2020 Summer Travel: Great Vacation Ideas for Kids

Schools out for summer! The kids are home and summer break is “officially” in full swing. While there are plenty of amazing summer break destinations to choose from, we have highlighted some of our favorites below. These properties have great activities for the whole family while also offering opportunities for kids to have their own experiences, leaving the parents to their own devices. Summer is here – time to take a vacation!

Every Four Seasons resort in the world offers complimentary Kids for All Seasons, a full program of activities to keep little ones occupied. For people living in Florida, the Four Seasons Orlando is a great option for a kid-friendly destination. Located within the gates of Disneyworld this property offers the perfect balance of Disneyworld interaction such as twice-daily character breakfasts alongside traditional Four Seasons service. With an expansive waterpark exclusive to guests that include a variety of pools, slides, and a leisurely lazy river, there is something for everyone here. This property is perfect for those who want to strike a balance between visiting Disney Parks and enjoying a luxurious vacation. With a great kids club to keep younger children occupied during days spent on property, recreational activities for teens & tweens and plenty for parents, the Four Seasons Orlando is a fantastic option for a kid-friendly trip!

Through our partnership with Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Ourisman Travel is pleased to offer our clients the following amenities when they stay at the Four Seasons Orlando:

  • Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (excluding character breakfast)
  • Spa credit of USD100 once during stay (not applicable to products)
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites, villas, and private residences)
  • Welcome note at check-in acknowledging you and your travel agency and the amenities that are being extended
  • Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms; complimentary premium Internet in all suites

If a trip with a little more structure and a lot more adventure is up your alley, you might consider an itinerary with Backroads. Backroads, a Virtuoso & Brownell Preferred Partner, offers a world of active family vacations ranging from itineraries featuring biking, hiking, and walking. Offering a wide selection of prearranged itineraries, Backroads has something for families of all shapes, sizes, and ages with some designed for families with kids ranging from teens to school-agers and others planned for families with young kids. Each vacation is led by three experienced Trip Leaders, one of whom is a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing so the older members of the family can partake in more challenging activities. Talk about a fun way to get your kids away from their electronic devices and give them the chance to make new friends and explore the wonders of the great outdoors. Many Backroads trips are right here in the United States and Canada, making them accessible if you aren’t quite ready to fly just yet. Our Tailored Luxury Team will work in tandem with Backroads to ensure you have a pleasant and personalized experience exploring the great outdoors as a family!

With health and safety being top of mind these days, we have found that a lot of travelers are leaning away from properties that have accommodations stacked on top of each other and turning towards properties that feature stand-alone options. Especially when traveling with kids, having the added peace of mind that staying in a cottage, villa or residence on a property with access to resort amenities like pools, restaurants, and other recreation options. The Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is a great option for those who want to opt for private, standalone accommodations. The lakeside property offers a range of cottages and lakeside homes that have plenty of room for families with a range of bedrooms, living spaces, and access to the resort’s amenities. With the added benefit of the incredible Ritz Kids Club program, this property is driveable for those who live in the South East.

Through our partnership with Marriott Luminous & STARS, we are able to off our clients the following amenities for their stays at The Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee:

  • Complimentary customized welcome amenity based on guest preferences
  • Complimentary daily breakfast for two in restaurant
  • 100 USD resort credit per stay to be used towards resort activities such as a spa treatment or dinner
  • Early check-in/late check-out, based on availability
  • Complimentary room upgrade, based on availability

Interested in getting away from home for a much-needed family vacation? Reach out to us at team@ourismantravel.com or fill out a Travel Request Form and we will be happy to help you plan a trip that fits your needs!

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