While programming offers time for each person to go off on his or her own, having fun together is what a family vacation is all about. What kind of inclusive activities does the resort offer? Miniature and par-3 golf are usually popular. So are beach volleyball, kickball, paddle boats, dancing or giant outdoor chessboards.
A chance for daughters to accompany Mom for a spa treatment can be a real treat. Also, see whether the resort offers classes where the whole family can learn together. For example, guests as the Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa in San Diego, Calif., can take a baking class with the resort's pastry chef.
In-room videos and rainy-day games provided by the resort's store can also help give your family some quiet time together when you need a break from the great outdoors.