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
Hot Springs, Virginia
It may not be the most convenient place on earth, but it’s the only resort where kids can take falconry lessons. Buried in the Allegheny Mountains, The Homestead is a wonderland for active, outdoors-loving kids. During the day, families are invited to mountain bike, fly fish, ski, snow tube, snow shoe, ride horses, snow mobile, play tennis, enjoy carriage rides, go paintballing or skate on the on-site Olympic-sized ice rink. At night, they can cool down with bowling, billiards and movies in the indoor theatre. There’s also the standard golf/spa/tennis trifecta for adults. Rooms start at $175.