Looking for a great holiday idea? All inclusive family vacations in the USA is definitely an idea that has merit!
Travelling with your kids is one of the most amazing experiences life has to offer—yet there's no question that it's one of the more stressful experiences.
Between the difficulties of arranging for bigger hotel rooms, finding restaurants that will please the whole family, and even just the hassle of getting small kids from one place to another, travelling as a family is more complicated than simply travelling with teenagers or other adults.
An all inclusive vacation can really simplify planning, traveling, and reduce all those daily tasks that tend to add up.
Fortunately, the USA is home to thousands of hotels, ranches and resorts that offer themselves as not only accommodating to families, but open and inviting to them.
These kinds of vacation destinations include all kinds of amenities for kids, from outdoor pools, on-site activities involving nature, and, sometimes, even meals that are included in the price of the resort.
So if you're looking for all inclusive family vacations in the USA, then this big, beautiful country has plenty to offer.
You might not have realized this at first, which is normal—the USA has very few “traditional” all-inclusive resorts, of the kind you might find in Cuba—but, in reality, there are tons and tons of all-inclusive ranches, lodges, and plantations that either offer family-friendly activities on-site, or are surrounded by many kid-friendly activities.
On this page, we're going to have a look at 6 of these resorts - absolutely some of our favorites, located all over the diverse landscape of the USA’s many biomes.
Woodloch Pines, a beautiful resort in the Poconos region, is hidden within a mountain lake; as such, many lakeside adventures are offered throughout the year.
90 miles outside of New York State, this Pennsylvania-based resort is less than two hours away from New York City—which makes it perfect for a weekend getaway or week-long trip.
The all-inclusive packages include three meals a day, spacious rooms that will accommodate your whole family, and more than two dozen activities that you guys can all participate in.
From escape rooms to shooting in a dedicated barn, zip-lining to paintball, skiing to snow-shoeing, and everything in between, you'll find it all here: both indoor and outdoor activities for different seasons.
Activities that are great for kids include the petting zoo, scavenger hunt, hayrides, and baking competitions.
Vacation rentals are offered both on- and off-site—that is, located either at the main resort property, which face the lake, or at the golf course two miles away. A spa is included as well, so that you can pamper yourself to your heart’s content, with massages, water therapy, and salon services.
Lone Mountain is the quintessential example of the perfect US-based ranch vacation.
Spread out over 148 acres in Big Sky, Montana, the homestead features not only 30 rooms with full amenities, situated in 24 separate cabins, but also a pavilion, meeting spaces, and even a traditional Western saloon. The delicious local cuisine will please tricky palates as it satiates hungry appetites.
The Ranch has been in service for a whopping 100+ years, and continues to delight guests as much as it did when it was founded in 1915. It's surrounded by all kinds of amazing natural elements, such as grasslands and rivers—and, of course, the Montana part of the Rocky Mountains.
Included activities consist of horseback riding, all-access tours of Yellowstone with specialists, skiing along downhill and along Nordic trails, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, massages, yoga, painting and photography, snow-showing, dog sledding, and special activities for kids.
As you might expect from a ranch, equestrian activities are the order of the day: the on-site equestrian facilities allow guests to ride and interact with horses owned by the ranch, whether or not they have prior experiences with horses.
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If your family is leaning toward a Pacific or Hawaiian vacation, then Turtle Bay might be perfect for you. Situated on the North Shore of the island of Oahu, this resort is ideal for adventurers of all ages, with many activities for you and your family to partake in.
Activities purchased as part of your reservation or package include (but are not limited to) swimming with dolphins, kayaking and canoeing, catamaran rides, scuba diving, surfing, stand-up paddling, Segway tours, and horseback riding along the beach.
There are also trails for your family to discover—whether by walking, biking, or running—helicopter tours, access to the golf course and tennis courts, and whale-watching excursions.
If you'd like to have your own self-guided “tour” with your family, you can also borrow snorkelling equipment, Slingshot motorcycles, or mountain bikes from the hotel. The resort can even lend you complementary GoPro cameras during your stay! That way, you can take all kinds of 360-degree video for your family, friends, fans and followers back home.
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Located cozily among Vermont’s breathtaking lakes, this resort is composed of various comfy accommodations for families with children. You can rent a homey little cottage, or a roomy family suite.
All kinds of land and water sports—such as rock climbing, windsurfing, canoeing, sailing, paddle-boarding, wake-boarding, and water-skiing—are included with the price of different family packages. You can rent out bikes for the duration of your stay with the resort as well.
Your stay also includes access to the fitness center, pool, tennis courts, and waterslides, as well as indoor recreation spaces for both children and teens.
One great—and unique—thing about this resort is that child guests are treated as campers away at a sleep-away camp.
To that end, the various amenities offered—such as banana boating, trampoline activities, mini-golf, kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, and DJ events, complete with counselors and instructors—will give kids both exciting activities to do and the potential to make life-long friends.
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Another one of the best all inclusive family vacations in the USA is the White Stallion Ranch, which can be found on West Twin Peaks Road in Tucson, Arizona.
Although this ranch has the same facilities that you might expect from a typical “dude ranch,” adding to its high quality level is the well-trained, professional staff, whose members can help you with any problem that might arise.
It has been and business for more than 75 years, and has entertained guests all throughout that time. Part of guest entertainment includes supplying them with great activities, and the White Stallion Ranch is no exception: it provides guests with traditional, authentic experiences like rock climbing, horseback riding, hiking, and a weekly rodeo.
As guests, you can also rent fat-tire bikes for your own excursions, sharpen your shooting skills, and even attend nightly shows of musicians, animal handlers, and lasso-throwing experts.
But perhaps the most fun of all is the horseback riding, which is offered every day except Sunday, to give the horses a break. Rides are offered in both the fast and slow varieties, and can take place over half a day or a full day.
The Ranch’s dedicated personnel will even teach your family how to sort cattle on horseback—just like cowboys used to do in the days of old.
The ranch itself includes a heated pool and fitness center (complete with a gym and a workout room), a lounge/bar, a game room (with shuffleboard, air hockey, etc.), and free shuttle and taxi services.
There is also a multi-sport court—for playing basketball, volleyball, and badminton—a dedicated tennis court, a spa, a hot tub, and an in-house movie theater. There's even a petting zoo, so your kids can have fun with all the cute animals.
Inspired by the Western-style ranch accommodations we associate with the luxury of the American grasslands and shrublands, Brush Creek features dozens of family-friendly activities for groups of all kinds.
Spread out over 30,000 acres, the ranch can easily accommodate up to 33 different groups and individuals. Included in the ranch are 11 log-cabin residences, 9 cabin suites, and 13 large rooms, in the attached Trailhead Lodge.
It's surrounded by different kinds of natural features, which will appeal to kids’ desire to explore and create: from mountains and creeks to rivers and prairielands, this dude ranch has it all, even including authentic decorations and design.
Among the activities included in the price of reservation are ATVs you can rent, yoga, glamping (“glamorous camping”), rock climbing, guided tours, shooting sports, beer and spirit tours, and archery. Winter activities include snow-shoeing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.
When all’s said and done, if you're looking for all inclusive family vacations USA, then you know by now that many amazing options are out there, simply waiting for you to click a few buttons and make a reservation.
If, however, the resorts we've discussed aren't exactly what you're looking for, you're still on the lookout for other hotels or resorts for your next dream vacation, take a look at the suggested pages below.
After all, doing your homework—that is, researching everything you want to do for your trip—is what turns a great trip into an amazing one. Happy travels!