The best resorts for family reunions in the USA

The best resorts for family reunions are closer than you think!

Need some time away? The best resorts for family reunions set the scene for a fun and memorable vacation. Your family may be craving fun at the theme parks, time-out on the beach or adventure in the Great Outdoors. Read on to discover the perfect USA resort destination for you!

When looking for accommodation, make it a stress-free experience with Top Villas. Our wide selection of vacation homes are ideal for multigenerational groups. You’ll also be able to tailor-make your family reunion to suit your group. From themed kids bedrooms, pools and family amenities, to pet-friendly options and villas with large outdoor kitchens, we provide the dream setting for hosting your special get together.

Our amazing travel extras will also help to make your family reunion extra special. Choose from a private chef experience, live music and bartender to themed party decorations, specialist event planning and more! Our guest experience team will also help to arrange the little details too, including airport transfers, park tickets, grocery shops, equipment hire and more.

Best beach resorts for families in the USA

The USA is blessed with incredible beaches. In particular these two beach destinations are ideal for hosting fun family reunions. You’ll find all ages here can switch off, soak up the great swimming spots and enjoy moments to explore.

These beach resorts also offer the perfect opportunity to try something new, with a plethora of water-based excursions and watersports all fun-seeking families will want to try!

San Diego, CA

Constant sunshine, beautiful beaches and city amusement. What’s not to love about San Diego? Keeping all ages happy during family reunions can be hard work. Luckily this Californian resort city does the hard work for you! As beaches go, San Diego offers 70 miles worth of coastline. Families will adore swimming in the calm surf and soaking up the laid-back vibes along Mission Beach, Coronado Beach and La Jolla Cove. Back on dry land, the city attractions will tempt all ages to explore.

For beach vacations, San Diego is the perfect place for fun and varied family reunions!

Check out the residents of the world-famous San Diego Zoo near downtown, or make new friends up-close at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in the San Pasqual Valley area. Got older kids? They’ll love visiting the colorful art galleries, San Diego Air & Space Museum and Fleet Science Center – all located in the 1,200-acre city oasis, that is Balboa Park. Nature-loving kids will learn plenty at the EthnoBotany Children’s Peace Garden and Natural History Museum. Little ones too will love spotting the Koi carp in the Japanese Friendship Garden, letting off steam in the Pepper Grove Playground and a trip to the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater and miniature railway ride. Families can also savor a wide range of guided tours and workshops, or a classic picnic moment within the landscaped grounds.

When looking to stay in this awesome resort city, our vacation villas set the scene for effortless family reunions. A destination in themselves, they offer luxury family-friendly amenities and convenient locations for beach days and sightseeing trips. Many of our homes also feature private pools and epic ocean views, to make your beach-based break even more unforgettable.

Destin, FL

For classic beach vacations on the east coast, family reunions should head to Destin, in northwest Florida. As well as offering 24 miles of pristine Gulf of Mexico beaches, Destin boasts many great family attractions. In fact there’s plenty to see and do here for all ages.

The chilled out coastline and picnic spots along the Henderson Beach State Park and the Shores at Crystal Beach Park offer pure vacation bliss for families. Nature fans will also love exploring the meandering nature trails through the dunes of Henderson Beach State Park, which is dotted with pine and oak trees. There’s also plenty to do out on the emerald water too! Enjoy a boat tour or a dolphin excursion to meet the friendly locals. For fun-seeking families, the pirate-themed cruises promise an added dose of swashbuckling adventure. Soak up the dolphins and penguins at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park or the energizing waterslides, waterfalls and pools at Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park. Mature families looking to unwind on the fairways will also find 8 golf courses to try on for size.

Destin in Florida is a super destination for beach-based family reunions

For eateries, amenities and a laid-back nighttime buzz, head to Destin Harbor Boardwalk. Stretching for nearly quarter of a mile, enjoy a waterfront stroll here whilst taking in the unique charms of Destin Harbor. Along the way make the most of the shops, boat and dolphin excursions and watersport rentals.

