Seattle Aquarium, Canoe Belize, Vegas ‘Fun-Cation’ and Swiss Alps

Seattle, Belize, Las Vegas and Switzerland offer amazing family travel deals, and a whole lot of fun.

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel: Seattle Aquarium Family Package

Families can experience luxury and kid-friendly fun at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, which lies in the lively downtown hub of Seattle. The Fairmont Olympic’s “Under the Sea Seattle Aquarium Family Package” offers two adult and two kid’s passes to the Seattle Aquarium to experience the unique marine life of Puget Sound. The family package also includes a $50 dining credit, free popcorn and root beer, one in-room movie per night and complimentary valet parking. The hotel also offers an array of children’s amenities including complimentary cribs, baby bibs, bottles, strollers and car seats—so you can leave the extra kiddie caboodles at home! The Fairmont Olympic is an ideal location to experience Seattle’s plethora of arts and entertainment offerings, like the Seattle Art Museum and Pike Place Market, and its array of outdoor activities. Aquarium Family Package rates start at $399 per night, plus tax.

Switzerland: Ferienart Resort and Spa in Saas-Fee

Switzerland resorts are known for catering to family vacationers, and the Ferienart Resort and Spa in Saas-Fee—located in “The Pearl of the Alps”—is one of the best. The Kidshotel features a 24-hour playroom, an Indoor Sporthall for activities from basketball to badminton and a teen “Chill-Out Club,” where older kids can play billiards or Xbox. Daily children’s activities include finger-painting, fairytale story-time, a kids’ Olympiad and a dress-up Clown’s Dinner. Meanwhile, parents can hit the resort’s Paradia Spa for massage treatments like the Tibetan Honey Massage or shamanistic Hot Stone Therapy. The six-day Alpine Power Week package starts at €909 or roughly $1,419, and includes spa treatments, Lowa hiking boots, all meals and full access to childcare and the Teen’s Club. E-mail for reservation inquiries or request the free call-back service to avoid paying steep international calling fees:

Belize: Chaa Creek Resort

Chaa Creek Resort's "Family Adventure" summer special will let your family experience the lush rainforests and rich Mayan heritage of Belize. A four-night package includes cottage lodging, breakfast and dinner (free meals for children 12 and under), a canoe trip, horseback riding or mountain biking, nature walks, a jungle walk, and a tour of the Natural History Center and butterfly farm. Rates start at $765 per adult; kids under 18 stay free in their parents’ room, or at half-price if parents want a separate room. Families can also take guided tours of Mayan temples or go spelunking in one of the many nearby caves. Call 877-709-8708 for more information or go to

Las Vegas: Family Fun-Cation Package

The Las Vegas Marriott Resort, Golf and Spa’s “Family Fun-Cation Package” is a four-day Las Vegas getaway featuring a luxurious two-bedroom suite. The package also includes daily poolside breakfast buffets, “Mommy and Me” manicure and pedicure (for two), “Daddy and I” golf lessons (for two), a $400 dinner credit at the resort’s Shizen restaurant, two complimentary in-room movies, rental car service, horseback riding in Red Rock Canyon and more. Rates start at $3,330, plus tax. Call 702-869-7777 for more details.

Destinations: Las Vegas, Seattle, Belize, Switzerland

Themes: Family Travel, Spas

Activities: Canoeing, Spas

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