La Quinta Resort & Club
Near Palm Springs, at this enchanting hacienda-inspired desert oasis (picture whitewashed buildings and red-tiled roofs), parenting stress melts away. Under perennially blue skies, and surrounded by the alluring Santa Rosa Mountains and fragrant fruit trees, La Quinta Resort & Club (run by Waldorf-Astoria Resorts) sparkles with 41 pools, 53 hot tubs, lush flowers, and peaceful paths along its 562 casitas, 24 suites, and 210 spa villas. Each evening, sink into an outdoor chair to cuddle with your little lovebug while unwinding to uplifting live music. Indulge in delish dishes at five restaurants. The PAWS La Quinta experience even welcomes the family dog! ($100 per stay.)
Bonus for Baby Bikes, with baby carriers, are available for rent. There's a children's pool and playground, as well as a Kids Club for older siblings (ages 4 to 12). Use of a crib, high chair and play yard for your room is complimentary. Food in restaurants can be pur?ed; many rooms have kitchenettes. The concierge can help arrange babysitting with an outside agency (cost varies; usually starts at $15 per hour).
Book it! Rates start at $124 per room, per night, plus a $27-per-day resort fee, ask about special discount packages; LaQuintaResort.com
This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, patterns, and availabilities are subject to change.
Originally published in the April 2013 issue of American Baby magazine.