Whether your family are searching for a scenic Destin beach house by the ocean or a pet-friendly villa with pool, our Destin vacation rentals can accommodate small family groups, all the way upto 30! Equipped with outdoor kitchens, game rooms and all the must-have mod cons, our beautiful selection of Destin rentals provide an effortless base for year-round family reunions.

Destin provides a great beach resort destination for relaxed family reunions.

Best resorts for family reunions in Orlando

Looking to go all out on your family reunion? Head to central Florida! Our Orlando resorts offer 5-star facilities and are located a few minutes’ drive from the Disney World theme parks.

In fact, our Orlando resorts are so well equipped, they’re destinations in themselves. With luxury villas, onsite waterparks, kids activites and more to soak up all vacation long, they offer the perfect base for hosting multigenerational family reunions. With world-class golf and sports facilities to keep you active, you’ll also find a superb range of kids parks and clubs. Complemented by family-friendly eateries and restaurants, you can tailor make your resort vacation to suit.

Away from the resorts, theme parks and water parks, you’ll also find a wealth of affordable family things to do in Orlando.

Family reunions don't get more fun than nearby the Orlando theme parks!

Reunion Resort

Located just 6 miles from Disney World, Reunion Resort is one of Orlando’s premier family resorts. Boasting three signature golf clubs, a fun on-site water park and first-class sport facilities, this resort will please all ages. Families will love soaking up the waterslides and lazy river in the water park, alongside 10 communal pools. The poolside cabanas and on-site spa are also what parents and couples in the group will have been dreaming of! Are you an active family? Enjoy a round of golf, a bike ride, a game of tennis, Footgolf and volleyball or a moment out on the activity trails. The youngest will also enjoy the kid-friendly amusements. Pick from two on-site playgrounds, a kids club and on-site arcade to an aquatic playground and pool games in the waterpark. You’ll also find a convenient Disney shuttle service.

Looking to stay? From Kosher accommodation and 2-bedroom condos to lavish 14-bedroom villas for 34, we have the perfect Reunion Resort home for every group size and budget. For carefree reunions, our luxury family villas with private pools and outdoor kitchens are ideal. Dreaming of the ultimate family reunion? Treat yourselves to one of our Orlando mansions complete with themed kids rooms, a game room, bowling alley and private home theater. Family members looking to unwind can even select an Orlando villa with its own in-house spa.

Encore Resort

Within Reunion Resort, you’ll find the exclusive gated community of Encore Resort. This family-friendly resort benefits from its own on-site amenities plus access to those of Reunion Resort. Bonus! Within Encore Resort you’ll find world-class facilities at your fingertips. Soak up the fabulous 10-acre waterpark, sports facilities, the kids arcade and club, multiple dining options and free Disney park shuttle service. Enjoy a game of volleyball, tennis or basketball, or make the most of the gym classes and bike rentals. Looking to head out? With the world famous theme parks just 5 miles away, family reunions here will be a blast.

What’s more just like Reunion, Encore Resort was made for multigenerational stays! You’ll find 4-bedroom to 13-bedroom villas able to accommodate groups of up to 26. A great choice for pet-friendly family groups, we offer a wide selection of vacation homes that are also suitable for families with pooches.

Each luxury Encore villa is equipped with a stylish open concept family layout, alongside a host of welcome amenities. Young kids will love checking into our Encore Resort villas with themed kids rooms, game rooms, home theaters and private pools. Some even offer water slides! Families will also rate the large outdoor kitchens, which are perfect for summertime entertaining.

Encore Resort 934 offers the perfect setting for hosting a fun Orlando reunion with family and friends

Resort destinations for families in the Great Outdoors

For family reunions in the Great Outdoors, the USA offers a plethora of destinations. You’ll positively be spoilt for choice. The most family-friendly promise a year-round destination for fun and adventure.

