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Twelve of the Best Hilton Hotels That Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

There’s something about summer that brings back childhood memories of biking through the neighborhood to catch the ice cream truck, taking a weekend road trip to a water park or roasting marshmallows around the fire at summer camp. And after all the stress and worry of 2020, we deserve the chance to feel like a kid again. 

From waterslides to ATVing to on-property ice cream shops, Hilton has a number of hotels that can help channel your inner child and make any summer trip feel like a break from reality. (Plus, with Hilton’s More Nights, More Points promotion, guests will be able to replicate that childhood feeling of winning prize tickets at the arcade when Hilton Honors members earn Double Bonus Points on every stay of one or two nights, and Triple Bonus Points on every stay of three nights or more, in addition to Points earned on eligible hotel spend on stays through September 6, 2021). 

Ready to revisit your fun and carefree youth? Consider making new memories at these hotels:

For Waterpark (and Swim-up Bar) Enthusiasts

A 40-acre tropical playground steps from Wailea Beach, Grand Wailea Maui Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is an ideal getaway for the water-loving adult who knows that you’re never too old for a waterslide, but also wants to enjoy a cocktail poolside. The resort boasts an interconnected 2,000-foot pool that weaves through waterslides and swing sets. Guests can also find the world's first water elevator, and ocean activities like complimentary scuba and snorkel lessons, kayaks, paddle boards and boogie boards.

Hawaii is booming with activities set to make any adult’s inner child burst with excitement. Dance the night away during hula lessons at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort‘s Waikiki Starlight Luau, enjoy lei making or journey down the longest slide in Waikiki at the Paradise Pool. For those who want to relive their dinosaur dreams, guests can book an exhilarating tour at Kualoa Ranch.

Spanning 45 lush acres just north of downtown, Hilton Anatole is a Dallas icon in the vibrant Design District. Kicking off the much-anticipated summer season, the resort's JadeWaters resort pool complex, exclusively for hotel guests, features two giant water slides, a swim-up bar, adult-only leisure cove, private cabanas and more, perfect for the sophisticated adult who also wants to enjoy an all-day pool day.
Make a splash in South Carolina at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Myrtle Beach Oceanfront boasting two lazy rivers and six indoor/outdoor pools on the south end of Ocean Boulevard while enjoying a cocktail poolside. Travelers seeking a coastal getaway can also stay at Kingston Resorts giving guests access to Splash! Waterpark’s 50,000 square feet of fun with water slides, spouts, jet sprays, and a winding Lazy River plus nine pools. Following a relaxing journey in the Lazy River, guests can indulge in handcrafted cocktails while overlooking the ocean at the resorts’ pool bar.

Nestled in the 482-acre Bonnet Creek nature preserve, Waldorf Astoria Orlando is home to a three-acre-long lazy river with a plunging water slide for thrill seekers. Guests of all ages can experience the life of a mermaid or shark with custom tails from the Mermaid Academy.

Few things feed the soul like the warmth of the sun, fresh air and a lazy river pool to release your inner child. Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace is the perfect resort to leave your troubles behind and splash around or drift down the hotel’s spiraling float lagoon.

For Thrill Seekers

Proving to be as thrilling during the summer as the winter, at Waldorf Astoria Park City adults can discover acres of private hiking trails and enjoy horseback rides, guided fly-fishing afternoons, ATVing in the high Uinta mountains and relaxing at the on-site heated alpine pool.  After a day out in the mountains, guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails and a curated wine list at Powder.

A desert retreat at Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock brings exploration to new heights with 360-degree views of deep red Arizona Rockies. Combine relaxation and adventure with activities like a hot air balloon ride, 200 miles of scenic hiking and mountain biking trails, boozy fireside s’mores around the resort’s fire pits and much more. For those really looking to burn off some energy, the hotel is home to its own boot camp playground aptly-named the Outdoor Warrior Pit, which is equipped with tires, ropes, sledgehammers and anchors.

Guests visiting Hilton Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort can book the hotel’s Cabo Wild Adventure package featuring a $500 credit to Wild Canyon Adventure Park for a day of ziplining, ATVing, bungee-jumping and more. Following a day of adventure-seeking, guests can indulge in a Fire & Smoke Cocktail Class at Enclave Beach Bar and roast marshmallows and watch the stars with a cocktail in hand.

For Satisfying Sweet Tooths

Sundaes at Hotel Del Coronado offers a variety of desserts perfect for any palate. Feel like a kid again over a Classic Banana Split or try a gelato and paleta popsicle in flavors like Cinnamon Toast Arroz con Leche or Banana Nutella Crunch.
Indulge in a popsicle with a bit of adult sophistication while overlooking the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor at Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar at Conrad New York Downtown. Reopening May 21 for the season, the bar’s signature Poptail drink, features a Mom & Icepops Boozy pop in flavors such as Raspberry Moscow Mule and Lemon-Jasmin Gin, served in a choice of prosecco or rosecco on tap, or in Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial.
You may have spent your youth sipping on virgin Pina Coladas, so why not indulge in the real thing at Caribe Hilton, the birthplace of the iconic drink? With your feet in the sand, sip on this special blend of mixed rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice.

Guests who choose to travel are encouraged to check local/state/country government restrictions and safety measures related to COVID-19 before traveling.

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