulele lessons, and more. A 3-night minimum stay is required to book this package. Rates start at $213 per night. For more information, visit hiltonwaikoloavillage.com.
4. Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
In Costa Rica, families booking the Sand Dollar package at Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort receive their fourth night free, a $25 resort credit and breakfast for four at the new Hacienda Kitchen Restaurant. Located on 1,100 acres of rainforest, the oceanfront property offers complimentary Spanish lessons, gallo pinto classes, a La Iguana Experience guided hike, and a Reforest the Rainforest initiative to preserve the rainforest by planting a tropical almond tree. Rates start at $218. For more information, visit marriott.com/hotels/travel/sjols-los-suenos-marriott-ocean-and-golf-resort.
5. Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino
With the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino’s Family package, guests receive their second room at up to a 50 percent discount if staying with kids under 21, plus kids eat free with an adult meal purchase. When families aren’t out exploring the nearby historic Old San Juan and its beaches, they can relax by the hotel’s infinity pool and compete against the culinary team in the Chef Cook Off. Hint: Guests in need of a little retail therapy can request a curated Old San Juan shopping itinerary from the hotel’s Retail Therapist. Rates start $175 per night. For more information, visit sheratonpuertoricohotelcasino.com.