As Independence Day draws near, many are planning their 4th of July festivities. For those who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Orlando, there are plenty of resort getaways to choose from. Whether you’re looking for tons of family activities or looking for a place to relax and unwind, there’s something for everyone.
Fourth of July Family Getaway Options
Here are 18 amazing destinations that are worth the drive.
Family Friendly Hotels Located Within 3 Hours Driving Distance of Orlando
These family-friendly getaways are less than a 3-hour drive from Orlando.
If you are looking to stay in a historic and luxury family-friendly hotel, then take a look at The Breakers. The Breakers is located in Palm Beach just under three hours from Orlando and offers guests luxury accommodations, multiple dining options, and access to a private beach. The resort also boasts two golf courses and a world-class spa. Families will love the pool complex with water slides and a lazy river, as well as the kids’ camp.
The Don CeSar
If you’re looking for a beachfront getaway that offers both relaxation and entertainment, The Don CeSar is the perfect destination. This hotel is located on St. Pete Beach, just a two-hour drive from Orlando, this iconic resort offers guests access to a private beach, multiple dining options, and a world-class spa.
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
The Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach is located right on the beach and it is the only part of the beach where cars aren’t allowed, so you will be absolutely safe with your kiddos. The hotel has a gorgeous infinity pool with cabanas right be the ocean and a fun kids club with various games and activities for the kids. Kids, and adults alike, will love the Borrow a Guitar program. When you check in, you can check out a guitar with an amp for the duration of your stay.
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Located in Clearwater, Florida, the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa offers a variety of amenities for the whole family. There are 3 outdoor pools with poolside bars and cabanas, beach access, and a waterpark on-site. Activities offered include mini golf, kayaking tours and bike rentals. Kids will love the half-acre interactive Splash Zone with waterslides, geysers and a lazy river.
After running around all day, don’t worry, you don’t need to leave the resort to grab dinner. The Resort features 6 on-site restaurants. For the grownups, the Hyatt features a full-service spa and luxurious beachfront cabanas. With so much to explore, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa is sure to provide the perfect family vacation.
Tradewinds Island Grand
For tons of family fun head to Tradewinds Island Grand located in St. Pete Beach. Your kids definitely won’t be bored here. The resort offers lots of family activities including a zipline, surf simulator, giant inflatable slide, aquapark and more. It is set right on St. Pete Beach allowing for lazy beach days or actively participating in watersports.
Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo
Immerse yourself in the true Western experience at Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo in River Ranch, Florida. Activities include horseback riding, airboat rides, and a rodeo every Saturday night. Families will love the daily hayrides, fishing ponds, and 10-acre petting farm. There is also a pool complex with multiple pools, water slides and a lazy river for relaxation.
Family Friendly Resorts Located over 3 Hours Driving Distance of Orlando
While these family-friendly resorts are a bit farther away, they are still worth the trip.
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Located in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, this Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa offers two outdoor pools, a private beach, and a full-service spa. Families will love the recreation center with bowling alley and arcade, and Kids Klub offering daily activities. There are also plenty of water sports including parasailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing and more. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing stay or an action-packed experience you will find it here.
The Henderson Beach Resort
The Henderson Beach Resort is around a 6-hour drive from Orlando and offers upscale accommodations, on-site dining options, and plenty of activities for families to enjoy. Guests can explore miles of white sand beaches or take advantage of the outdoor pool, fitness center, and access to nearby golf courses. Kids and teens will love the game room and special programs just for them. Plus, the beautiful Emerald Coast is right outside your door!
The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island
Located a little over three hours from Orlando, the Ritz Carlton Amelia island resort offers stunning ocean views and plenty of activities to keep families entertained. The property boasts an array of amenities such as five pools, a full-service spa, bike trails, and several beach activities. For the kids, the resort offers a supervised Ritz Kids program with age-appropriate activities, arts & crafts, movie nights, and more. While the kids are at Ritz Kids, adults can take advantage of nearby golf courses or the spa. The hotel has a variety of dining options on-site or you can go into town to grab something to eat. The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island is the perfect family getaway.
