1. Rocking Horse Ranch, Highland, NY
Giddy up! Adventure awaits at Rocking Horse Ranch, no matter the season. The all-inclusive family resort is home to a wide range of activities: kayaking and water slides during the dog days of summer, skiing and horse-drawn sleigh rides when the cold weather hits and year-round fun at the 85-degree indoor water park. Events add an extra layer of adventure, and families are able to enjoy performances, holiday activities and so much more. When you and your crew need to refuel, Culinary Institute of America alumni are ready to prepare a savory meal in the Longhorn Dining Room (plus kiddies will get a kick out of the character lunches). Depending on accommodations and the number of travelers, rooms can vary in price ($349–$949), but make sure to explore the ranch's exclusive deals before booking—you just might score an even sweeter price than you had anticipated. If you're heading upstate, you'd be remiss not to make a pitstop at everyone's favorite ranch. Highland, NY (rockinghorseranch.com).