Scenic Escapes

Road trips, historic towns, mountain hikes, getting close to nature. Enjoy these ideas for families that are true feasts for the eyes.

Mountain View Grand Resort, New Hampshire

Mountain View Grand Resort, New Hampshire

One Spring evening in 1865, a stagecoach passing through Whitefield, NH flipped over in a treacherous storm. The two passengers walked to a farm owned by Mary and William Dodge and were welcomed to spend the night. When the passengers awoke in the morning to spectacular mountain views and a delicious pancake breakfast, they pleaded with the Dodges ...

Omni Mount Washington Resort

Omni Mount Washington Resort

The Omni Mount Washington Resort is one of the most quintessential New England resorts to experience a historic grand hotel. The Omni Mount Washington is part of the Bretton Woods ski complex that also includes a lodge and a more intimate inn.The Omni Mount Washington ResortThe resort's white building and red roof contrast from its mountain setting, making a lasting impression when you first see ...

The Boston Harbor Hotel

The Boston Harbor Hotel

If you haven't spent anytime in downtown Boston in recent years, you have yet to experience one of America's greatest waterfront cities. The Boston Harbor Hotel has dominated this location in five-star glory since 1987 and can serve as your home base for a fantastic family vacation. I had called ahead and asked, "Do you have child-sized robes? "Yes, ma'am; we ...

Carmel Valley Ranch, CA

Carmel Valley Ranch, CA

Carmel Valley Ranch is a beautiful family playground located in the sunniest spot in of the Monterey Peninsula.  The enormous property is just minutes away from Carmel-by-the-Sea and about 15 minutes from Monterey.   We take an annual trip to the area, and this is—by far— one of our favorite destination because there is so much to do for ...