The Best Family Summer Vacations at Cool Mountain Resorts
When the summer heat starts to become too much to handle, and you're looking
for a a break from the hot sun, why not take the family on a summer vacation to
cooler climate? Here is our list of mountain resorts found in the east and west,
where you and the kids can enjoy family adventures, like hiking, mountain biking,
river rafting, and learning more about the natural rhythms that come with the
outdoors. Several of the resorts even have kids adventure camps, so your children
will have lots of fun while you play a round of golf, go fly fishing, get pampered in
a spa or attend an outdoor concert.
All of these mountain resorts offer a variety of family-friendly packages each and
every year. Here's just a sampling of some of the packages you and your children
can enjoy at these amazing destinations.
Vermont: Smugglers' Notch Fun Fests Entertain the Family
The single-price FamilyFest packages at Smugglers' Notch in Vermont's Green
Mountains are loaded with a mix of togetherness and age-specific activities.
During the daytime, take a hike or play Aqua-Volleyball, while your 16-year-old is
introduced to kayaking or a high-ropes adventure course. The younger crowds will
have their own entertainment too, including arts and crafts for 5-year-olds and a
Creek Peak or Forest Explanation wilderness journey for preteens and teens.
Prices and length of packages vary throughout the summer, and accommodations
can be in one- and two-bedroom units.
Colorado: Summer Festivals at Keystone
Keystone Resort, high in the heart of Colorado's Rockies, has festivals almost
weekly during the summer. It's easy to wrap a visit around one of these special
events, which are designed to be a mix of staying active and relaxing. Book directly
with Keystone Resort and you'll get an Adventure Passport that includes a variety
of free activities from bike and paddle-boat rentals to a gold panning session. For
details, visit Keystone Resort.