10 Tips for Finding Family-friendly Hotels


Does this hotel have field trips for kids?

With a growing focus on family-friendly hotel experiences, field trips are no longer limited to schools. Many hotels have created their own version of the activity, helping kids experience the community and letting parents get some much-needed alone time.

Some of these excursions are simple, like a breakfast on the beach at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club in California, where Kid's Club members never leave resort property. The "Kids Corps of Discovery" at Paws Up resort in Montana offers slightly more venturesome trips. There, kids celebrate "Lewis and Clark Day" with some outdoor exploration and take gold panning and fly-fishing lessons at a nearby creek.

Other field trips are downright extravagant: At the Peninsula New York, a personal shopper will accompany kids to FAO Schwarz where they can browse the latest selection of American Girl dolls. While such scheduled activity may not be suitable for all children, many will enjoy the unique experiences the hotel trips offer.