Ski slopes, sweeping coastline, shimmering lakes, and acres of pristine woodland; it’s difficult to know where to start when it comes to a fun-filled family trip to New York State. Whether you’re looking for a rural retreat in the Shawangunk Mountains, or a beachside hangout in The Hamptons – we’ve made your holiday planning a little easier by rounding up the best spots and activities in the region for kids, and their parents.
For winter sports lovers, this estate is near to the Peek’n Peak Resort which boasts 26 ski runs, numerous lifts, and five terrain parks. In total there are 36 cosy suites at this hotel for you to choose from, and unwind in after a day on the slopes. If the children have any energy left, there are some beautiful gardens to explore. From May to October take advantage of the outdoor pool, or the family-sized hot tub bubbles away all year long.
Nestled in the picturesque Finger Lakes region, this homely alpine-style lodge at Greek Peak Mountain Resort is a short drive from New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Toronto. Children will take to this place like ducks to water, with its indoor waterpark complete with wave machine and slide. For landlubbers there’s an action-packed games arcade – while intrepid youngsters can enjoy the adventure centre with high ropes and zip lines, a bike park, and winter ski slopes.
One of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this classic lakeside lodge takes family holidaying up a notch. Spacious suites, featuring natural wood and antique furnishings can sleep more than six people, with prime views over the shimmering shores of Mirror Lake. There are two restaurants, one a top Après ski spot, and the other boasting the rare AAA Four Diamond rating. Children are catered to on all fronts, with a specially-designed fine dining menu, and the spa offers a unique mother-and-child treatment. The family-friendly extras continue outdoors with expansive gardens, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, and a private beach complete with complimentary boat-rental.
This slick resort, pitched on the golden sands of the celebrity-favored Montauk neighbourhood, has 152 rooms, suites, and cottages that look like something from an interior design magazine. Kids can spring from bed straight onto the private beach with king-size daybeds fit for the whole family. Get involved in some water sports, with surfing lessons and paddleboard tours available, or move inside to the 30,000sqft (2,790sqm) spa area, and hip eateries to suit all tastes.
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