Who doesn’t love a Staycation with the Kids?
Think of it, you get to vacation without the hassle. No laborious planning of an itinerary, no time wasted for looking for decent flights (with acceptable routing and dates/times), no pressure that goes with packing; all you need in just a couple of suitcases. Also, it comes with a smaller price tag – especially if you have a big family.
My family loves to travel and we love every hassle that comes with it (at least we have a laugh about it afterward). However, we love a good staycation when there’s a celebration or a long holiday. So, if you have no big travel plans this summer perhaps a staycation is just perfect for you.
Here are 6 Great Hotels and Resorts for a Family Staycation around DFW area
Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
There are a lot of good reasons to stay at this family-friendly luxury resort. Amazing facilities, amenities and very helpful staff that makes your stay a memorable one.
Facilities and amenities for the whole family:
- A family pool where kids can enjoy some family time; it has “the beach” where kids can play and make sand castles
- Facilities for activities such as pool basketball, pool volleyball, foosball, ping-pong and much more. (the offerings may vary so give the hotel a call to find out what’s happening).
- An amazing kids club, “Kids For All Seasons”, which offers a complimentary program for children ages 5 to 13 years old (for children ages 2 months up to 5 years of age there is an additional fee).
- Kids’ Night In every Friday and Saturday during summer months will surely make your stay more memorable. Think about date night, where you can drop your kids at the Kids Club (additional fee) in the evening. During our stay, it was my husband’s birthday so we took advantage to have a quiet evening to celebrate his birthday at LAW Restaurant.
A stay during summer is probably the best for families as the resort offers a number of special events suited for the whole family. During our stay, we had the Dallas Zoo Animal Adventures team showcase some of their mammals and reptiles. A truly up-close and personal experience for guests of all ages to enjoy (check out their website for the list of scheduled activities).
To add, this resort offers two TPC golf courses, tennis and fitness facilities, a spa, restaurants, and lounges. So, don’t miss out on an unforgettable luxury getaway for the whole family at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas.
Tip: The scavenger hunt is really fun; you have to do it!
If you are looking to get some good ol’ waterpark fun this summer with your staycation then the Hilton Anatole is the place to go. The Jade waters is a 2-acre resort-style pool with a waterpark feel, it features two 180-foot slides, kid’s splash and play area, lazy river and leisure pool with swim-up bar. There are games and variety of kid’s activities available (check the schedule before you book). And if you want some privacy, cabanas and day beds are available for daily rental.
Dallas dining scene has evolved the past years however if you are a foodie then you won’t need to go too far while at Hilton Anatole. The hotel is well located near downtown Dallas’ restaurants but also has several on-site – with options for families.
For the art lovers, this resort is like none other. They have an extensive art collection, which they say is the largest in an American hotel.
The collection includes pieces that have graced the palaces of kings, emperors, and czars. Hilton Anatole offers all visitors the opportunity to admire these exotic treasures so go see it for yourself!
Or you could go for the Day with a ResortPass!
Book a day pass, spa pass, or cabana at a resort starting at only $25.
Hyatt Regency Dallas
How about a stay at a hotel which is part of the iconic downtown Dallas skyline? Hyatt Regency Dallas is right next to another iconic Dallas landmark, the Reunion Tower. The hotel is also within walking distance of many tourist attractions, like the Sixth-floor museum at Dealey Plaza and the Historic West End. This is a perfect place to immerse your family in the historical past of Dallas. It can’t get any better than that!
A visit to the top of the Reunion Tower is a must, kids of all ages can enjoy looking out from the dome’s stratospheric observation deck. My kids had a great time with the interactive learning activities and checking out some of their favorite Dallas landmarks. I recommend you go up before sunset as it will give you a new perspective of the city.
To beat the Texas heat, you can chill by the pool and enjoy the view of the Reunion Tower from the pool deck. It is also beautiful at night time when the lights come on.
If you are in the mood for some fine dining, check out the Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck restaurant which sits high atop Reunion Tower (at 560 ft.) with a revolving dining room that offers 360-degree views of the city.
Tip: Hyatt Regency Dallas guests receive 20% off geo-o deck admission if they show their room key.
Great Wolf Lodge (Grapevine)
Why it’s a good choice: This is a great family getaway. It’s fun and entertainment for the whole family with an indoor and outdoor water park, game center, restaurants, and tons of inside entertainment. This is a great family getaway that will make great memories for kids.
If you only stay one night you still get access to the water park for 2 days. Grapevine is close to the airport and has lots of fun things to do in town. Groupon has lots of deals throughout the year for savings on rooms!
Choctaw Casino and Resort (Durant, Ok)
Located just 60 miles or less from Plano this casino makes a great staycation place for the whole family.
The resort as an awesome Oasis Pool that features slides, adult areas, and cabanas for rent. The casino has several towers to stay in and also a less expensive option that is closer to the pool. They opened a fun game center including bowling, games, and a movie theater that kids would enjoy. Choctaw also puts on a great show with really neat concerts on site. This would make a great staycation for the family or an even better weekend away with just your hubby or some close friends.
The hotel overlooks beautiful Lake Grapevine and includes 4.5 acres of garden and water park! They have seasonal activities going on inside the hotel it makes it fun for the whole family. This would be a fabulous place for a family reunion or just a family getaway! Look for deals on Groupon for discounts!
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This is a guest post from a local Plano Mom and Local Travel Blogger
Call me BonBon, I am a Mom of 2 kids, a family travel blogger and a travel advisor. My family loves to discover new places, near and far. And we love to inspire families to travel more, to get out of their comfort zone and explore this wonderful world. Check out my blog for travel inspirations
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