If your idea of a vacay-gone-bad includes slowly watching as your kids eyes glue themselves to the TV (and not being able to do anything about it because there really isn’t anything else for them to do), read on. We’ve found ten getaways that offer up some pretty awesome kid amenities, including a kiddie canvas class, a s’mores happy hour and a spa for the under-10 set. You might as well request a room without a television, ’cause you aren’t going to need it!

Sanderling Resort – Outer Banks, Nc 

Every Wednesday morning (9 am-11 am) on the property, kids are invited to channel their inner Picasso at a painting lesson with Candace Owens (aka Miss Candy), a local photographer/painter/art teacher. A 16x20 inch canvas and paints are included. All Junior needs to bring is a little creative inspiration, which won’t be hard since he’s surrounded by Outer Banks beauty (think: wild horses, green bike paths, and ocean for days).

Photo courtesy of Brooke Mayo Photography


Have you vacationed at a hotel or resort with awesome amenities specifically for kids? Tell us about it in the comments section below.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady