Family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in New England

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New England offers a scenic and historic escape for families seeking a diverse vacation experience. From charming coastal towns to sprawling mountains and forests, this historic region boasts endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, cultural immersion, and delicious cuisine. 

Take a step back in time as you visit historic cities like Boston, known for its rich history and architecture. Marvel at the beauty of the colorful autumn foliage in the White and Green Mountains. Enjoy a seafood feast in Maine or indulge in the local cuisine in Connecticut’s wine country. With countless family-friendly attractions, outdoor adventures, and cultural experiences, New England has something for everyone to enjoy.

To elevate your trip to the next level, our list of the best family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in New England will ensure an unforgettable stay!

Best family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in New England

Great Wolf Lodge New England

Great Wolf Lodge New England is the ultimate family destination in New England as it offers a wide range of activities and amenities for all ages, including a massive indoor water park, a ropes course, an arcade, and daily children’s programming.

This one-of-a-kind family resort offers a variety of water park rides, including different types of thrilling water slides, from small, toddler-friendly slides to towering tube slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, toddler play areas, and a water tree house. The lodge also features several indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, and more!

The lodge also provides spacious and comfortable accommodations, including themed rooms, as well as kid-friendly dining options, and a convenient location near family-friendly attractions.

Jay Peak Resort

Nestled on Jay Peak, this stunning family resort in Vermont is a dream come true for kids of all ages. Get the adrenaline pumping going down towering tube slides, trying out the surf simulator, or unwind floating down the lazy river. Kids can also stay entertained in the game room.

While kids are playing around, mom and dad can go for a couple’s massage at the spa. Enjoy signature drinks from the bar or spend quality time in the sauna to blow off steam without worrying about the kids.

Family-friendly attractions and activities close to Jay Peak Resort in Vermont include Ice Haus Arena, Jay Peak Golf Course, and the Jay Peak Aerial Tramway.

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  • Which kid-friendly hotel in New England is the best?

    Great Wolf Lodge New England is our top pick for kids of all ages. We'd also like to recommend Nonantum Resort for outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Which kid-friendly hotel is best for teenagers?

    Chatham Bars Inn is a great option for traveling with older children. The teenagers will surely enjoy the private beach and unmotorized water sports opportunities in the area, as well as the on-site golf course.

  • Which family resort features an adults-only spa?

    Many hotels and resorts on the list, such as Jay Peak Resort, Great Wolf Lodge, Inn by the Sea, etc., feature an adults-only spa at the property.

  • Which family resort has beach access?

    Most resorts on our list are oceanfront. Take a look to our hand-picked list of family resorts in New England.