The classic beach getaway just got easier, thanks to the inauguration of kids' programs at two newly restored East Coast resorts. On the Chesapeake Bay, at the Tides Inn (Irvington, Va.; 804/438-5000;; $325 for a family of four), young vacationers go on nature walks, play golf, and take sailing lessons. Nantucket's Harbor House Village (866/325-9300 or 508/228-1500;; $395 for a family of four) has guided beachcombing, storytelling, and evening movies. Just be sure your kids pencil you into their schedules. —Heidi Sherman Mitchell