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Marshmallows by the Swimming Pool

By Dan Pearce |

The Westin La Cantera Resort had SO many activities for the kids to do, including marshmallow roasting by the swimming pool!

They built a fire in the large fire pit, brought out giant bags of chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers, and then they let the kids roast their own mallows to make smores. It was just one more unexpected surprise at The Westin La Cantera Resort that made our stay all the better.

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17 thoughts on “Marshmallows by the Swimming Pool

  1. Katy's mom says:

    Are graham crackers and chocolate included too? ;)

  2. Cynthia says:

    ?!?!? S’mores at a resort instead of the middle of the woods???? That’s something this self-professed “indoor mom” can get behind!!! I hope they let the parents crash this campfire party!

  3. Colleen says:

    Wow! That’s great — sounds like a good time for kids of all ages!

  4. Harmony says:

    forget about my kids– i love smores to much to not be tempted by this! ha! thanks for sharing!

  5. Bridget says:

    Now that’s cute! There’s nothing my kiddos love more than feeling like they’re doing grown-up stuff, like roasting marshmallows.

  6. Janey says:

    What a great way to mix the pleasures of the modern world while still letting your kids enjoy the simpler things. Very cool!

  7. Stephanie Judith says:

    I love that you can do this at a hotel! This would make travelling with my kids much easier for sure.

  8. cupcakelover says:

    that sounds awesome! what other kinds of activities did they have for kids?

  9. macki says:

    S’mores at a hotel where I don’t have to pitch a tent, get zero sleep, watch as my pathetic attempt at a fire smothers?! Sign me up for this ‘Glamping’ adventure!

  10. Mommyfriend says:

    My boys would die for this opportunity, especially in the comfort of a lovely hotel. What a fun and unexpected treat! Tell me Dan, did you get in on the marshmallow roasting action?

  11. Amy Anderson says:

    Um, are you kidding me? That is amazing. I love roasting marshmallows and would certainly love it if this luxury were provided to me at a hotel. Yay Westin! I also love “glamping.” Hahahaha!!

  12. Diana Stone says:

    This is amazing. Forget the kids, *I* want to roast marshmallows poolside. Westin is so kid friendly – it’s amazing what they offer!

  13. laurenjimeson says:

    This looks like so much fun! I love roasting marshmallows and would have had so much fun with the kids doing this!

  14. Meghan says:

    I really love hotels that cater to children, and it sounds like Westin is doing a great job of doing just that! I hope the parents get to enjoy a s’more too, though! How fun!

  15. casi says:

    Roasting marshmallows pool side? My kids would LOVE this! So amazing and so much fun. Westin is SO kid friendly!!!

  16. Selena M.B. says:

    Parent bliss, kid bliss. Westin has got it going ON. S’mores poolside for the win!

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