Summer Travel Deals to Family-Friendly Destinations

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You Deserve a Family Vacation

Budgeting a luxurious vacation for the family can be tricky.  When you have kids, a budget-friendly trip is ideal, but it’s not always easy to find the best prices when you can take off of work or the kids can take off of school.

The Summer months usually make for a great time to take the family on a vacation if Spring Break isn’t an option and we have some budget-friendly finds for you and the whole gang.  Check out the price comparisons and great destinations listed below. 

1. Dreamy, Tropical Destination

Resort: Harborside Resort at Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas

Resort Description: Harborside Resort at Atlantis offers a wealth of amenities. Ranging from a Mayan Temple waterslide to spa services, you’ll never get bored at this tropical destination. Each villa is decorated in bright colors with a fully-equipped kitchen and entertainment center. It also neighbors the world’s largest marine habitat.

Dates: June 29 – July 6

Unit details: 2 bedroom

Recent Review: “Excellent resort with full access to the Atlantis water park, including all rides for children and adults, and the best lazy-river ride I’ve been on. Free access to a fully equipped fitness room. Best vacation ever!”

RedWeek Price: $4,200 (including service fees)*

Price Comparison: $5,598.70 at the resort’s website

You’ll save 25% at RedWeek! Find more deals at Harborside Resort at Atlantis.


2. A One-of-a-Kind Oasis

Resort: Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas in Lahaina, Hawaii

Resort Description: Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas sits on 26 lush acres near the Pacific Ocean. Every afternoon, you can unwind beside any of the multiple lagoon style pools. Your kids will enjoy the Westin Discovery Center, a place full of culture, crafts, and fun. Nearby in the historic, whaling town of Lahaina, you will love the world-famous restaurants and art galleries.

Dates: August 31 – September 7

Unit details: 2 bedroom with ocean view

Recent Review: “Westin cannot be beat!! Top of the line. Top service and amenities. Fabulous family pool and a wonderful beach for those who love the sand. Rooms are remarkable. Location is near all of the activities in the area. The wonderful Westin beds will give you the best night’s sleep. Our family can’t wait to return.”

RedWeek Price: $4,200 (including service fees)*

Price Comparison: $7,448.49 at the resort’s website

You’ll save 44% at RedWeek! Find more deals at Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas.

3. Family Fun Resort

Resort: Wyndham Bonnet Creek in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Resort description: Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort is a tranquil destination with its own private lake and beautiful grounds. Your family can hop on an inner tube and float along the Lazy River or play a few games in the recreation room. Every suite features private balconies, individual bedrooms, and whirlpool bathtubs. Plus, you’ll less than 10 minutes away from Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.

Dates: July 3 – July 7

Unit details: 2 bedroom

Recent review: “Wow! We had a great time at Bonnet Creek. From our balcony, we were able to see all of the Disney fireworks at about 8:30 every night. The staff was always available to help us plan our day. And the property itself had a bunch of fun things to do every day. The restaurants and bars on the property were pretty darn good. I would recommend this place any time of year!”

RedWeek Price: $1,049 (including service fees)*

Price Comparison: $1,570.50 at the resort’s website

You’ll save 33% at RedWeek! Find more deals at Wyndham Bonnet Creek.


4. Comfy, Luxury Escape

Resort: Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations (HGVC) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Resort Description: Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations Club boasts an irresistible beachfront setting. You can cool off with a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool or relax with a glass of wine in the lounge. Get your morning coffee at the on-premise deli along with a fresh pastry (or two). Designed with comfort in mind, each suite comes complete with a fully-equipped kitchen, sprawling master bedroom, and in-suite laundry facilities.

Dates: June 22 – June 29

Unit details: 2 bedroom with ocean view

Recent Review: “We like to stay at Hilton because we always know what to expect. Rooms are very spacious and comfortable. The property is well appointed, clean, and looks like brand new. Lighting and security at night is good. Guest services were proactive, in that they made sure we were taken care of.”

RedWeek Price: $2,757 (including service fees)*

Price Comparison: No rooms available at resort website

You can book an available room on RedWeek! Find more deals at Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations.


5. Modern Beachfront Retreat

Resort: Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas in Newport Coast, California

Resort Description: Marriott Newport Coast Villas overlooks the pristine stretch of Laguna Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Amenities include 5 outdoor pools, a tennis court, golf course, and fitness center with a sauna and a steam room. Master suites tease king-size beds, oversized soaking tubs, and separate showers. This particular region is home to countless attractions, like Balboa Island, Hollywood, Disneyland, and Knott’s Berry Farm.

Dates: June 28 – July 5

Unit details: 2 bedroom

Recent Review: “Stayed here many times, but not an owner. Great staff! They have always been nothing but pleasant, friendly, and professional to us. The studio units have plenty of room. When we want a stove, hot plate or counter space, we get a bigger unit. Never had a problem with the WI-FI. No need to rent a car if you stay here. Everything is walking distance.”

RedWeek Price: $3,014 (including service fees)*

Price Comparison: $4,999.28 at the resort’s website

You’ll save 40% at RedWeek! Find more deals at Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas.

*Resort rates are subject to change.

There you have it! A great list of budget-friendly destinations for your next Summer vacation. Do you see a destination the family will enjoy?

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