With a 25-mile-long lake as the centerpiece, the Idaho resort town of Coeur d’Alene lures families with the promise of beach days, a range of water sports, scenic boat rides, fishing, and hiking on an assortment of nearby trails. Stay at the Coeur d’Alene Resort for easy access to amenities that include boat and jet ski rentals, spa time, outdoor dining and a lakeside infinity pool. Play a round on the resort’s golf course that is home to the world’s only floating green. Families traveling with young children will appreciate easy access to multiple play areas and parks within walking distance. For a more laid-back vibe, visit Priest Lake, 90 miles to the north and tucked within the Selkirk Mountain Range. Check into one of Elkins Resort’s 30 cedar log cabins on the tree-lined shores of the pristine lake and choose from the sports of the season or claim your Adirondacks on the grassy lawn. Hike through old-growth forests, discover local waterfalls, paddle a canoe, go kayaking or test your balance on a paddleboard.
Contact: www.VisitIdaho.org; www.cdaresort.com; www.ElkinsResort.com