I felt a chill in the air as I was getting the mail this morning, which immediately prompted me to book a long weekend at a lakeside resort to savor what is left of summer. As I was confirming my reservation, I was soothed by the fact that not only are lakeside resorts fun in the summer, they are also great in early fall. Here are three family-friendly Midwestern lakeside resorts to help you make the most of the late summer and early fall.
Blue Harbor Resort, Sheboygan, WI
Located on Lake Michigan, the nautical-themed Blue Harbor Resort boasts a large water park, a spa (a pedicure for mom and a massage for dad, perhaps?), and spacious themed rooms (like the popular “aquarium room”) that are sure to delight. The city of Sheboygan itself is very kid-friendly, with a children’s museum and farmer’s market in the spring/summer/early fall.
Bluefin Bay, Tofte, MN
If you’re traveling with older kids, then Bluefin Bay’s stellar accommodations and nearby attractions and activities such as hiking, fishing, golfing, sailing, kayaking, and naturalist programs for kids, are sure to please. Bluefin also has a wonderful restaurant and great independent cafés within several miles.
Timber Ridge Lodge and Waterpark, Lake Geneva, WI
Here’s a great option for families with kids of all ages. With luxury accommodations, a pristine golf course, fun ski hill, thrilling waterpark, and relaxing spa, you really can’t go wrong. The Lake Geneva area is both beautiful and interesting, with tons to do outside of the resort itself.
Tips for enjoying your getaway:
• Subscribe to the resort’s email list so that you are aware of promotions when they happen.
• Most rates drop in October, which is still a great time to spend a long weekend by the lake.
• To maximize your trip, take advantage of fun things to do and good places to eat outside of the resort and in the surrounding area as well.
• Consider renting a large double suite or a cabin with another family that has kids around the same age as yours.
• If you don’t live within driving distance of these spots, no problem. You can fly into one of the area airports, such as the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in MN or the Dane Country Regional Airport in Madison, WI.
Like us on Facebook for more tips for family travel!
Get new posts delivered by email:
Top Travel Deals on RSS
3 Spots for Art Lovers in Mexico CityComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Mexico City is one of the most fascinating places I’ve visited, in large part because of its thriving art scene that is at once rooted in history and constantly changing. Whether you’re in the mood to browse or to buy, here are three spots that art lovers should definitely check out....read more
Celebrate iPod’s Birthday with the Ultimate Travel PlaylistComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Ever ‘built’ a perfect playlist for a vacation or road trip? Here’s a quick list of classic songs with epic ‘road lyrics’ to add to the mix and help you get in the mood for your next big adventure....read more
5 Essential Tips To Make Languages Easier To LearnComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
If you are struggling with learning a language or just thinking about picking up a new language, be sure you practice these five tips to make learning a little easier....read more
Heathrow Airport: Some Facts and FiguresComments: 1Rating: 0 / 0
Heathrow – it’s the airport I’m most apt to fly in and out of. Considering how much time I spend there, I thought it might be worthwhile to learn a bit more about the place. So, I took a moment to dig around online for some Heathrow facts and figures. Here’s a list of some of the more interesting bits of trivia I discovered....read more
European Politeness! How To Say ‘Please’ All Over EuropeComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Just as your mother probably taught you, being polite can go a long way, especially if you are traveling a long way around Europe. Before you take off, be sure you know how to say please all around the continent....read more
California: CST #2090295-40, Nevada: SOT #2007-0081, Iowa: SOT #883, Washington: SOT #6027859380010001
Some of the content posted herein are the views and opinions of the individual blogger's and do not represent the views and opinions of OneTravel. It may be the case that OneTravel is partnering with a particular travel supplier mentioned in a blog post, however, all views and opinions expressed herein by parties other then OneTravel are by the respective bloggers.
© 2014 W K Travel, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright for all material appearing on this website is owned by W K Travel, Inc. Persons accessing this website are authorized to view and print material from this website for information purposes only. Any other use of this material is restricted to non-commercial purposes and must include this copyright notice.
W K Travel Inc. owns the following Trademarks and Servicemarks appearing on this website:
OneTravel, OneTravel.com, and 1Travel. Trademarks and servicemarks for all other products and services appearing on this website are the trademarks and servicemarks of their respective owners.