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
New Paltz, New York
Yes, it’s pricey, but a weekend at this near-palatial mountain retreat might be worth every penny. While Mom and Dad chill out in the spa – named by USA Today as one of the ten great places to relax your mind and body – kids can explore the 85 miles of hiking trails, on-site ice skating rink, cross-country ski trails, stables and show gardens with the help of Mohonk children’s program staff of course. In addition to biking, canoeing, arts and crafts, game nights, nature programs, House tours, fishing, swimming, croquet, movies, dancing and golfing, Mohonk also offers teen packages and kids stay free periods throughout the year. Rooms start at $510 per night.