The Best Family Resorts on the East Coast

The Best Family Resorts on the East Coast
When you're looking for that perfect East Coast vacation spot for the family, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Choosing a resort friendly to children of different ages -- to say nothing of different interests -- can be challenging. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventures or a chance for parents to spend some time together while the kids enjoy their own activities, you're sure to find what you're looking for here.


Nestled in Maine's Carrabassett Valley, Sugarloaf is one of New England's most popular resorts, offering more than 5,000 acres of wilderness, whitewater rafting and wildlife in addition to the state's top golf course. Sugarloaf offers guided adventures for the whole family and Outdoor Adventure Camp for children ages 4 to 13, where children may swim, fish, play tennis and golf, and go on field trips. The Sunrise Canoe Trip on Wednesday mornings should not be missed.

Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, is a resort and 14,000-acre nature preserve in the southern foothills of the Appalachians. Less than an hour southwest of Atlanta, the resort is a rich, green oasis of manicured gardens and natural wonder, enlivened by performances from Florida State University's Flying High Circus troupe. These talented performers also double as counselors in Callaway's Summer Family Adventure Program, which is available as part of a lodging-and-activity package.

Crowne Plaza Resort

Crowne Plaza Resort on the south end of Hilton Head Island possesses a casual elegance mixed with Southern charm that takes visitors away from the pressures of everyday life. Whether your family likes to stroll, bike and play on the famous white-sand beaches, sail and surf, or head inland to play at the Shipyard Golf Club and Van der Meer Tennis Center, you will find activities for everyone. Camp Castaway for children ages 6 to 12 also includes trips to the nearby water park and the Coastal Carolina Arts Center. Holiday events include the Easter egg hunt and special activities during the Fourth of July.

Kiawah Island

Just 21 miles from Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers miles of beautiful beaches, and walking and biking trails. This scenic nature preserve where eagles, dolphins and alligators flourish also boasts five famous golf courses as well as tennis, fine dining and a spa. Kamp Kiawah is for children ages 3 to 11, and Kiawah Island also offers organized activities for children 9 to 13, older teenagers and the whole family.

Article Written By CL Hendricks

CL Hendricks has been writing professionally for four years, primarily content for a variety of websites she designed and managed. For Demand Studios she prefers writing about medical conditions and symptoms, alternative medicine, and survival preparedness, often drawing on personal experience or training to guide the direction of the articles.

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