Enjoy hiking and biking along scenic paths and nature trails, ziplining, pony treks and even skiing. These two outdoor destinations promise the perfect opportunity for family reunions to discover their wilder sider!

Gatlinburg, TN

Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, is the mountain town of Gatlingburg. Families flock here to access the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There you’ll enjoy biking, horse riding and fun Family Adventure Programs. Head out on the 900 miles worth of scenic trails, have a go at geocaching, orienteering, fly fishing and wild swimming or rafting. You’ll find so many things to see and do in the Smokies, whichever season you decide to host your family reunion!

The Great Smokies offer the perfect setting for family reunions in the Great Outdoors!

Hop on the Aerial Tramway to reach the Ober Gatlinburg amusement park and ski slopes, or head to the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, to soak up the impressive range of marine life. For something a little different, head out on the 8-mile loop road. There you’ll be able to take in the craft shops of the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community. Spot everything here from handmade pottery to hand-blown glass, for the perfect souvenir! Just 7.4 miles from Gatlingburg, you’ll find Pigeon Forge. Home to the world famous Dollywood, country music families wil love nothing more than exploring this fantastic amusement park for the day, or week! Families can also enjoy ziplining, go karting and the all-weather arcade games of Rockin’ Raceway.

When looking to stay in the Great Smoky Mountains, our 1 to 14-bedroom cabin rentals in and around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are the perfect choice. Families will love the space, amenities and scenic verandas. Some even offer hot tubs, whilst our largest Smokies cabin sleeps family groups of 50. For family reunions with pets, our dog-friendly cabins are ideal.

A Great Smoky Mountains home sets the scene for a memorable family reunion in the Great Outdoors!

Lake Tahoe, CA

Another great choice for year-round adventure is Lake Tahoe, located in the Eastern Sierra of California. Famed for its superb ski season, families will find plenty of reasons to stay in the winter months, including endless ski and snowboard slopes and snow parks.

Off the ski slopes, you’ll find a plethora of land and lake-based activities to keep family reunions occupied throughout the year. In the warmer months head to Kings Beach, Sand Harbor and Carnelian Bay. With calm, crystal clear waters, some of the most beautiful Lake Tahoe beaches are to be found here in the north. Soak up a classic beach day, with sandcastles, swimming, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking. For fantastic lake views over Fannette Island, head to the Emerald Bay State Park Lookout. The most adventure-seeking amongst you can also kayak out to this beautiful island. There are plenty of kid-friendly bike trails and hikes here too!

Lake Tahoe is a perfect family-friendly destination for fun and varied reunions in nature!

Families unafraid of heights will enjoy the ziplines and rope climbs of the Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park, plus the family gondala ride up to Heavenly Mountain. Hop off there and enjoy the activities at the Epic Discovery outdoor park. The Squaw Valley also boasts its own adventure park, whilst water-loving families will love rafting down the Truckee River. For indoor amusement, take a trip to the Tallac Historic Site or iconic Vikingsholm Castle.

Looking to stay in Mother Nature or the buzz of Northstar ski resort? Our Lake Tahoe cabin rentals offer the perfect Great Outdoors experience. Choose from scenic 1 to 2-bedroom condos to 2-bedroom townhomes and 4-bedroom log cabins. Equipped with modern amenities, cosy interiors and inviting layouts, our Lake Tahoe rentals set the scene for fun family reunions in the wild.

Lake Tahoe offers plenty of woodland cabins perfect for hosting family reunions

Alternative family reunions

Not every family fits into a box, far from it. If you’re seeking an alternative destination to host your next family reunion, we have just the place!

These unique destinations are perfect for catching up with family and loves ones. Plus you’ll have plenty of opportunity to head out and explore the amazing activites on the doorstep. Get ready for an original and unforgettable reunion!

