A relaxing vacation is for de-stressing, enjoying yourself and getting away from the daily grind of life. It's fun to get away and stay in a comfortable hotel, either alone, as a couple or with the whole family. But having to leave your accommodations to find a place to eat, play and be entertained can become a little exhausting. Choose to stay at one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the USA, where you rarely need to leave the grounds because everything you want and need is right there and you've already paid for it.
Sandpiper Bay, Florida, boasts the only US-based Club Med property. This all-inclusive resort is great for active families, with a kids' program, nursery, and a circus school. The resort lies on the banks of the St. Lucie River where you can go sailing, kayaking and take out a paddleboard. Other activities include golf, tennis and fitness classes. Relax at the outdoor pool and dine at the on-site restaurants and bars. Don't forget to indulge in a spa massage.
Take a step back in time at this elegant retreat in the Pocono Mountains. Skytop Lodge in Pennsylvania has 5,500 acres of gorgeous nature to explore on hiking trails or a thrilling zip line. Enjoy activities like downhill skiing, clay shooting, horseback riding, and jumping on a trampoline in the pool in the summertime. Take advantage of the full spa services and play a game of cards on the veranda. The food is fabulous, and don't miss the afternoon tea and cookies!
For a truly relaxing all-inclusive resort in the USA that specializes in wellness, indulge yourself at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa in Tucson. Luxurious accommodations and delicious, healthy meals are at the core of this resort. Expect an unlimited smoothie bar and a complimentary shuttle from Tucson airport. There are over 100 wellness activities included in your stay. Choose from lectures, fitness classes, and three pools to splash and swim in. The views are amazing, and no tipping is allowed. This is a perfect girls getaway vacation.
Bring the kids or enjoy a couples weekend at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York. Whether you come here at Christmastime to partake in the annual Yule Log Hunt in the woods or prefer a summer retreat with tennis courts and mountain views, Mohonk has it all. You'll be pampered with three meals a day, sleep in a Victorian-style room, and enjoy the many daily activities. The indoor mineral pool and lake are delightful, and the hiking paths open you up to nature's glory.
Enjoy an inclusive romantic escape at Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont, and don't bring the kids unless they're 16 or older. Nobel prize-winning author Sinclair Lewis once owned this 18th-century farmhouse set amongst bucolic orchards. There are activities galore all four seasons of the year, just a few of which include:
There's a remarkable range of activities at Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, New York, although the main attraction is horseback riding at this all-inclusive family resort. Nestled in the picturesque Hudson River Valley, you'll partake in four seasons of fun things to do. There's an indoor water park, snow tubing, nightly entertainment, paddle boats, pool parties and wine pairings for the adults. It's hard for anyone of any age to become bored at this resort.
Migis Lodge is set on the shores of Sebago Lake in South Casco, Maine. Delicious meals and activities are included at this resort that gets rave reviews from its many guests who return year after year. Settle in an Adirondack chair to gaze out onto the peaceful lake at sunset, get a massage at the wellness center or take part in water sports. There's even a private island where lunch cookouts are served every day in the summer. Landlubbers will enjoy tennis, golf and a kids' camp included in the rates. Migis Lodge is open from mid-June until early October.
With a heated outdoor pool and hot tub at Indian Head Resort in Lincoln, New Hampshire, you can take a dip or relaxing soak in the middle of winter. This all-inclusive resort in the White Mountains offers ice skating and snowmobiling, with hiking, bicycling and tons of water sports in summer. There's a game room and vacation club for the kids and large, modern accommodations, all at affordable rates.
If water parks are your thing, you'll love Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. They have more than 200,000 square feet of water park space, indoors and outside. With a variety of luxurious accommodations, an 18-hole golf course and dozens of other activities, people of all ages find enjoyment at this resort. Their all-inclusive package combines your room, food, drinks and full use of the water parks during your stay.
The Lake Austin Spa Resort, just 20 miles from downtown Austin, Texas, is a great spot to renew, relax and rejuvenation. Here, you're surrounded by rolling hills, gorgeous lakes and rich greenery on a secluded lakefront property. The focus is on wellness for mind, body, spirit and the restorative powers of water. The all-inclusive packages include healthy gourmet meals, beverages, special events, three pools, and up to 20 fitness and discovery programs daily.