If your family is planning a vacation to Virginia, consider booking a stay at one of Virginia’s family-friendly resorts, filled with fun things to do like indoor and outdoor water parks, game rooms, arcades, and extreme sports. Whether you are looking for luxury, fun for the entire family fun, or a little of both, these family-friendly resorts guarantee that visitors of every age can enjoy their stay in Virginia.
Sunset Beach Resort Hotel — Cape Charles
Sunset Beach Resort Hotel features over 70 newly-renovated rooms within the main lodge, as well as the Chesapeake Bay KOA on their 38-acre grounds, where you can book campsites, deluxe RV sites, cabins, safari tents, and more. The resort boasts one of the Eastern Shore's largest private beaches on the Chesapeake Bay, with an off-leash dog beach area for those families traveling with pets.
Surrounded by pristine parkland, Sunset Beach is located just north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel at the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula and has amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, two outdoor pools, the Happy Jack Cafe, a marketplace for all your needs, and pet-friendly rooms. Dine at the resort’s waterfront restaurant, The Jackspot, to sample local seafood and live music, all with unbeatable views of the Chesapeake Bay.
Primland — Meadows of Dan
Situated on 12,000 acres of land with unparalleled mountaintop views, Primland is the perfect getaway destination for your family to reconnect with nature – and each other. Stay in the main lodge or one of the famed treehouses for a truly unique experience. The resort offers a variety of activities for kids, such as archery, fishing, fly tying and even a Kids’ Golf 101 with PGA professionals.
Soak up the stars in the observatory and navigate your way around the night sky with the aid of a telescope, or partake in a Children’s Dinner at the Stables Saloon, where families can savor culinary favorites while enjoying the playground and traditional lawn games like badminton, corn hole, and horseshoes. Create memories that will last a lifetime at this iconic Virginia property.
Massanutten Resort — McGaheysville
Book a family trip to Massanutten Resort, a 6,000-acre retreat filled with fresh mountain air and authentic mountain experiences like mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, and horseback riding along shaded trails. During the winter, come for snow sports like skiing, snowboarding, and tubing (summer tubing is also available), and their indoor/outdoor water park allows for year-round fun for your family. They also have an adventure course with mega zip lines and a canopy tour, a miniature golf course, an escape room, bumper carts, go-karts, several playgrounds, an arcade, and sports like tennis and shuffleboard.
Parents can spend their time on the resort’s two 18-hole golf courses, fishing in the stocked ponds, or relaxing at the full-service day spa. Massanutten has 12 on-site restaurants and is conveniently located just minutes from the Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive.
Great Wolf Lodge — Williamsburg
Located in Williamsburg, Great Wolf Lodge contains 301 family-dized suites and 67,000 square feet of indoor entertainment, with the highlight being Virginia’s largest indoor water park featuring a four-story interactive treehouse, Waterfort, 1,000 gallon Tipping Bucket, eight Waterslides, four pools, two giant hot tubs, a spacious outdoor pool, and a huge wave pool.
All guests staying at the lodge have full access to the water park included with their lodging, as well as additional amenities available like an arcade, indoor ropes course, kid-size bowling alley, 3-D movie theater, Build-a-Bear Workshop, and adventure games that the whole family can enjoy.
Resort restaurants such as the Camp Critter Bar & Grille and Bear Claw Cafe with a Starbucks Coffee Shop and a Pizza Hut Express provide dining options without ever leaving the grounds. Additional kid-friendly activities include character appearances throughout the lodge, live shows, and storytime performances.
Wintergreen Resort — Wintergreen
Wintergreen Resort, a four-season mountain retreat that sits on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, has lodging options that suit the needs of every family, from guest rooms in the Mountain Inn to condominium and home rentals, as well as exclusive property rentals with up to nine bedrooms for larger family reunions.
The resort contains 11,000 acres of family-friendly activities, such as snowboarding, skiing, and tubing during the winter months, indoor/outdoor pools and hot tubs, an array of on-site shopping and dining options, hiking trails throughout the mountain, 45 holes of championship golf on the mountain and in the valley below, a full-service spa, and an award-winning tennis program.
The Omni Homestead — Hot Springs
A luxury resport and spa surrounded by the four-season splendor of the Allegheny Mountains, The Omni Homestead Resort is a National Historic Landmark and America’s oldest resort (it welcomed its first guests a decade before the American Revolution, and Presidents and princes are among the guests who have stayed here!). Today, The Omni Homestead continues to offer gracious service and elegant accommodations, with 483 guest rooms, including 88 spacious suites, along with a variety of casual and fine dining restaurants.
Vacationing at the Homestead is distinguished by historic ambience, rich traditions, and a seemingly endless array of indoor and outdoor activities such as two championship golf courses, tennis courts, a skeet shooting club, horseback riding, hiking trails, fly fishing, archery, falconry, mountain biking, and carriage rides.
The resort also features the recently renovated Spa at The Omni Homestead and Allegheny Springs, a two-acre family-friendly water area that has two 100-foot water slides, a 400-foot lazy river, family pool, jacuzzi, and water play zone. Winter activities include skiing, tubing, ice skating, snowboarding, and mini snowmobiles. The Homestead added Mini Cascades, a miniature golf course, in Spring 2013.
Kingsmill Resort — Williamsburg
Kingsmill Resort is located on 2,900 acres along the beautiful James River and features 425 guest rooms and one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos. Kids will enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools (the outdoor pool even has a lazy river with a waterslide), a 15-court tennis center, renting bikes and exploring the neighboring trails, and the full-service marina, where you can rent Jet Skis, kayaks, paddle boards, pontoon boats, and fishing poles. The resort boasts 36 holes of championship golf and the full-service Spa at Kingsmill for the parents.
Ocean Beach Club Resort — Virginia Beach
Sitting right on the Boardwalk with prime views of the Atlantic, Ocean Beach Club Resort offers beautifully-appointed hotel rooms, including one, two, and three bedroom suites, with private balconies, contemporary tropical décor, and exceptional guest services.
Your lodging costs give you access to the resort’s three different seaside pools, an indoor heated pool with cascading water features, and the Splash Pad, as well as the resort’s game room. Tortuga's Restaurant & Tiki Bar, the main on-site dining location, features an outdoor patio where adults can relax with tropical cocktails and listen to live music performances.