Vacation planning is (hopefully) just around the corner! And we’ll bet you’re already ready for a kid-friendly family vacation or staycation. We know these are uncertain times for everyone, but dreaming about a future trip is one way to get through them. See below for some family-friendly travel ideas.

Baltimore National Aquarium from the hotel (family pkg) (1)

At Sonesta, we know that family time is precious time. That’s why we work to make our hotels family-friendly, from the Everyday Surprises at Sonesta ES Suites to our partnerships with interactive museums across the country. Our hotels even offer special touches that are sure to put a smile on the face of the most “whatever” teen—bicycles and swimming pools, anyone?

To help you plan the perfect family getaway, we’ve put together some terrific packages.

Aquarium Adventure! Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore. 33% Savings!

Sharks and rays and puffins, oh my! The National Aquarium, just a short walk from the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, is one of the finest in the nation. You can be sure that your kids won’t be the only ones with wide-eyed looks of amazement. The Aquarium Adventure Package includes:

  • Guest room or suite
  • Tickets for two adults and one child, including the Dolphin Discovery exhibit
  • “Front of the line” access at the museum entrance
  • Complimentary overnight valet parking for one car

The Little Scientist. Royal Sonesta Boston.

Envision the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Gaze up to the heavens in a world-class planetarium. Watch the wonder on your child’s face as delicate butterflies flitter all around. It’s all at the Boston Museum of Science, steps from the Royal Sonesta Boston. You’ll marvel at more than 700 interactive permanent exhibits, IMAX films on an enormous “you are there” screen and the renowned planetarium. The Little Scientist Package includes:

  • An overnight stay for four
  • Four tickets to the Museum of Science
  • Milk and cookies upon arrival
  • Access to our indoor pool

Sun and Sea Family Package. Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island.

If you’re longing for the ideal beach vacation, Sonesta has the answer. The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is just a short sandy walk away from the Atlantic, where dips in the soothing water, long walks and shell seeking await. And if getting sand between your toes isn’t your thing, relax with the kids by the beautiful pool, or leave them with your spouse and escape for a treatment at the onsite Arum Spa. The Family Fun package includes:

  • Two-night minimum stay
  • $50 food and beverage credit
  • $50 leisure activities credit, applicable to bicycle rentals, kid’s camp and other onsite leisure activities

Family Fun! Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta.

From the World of Coca-Cola to the Georgia Aquarium, there’s so much to do with kids in Atlanta and the metro area. And the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is THE place to use as your base as you explore. Not only will kids eat FREE … they’ll also enjoy a sweet treat delivered right to your room! Pssst … the treat is for the kids. But if you ask nicely, they might share.

The Family Fun package at Sonesta Gwinnett Place includes:

  • Accommodations
  • One FREE kid’s meal off the kid’s menu when you purchase one adult meal, valid during breakfast, lunch and dinner in ArtBar and/or Grapevine
  • Milk and cookies delivered to your room upon arrival

Sonesta ES Suites: Family-Friendly Everyday!

With 43 destinations across the country and locations close to attractions and amusements, Sonesta ES Suites make for the ideal family getaway. Everyday Surprises put a smile on your children’s faces (and yours!). Our two-bedroom extended-stay style suites give you plenty of room to spread out. Full kitchens and a complimentary hot breakfast help you stretch your travel budget. And, best of all, our rates and value can’t be beat. Visit Mission Control during your stay at the Sonesta ES Suites Houston – NASA Clear Lake. Enjoy complimentary shuttles to and from Disney World while you’re a guest at Sonesta ES Suites Orlando. Take in the music scene and rich history of The Big Easy from the newly opened Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans.

Kids Eat Free at 2 of Our Newest Hotels, Too!

Talk about family-friendly! Now, at Manzanita at Sonesta Silicon Valley and at Hoyt’s Tavern at the Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront, kids 12 years old and under have their own special menu … and it’s free! It features all the favorites—grilled cheese, cheeseburger, French fries and more. This special offer makes traveling with family to the San Jose, California area or the Chicago area even more affordable.