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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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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.

Four Seasons Palm Beach Resort

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

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort

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

Cheeca Lodge & Spa

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

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.

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.

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Temescal House

Los Angeles
A luxurious family home sleeping 10 in an upmarket area, with an outdoor pool and hot tub.

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

Southern California
This modern, seaside-themed hotel on the Disneyland Resort in California will impress all the family.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

A retro hotel with pools, near the Universal Orlando attractions, offering park perks.

Reunion Resort

A luxury villa complex with pools, golf courses and kids’ club in Orlando.

Villa Belfry Executive Plus

Villa in Orlando for 12 people, with games room and pool, near the theme parks.

Villa Gleneagles Executive Plus

A villa for 10 people with pool and games room, near the Walt Disney Resort.

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Self-catering villas in Orlando, next to lake, with free transfers to the attractions.

The Village At Indian Point

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

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village

A family resort in Orlando, with kids’ club, spa, and free shuttle to theme parks.

Marriott's Harbour Lake

Family resort in the heart of Orlando with its own waterpark and mini-golf course.

Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort

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

Oceana Santa Monica Hotel

Los Angeles
A luxury family hotel only a short transfer from Los Angeles airport and a great base for exploring southern California.

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.

Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco
Rooms are clean and comfortable and in a great location for Fisherman’s Wharf so will work great as a base for sightseeing