Traveling with kids can be challenging. Different interests, attention spans, and preferences can make for more stress on Mom and Dad. Enter Pennsylvania’s most kid friendly hotels and resorts, designed to make travel stress-free and fun! Your little ones will have the best vacation of their lives with our list of best family hotels in the Keystone State.
Camelback is a paradise, for both kids and their young-at-heart caregivers. With a giant indoor waterpark, the biggest outdoor waterpark in the Poconos, a mountain adventure park, indoor adventure park, and rock climbing facility, you may not even have to leave the resort to have a fantastic family time. Suites sleep up to 14, so load up the whole family and get ready to make endless memories. Perfect no matter what brings you to the Poconos!
As if its proximity to Hersheypark wasn’t reason enough, Hershey Lodge offers up one of the most kid-friendly hotel experiences in state. A complimentary shuttle service runs regularly to the park, but the hotel itself doesn’t slouch on activities. Start your stay with a special Kid’s Check-In option, where little ones can feel in charge by checking in with a Hershey’s character. Enjoy great indoor and outdoor pool experiences, basketball, tennis, and miniature golf. Join Hershey’s characters for great activities like s’mores roasts, chocolate bingo, and even incredible animal experiences presented by ZooAmerica.
This Pittsburgh-area resort is a child’s paradise, packed full of incredible activities. Children can visit an Olympic-grade gymnasium, an arcade, a midway filled with carnival-style games, and kid’s clubs. Older kids can enjoy a ropes course, climbing wall, Frisbee golf, paintball, and tennis. A resort loaded with amenities, in one of the most glorious settings in state.
With suites that sleep up to eight, and a huge indoor water park, Great Wolf Lodge would be a fabulous family getaway even without the additional kid-centric amenities. Little ones can enjoy pajama parties, story time, activities, and even a 4D movie experience. Create your very own plush woodland character to take home as a keepsake of the best family vacation ever!
As host to America’s largest indoor water park, it’s no surprise that Kalahari Resort makes our list. 220,000 square-feet of waterpark fun is just the beginning, as this African-themed Pocono Manor location packs itself with activities and amenities. Experience a ropes course, zip lining, virtual reality escape rooms, a huge array of dining options, and even a spa.
If you, or your kids, are obsessed with all things “train,” all aboard the Red Caboose Motel! Stay in real train cars, many of which are spacious enough for the whole family. Stay Lancaster the fun way with this unique hotel, which even features its very own dining car restaurant. Take a tour of the grounds on a trackless train, enjoy a summer movie on an 18-foot screen in the barn, stop in at the arcade, or even take advantage of an adorable on-site petting zoo!