5 Family-Friendly Vacation Destinations

These vacation spots cater to both you and your cutie pie.

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The YMCA of the Rockies

Estes Park, Colorado

The YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colo.

Lovely private cabins feature wood-burning fireplaces with movable screens to keep teeny fingers safe, while stroller-friendly trails and small ponds teem with elk and other critters. Moms and dads can get moving with hiking, biking, ziplining and rafting, while playgrounds offer mini swings, slides and playhouses; an infant section in the on-site library features board books and a "Snuggle and Read" nook; and crib and highchair rentals are free. (Lodges $84 per night for YMCA members, $99 per night for non-members; ymcarockies.org)

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Aulani Disney Resort & Spa

Hawaii (and Disney)

Aulani Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawaii

Tykes rule on this oceanfront property, set on 21 acres of ivory sand adjacent to a turquoise lagoon. Enjoy a whirlpool soak with a sunset view while a child care specialist from the hotel's Kama'aina Kids in-room babysitting service watches your keiki ($30 per hour). The on-site Laniwai spa offers pampering not just for parents, but newborns and infants, too. All guest rooms come equipped with a Pack 'n Play and mini fridge (bottle warmers, outlet covers and a Diaper Genie available upon request). (From $435 per night; resorts.disney.go.com)

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Westin St. John Resort & Villas

The U.S. Virgin Islands

Westin St. John Resort & Villas in the U.S. Virgin Islands

There's no passport required for a stay on this exotic, 47-acre tropical resort, which caters to the very young with free baby blankets, jogging strollers, dehumidifiers, booster seats and more. Upon arrival, parents receive a complimentary backpack loaded with goodies such as a rubber ducky, nightlight, books and electrical outlet caps. Ask the Westin Kids Club to secure a private babysitter so you and your partner can slip away for a romantic dinner or couples' cabana massage. (From $239 per night; westinresortstjohn.com)

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Club Med Sandpiper Bay

Club Med in Florida

Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Mini jetsetters can chill at Baby Club Med, a fullservice nursery with indoor and outdoor activities for babies ages 4 months to 2 years ($85 per day), while Mom and Dad take a tennis lesson with Andre Agassi's former coach, bravely soar on the full-sized flying trapeze or simply unwind in a free cabana. Bambinos and their parents can enjoy dinner together in the Baby Corner of the Market Place restaurant, featuring chef-prepared baby food. The hotel's Baby Welcome Program makes baby gear available upon arrival. (From $140 per adult per night; sandpiperbay.clubmed.us)

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Omni La Costa Resort

Carlsbad, California

Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif.

Holistic guru Deepak Chopra co-founded this retreat's Center for Wellbeing, where frazzled new parents can meditate, take a mind-body healing class or just zone out during a massage. Meanwhile, the staff at Kidtopia nursery provides care for kids ages 6 months to 3 years for two hours at a time ($17 per hour). Your tot will delight at the 600-gallon saltwater aquarium bustling with jewel-toned fish. Bonus: LEGOLAND is right around the corner. (From $229 per night; lacosta.com)

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