Special for T+L Family Readers LA COSTA RESORT & SPA
Carlsbad, Calif.; 800/854-5000; lacosta.com
Readers booking Plaza rooms (which sleep up to five) get two rounds of golf or two 50-minute spa treatments (or one of each) per day, and one day for four kids (ages six months to 16) at the resort's new 6,000-square-foot hangout, which has a tree house, saltwater reef tank, and activities such as relay races and scavenger hunts.
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HAWAII

The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Oahu; 866/716-8109; princess kaiulani.com; ask for the Endless Escapes package.
WHAT'S INCLUDED A standard double (some come with a balcony), in the heart of Waikiki Beach.
COST $129 a night.
SAVINGS 46 percent.

VERMONT

Mountain Top Inn & Resort Chittenden; 802/483-2311; mountaintopinn.com; ask for the Family Fun package.
WHAT'S INCLUDED A lodge room or cabin; daily breakfasts; kayaking, canoeing, tennis, and a pontoon ride on the resort's lake.
COST $995 for three nights for two adults and two kids.
SAVINGS From 25 percent.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Club Med Punta Cana
800/258-2633; clubmed.com; ask for the Family Extravaganza package.
WHAT'S INCLUDED A week's stay, including all meals and drinks; kids' and teen clubs; all activities (such as sailing and trapeze training), and a powerboat excursion for kids.
COST $1,999 for six nights for two adults and two kids.
SAVINGS 21 percent.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Mandarin Oriental
800/526-6566; mandarinoriental.com; ask for the I Spy package.
WHAT'S INCLUDED Two adjoining rooms; daily breakfasts for four; two $50 spa treatments; and valet parking. "Agent Green" at the concierge desk hands each child a file containing a ticket to the International Spy Museum and scavenger hunt clues. On completion of the "mission," kids receive a prize.
COST From $659 a night for two adults and two kids.
SAVINGS 26 percent.

NEW YORK CITY

Exchange Hotel
212/742-0003; exchangehotel.com; ask for the Little Schooners Getaway.
WHAT'S INCLUDED A long weekend in a suite that sleeps four; a tour of New York Harbor on an 1885 schooner; admission to the South Street Seaport Museum; and a gift basket, which includes a city guide.
COST $1,000 for three nights.
SAVINGS 26 percent.

FINLAND

Baltic Coast Road Trip
Continental Journeys; 800/601-4343; continentaljourneys.com; ask for the King's Road Driving Tour.
WHAT'S INCLUDED A Toyota station wagon for a 200-mile round-trip coastal drive from Helsinki to the medieval city of Turku; six nights with daily breakfasts in top hotels; a tour of Helsinki; tickets to several local family attractions, including Europe's largest indoor water park; and airport transfers.
COST $999 per adult for a week, $199 per kid up to age 16.
SAVINGS 25 percent.

WEST TEXAS

Lajitas, the Ultimate Hideout
Lajitas (50 miles from the north entrance of Big Bend National Park); 877/525-4827; lajitas.com; ask for the Wild West Retreat.
WHAT'S INCLUDED A weekend for up to six at a 25,000-acre, cowboy-themed resort on the Mexican border; daily breakfasts; target shooting demonstrations in a mock Western town; a sunset horseback ride and cookout for four; unlimited golf for one; and a spa treatment.
COST $2,150 for two nights in a condo (with kitchen and washer-dryer) or a two-bedroom suite.
SAVINGS 32 percent.

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