Vacation Duration Three days
Your Assignment Brush up on your summer skills
You'll get no guff for enrolling the family in these tutorials.
RESORT CLASSES THAT READY YOU FOR THE SEASON AHEAD
The Somerset on Grace Bay
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Guests at this new 54-suite resort can fine-tune their shoveling and sculpting skills by enrolling in Sandcastle University, taught on the ivory sands of Grace Bay Beach; come nightfall, everyone heads to the Lookout Tower, where there's a high-powered telescope for stargazing. 649/946-5900; thesomerset.com; suites from $700.
Pinehurst, North Carolina
Tee it up at this legendary golf resort. The Family Fairways program includes a one-hour beginner or refresher clinic along with free club rental, unlimited range use, and family tee times after 5 p.m. 800/487-4653; pinehurst.com; doubles from $300; Family Fairways program, $175.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Huntington Beach, California
Learn to hang ten at this 517-room Spanish-style oceanfront spread. The resort's Surf City USA program offers semi-private family wave-riding lessons, taught by in-house Toes on the Nose surf pros; $120 per person for two hours. 714/698-1234; huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com; doubles from $265.