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Summer Deals for Families at Kingsmill Resort

June 14th, 2015

Plan a trip to Williamsburg, Virginia, this summer and stay at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa. The property offers so much for families to do – including pools, water sports, tennis and more – and it is close to the historic sites of Colonial Williamsburg and the thrilling rides of Busch Gardens. Here are a few great summer deals being offered at the Kingsmill Resort right now.

The pool area at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa

Ultimate Family Fun
Parents and kids will really be able to escape everyday life with the Ultimate Family Fun package. Enjoy three nights in a guestroom or a one-, two- or three-bedroom condo with a full kitchen, plus a daily breakfast and a plethora of complimentary activities. Package includes flex tickets to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA, one-day tickets to Colonial Williamsburg, free shuttle service to and from the attractions, complimentary use of non-motorized water sports, free bike rentals, free fishing pole rentals, free Wi-Fi and free tennis court time after 11 a.m. Families will also receive discounted rounds at the golf course and free parking. Package rates start from $426 per night for a family of four in a one-bedroom unit. Offer valid now through Sept. 8, 2015.

Signature Family Fun
Looking for a weekend getaway? Book the Signature Family Fun package and enjoy two nights in a guestroom, with free breakfast daily and four flex tickets to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. Additional package perks include complimentary Wi-Fi and free parking. Package rates start from $408 per night. Offer valid now through Sept. 7, 2015.

Stay and Play
Skip the theme parks and enjoy outdoor fun with the family by booking the Kingsmill Stay and Play package. Enjoy two nights in a guestroom (or upgrade to a condo), free breakfast daily and so much more. Guests receive complimentary tennis court time after 11 a.m., free shuttle service to and from local attractions, complimentary use of non-motorized water sports, free fishing pole rentals and discounted rounds at the golf course. Free Wi-Fi and parking are also included. Package rates start from $259 per night for a family of four in a guestroom. Offer valid now through Sept. 28, 2015.

— Hilarey Wojtowicz

Water Fun for Families at Lake Arrowhead Resort

June 12th, 2015

Southern California is full of outdoor fun for families and this summer, the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa near the San Bernardino National Forest is offering water fun on its lake.

Boating on Lake Arrowhead

New for 2015, guided kayak tours will be offered for the first time ever. Kayaking is not allowed on the lake unless booked through the resort. Families can sign up for single and double kayak tours, which last about 50 minutes. Both tours are offered daily from 7 to 10 a.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. Rates start from $25 per person.

Boat tours are also offered for guests who want to enjoy a relaxing sail along the lake. Families and friends can book one of the 50-minute boat tours for one to five guests, or six to 10 guests, for $125 or $160, respectively. An additional 50 minutes can be added to the boat tour for an extra $80.

For guests who want to get their hands dirty, fishing tours are also available. Challenge your family to see who can catch the biggest fish in the lake. Fishing tours last 50 minutes and rates start from $225 for one to five people, and $275 for six to 10 people. Fishing off the resort’s dock is also available for families who want to remain on land. Dock fishing is available for $25 per person for up to three hours.

Drive, Dine, Dream Deal
Get more out of your family’s stay at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa by booking the Drive, Dine, Dream and Receive a $50 Resort Credit package. During your stay, you’ll receive on $50 resort credit to use on dining, activities and services. Room rates start from $229 per night.

For more water fun, read about the 10 Best Water Sports Resorts for Families.

— Hilarey Wojtowicz

7 Father’s Day Hotel and Theme Park Deals

June 4th, 2015

Father’s Day is in less than three weeks and what better way is there to celebrate than with a special stay just for dad at a hotel, or a thrilling ride on a new roller coaster at a favorite theme park? Here are seven hotels and amusement parks that are offering discounts in honor of dad this year.

Father and daughter in park

Hotel Deals

Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Located in Islamorada, Florida, the Cheeca Lodge & Spa is offering fathers up to 10 percent off at onsite restaurants, stores and spa treatments for the entire month of June. Book the Appreciate Dad All Month Long package and enjoy the 10-percent discount resort-wide, up to $50 in resort credit per night and a special Cheeca insulated lunch cooler filled with a tumbler, visor and Tommy Bahama koozies. Offer valid on stays through July 3, 2015. Two-night minimum stay required for Sunday through Thursday arrivals, and a three-night minimum stay required for weekends. Rates start from about $389 per night.

