Follow Me on Pinterest

Summer & Cinema

By  Lynn O'Rourke Hayes   

 

fttsjohnnydeppjacksparrows

Summer and cinema combine for family fun. Here are five places where film adds to the magic of a family getaway:

1 Sing along in Aruba. From now through Aug. 28, take part in the Sing-a-Long Movie Summer festivities at this Caribbean resort. After a day of water sports and beach-centered good times, make your way to the 8,500-square-foot pool and enjoy forever favorite films such as The Sound of Music, Toy Story, The Wizard of Oz and other surefire cinematic treasures. Before you know it, the entire crew will break into song. Contact: 1-877-782-0149; westinaruba.com

2 Hawaii Hollywood-style. From dinosaurs to The Descendants, the wild beauty of the Hawaiian Islands has often served as the backdrop for Hollywood movies. Take a tour of some of Kauai’s locations while also viewing clips from the movies that made the sites famous. Then relax on the beautiful beaches, build sand castles with the kids and create your own story. Contact: 1-800-831-5541; robertshawaii.com/kauai

3 Cool off in Palm Springs, Calif. Visit the 444-room Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa and cool off with the kids while catching family-style movies that include well-known pals the Muppets, the Smurfs and Alvin and the Chipmunks. Once the sun sets, the films begin. Check out the lazy river, the popular sandy beach and a slew of water slides. Also consider family golf, tennis and relaxing in spacious guest rooms or the spa. Contact: rancholaspalmas.com

4 Dive-in movies desert-style. You won’t want to miss the Saturday fireworks after a great day spent floating in the family-friendly pool areas of this expansive Scottsdale, Ariz., resort. One of the early adopters of dive-in movies for families, this trendsetting resort offers films such as Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs once the sun sets on the Sonoran Desert. You’ll want to check out the Techno Waterslide After Dark for an extra dose of adrenalin. Ask about summer vacation specials. Contact: 480-585-4848; scottsdaleprincess.com

5 Ahoy, potential pirates! Channel the fun-loving Jack Sparrow, a favorite cinema-inspired pirate, and then head for the open water. Climb aboard Baltimore pirate ship the Fearless for an hourlong adventure in the scenic and historical waters of the city’s Inner Harbor. Search for treasure, shoot water cannons, dress up like pirates, and learn how to sing and dance like these crusty characters of old. A similar swashbuckling adventure can be experienced off the coast of Virginia Beach. Contact: urbanpirates.com; virginiabeachpirateship.com

Travel Insurance. Simple & Flexible.

Policy type

Follow Us on Twitter!

                  

 

Home    |    About    |    Meet Our Contributors    |    Advertising    |    Contact Us    |    Site Map    |    Legal