Top Hotels for Kids 2011When it comes to family vacations, it's often difficult to find places that please both parents and kids alike. You're looking for the perfect balance of location, fun activities, cheerful service - maybe even a spa treatment or two! - all at a price that doesn't make you weep. Our collection of hotels, resorts, and boutique inns will help you find the perfect spot for your next family-friendly holiday. So explore a mix of these hi-low options from coast to coast and know that rest, relaxation, and adventure really are possible for every member of your crew. And if we missed one of your favorite travel spots, nominate it here! - Christina Ohly Evans
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La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s Rankings
- #3 Best for Sun
While not particularly fancy, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club has a certain appeal for the family traveler who is looking for easy access (fly direct to San Diego, CA), top-notch tennis instruction, and a small, par-3, 9-hole golf course that is perfect for beginners. Families will like the oceanfront suites with direct beach access, well-stocked kitchenettes, and separate living-room spaces. A playground for little guests sits in the middle of the hotel’s property, and there is an enormous laundry room to help manage soggy, sandy swim gear. Be sure to reserve an evening beach party where you can watch the sunset, grill fresh seafood, and let your children run free. Added bonus: The nearby Birch Aquarium is packed with colorful sea life, coral, interactive tide pools, and much more.
Rates start at $259