If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of people whose all-inclusive vacation or cruise was cancelled due to Covid-19, you're probably struggling to come up with a plan B. The hunt for hassle-free vacations close to home is on, but the search is anything but easy.
Are there all-inclusive resorts in the US?
Yes! Well, sort of. The truth is that there are plenty of all-inclusive vacations available in the continental US, but most are different from what you'd find at a typical all-inclusive resort in Mexico and the Caribbean.
US resorts that offer all-inclusive packages are based on the "American Meal Plan" or a modified version of it where breakfast, lunch and dinner is included in the cost of your room. Some resorts include alcohol, some do not. These resorts typically provide a variety of activities and entertainment too. The American Meal Plan became popular in the 1950's and 1960's when families would visit the same resort year after year. Traditionally, the family would spend "their week" at a mountain or lake-side lodge with other families that they have gotten to know over the summers. It was a true vacation. Parents could escape the daily grind and relax while resort staff cooked their meals, entertained them and catered to their every need. Ever watch the movie "Dirty Dancing?" Then you get the picture.
So where are these resorts today?
If you're searching for an affordable, pay-one-price for flight, room, food, alcohol and entertainment option then a Mexican or Caribbean all-inclusive is still the best value. But considering today's travel restrictions, crowds and health concerns, many families are opting to pay a little more to enjoy a less crowded, more personalized experience. The list below includes 30 family-friendly, all-inclusive choices that are right here in the continental US. These resorts have a lot to offer in terms of convenience and value, married with unforgettable experiences and personal attention. We can't think of a better time to start a new family tradition, explore more of our beautiful country and expose your family to new immersive experiences.
*Most of the resorts listed below have already re-opened or are opening soon, post Covid-19. We recommend you contact us prior to booking any of these properties to ensure that they are fully operational and have the same offerings.
Our code under the photos will help you understand what each resort includes:
B = Breakfast included
L = Lunch included
D = Dinner included
A = Alcohol included (choices may be limited)
Spa $ = Spa treatments additional
Golf $ = Golf available for a fee
Excursions $ = Resort provides off-site excursions for a fee
Mountain & Lake Lodges
Ranches & Dude Ranches
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