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Tides Inn Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

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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.)

—Kathryn O’Shea-Evans

Best Resorts for Family Reunions

Best Resorts for Family Reunions

Tides Inn 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.)

—Kathryn O’Shea-Evans

Best Resorts for Family Reunions

Courtesy of The Tides Inn

Best Resorts for Family Reunions

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