World's Best Family Hotels and Cruises
1. Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina
Plantation-style cottages and a Jack Nicklaus golf course at a low-country retreat thatï¿½s a popular spot for family reunions. Two-bedroom villas from $1,300.
New Urbanist vacation rentals and a David Rockwellï¿½designed inn on the Florida Panhandle, tucked between a dune lake and a stretch of glittering sand. Doubles from $325.
Safari lodge near the theme park on a 33-acre African grasslandsï¿½style preserve where zebras, giraffes, and gazelles roam free. Doubles from $375.
Blue-shingled spread with the feel of a historic hotel, offering direct access to shipwreck-themed Stormalong Bay water park and free transportation to Disney World. Doubles from $465.
Woodsy Arts and Craftsï¿½style compound inside Disneyï¿½s Magic Kingdom with a geyser that gushes on Old Faithfulï¿½s schedule. Doubles from $375.
Golf-centric resort (five courses, four with family tees) where activities range from beachcombing to butterfly walks. Doubles from $435.
Nostalgic take on a seaside village, complete with carnival games, jugglers, and a boardwalk-edged lake. Doubles from $475.
Disneylandï¿½s crown jewel has its own entrance to California Adventure, getting you into the park a full hour before the crowds. Doubles from $395.
Porthole mirrors and crisp striped curtains evoke a nautical mood at this lakeside resort in Disney World. Doubles from $465.
Majestically scaled lodge on Beaver Mountain with ski nannies who will shepherd your brood to the slopes while you decompress with a private yoga lesson. Doubles from $779.
Ocean-view bungalows, plus a tricked-out teen lounge and baby-proofed rooms for guests with infants. Doubles from $655.
Great Value A 1902 white-columned classic in the Allegheny Mountains with an equestrian center, fly-fishing, and a spring-fed indoor pool. Doubles from $185.
Thrills for all ages, from a 150-foot winding waterslide to a Robert Trent Jones Jr.ï¿½designed golf course on an oceanside cliff. Doubles from $540.