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Hotel Viking Invites Families to Newport, R.I.

April 8th, 2015

With spring in full swing and summer on the horizon, families may want to consider a trip to Newport, Rhode Island, for nautical adventures, museum tours and coastal views from the famous mansions. For families really looking to bring everyone together during the vacation, Hotel Viking has a package that may be perfect.

Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island

The We Are Family Package at Hotel Viking offers overnight accommodations, a children’s board game for the entire family to play together, Viking coloring books with unlimited crayons, one disposable camera for the kids to take photos with, a special kids’ welcome amenity, 10 percent off at the hotel spa and free breakfast for up to two children with paying adults.

The package offers so much for families to do on top of the already kid-friendly amenities and activities at the property. Hotel Viking is a historic hotel with tons of charm and convenient in-room essentials, like mini-fridges, cribs and rollaway beds, a pool and free Wi-Fi. The onsite spa, SpaTerre, also has kid-friendly services on its Prince and Princess menu. Additionally, the onsite Bellevue Restaurant offers a children’s menu; the hotel has a game room; and the property is located near must-see attractions, like the Newport Art Museum and the Old Stone Mill.

Rates for the We Are Family Package start from $189 per night for a family of four visiting midweek this spring, and from $409 per night for a family of four visiting midweek during the summer. Package is valid for children ages 12 and under only. Offer based on availability and blackout dates may apply. Book now through Dec. 31, 2015.

For more information, read about Newport, Rhode Island family vacations.

– Hilarey Wojtowicz

St. Regis Aspen Resort Summer Cowboy Academy

April 4th, 2015

Families may associate Aspen, Colorado, with skiing and hiking, but the Rocky Mountains town also has a country side. Explore the Wild Wild West this summer with the St. Regis Aspen Resort’s new family-friendly Cowboy Academy experience.

Family standing at the fence at a rodeo

Upon arrival, families can gear up the right way with a personal shopping experience at Kemo Sabe, a local Western apparel company. All items can be personalized with special brandings, too. Additionally, adults receive a complimentary glass of beer or wine during the shopping trip. (Note: Families do not need to purchase anything during the personal shopping experience. Items vary in price.)

Next, guests will take in the beautiful Colorado scenery with a guided backcountry horseback ride through the Aspen Wilderness from T-Lazy-7. Enjoy a half-day ride up to Maroon Bells complete with a picnic lunch. Children must be at least 7 years old to horseback ride.

After their little adventure, families will have the opportunity to explore other areas of Aspen via the St. Regis’s new courtesy vehicle. Adults can take the family for a joyride around town in the new turbo-charged Lexus NX for free.

Finally, families can see authentic cowboys and girls in action at the Snowmass Rodeo. The competition takes place every Wednesday at 7 p.m. from June 10 to August 19, 2015, and includes bull riding, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding and more. Special kids’ activities are also available at the rodeo, such as a petting zoo, mechanical bull ride and steerhead roping activity, all of which are free. Admission to the rodeo is included with the package.

The St. Regis Aspen Resort’s Summer Cowboy Academy experience is available from June through August 2015. Package rates start from $1,000 for a two-night stay. Call 970-429-9550 to book; offer not valid online.

– Hilarey Wojtowicz

4 Royal Babymoon Packages in Europe

April 2nd, 2015

Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their second child this April and hotels across Europe are celebrating with special babymoon packages for all expectant parents. If you have a little one on the way, relax with one last romantic getaway with your partner by booking one of these four royal babymoon packages at a hotel in Europe.

Expectant parents at an outdoor cafe

Hotel Lungarno, Florence
Book the Romance Getaway package at the Hotel Lungarno in Florence, Italy, this spring and enjoy all that the city has to offer. Package includes a three-night stay, a three-course dinner for two, a complimentary breakfast each day, a tour on the river Arno and complimentary admission to the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum. Package rates start from $500.

Hotel Eden, Rome
Book the Suite Romance package at the Hotel Eden in Rome, Italy, and enjoy a relaxing getaway before your little one arrives. Package includes a three-night stay, a complimentary breakfast daily, fresh flowers in your room upon arrival and choice of round-trip airport service or a three-course dinner for two. Rates start from $894 per night.

Le Meurice, Paris
Paris, France, is one of the most romantic cities in Europe, and expectant parents can book the Romance in Paris package at the Le Meurice hotel. Package includes overnight accommodations, complimentary breakfast, a bouquet of roses, pink petit fours, a “Paris for Lovers” guide book, and access to the sauna, Hammam and fitness center. Package rates start from $1,076.

Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris
The Romantic Offer at the Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris offers soon-to-be parents a relaxing getaway. Package includes luxurious accommodations, a complimentary breakfast daily, chocolates upon arrival and free access to the sauna and Hammam at the spa. Rates start from $1,025 per night.

For more packages perfect for expectant parents, see our list of 10 Babymoon Getaways in the U.S.

– Hilarey Wojtowicz

Summer at the Sands at Grace Bay

March 27th, 2015

Spend your summer vacation in the Caribbean this year and save by staying at the Sands at Grace Bay on the Turks and Caicos Islands. The resort was named a 2014 Family Vacation Critic Favorite and Grace Bay Beach, which the resort fronts, was named number one on TripAdvisor’s 2015 Traveler Choice Awards list of the 25 best beaches in the Caribbean.

Pool area at the Sands at Grace Bay

Besides its idyllic location and family-friendly features, the Sands at Grace Bay is also helping families save during their stay at the resort this year. The Every Fourth Night Free special offers guests one free night for every three nights they book. Plus, the special is valid May 1 through Dec. 19, 2015, allowing families time to plan and book a vacation that works for them. And it gets even better with the resort’s low summer rates starting from just $195 per night.

The resort is home to comfortable, yet luxurious accommodations that are also family-friendly. Enjoy condo-style units with full kitchens, separate bedrooms, free Wi-Fi and large balconies. Plus, all guests receive complimentary access to resort amenities and activities like water sports, bicycles, three swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, and a weekly manager’s reception with snacks and cocktails on Tuesday evenings. Book your summer vacation at the Sands at Grace Bay for all of this and more.

For more information on Caribbean family vacations, download our guide.

– Hilarey Wojtowicz