Hawks Cay Resort
Hawks Cay Resort located on Duck Key is just over four hours from Orlando and offers a multitude of water activities, including snorkeling, fishing, paddleboarding and kayaking. The resort also boasts a full-service spa and multiple dining options. Families can also arrange a private boat trip to go snorkeling at the reef or to visit a sandbar.
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort
The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort is around a 3.5-hour drive from Orlando and offers guests luxurious accommodations, multiple pools, a private beach area, and access to an 18-hole golf course. The resort also features several dining options and a world-class spa. The hotel recently updated its pool area with a lazy river and more cabanas. Families can also enjoy activities such as biking, fishing, and kayaking. There’s also an arcade to keep the kids entertained.
Margaritaville Resort, Hollywood Beach
Located just over three hours from Orlando, Margaritaville Resort is the perfect place to kick back and relax. The resort offers guests access to a private beach, multiple dining options, and a full-service spa. It also has a variety of family-friendly activities like mini golf, volleyball, and poolside movies.
Jekyll Island Club Resort
The Jekyll Island Club Resort is a historic resort located on Jekyll Island just over three hours from Orlando. Guests can take a guided tour of the island, relax on the beach, or explore the resort’s many amenities, which include three pools, a spa, and multiple dining options. Families can grab a picnic and find a great spot to have lunch, go for a bike ride, play some croquet or just enjoy the pool.
The Cloister at Sea Island
The Cloister at Sea Island is located on a private island off the coast of Georgia. This luxury family resort is just a little over three hours from Orlando. It boasts of white sand beaches, five championship golf courses, kayaking and fishing expeditions, equestrian center, flying trapeze lessons, Kids Camps and many more activities for the whole family to enjoy in their 4-acre pool area alone. With floor-to-ceiling windows offering incredible views
Guests can also take advantage of The Cloister’s private beach or explore the island’s nature trails. Kids will love going crabbing and fishing and grabbing ice cream at Wonderland, their ice cream and candy shop.
The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa
Located in Point Clear, Alabama, The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect spot for a family vacation. The resort boasts an 18-hole golf course, five pools and a spa with massage services. Kids will love exploring the nearby Mobile Bay and going for boat rides or booking fishing trips from the marina. There are also several restaurants to enjoy delicious meals together as a family.
Omni Amelia Island Resort
Set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Amelia Island, Florida, is perfect for those looking for a mix of relaxation and adventure. Golfing, fishing, and spa treatments are just some of the activities offered. Families will love exploring the nearby nature trails, going on a kayaking excursion, or spending a day at the beach. They can also check out the resort’s pool and water slides for some family-friendly fun. Additionally, there are plenty of dining options available with something to please everyone. The Omni Amelia Island Resort is sure to provide an unforgettable experience for all!
Isla Bella Beach Resort
Located in the Florida Keys, Isla Bella Beach Resort is a great choice for families who want to enjoy some time away on the water. The resort offers activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and dolphin-watching tours. The resort also has a beach volleyball court, a giant telescope for looking at the stars, multiple pools, beach volleyball and live music in the evenings.
If you love country music, Isla Bella is hosting a special 4th of July Celebration called Country in the Keys. From July 1st to 4th, they will spotlight various country artists, as well as offer guests the chance to interact with celebrated country music artists, participate in songwriting sessions, and witness a spectacular fireworks show, all at this gorgeous seaside resort.
With its stunning views and activities to suit all ages, Isla Bella Resort is a perfect destination for families looking for an unforgettable vacation.
The Ritz Carlton Naples
Get away from it all at the luxurious Ritz Carlton Naples. It offers five-star amenities such as fine dining, private beach access, spa services and more. The resort is located right on the beach and offers an array of activities from water sports to golfing. For those looking for a family escape, the resort has a Kids Club with activities like face painting, treasure hunts and more. Families can also enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding and sailing. After a day in the sun, ease into relaxation mode at the resort’s two full-service outdoor pools with hot tubs.
No matter which resort you choose, you’re sure to have a fun and relaxing 4th of July getaway. So pack your bags, hit the road, and get ready to make some memories!