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The Best US Travel Destinations for Families in 2020

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We’re all sticking closer to home this year. But when it comes to fantastic, family-friendly destinations, there’s a world of possibilities right here at home. Are you looking for a five-star getaway to a family farm in America’s Heartland? Or, longing for a rustic excursion in the wide-open Wild West? Either way, unique family adventures await your family this summer and fall. There are also luxurious oceanfront resorts in the Southeastern United States that your whole family will adore.

Learn more about the best US travel destinations of 2020 for a secluded, one-of-a-kind experience.

Blackberry Farm in Tennessee

Blackberry Farm sits in the idyllic Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Known as one of America’s most intimate, luxurious destinations, this pastoral 4,200-acre estate welcomes families. There’s no better place to be if you prize excellent, locally-sourced cuisine and a charming country atmosphere.

Blackberry Farm offers a wide variety of activities you and your kids will love. They include:

  • Cycling down tree-lined country roads
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Yoga
  • Archery
  • And more

In the evenings, cozy up around the bonfire to decompress. And don’t forget to count the lightning bugs flickering in the distance. On a retreat to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, savor the farm’s authentic sense of place and warm Southern hospitality.

Check out Blackberry Farm’s fantastic activities and stunning natural setting below. Or, find out more about booking your trip.

The Resort at Paws Up in Montana

Do you and your kids long to “Cowboy Up”? There’s no better place to do this than the 37,000-acre ranch resort at Paws Up in Montana. This gorgeous resort features a pristine Rocky Mountain environment your kids will love. Age-appropriate, supervised activities include:

  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Wrangler activities
  • Nature education
  • Wildlife appreciation

The Resort at Paws Up has you covered if you’re looking for unspoiled natural beauty and incomparable luxury. It contains more than 100 miles of trails and ten miles of the Blackfoot River, which means the perfect combination of seclusion and exhilarating fun. One of our favorite activities at the resort? An unforgettable horseback riding adventure.

Find out more about what makes a family vacation at The Resort at Paws Up in Montana an adventure you’ll cherish by watching the video below. Then, book your trip to lock in the adventure.

The Ritz-Carlton Beach Club in Sarasota

The Ritz-Carlton brand is renowned for sophistication. One of its latest locations sits on the glistening shores of Sarasota Bay and proves no exception. Designed to engage all the senses, the waterfront residences are contemporary and luxurious. You’ll find plenty of fantastic activities, including morning yoga classes and the resort’s award-winning golf club.
Each grand waterfront residence offers panoramic views of Sarasota Bay and beyond. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to lounge at the property’s waterfront oasis resort plaza. Your kids will relish swimming in the property’s many pools and spas while you enjoy the bay’s stunning views. There are many excellent dining opportunities available, too.

We asked one of the families who has visited the property recently to give us their opinion. In their words: “Amazing for kids. Have rarely visited a place so kid friendly. Oh and we jet skied and saw dolphins closer than I’ve ever seen in my life. It was amazing.”

Sarasota contains countless kid-friendly activities, including the Suncoast Science Center, where kids will gain hands-on STEM experiences. There’s also the TreeUmph! children’s courses featuring ziplines, obstacles, and barrel crawls. And your whole family will relish time spent at the beach. From bodyboarding to surfing, ocean kayaking, snorkeling, and more, there’s no end to the fun!

Check out the many adventures that await your family in Sarasota with the video below. Then, get booking information for this incredible property.

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

The Sanctuary is located on the pristine shores of Kiawah Island in South Carolina. It features spacious, well-appointed rooms with luxury amenities. Known for its breathtaking beauty, the island has been developed with care over the years. This approach ensures that local wildlife has access to critical habitat. For example, each property sits behind the secondary dune line. The island also has no artificial light at night. Such precautions ensure that the area’s Loggerhead Sea Turtles don’t get attracted away from the beach where they nest for six months of each year.

Family-friendly activities prove plentiful on the island. They include a visit to South Carolina Aquarium located in Charleston Harbor. There, you can explore exhibits such as the Piedmont, Saltmarsh Aviary, and Mountain Forest. There’s also a sea turtle recovery center where you can learn more about these peaceful creatures. At the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, explore interactive exhibits, and at Night Heron Park, enjoy panoramic views and outdoor adventures.

See why families fall in love with the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. Or, if you’re ready, search available dates now.

Best US Travel Destinations for 2020

From lazy afternoons spent luxuriating in the Great Smoky Mountains to rustic adventures in the epicenter of the American West, you’ve got fantastic, family-friendly domestic travel options. You’ll also find plenty of ways to enjoy the sun and surf in Sarasota, Florida, and Kiawah Island in South Carolina. Where will the best US travel destinations take your family this summer?

When you book through Our Whole Village, you’ll receive the following Virtuoso Amenities at the properties above and others:

  • Upgrade upon arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily breakfast in restaurant for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD resort/hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late checkout, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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