Es­cape Plan

When food and fun are part of the pack­age, you can spend less time plan­ning. All that’s left to do? Get there.

Working Mother - - Contents - By Maricar San­tos

Fun-filled all-in­clu­sive va­ca­tions that re­quire lit­tle plan­ning.

The deal: Start­ing at $148 per adult, per night, for a visit in Oc­to­ber, a stay at this 1,200-acre re­sort in the Po­cono Moun­tains comes with a rus­tic or con­tem­po­rary room, a daily-chang­ing menu with kid­friendly op­tions, and a choice of dozens of out­door ac­tiv­i­ties.

Why we love it: It’s im­pos­si­ble to be bored here. There’s water-ski­ing, kayak­ing, sail­ing, swimming and hik­ing dur­ing sum­mer, and snow tub­ing, snow­shoe­ing and ice skat­ing dur­ing win­ter. Meal­time serves up fam­ily bond­ing, with food pre­sented on plat­ters, meant to be passed around the ta­ble. This year, the re­sort un­veiled a 9,000-square-foot open-year-round ice rink, a ju­nior go-kart track for guests 48 to 58 inches tall, two es­cape rooms, and a Broad­way-style show fea­tur­ing themed acts such as Mardi Gras and the cir­cus, in cel­e­bra­tion of the re­sort’s 60th an­niver­sary.

The deal: Start­ing at $400 per room, per night, for a fam­ily of four, guests get lav­ish ac­com­mo­da­tions, a va­ri­ety of din­ing op­tions such as Mex­i­can and Brazil­ian cui­sine, and ac­cess to sev­eral pools and a pri­vate, white­sand beach. Book a stay be­fore June 14 with the promo code UEH to save up to 38 per­cent.

Why we love it: This mas­sive fives­tar ho­tel makes fam­i­lies feel like roy­alty. Ev­ery room fea­tures a hy­dro spa tub, flat-screen satel­lite TV, free Wi-Fi and a fully stocked mini bar, and the ho­tel of­fers free 24-hour room ser­vice. Opened just last year, the 29,000-square-foot ac­tion-sport fa­cil­ity lets guests snow­board, ski and skate, all in­doors. Other bonuses: a kid’s pool, kid’s room ser­vice menu and chil­dren’s pro­gram, and adults-only restau­rants and pools for when you want cou­ple time. For an ad­di­tional cost, the ho­tel ar­ranges trans­porta­tion to and from Can­cun In­ter­na­tional Air­port, one hour away from the prop­erty.

WOODLOCH RE­SORT Haw­ley, PA Bumper cars are one of many ameni­ties of­fered at this moun­tain re­sort. FOR: P NONSTO AC­TION

Re­lax and en­joy an ex­otic cock­tail or two at the Sun Bar. HARD ROCK RIVIERA MAYA Puerto Aven­turas, Mex­ico hrhriv­iera­ FOR: THE ROCK­STAR ENT TREATM

This prop­erty has beach ac­cess and two luxe pools.

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