America's Best Family Hotels
The Walt Disney Company
No. 8 Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, FL
Two hours from the crowds of Orlando’s Disney World, this Indian River County resort shares its slice of Atlantic coastline with nesting loggerhead sea turtles. And there’s plenty more wildlife to discover at the nearby state park and river preserve. At the resort, you can join a treasure hunt or an alfresco cooking class, or just hang out at the heated, Mickey Mouse–shaped pool. Accommodations range from guest rooms to three-bedroom cottages.
Parents Love: Kayaking among the manatees in the Indian River Lagoon.
Kids Love: The family-style Pirate Character Dinner with appearances by swashbucklers Goofy and Donald.