Family vacations are a great way to spend quality time together somewhere special. And Wisconsin has many resorts perfect for these kinds of getaways. For your kids: Scavenger hunts! Waterparks! Tubing! For you: Lake cruises! Bonfires! Tubing! (Adults like to play, too!) However you choose to spend your vacation, you’ll find it all and more at these four resorts.
Sunrise Lodge – Land O'Lakes
Wonderfully old-school, Sunrise Lodge offers all the classic outdoor activities for kids and their families in a gorgeous Northwoods setting. Stay in one of the 24 unique cabins—many have lake views and 8 are wheelchair accessible.
From mid-June to mid-August, the camp’s activity directors organize all types of fun including t-shirt painting, pizza making, sports games and much more. Kids can make friends and adults can join in or enjoy relaxing by the water. Try your hand at pickleball, explore trails on camp bikes that are free to use and end the day together making tasty s’mores around the campfire. This is one Up North vacation your family is sure to remember for a long time.
The Osthoff Resort – Elkhart Lake
Located on the shores of Elkhart Lake, The Osthoff Resort is a premier AAA Four Diamond resort that offers a fun atmosphere in a stunning setting. Indoors and outdoors, there’s plenty for every member of the family to do.
During the summer season, the Kids Club provides kids ages four to ten with many organized adventures in order to get the full Wisconsin resort experience. Parents can attend or else go enjoy some time at the spa or on the beach. Entertaining and educational, the Kids Club program has an emphasis on Wisconsin resort traditions like making crafts, learning to cook and paddling on Elkhart Lake. The whole family can also enjoy activities including bonfires on the beach and scenic lake cruises.
Lake Lawn Resort – Delavan
With an arcade, swimming pools inside and out and watersports equipment available to rent and use on Delevan Lake, you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy on your family vacation. And the kids will love the full schedule of organized activities in Bucky’s Playhouse, including laser tag, limbo contests, bingo, scavenger hunts and much more!
Adults can take advantage of the resort’s spa and the 18-hole golf course, and you can all end the day with a tasty meal at one of the resort’s three restaurants, each with different vibes for whatever mood you’re in that day.
In addition to 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor waterpark adventures, you and your family can also explore the arcade, play minigolf and go horseback riding together. Every week there’s also a rotating schedule of family-friendly activities like crafts, movies and story time to keep everyone having fun.
The resort offers plenty for parents too, including five-star dining and 36 holes of championship golf. Lake Geneva also offers a historic downtown district with shopping and restaurants perfect for exploring together.
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