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Read reviews of some of our favorite places we've visited on our family adventures with babies, toddlers, and young children in tow, from all-inclusive resorts, waterparks, and pampering spas to rustic cabins, vacation apartments, and unique vacation rentals. See recommendations in:

Maui, Hawaii      Kauai, Hawaii


Los Angeles


San Diego


Bodega Bay (Sonoma Coast)


  Northern California     


Kings Canyon / Sequoia National Park


Yosemite national Park


  Oregon   Washington   Vancouver, B.C.


Mexico    Jamaica   Costa Rica    




Reviews of Maui family-friendly resorts, hotels, and condos


Review of Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas

Kaanapali, Maui



Review of Hana Travaasa Experiential Resort

Hana, Maui


Review of Napili Kai Beach Resort

Napili Bay, Maui


Review of Wailea Beach Villas

Wailea Beach, Maui


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Maui - Finding Maui's north shore baby beach (minutes from the airport!)


Maui - Our visit to the Maui Ocean Center: The Hawaiian Aquarium


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See Shelly's Maui with Kids board on Pinterest



Reviews of Kauai family-friendly hotels and condos


Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Lihue, Kauai Island, Hawaii


Review of Castle Kaha Lani

Lihue, Kauai Island, Hawaii

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Kauai - Kauai's best beach for babies and toddlers


Kauai - Kauai's 3 best north shore beaches for kids


Kauai - Kauai's best playground - and off-airport waiting area


Kauai - Visiting the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Poipu


Kauai - Salt Pond Park - beach haven for little kids and little critters


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See Shelly's Kauai with Kids board on Pinterest



Reviews of Los Angeles family-friendly hotels

Inn at Venice Beach

Venice (Los Angeles), California


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Los Angeles - A stroll through the canals of Venice, CA


Reviews of San Diego family-friendly hotels


San Diego Homewood Suites at Liberty Station

Review of Homewood Suites Liberty Station

San Diego, California


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San Diego - Balboa Park with kids


San Diego - Stretch your vacation dollars


San Diego -  Old Town San Diego


Reviews of Sonoma Coast (Bodega Bay), California family-friendly hotels

Bodega Bay Lodge and Spa by TravelswithBaby.com

Review of Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa

Bodega Bay (Sonoma Coast), California


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Sonoma Coast - Bodega Bay with kids


San Francisco - To the Lighthouse: Point Bonita (north end of Golden Gate Bridge)


See Shelly's San Francisco with Kids board on Pinterest




Reviews of Yosemite National Park family-friendly hotels & other lodgings

Evergreen Lodge

Review of Evergreen Lodge,

Yosemite National Park


Wawona Hotel

Review of Wawona Hotel

Yosemite National Park, California


Review of Curry Village Tent Cabins,

Yosemite National Park

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Oakdale (en route to Yosemite) - Road Stop: Oakdale Cheese & Specialties

Yosemite National Park: Tips for biking Yosemite with baby, toddler, little kid


Yosemite National Park: The celebrated jumping frogs of Birch Lake (at Camp Mather)


Yosemite National Park: Review of Evergreen Lodge


Yosemite National Park: Review of Curry Village Tent Cabins


Yosemite National Park: Review of the Wawona Hotel


Yosemite National Park: Ask Shelly: What to do with car seats at Yosemite?


See Shelly's Yosemite with Kids board on Pinterest


Review of Sequoia National Park family-friendly hotels

Kings Canyon / Sequoia National Park, California

Review of Wuksachi Lodge

You might also enjoy these related features:

Sequoia National Park with kids - Hiking Moro Rock with little kids in Sequoia


Sequoia National Park with kids- Crystal Cave - Important tips for your visit


Sequoia National Park with kids - The Parker Grove


Reviews of family-friendly Oregon hotels & resorts

Salishan Spa and Golf Resort

Gleneden Beach, Oregon


Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat

Detroit, Oregon

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Newport, Oregon - Coast through the Oregon Aquarium - with tips for your family's visit

Newport, Oregon - Best clam chowder on the Oregon Coast? An Ode to the Nye Beach Chowder Bowl


Salem, Oregon  - Enchanted Forest children's storyland and amusement park


Silverton, Oregon - Fall in love with Silver Falls State Park


Bend / Central Oregon - Newberry National Monument / Lava Lands



Reviews of Washington / San Juan Islands family-friendly hotels

Great Wolf Lodge, Resort & Water Park

Grand Mound (Centralia), Washington


Best Western Inn & Suites Friday Harbor

San Juan Island, WA


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Centralia / Grand Mound - Review of Great Wolf Lodge


San Juan Islands - The ferry from San Juan Island (photo fave)


San Juan Island - Review of Best Western Inn & Suites Friday Harbor


Reviews of Vancouver, B.C. family-friendly vacation rentals

Review of the Modage Vacation Rental

Kitsilano neighborhood, Vancouver, B.C.


You might also like these features:


Tips for visiting Vancouver Aquarium with little kids


Eat in the easy (and gourmet) way on your family's Vancouver Vacation


Visiting Granville Island with little kids (with video)


Hooray, hooray for Sophie's Cosmic Cafe (tot-friendly)


Moms Around the World: Vancouver

Family-friendly Jamaica resorts

Caribbean waters at Franklyn D Resort on Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Review of Franklyn D. Resort & Spa

Runaway Bay, Jamaica

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Jamaica - Tips for Visiting Dunn's River Falls with Young Children


Jamaica - Review of Franklyn D. Resort (FDR)


Jamaica - Vacation Nanny 411 (FDR Resorts) with video


Reviews of family-friendly Mexico resorts


Dreams Puerto Aventuras

Riviera Maya, Mexico 

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Mexico - Flying to Mexico with a baby in his own seat - without a car seat


Recommended Spain vacation apartment with babies, toddlers & young kids

Review of Carabeo 2000 

Vacation rental apartment, Nerja, Costa del Sol, Spain

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Spain - Thanksgiving in Andalucia (Costa del Sol)

Spain - Review of vacation rental apartment Carabeo 2000, Costa del Sol

Spain - Exploring the Nerja Caves

Spain - Nightfall at Nerja

Spain - Granada: Tips for visiting the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces (shown above)


Family-friendly Costa Rica resorts, hotels, and vacation rentals


Review of Arenal Lodge

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica


Review of Blue Batik villa vacation rental,b>

Playa Hermosa (Santa Teresa), Costa Rica


Review of Casa Vista Vacation Rental>

Playa Manzanillo, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica


Review of Hotel Buena Vista

Alajuela (near San Jose Airport), Costa Rica


 Hotel Villa Dolce mini apartments & villas

Alajuela (San Jose), Costa Rica


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Costa Rica - 5 ways to ease your arrival in Costa Rica with kids


Costa Rica - Traveler beware: Car seat laws in Costa Rica are stricter than in the U.S.


Costa Rica - Alajuela, Tips for Visiting Zoo Ave with kids


Costa Rica - A visit to La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park and Wildlife Refuge


Best "Mommymoon" or Babymoon?


Miraval Spa and Resort

Tucson, Arizona

(sorry, no kids!)


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Tucson - How a horse helped me be a better parent - Braving the "Equine Experience" for a new perspective on parenting

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