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Five Family Vacation Spots Dads Enjoy Too

by Daddy.com
​Unlike years past, today there are plenty of vacation destinations that deliver multiple options for recreation that dads can enjoy while on holiday with their families.

Many years ago it was far more difficult to locate a perfect vacation destination that would suit the whole family. Mom and the kids were often happy to just be on a vacation, no matter where it might be, but the dads were a bit harder to please. Dad-oriented vacations that included the family were few and far between, as given the opportunity, dad would probably rather just go hunting or fishing with his buddies. However, things have changed for the better over the years, and there are plenty of vacation destinations that deliver multiple options for recreation, and even the dads can find something to enjoy while on holiday with their families.

It is now much easier to identify and plan a great vacation the whole family will enjoy as most modern family resorts have left no stone unturned in entertainment and other family fun activities. In order to help plan the ultimate family get-away that dad will enjoy too, here is a list of five family-friendly vacation destinations that are sure to please:

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando, Florida -
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge allows families to experience the thrills of an African safari without ever leaving the city too far behind. If you can’t afford a real African Safari, the Animal Kingdom Lodge may be the next best thing. The 33-acre property is home to over 200 animals representing more than 100 different species. The guest rooms are decorated in traditional African earth-tones with many authentic handcrafted items, and many suites and rooms overlook the resort's animal-filled savannahs, affording great views of the action. The 4,000 native handcrafts throughout the lodge, along with hundreds of museum-quality works of art complete the scene.

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Snowbird, Utah –
For the family with a dad that enjoys skiing, Snowbird offers 5,000 acres of winter fun and mountain terrain to explore, thanks to it’s 500 inches of annual snow fall. The Snowbird resort features 10 lifts, 85 runs and a daily capacity of 16,000 people. Skiers from age 3 to 83 can learn skiing and snowboarding at the Snowbird Mountain School, and for those who don’t ski, the resort also offers ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoe tours and luge sleds. The resort offers first-class guest rooms with all the amenities you could ask for and adults can relax between skiing trips in the luxurious Cliff Spa, or shop for everything from ski clothes and boots to Chinese silk rugs at Snowbird's many fine gift shops.

Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, Arizona –
The Tanque Verde Ranch is a 640-acre family resort and oasis located in the southern Arizona Sonoran Desert near the famous Saguaro National Park. Providing a true dude-ranch cowboy experience for dad and the whole family, Tanque Verde Ranch offers plenty of horseback adventures and riding opportunities thanks to its modern 120-horse stable. However, unlike most of the dude ranches of yesterday where guests had to rough it a bit in order to access the cowboy experience, the Tanque Verde Ranch is a thoroughly modern family resort facility that provides al the comforts of a first-class hotel in the middle of the desert. Newcomers can take riding lessons and the ranch offers specialty rides like the Breakfast Ride, several different 6-hour-long Day Rides and Picnic Rides that include a chuck wagon lunch. There are also guided day hikes through the desert to explore hidden canyons, cacti and secret waterfalls. For those who don’t enjoy horses, there are many tennis, swimming and arts and crafts activities too.

Hilton Waikoloa Village in Waikoloa, Hawaii -
The Hilton Waikoloa Village delivers ultimate luxury in an island get-away excursion that the whole family will enjoy. The property features tide pools, tropical gardens, several saltwater lagoons and 2 golf courses. Adult activities include interactive dolphin programs, kayak trips, snorkel sailing combos, seasonal whale-watching trips, and traditional island dancing, music, and food. Fun for the kids comes in the form of camp outs just for kids, treasure hunts, and plenty of swimming.

Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia –
The Kingsmill Resort covers over 3,000 acres of Virginia wilderness, and offers guests a world class resort that is located near the popular Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens attractions. Active adults and dads will enjoy a long list of recreational activities including three 18-hole golf courses, 15 tennis courts, a Sports Club with indoor and outdoor pools, exercise classes, personal trainers and an adult game room. The little ones will get a Kids Fun Pack introducing them to the resort’s Kids Camp where 5 to 12 year olds can play tennis, golf, swim, fish, and make arts and crafts too.


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