Summer vacation is the time when families are free from rigid school schedules and nice warm weather prevails just about everywhere. Many families use this time to hit the road. Since travel can be expensive, especially when a few kids are added in, many families are looking for vacation deals.
These budget-seeking families are in luck. Here are four destinations offering low rates in addition to free nights, complimentary upgrades, free children’s meals and food and beverage credits in order to make family travel both stress-free and wallet-friendly.
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa
Situated along a mile-long section of tropical beach in Puerto Rico, the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa boasts summer rates starting at $132 nightly when families stay for four or more nights. Plus, because this is a U.S. territory, no passports are needed. For summer jaunts June 24th to September 30th, the resort is offering a kids-stay-and-eat-free option for all youngsters under 12 years old.
The 500-acre kid haven boasts two beach-front pools (complete with a water slide), an expansive kid’s club, fire pit ideal for s ’mores roasting, onsite iguana feedings, and nature walks. It has two world-class 18-hole golf courses, multiple lounges and entertainment venues, a tennis center and more.
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
The four diamond CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta luxury beach front resort in Mexico offers a stunning setting with beautiful accommodations, four world-class gourmet restaurants, infinity oceanfront pool, health club with whirlpool and the 22,000 square foot full-service Ohtli Spa.
In addition to the discovery programs which offer visitors an insider's view of local culture and traditions, they are also offering the Family Fun in Puerto Vallarta package this summer. With rates starting at $213, families can get two connecting rooms, access to the resort's acclaimed Kids Club, a daily $100 resort credit and daily internet access.