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Far from the bustle of theme parks, this plush Disney resort is located on a private 15-acre islet with marsh views and many live oak trees. Families will find plenty of kid-friendly fun, from magic shows, campfires, "Kids Night Out," and activities geared to learning about sharks. Other activities include pier fishing, crabbing, dolphin-spotting, and kayaking tours.
From beautiful, wide beaches and endless bicycle paths to world-class golf and tennis, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offers a family vacation that's as laid-back or as active as you like. Families stay in villa-like condos on or very near the beach.
This luxurious oceanfront Marriott Vacation Club property gets sky-high marks for families, thanks to its plush two-bedroom villas with full kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas, lush grounds that feature several swimming pools, splashpad, water slide, and whirlpools. There are sports courts, kids programming, and a fabulous three-story treehouse playground. Along with on-site restaurants and a coffee shop, there's a convenience store where you can stock your kitchen with snacks or meal ingredients.
Known for its five golf courses and junior golf program, top tennis program, and 10 miles of sandy beach, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is also a boon for nature lovers, offering canoe trips, sea kayaking, and kids' programs where children learn about watery critters. Families can rent one of the resort's 500 villas or 90 vacation homes.
While not an oceanfront property, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes appeals to families with multi-bedroom suites with kitchens, indoor and outdoor pools, top-notch children's programs, and a free DVD lending library. The resort is located on an Intracoastal waterway, and guests get a complimentary shuttle to a nearby uncrowded and private beach that's just a few minutes away.
This oceanfront resort on a barrier island near Charleston has miles of beach, five championship golf courses, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, nature walks, and adult and family swimming pools overlooking the ocean. This resort has been ranked #1 Family Resort in the U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure Family.
Lodgings at this luxurious resort on a barrier island near Charleston include the Boardwalk Inn, beach houses, and family-friendly condos. A family recreation program (available for an extra fee) includes activities such as family golf, craft days, kite-making and flying, treasure hunt, and wildlife exploration.
Blessed with a wonderful location on Hilton Head Island, the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort features two family pools with a splash zone and a children’s playground as well as an award-winning children's program in the summer for kids age 4 to 12.
Looking for a kid-friendly place to stay in Charleston? When it comes to great locations, it's hard to beat Doubletree by Hilton Charleston Historic District, which is very near the Nathaniel Russell House and Fort Sumter National Monument. This upscale property offers suites with separate living and sleeping areas.
With a super oceanfront location, three swimming pools, tons of family-friendly activities, and a great kids' program, the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa is a solid choice for families. There's a nice spa and fitness center, and several golf courses are nearby.