Before you make a mad dash to the nearest toy store to fill your cart with low-priced gift-worthy finds on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, consider putting a family vacation under the tree.
Resorts — both near and far — are jumping on the hot deals bandwagon during the traditional biggest shopping days of the year. That means it's a great time to book your 2020 family getaway!
To make it easy, we've rounded up some of the best family-friendly travel deals we've found:
Atlantis Paradise is an ideal destination for families with kids of all ages. Innovative programs (like the Jr. Ultimate Trainer for a Day program that allows kids to work alongside aquarium workers feeding fish and sea turtles), swim school, Aquaventure area, and CRUSH nightclub for teens will have kids begging to go back.
Get the deal: Between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2, the resort will offer "Five Days Of Savings." Travelers can view the website each day to uncover a different offer including air/hotel savings, 35 percent room savings, up to $600 resort credit, a complimentary night, a 5th night free, and more.
There's just so much to do at Marigot Bay Resort & Marina in Saint Lucia, you'll want to extend your stay! The family can try scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, zip-lining, kayaking, snorkeling, cooking classes ... and that's just a start!
Get the deal: Between Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, get up to 40 percent off published rates when you plan a last minute trip. You'll have to travel between the following times: Nov. 28, 2019, to Dec. 19, 2019, or Jan. 6, 2020, to April 13, 2020.
The best thing about Curtain Bluff? All activities for kids are included in the room rate! That means you and your kids can sail Hobie Cats and Windsurfers, dive, water-ski, go on snorkeling trips, and play tennis, basketball, squash, bocce, and shuffleboard as often as you want, at no extra cost. Little ones can enjoy a shaded sandbox with a jungle gym, while a game room awaits young guests.
Get the deal: Between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2, book a stay before March 27, 2020 (hello, Spring Break!) using code GETAWAY300 to receive a $300 resort credit when booking a Junior Suite or higher room category (new bookings only). Credit can be applied to any in-resort experiences including rejuvenating spa treatments, wine hand-selected from one of the most extensive wine cellars in the Caribbean, world-class tennis lessons, and more. All gourmet meals and top-shelf drinks are included in the rate. On-property activities (snorkeling, scuba diving for certified divers only, Hobie cats, waterskiing, SUP paddle-boarding, etc) are included as well. Minimum stay of 5 nights required. This package is not available with any other special offers including Consortia amenities. Blackout dates apply.
As the temps cool it is easy to long for the beach, but when the mountains are calling, you must go! While you can certainly relax and simply take in the breathtaking views, plenty of outdoor dude ranch adventure awaits at The Resort at Paws Up. Spend the day horseback riding, exploring by ATV, boating, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, paintballing, rafting, rappelling, swimming, and more.
Get the deal: Between Nov. 25 and Nov. 30, book a 3-plus night stay between Jan. 1 and April 30, 2020, at the starting rate of $626 per night/per person (based on 2 adults staying in a Meadow Home) and each guest will receive a $200 credit on activities or spa. Blackout dates apply.
Every day brings you a new chance to try fun activities at the Wyndham Grand. From beach and water activities, to shopping, culture, and cuisine, there's something for everyone in the family. When you are ready to turn in for the night, immerse yourself in the world of marine life rescue when you stay in a Winter & Friends Room themed around world-famous Winter the Dolphin. Winter is the star and inspiration of the popular Dolphin Tale movies, and resides less than a mile away at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. A portion of the proceeds when booking this room type will be donated back to Clearwater Marine Aquarium to support the care of Winter and other rescued marine animals
Get the deal: Between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2, receive up to 35 percent off best available rates, plus $100 food and beverage credit. This offer is valid on stays between Jan. 1 and May 28, 2020.
New York City, New York
The Redbury is a perfect destination for families traveling with older tweens and teens. Located in the heart of Manhattan, the hotel is a historic landmark and boasts luxury amenities and boutique-style accommodations, along with easy access to Grand Central Station, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Park, and of course... shopping. Traveling with a crew? The larger suites sleep six!
Get the deal: Between Nov. 27 and Dec. 3, use code CYBER20 to receive up to 40 percent (1 night 20 percent, 2 nights 30 percent, 4 nights 40 percent) off with rates starting at $149. Guests must stay by Sept. 7, 2020. Blackout dates apply.