Scottsdale, AZ

This desert city is more than spa resorts and golf courses. For families looking to kick back or explore, Scottsdale offers the perfect way to reconnect. You’ll find exciting dining opportunities and outdoor activities, plus a wealth of city amusement. Craving some culture? Take in the 1920’s buildings of Old Town Scottsdale, before enjoying an exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). Into music? The Musical Instrument Museum is a must! Home to the largest collection of its kind in the world, spot over 15,000 musical instruments from every inhabited continent (that’s nearly 200 countries and territories). Kids will love playing on the instruments and immersive multi-media displays. For iconic style, head to Taliesin West. This modernist home was built by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is a sight not to miss!

Family reunions in the desert promise something different!

For families craving outdoor adventure, you’ll be spoilt for choice. North of the city, an endless desertscape beckons. Start out on the stroller-friendly Bajada Nature Trail at the Gateway Trailhead and explore the winding trails through the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. With interpretive wildlife displays, your scenic walk will fast become an education! Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert also offers the perfect spot for guided hikes, all-ability horse treks, Jeep tours, kayaking and river float experiences. What’s more, nature fans will adore exploring the city’s Phoenix Zoo, Odysea Aquarium, the Butterfly Garden and the themed trails at the Desert Botanical Garden.

When looking to stay in Scottsdale, one family villa stands out. Located in a super family-friendly estate, Scottsdale 66 sets the scene for the ultimate desert city reunion. This luxury 5-bedroom villa invites groups of 12 to revel in their vacation. Soak up the incredible private pool, the sleek family-friendly interior and the scenic setting, located within convenient reach of the sights.

For alternative family reunions head to Scottsdale, Arizona.

Taos Ski Valley, NM

For desertscapes and ski slopes, head to the Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico. This alternative destination for a family reunion is an enduring gem. Known for its southwestern charm, prepare to receive a warm welcome. Many know the ski slopes here to suit intermediate and advanced skiers, but this is by no means the rule. Young familes and beginners also have 1,200 skiable acres to practise on and the kids area offers beginner-friendly terrain, play areas and picnic spots. You’ll also find specialist kids ski lessons for ages 3-15 and baby daycare. The resort’s Children’s Center also invites kids to enjoy some all-weather fun, when they’re not having fun in the snow.

The Taos Ski valley in New Mexico offers a reunion base like no other!

Off the slopes, enjoy a 4-mile snowshoe hike or out-of-season walk in sneakers to Williams Lake. The Taos Valley also boasts a rich abundance of Native American culture. Immerse yourselves in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Taos Pueblo. Built nearly 1,000 years ago, the dwellings and community here are regarded as the oldest in the USA. Home to the Puebloan people, this Tiwa-speaking Native American tribe welcome guided tours and sell their beautiful handcrafted souvenirs in their shops.

Befitting this diverse landscape is a wealth of unique and memorable vacation homes. Rent a ski cabin in the woods of the Taos Ski valley or pick an atmospheric desert home. The choice is yours!

Stay with Top Villas

Whichever season you stay in one of our family-friendly vacation rentals, you’re guaranteed a first-class service. Our Guest Experience team is on hand to help enhance your vacation too, with our amazing travel extras.

What’s more, we make payments a breeze. Our new Affirm credit payment option* means you can spread the cost of your villa stay over a 3, 6 or 12 month period. Simply look out for properties with the Affirm banner.

*Subject to meeting Affirm’s credit criteria. T’s & C’s apply.

Choosing our flex properties

Many of our vacation rentals also benefit from our new flex cancellation policy. You’ll be free to cancel within the specificed time for any reason, for a full refund. Alternatively, amend your travel dates for free.

To benefit from this extra peace-of-mind, reserve a vacation home with one of the following badges:

  • Flex 14 – Cancel for a full refund or amend your dates free of charge, up to 14 days before check in.*
  • Flex 30 – Cancel for a full refund or amend dates free of charge, up to 30 days before check in.*

*T’s & C’s apply.

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