End of Summer Family Beach Getaways

End of Summer Family Beach Getaways
From flying kites in Mackinac Island, MI to educational development at the Kid's Club in Nantucket, MI, below find the best ways to make the most out of summer with your family.

The Nantucket Hotel - Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Hotel, located in the heart of Nantucket and the Island's only premier, all-season destination hotel and resort, is offering a new complimentary program for toddlers from August 31 to September 11, 2015 - perfect for a last minute summer getaway for the family. The Parent/Toddler Program allows parents and children to participate in a variety of activities, geared towards the many stages of your child's early development with themes including 'Strength and Motor Coordination/ Fine Motor Development / Imagination and Creativity / Sensory Stimulation. Located in the Kid's Club, parents will enjoy spending time with their infants, toddlers and preschoolers from 9AM - 10:30AM, Monday - Friday. The Nantucket is made up of guest rooms and 1-4 bedroom suites and cottages, sleeping from one to twelve people and ideal for family getaway.

Vanderbilt Grace - Newport, RI

Originally built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt 1909, Vanderbilt Grace is a vintage Newport mansion that been restored to its former glory to operate as a fulling functioning luxury hotel. An ideal family getaway, Vanderbilt Grace offers indoor and outdoor pools, a variety of activities and lies minutes away from the waterfront and many cultural attractions of Newport. From May 9th-October 31st, families can book the Newport Family Getaway Experience which includes:

  • Book one Master Jr. Suite or Commodore Suite and receive a connecting suite half price for the children

  • Children under 12 will receive a special children's menu, and under 3 will receive complimentary food and beverage

  • Bedtime snack cart rolled to rooms for kids to choose from cookies, popcorn, fruit and cereal

  • Selection of activities:

    • Eaton's Beach, inflatable water slide on Tues/Thurs

    • Vanderbilt Grace Scavenger Hunt

    • Atlantic Beach Club's afternoon live music

    • The Breakers mansion kid tour and tennis lessons at International Tennis Hall of Fame

Mission Point Resort - Mackinac Island, MI

Set on 18 acres of lakefront property where Lake Huron meets Lake Michigan, lies Mission Point. Idea for families to enjoy before the end of the season in October and when kids go back to school, Mission Point offers activities such as a waterfront 18 hole putting course, observation tower and museum, movie theater, Mackinac art and history museum, and tennis court. Kids will enjoy flying kites on the sweeping lawn, tasting fudge at the fudge shops throughout town and playing golf on the 18 hole water-front golf course. Families can book the Mission Point Family Experience, which includes:

  • Accommodations

  • Breakfast in Round Island Bar & Grill on two mornings

  • Round of golf on the 18 hole executive putting greens

  • Half day bike rentals

  • Fort Mackinac tickets

  • Butterfly house tickets

  • Round trip ferry tickets on Star Line

  • Milk and cookie welcome amenity

  • Resort lawn games (tennis, croquet, bocce ball)

Winnetu Oceanside Resort Resort - Edgartown, MA

Winnetu Oceanside Resort Resort, a family-friendly resort on Martha's Vineyard, is the perfect property for a fall getaway before the kids go back to school in September. Located on South Beach in Edgartown, the property recently launched a fully complimentary Toddler Program which includes an extravagantly kitted out Play Room designed to keep even the youngest toddlers busy and amused. There are several themes of the Toddlers Program geared towards the different stages of toddler's development targeting Strength and Motor Coordination/ Fine Motor Development / Imagination and Creativity / Sensory Stimulation. The Toddler's Program includes trips to a local farm, fire truck rides (in the resort's vintage 1956 pumper fire truck) plus an elaborate pirate themed playground, face painting, lemonade and cookies, and outdoor, life-size chess. The resort features 1-4 bedroom hotel suites and to 3-5 bedroom private homes, all featuring either a kitchenette or full kitchen- perfect for large families. In addition, the resort offers two private cottages and larger, 3-bedroom private townhouse/home rentals for families who want to stay for extended periods of time. Additionally, the property recently launched a ‘Sea For Yourself' experience which allows families to explore the sister resort on Nantucket - The Nantucket Hotel - through a fully complimentary ferry service, plus complimentary pick up/drop off car transfer.