Best Resorts for Family Reunions
Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
Built in 1947 on a former farm, the recently revamped Tides Inn is set on its own emerald-swathed peninsula between the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. Budding sea dogs of all ages are drawn to the on-site sailing school; other kid-friendly offerings include a Fred Findley–designed par-3 golf course, fresh- and saltwater pools, and classic games such as croquet and shuffleboard.
Guest Tip: Allen Roberts has been taking his D.C.-based crew to the Tides each Memorial Day for 14 years. He recommends taking a paddleboat from the marina to explore Carters Creek, where you might see ospreys, blue herons, and pelicans darting about the estuary.
(Doubles from $319.)