It’s summertime! It’s time to make indelible, sun-filled memories that your family will remember forever. From nature-based adventures, to splashing in the waves, to visiting theme parks and zoos, the core of family fun always comes back to the precious time spent bonding, laughing and discovering together.
To get your summer off to a spectacular start, we have curated our top summer fam-faves for your family’s summer bucket list - plus some sweet special offers to make the time together even more of a treat.
Private Vineyards and Gourmet Picnicking on the Lawn in Napa
Grown-up fun like excellent wine, food and gorgeous scenery are the first things that come to mind when one thinks of Napa. But don’t be deceived, this is a region which holds fun for everyone. Take a private jeep tour through the 400-acre preserve of Safari West to spot giraffes, zebras, antelopes and more. Check out the kid-pleasing natural wonders like the Petrified Forest or the famed Old Faithful geyser. Take a postcard-perfect family photo at semi-secret Linda Falls.
Balance out the adventure with some relaxation and completely unwind in the beautiful landscape of the vineyards. Grab a gourmet picnic basket - charcuterie, fine cheeses, the freshest fruit, house-made focaccia and of course delicious wines - and a lawn game from Vista Collina and head out for a tasty feast in the private vineyards to fully experience the Napa lifestyle.
To extend this precious family time, Vista Collina Resort invites you to stay a third night for free with the Suite Arrivals package. Book any Suite and your family will enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine, waived resort fee and complimentary parking.
If you’re a teacher, healthcare provider, firefighter, police or member of the military, you’re likely in need of some time to get away and reconnect with family after an extraordinary year of hard work and sacrifice. To thank you for your service to the community, the Meritage Resort offers a special discount of 30% off the best available rate, 30% off of dining for two at Olive & Hay restaurant, a complimentary add-on to a 50-minute spa service and a complimentary bottle of wine with your stay through the American Hero package.
After a day of wags and smiles, retreat to your luxe room at Pasea Hotel and Spa. Pasea will indulge your entire brood with posh amenities. Pamper your pooch with the Paw-Séa Pet Package and treat Fido to a three-course dog meal, welcome gift (floating dog toy, reflective leash, collapsible water and food bowls), use of in-room bed during the stay a waived pet deposit fee and access to the 1,100 sq. ft. pup play park.
Secret Gardens, Sunny Skies and Family Fun in San Diego
Sunny San Diego is famous for its incredible climate, miles of immaculate coastline and its family-friendly attractions. Perfect weather invites outdoor exploration of all kinds, from the city’s central green space Balboa Park to the world-famous San Diego Zoo to the family-friendly food trucks around the city. Animal lovers can spot giraffes and elephants at the San Diego Safari Park, octopus and sharks at Birch Aquarium and catch a glimpse of seals in the wild at La Jolla Cove, while theme parks including LegoLand, Belmont Park and Aquatica San Diego Water Park offer a thrill.
Continue your al fresco exploration at the whimsical gardens of Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, offering nine lush green acres of cozy, hidden gardens for discovery and investigation. Borrow from our library of garden games, grab a picnic lunch from Greenfinch and walk stone paths to find your perfect private space to soak up the sun and fun. Throw coins in the bubbling fountain, splash in the pool or challenge your kid to ping pong. Enjoy the chic mystique and fresh sea air of this oceanfront enclave.
After a full day, sit back and relax in a comfy chair in our outdoor living room, clink glasses of Moet & Chandon and sit with the kids and count the twinkling string lights, the stars and your blessings. For added serenity, visit Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa mid-week and stay on the Weekdaze Zen package with 20% off luxurious accommodations and waived resort fee.
Adventures in Nature in Blissful Poipu, Hawaii
The gorgeous tropical paradise that is Poipu, Kauai is also a playground filled with one-of-a-kind family bonding experiences. Treat your adventurous older kids and adult children to an ATV waterfall tour, fly through the canopy on a zipline, discover sea turtles while snorkeling or head out for some deep sea fishing. Tame things down with a sweet cold Shave Ice, a gentle swim in the transparent waters or a relaxing afternoon on the sandy shore.
Enhance your trip with an experience that enriches both the island and your soul while teaching the next generation the importance and joy of caring for this beautiful island. Ko'a Kea Resort and Spa’s Care of our Aina (Land) package includes a beach clean-up activity, a donation per stay to the Surfrider Foundation and a 5th night free to enjoy the exquisite natural beauty of the garden isle.