Sanctuary Hotel New York
Spend Father’s Day weekend in the Big Apple and stay at the Sanctuary Hotel New York. Book the Father Knows Best special and enjoy drinks and appetizers for two at the Rooftop Haven Restaurant, complimentary gym passes, a complimentary breakfast daily and free Wi-Fi during your stay. Offer valid for stays June 19 to 21, 2015. Two-night minimum stay required. Rates start from about $493 per night.

Velas Vallarta Suite Resort
Take dad away for the weekend and enjoy all that Mexico’s Velas Vallarta Suite Resort has to offer. The all-inclusive resort’s Father’s Day package includes a welcome amenity, $30 spa credit per adult, per night, one city tour and one cultural tour. Oh, and dads stay completely free! Offer valid for stays June 1 to 30, 2015. Rates start from $207 per adult, per night, and from $60 per child, per night (ages 5 to 16). Use promo code PQTFD when making your reservation.

Theme Park Deals

Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park
Visit Idaho’s Silverwood Theme Park on June 20 or 21 and dad will get in for free! The offer is valid when families purchase their other tickets online in advance or at the front gate – so either way, dad wins! Only one free ticket for dad is offered per family. Online, regular admission is $43 for adults, ages 8 to 64, and $22 for children, ages 3 to 7.

Wild Waves Theme Park
Visit Washington state’s Wild Waves Theme Park on Father’s Day between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and enjoy all the thrills and spills with dad. Purchase the Daddy & Me Ticket at the front gate, and one dad and one child will get in for just $19.99. Online, regular admission is $14.99 for adults and children ages 3 to 59.

Six Flags Over Georgia
Not only is June 21 Father’s Day, but it is also Bring a Friend for Free Day to Six Flags Over Georgia. Season Pass or Membership holders can bring dad to the park for free all day long. Just show your pass at the entrance and dad gets in for free! While there, be sure to ride the new JOKER: Chaos Coaster and the new Harley Quinn Spinsanity, both new for 2015. Online, regular admission is $46.99 per person.

Knott’s Berry Farm
In the middle of all the fun at Knott’s Berry Farm, treat dad to the Champagne Brunch at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, families can enjoy a huge buffet with all the trimmings. Regular and Gold Season Passholders receive up to 10 percent tickets to the Champagne Brunch, and Platinum Season Passholders receive up to 20 percent off. Tickets for the Champgne Brunch are $39.99 for adults and $17.99 for children, ages 3 to 11. Regular park admission is required. Admission is $43 per person.

— Hilarey Wojtowicz

Stay & Play Summer Package at Sheraton Tysons Hotel

May 28th, 2015

Summer is around the corner and families should book their stay and play packages at family-friendly hotels now. If heading to Washington D.C. or the surrounding Virginia area, consider a stay at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel. The property’s new Stay and Play Family Package offers more for guests with children.

Sheraton Tysons Hotel

Package includes a stay in deluxe accommodations with four tickets to the local Tysons AMC movie theater, plus two-for-one admission to the Jefferson Falls mini-golf course at Jefferson District Park, discounted admission to the local landmark Colvin Run Mill and one welcome packet with directions to Riverbend Park and Nature Center on the Potomac River. Rates start from $119 per night and a two-night stay is required.

After reaping the benefits of the family package, guests will also be able to enjoy the hotel’s summer activities and events. On Friday nights, guests can enjoy live music in the hotel’s bar and grill, Brix and Ale. On Saturday afternoons, families can enjoy made-to-order burgers, hot dogs and refreshments at the outdoor pool from 1 to 3 p.m. And on a daily basis, families can check with the front desk for a list of scheduled activities just for kids.

Additional amenities at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel include free Wi-Fi, free shuttle service to local attractions and pet-friendly rooms.

The Stay and Play Family Package and summer activities and events are on offer now through Sept. 7, 2015.

— Hilarey Wojtowicz