Walt Disney World, Orlando
Like the idea of a late-summer all-inclusive Disney World vacation? For a limited time, Disney World in Orlando is letting families save big with a wildly popular but uncommonly available package that includes a free Disney Dining Plan. You can snag zero-cost meals for the whole gang when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day Magic Your Way package that includes a stay at a Disney Resort hotel and tickets with the Park Hopper option. Book through July 7 for arrivals most nights August 20 through September 29, 2018, as well as select travel windows this fall. Before you go, check out our insider tips for visiting Disney World.
Tyler Place Family Resort, Vermont
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To any parent who has mused that the term “family vacation” is an oxymoron, a visit to Tyler Place Family Resort can be nothing short of a revelation. At this beloved Vermont family camp-style resort on the shores of gorgeous Lake Champlain, kids experience a fun camp-style week of swimming, hiking, fishing, biking, raft-making, and more. Parents, meanwhile, get a tremendous vacation of their own, with oodles of time to take a yoga class, go kayaking or mountain biking, or simply nap in a hammock. Rates are lowest at the bookends of summer: Visit the week of September 1 to 8, when all-inclusive rates are up to 30 percent lower than in midsummer—or book an early-season vacation for next summer and shave up to 50 percent off peak rates.
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Williamsburg wows families with theme parks and Colonial Williamsburg, an authentic 18th-century living history community that makes you feel like you just stepped into Revolutionary-era Virginia. Of the slew of money-saving packages available, the Fun in the Sun Package at the Best Western Historic Area starts at $110 a night (minimum three nights) and gives you unlimited admission to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA throughout your stay.