NEW YORK, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation's (NYSE: MDP) PARENTS announces the top 20 U.S. getaways for families in this year's Family Travel Awards. Selected by a panel of judges including editors and experts in the field, the 2021 winners offer safe, affordable, and fun outdoor experiences for all ages. Providing trip-planning inspiration for when the time is right, PARENTS' Family Travel Awards 2021 is available on Parents.com/TravelAwards and in the June issue of PARENTS magazine, available now.
"With many families starting to think about and plan their first trips in quite some time, we know that health and well-being is top-of-mind," said PARENTS Editor in Chief Julia Edelstein. "This year's list features destinations that bring families close to nature, offer lots of adventure, and above all else, provide a safe environment for the entire family."
After nominating more than 150 places within the U.S. that offer a variety of outdoor activities, space to socially distance, and enhanced safety protocols for COVID-19, PARENTS editors and family travel experts voted on the nominations to determine the 20 winners, placing a priority on safety, value, and kid-friendly attractions in their selection criteria.
Best All-Inclusive Resort: Quisisana Resort, Center Lovell, Maine Best Multigenerational Resort: Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, Florida Best Resort for Decompressing: Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Virginia Best Resort for Kids of All Ages: Smugglers' Notch, Jeffersonville, Vermont Best Resort for the Whole Family: Nemacolin, Farmington, Pennsylvania
Best Beach Town on the East Coast: Cape May, New Jersey Best Beach Town on the Gulf Coast: Seaside, Florida Best Beach Town on a Lake: Grand Haven, Michigan Best Beach Town on the West Coast: Laguna Beach, California Best Island: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Best Beachfront Camping: Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina Best Cabins: West Glacier KOA Resort, Montana Best Creative Camping: Zion Wildflower Resort, Virgin, Utah Best Glamping Tents: Sandy Pines Campground, Kennebunkport, Maine Best Treehouse Stays: Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, Golden Valley, North Carolina
Best Adventure: White Sands National Park, New Mexico Best for Family Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks, California Best for Science in Action: Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming Best for Spying Animals: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Best for Water Fun: Olympic National Park, Washington
In addition to naming the Family Travel Award winners, PARENTS also spotlights standout new and newly re-opening theme parks and resorts to put on your bucket list, including:
LEGOLAND New York Resort, Goshen
New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, West Virginia
Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay, Chula Vista, California
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya, Mexico
Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Orlando
Jurassic World VelociCoaster, Universal Orlando Resort
Under Canvas' new properties in Lake Powell–Grand Staircase, in Big Water, Utah; and Acadia National Park, in Surry, Maine
The full list of PARENTS' Family Travel Awards 2021 is available on Parents.com/TravelAwards and in the June issue of PARENTS magazine, available now.
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