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Summer Sun Family Holidays in North America

You can get summer sun closer to home and at less expense, but United States and Canada shouldn’t be ruled out for a family holiday in the UK main school holidays or summer months. With the exception of a few states, the weather isn’t unbearably hot – even in the third-hottest US state Florida, for instance, the average is 81°F, and you’re most likely to staying at a hotel or resort with a swimming pool, or at least be planning to spend some of your time in the region’s famous watermarks or on the beach.

Seek inspiration in our hand-picked accommodation and organised trips in North America in the summer months, whether you fancy a Wild West adventure holiday, a villa with a pool close to the theme-parks of Orlando, a family city break exploring some of the region’s great urban attractions, or plenty more besides. See also our special offers and latest deals with partners including James Villas and all-inclusive specialist Club Med


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Summer Sun places to stay in North America

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Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

A private beach, tennis programme, wildlife excursions and golf; there is so much to do at this family resort in north-east Florida.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

A luxury hotel with a waterpark and kids' club, offering all the Disney magic younger visitors could hope for.

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort

A tropical island family resort with plenty of child-friendly activities and watersports for adults.

Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort

Florida Keys
A luxury hotel ideal for keen diving families or even beginners.

Four Seasons Palm Beach Resort

Luxury seafront hotel with a kids' club, activities and watersports, well-placed for visiting nearby family attractions.

Cheeca Lodge & Spa

Florida Keys
An environmentally-friendly family resort on the Florida Keys that is perfect for spotting and learning about local wildlife.

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Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Spa

A Victorian-themed lakeside resort at Disney's Magic Kingdom, with pools.

Omni Shoreham

Washington, D.C.
The Omni Shoreham is a famous hotel with a resort feel situated on 11 acres, yet close enough to the centre of Washington DC.

Disney's Coronado Springs

A Mexican-themed hotel in Orlando with free bus to Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

A luxury hotel on beautiful coastline with children's pool and clubs

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

A Disney lakeside resort in Orlando, with pools and close to theme parks.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

A legendary hideaway with amazing facilities and world class standards

P&O Cruises: Aurora

North America, Europe, Caribbean
A ideal family cruise ship, with childcare from ages 6 months to teens, family pools, sporting activities and evening entertainment.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

A themepark hotel with a safari theme – and zebras and giraffes just outside your bedroom window

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

A fabulous hotel with exceptional facilities, children's clubs and pool

The Village At Indian Point

Family lodges in a stunning lake-side setting ideal for an active, outdoor-based family holiday in Missouri, USA.

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites Waterpark

A family resort in Orlando, near theme parks, with on-site waterpark and 4-D theatre.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, Arizona

A sophisticated resort with a stunning water playground and exciting children's clubs for 3-12 year olds

Loews Hollywood Hotel

Los Angeles
Located in central Hollywood, this family-friendly city hotel is inspired by the sleek architecture of 1950's LA.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

A kid-friendly resort in Orlando, with pool, kids’ club and private lake.