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With parents working from home and students doing the same, you and your kids are probably beyond ready for a change of scenery…and a little fun. Take advantage of ski week or spring break and escape to one of these family-friendly vacation rentals. From backyard pools to nearby attractions kids will love, this is just what the family needs to relax and recharge.
Enjoy a pool and game room in Indio (Palms Springs), CA
Escaping to the desert means enjoying mild weather, miles of hiking trails, and bike-friendly neighborhoods. But it also means you could make yourself at home in this three-bedroom vacation rental that sleeps 12 and features a pool, spa, and game room (cousins getaway, anyone?). This home has plenty of room to get a break from each other and spread out. Unwind by the pool (with misters), curl up by the indoor or outdoor fire, or cozy up with a good book on one of the many places to lounge. Kids will love playing foosball, pool, shuffleboard, or console games. Other perks include free WiFi, an indoor fitness bike and outdoor barbecue, plus it’s pet-friendly. Don’t miss out on the chance to feed giraffes at the nearby Living Desert Zoo and Gardens!
Instantly access a private beach in Panama City, FL
Kids will love running on the wide-open private beach and frolicking in the waves at this four-bedroom townhouse near Panama City. It sleeps 12, has amazing oceab views, and a pool. Parents will love the free parking, WiFi, and the washer and dryer. Go for a bike ride, enjoy scuba diving, or try fishing off Russell-Fields Pier with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. For a change of scenery, take a woodland hike in nearby Conservation Park.
Chill by the lake in Dallas
There is plenty to do while vacationing at this spacious four-bedroom lake house in Dallas. Beyond the great views of White Rock Lake, the fam can take advantage of waterfront activities like fishing and sailing; or stroll or bike one of the many lakefront paths; or visit the nearby Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The house sleeps 10, is pet friendly, and has a spa tub. The home is located next to Lakewood Park, which has a playground, basketball court, and picnic tables. This is sure to become a favorite spot for a family retreat!
Entertain your crew with an in-home theater in metro Atlanta
Treat your extended family to an extravagant getaway at this private estate about 30 minutes north of downtown Atlanta that sleeps 20. There is no shortage of entertainment in this 18,000-square-foot, nine-bedroom home with plenty of room to bring grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins. Enjoy a much-needed family reunion by watching a movie in the in-home theater, playing pool in the billiards room, enjoying a cocktail in the Irish Pub bar, dancing in the disco, or singing songs around the grand piano. The three-acre lush property also features a large pool and spa, pool house, outdoor barbecue, and garden. This will be a vacation the family will never forget.
Get out into nature in Evergreen, CO
This log cabin set in a wooded area of Colorado is a welcome family retreat that sleeps seven. Take in the fresh smell of pine trees, listen to the babbling creek, or take a walk in the wilderness. Your kids will get a much-needed break from screen time in this beautiful landscape. In winter, enjoy easy access to skiing, while in the warmer months, gather on the outdoor deck that is perfect for dining with a view. Outdoor activities include mountain biking, hiking, fishing, cycling, and climbing. Take a short drive to explore Evergreen Lake or Bergen Peak. Kids will love visiting Tiny Town & Railroad miniature village.
Go a little but country in Casper, WY
Stay on a farm in Wyoming surrounded by horses and cows. The property has chickens, pigs, a duck pond, a greenhouse, and a garden. This rural farmhouse sleeps a family of four with two bedrooms and is a fun outdoor adventure for kids who. love getting up close and personal with farm animals. Nearby is the 11,000-square-foot National Historic Trails Interpretation Center offering free admission.
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