my top + pants + hat + shoes + bag + bracelets || joe’s top + shorts + sandals || hayden’s top + jeans || harper’s outfit + shoes || hudson’s top + jeans + shoes || hunter’s top + jacket + similar skirt + shoes || houston’s top + jeans + shoes
Are you more of a vacation always kind of person? Or do you prefer the staycation? I have ALWAYS been a vacation girl, until the last year or so. We have started adding in staycations and instantly fell in love! It is so fun to explore the place you live and take in some of the sights and sounds you normally miss in the rush of things. Plus who doesn’t love saving time, money, and sanity on traveling with your whole family!! Our favorite local spot to spend our staycation is definitely The Grand America! The perfect location + so many family friendly amenities! So today I thought I’d share 3 of the reasons why our family loves The Grand America, + what makes it the perfect spot for your Spring Break adventure!
:: FAMILY FRIENDLY SET UP
One of our very favorite things about The Grand America is how family friendly it is. You will notice it from the second you walk in. The lobby is connected right to so many fun things including a little toy store/gift shop the kids love to check out, as well as some yummy treats. The employees are all SO good with kids and make my little people feel so special.
When it comes to room options, this is probably hands down the thing we love most about the grand. If you have a bigger family, you know how difficult it can be to find a hotel room that works without spending an arm + a leg, or having to separate your family in to different rooms. The Grand America has this figured out. You are able to get connected suites that are PERFECT for families. We do the King Suite connected to the 2 Queen and it is giant!! It is like staying in a big condo all together, you aren’t down the hall from each other, but you still have the option of shutting the inner room doors for privacy too. We love that the closet/hall space is big as well to accommodate a pack n play if needed. So so nice for big families.
:: THINGS TO DO
My whole family gets SO excited when they find out we are going to The Grand America because there are so many fun things to do. Hands down their favorite is the pools. They have both an indoor and outdoor pool, making it perfect for questionable spring break weather. Both are big and so nice/well taken care of. My little people would spend our entire stay there if we let them!
They also have a cute toy store and bakery type place on site as well. We love checking out the unique selection and of course stocking up on yummy treats like macaroons.
The spa is so dreamy. We usually don’t take advantage of all it has to offer with the kids in tow since its for adults, but if you can I highly recommend it! Maybe convince your hubby to take the kids to the pool while you escape for a massage and facial. It is very high end and a great quality service.
Location is a major perk when staying at The Grand America. It is within walking distance to amazing shopping at City Creek Center, and so many yummy restaurants and treat stops. We love that we don’t have to pack everyone up to go out to eat or to grab some ice cream, we can just take a quick walk together. We love that it is in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, but you feel totally secluded and private within the resort.
I hope this little review helps give you a little peek into why we have come to love and really look forward to our staycations. If you are looking for the perfect local spot for a Spring Break stay, check it out!!