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Summer Family Travel Destinations for 2022 

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New York, NY (April 26, 2022) The Four Hundred by Design (FHxD) boutique collection of properties has been meticulously curated to cater to the aspirations of sophisticated and discerning luxury traveler advisors, all while providing them a way to earn faster payouts upon booking. Since the launch of the travel advisor portal in October 2021, a global community of FHxD Insiders has gained access to unique experiences and luxury accommodations at over 200 iconic properties and villas to offer to their high-net-worth clients. As travel advisors look ahead at the already busy summer season, FHxD helps simplify the booking process by saving them time and has created a selection of premier experiences to satisfy traveler demand for the most exclusive, high-end hotels, resorts, villas, and private residences. 

Top Summer Family Travel Destinations for 2022:

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Cape Cod, MA: Chatham Bars Inn

With 25 oceanfront acres, Chatham Bars Inn has the unique opportunity to make a multigenerational summer visit to Cape Cod a highlight for everyone in the family, tailoring individual and group experiences to each traveler based on their age and interests. Embrace the fascinating interactive history of the area with a visit to the fish pier, a stroll along Main Street, a Cape League baseball game, a climb to the top of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, or a boat ride to the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Accommodations range from guest rooms and suites to cottages and custom homes, surrounded by dozens of activities. The Inn’s fleet offers private whale watching, seal watching, lobstering, fishing and sailing, and trips to North Beach Island, part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Lounge by the pool in a cabana or play on the private beach before a family clambake and bonfire. Join in a family scavenger hunt or lawn games and the kids will love the partnerships with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and hands-on explanations of sea creatures with a marine biologist. Enjoy the spa, tennis, and golf. Plan a tour and family dinner at the Inn’s 8-acre farm. 

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Water Mill, The Hamptons, NY: Cobb Road Daydream Villa

Stay in one of the most beautiful places in the world, The Hamptons. Renowned for its stunning homes, endless beaches, and amazing restaurants, there is no surprise that this is the place that countless celebrities call home for the summer. The beaches, wineries, museums, and family-friendly eateries help make the Hamptons a family-friendly paradise. Cobb Road Daydream is a masterpiece in the centrally located hamlet, Water Mill. The home spans 12,500 sqft and has everything your family could ask for including a pool, hot tub, tennis court, basketball court, wine cellar, fitness center, and a pool table. Everything about this home feels luxurious. Included in your stay at Cobb Road Daydream is a private yacht tour for the entire family to enjoy. Step back in time with a walking tour through the villages of Southampton, courtesy of the Southampton History Museum. Several of these inexpensive tours welcome children old enough to endure the walk. Pack a lawn chair and picnic basket and enjoy a twilight concert in Southampton. The Southampton Cultural Center hosts free concerts Wednesday nights at Agawam Park, Cooper's Beach, or Good Ground Park. Riverhead is home to a host of sports, including  NASCAR. Kids will get a thrill out of watching the races. And, while you're there, check out the outlets for some early back-to-school shopping. Berry season lasts all summer. June is ripe for strawberry picking. Late July is the ideal time for blueberries and raspberries. Blackberries ripen in August. Pick your own at these  East End berry farms. 

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California: Farmhouse Inn 

There is much more to wine country than wine! Allow the FarmHouse Inn concierge to customize your family's trip to Sonoma County. From zip-lining, hiking in the Redwoods, canoeing down the Russian River, biking, food and farm tours, and more,  no visit is complete without a visit to Safari West Animal Adventure. At Farmhouse Inn kids will love to visit the chickens and enjoy the beautiful pool during warm summer days, then close out the evening recalling the day's adventures with gourmet s'mores by the fire pits. For those families who may want a fun and educational experience, there are many wineries in the area that welcome children to learn about agriculture, winemaking, gardening and so much more. FarmHouse Inn takes a personalized approach to planning travel that fits your family's every wish. 

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Dublin, Ireland: Straffan House

Located 30 minutes outside of Dublin, Straffan House is a private residence nestled on 550 acres of idyllic Kildare countryside on the grounds of The K Club. A palatial property, Straffan House is distinctly French in style and features ten guest bedrooms and many reception rooms, making it the perfect destination for multi-generational families. While the house itself features its own swimming pool and private cinema, guests of Straffan House also have full access to the selection of on-site activities available at The K Club resort. Try paddleboarding on the estate’s private mile-long stretch of the River Liffey or experience the noble and ancient art of falconry, getting up close and personal with a stunning selection of birds of prey. Enjoy playing a few games of tennis or fishing on the Liffey with the expert tuition of one of The K Club’s ghillies. Get out in the fresh country air on horseback where you’ll be well-minded by experienced K Club instructors on this classic country day out. Families can also follow one of the gentle mapped garden walks, exploring the grounds on foot or on one of the complimentary resort bicycles.

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New Mexico: Vermejo, A Ted Turner Reserve

Vermejo sits on over 550,000 acres of restored wilderness playground. It's the perfect summer escape for families. With our Turner Trailblazers program, there are learning adventures around every bend in the trail, and they have a teacher who is second to none, Mother Nature. One day kids learn to spot and track wildlife in the Junior Trackers program and wade in a lake for "It's a Bug's Life" scooping up nets filled with aquatic insects and trying their hand at fly-fishing. Another day they create artwork from materials they find in the forests and fields in Family Nature Crafts, go geocaching to find historic places and artifacts, or join junior horsemanship and spend the morning in the barn and corrals with the horses. Children will make memories that last a lifetime while connecting with nature and their loved ones at Ted Turner Reserves.

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Paris: Hotel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel

Create unforgettable memories discovering Paris with your family this year. Located in the heart of the city, Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel is ideal to explore the city on foot as many iconic landmarks are within walking distance, including The Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, and the stunning Tuileries Gardens. When staying in this iconic Parisian Palace children can enjoy a magical and personalized playground created by their Butlers, as well as unique experiences such as a mysterious treasure hunt or a fun-filled pool party. Matching pajamas sets will also await the whole family, for the perfect picture moment. 

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Florida: Acqualina Resort & Residences

At Acqualina Resort & Residences on the beach in Sunny Isles, Miami an exciting, engaging, and hands-on day camp has been designed for curious minds ages 5 to 12. The AcquaMarine kids club at Miami’s Acqualina Resort is an original, interactive way for children to learn, discover and explore everything ocean-related. From Super Sea Storms to Ocean Mammals, Feisty Fish, Amazing Alligators, Brilliant Dolphin Buddies, Sea Turtles, and Squishy Stingers (jellyfish), children will become eco-adventurers in private 90-minute sessions exclusively reserved for members of the same family. Youngsters are led in hands-on activities utilizing arts, crafts, games, and technology to stimulate their minds and start their eco-awareness journey. Other activities for families include football, basketball, corn hole, soccer, kite flying, water relay games and a life size chess game that teens can enjoy with friends and family.  

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Mexico: One&Only Mandarina

Situated on 42,000 square feet of pristine rainforest, One&Only Mandarina on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico has a KidsOnly club where children can let loose, discover, play and make friends, immersed in unspoiled nature. The wonders of Mandarina are brought to life through activities designed to unplug them from everyday modern life and reconnect them with wildlife and culture. From jungle tree houses to hanging bridges and slides, a maze, and nature trails, this tree village inspires their imagination to run wild, fulfilling childhood dreams. With 50 species of trees, colorful butterflies, and wandering armadillos, children feel like mini explorers, discovering ancient artifacts and learning about wildlife at the insectary and butterfly farm. Children can plunge into wild freedom and explore the unspoiled nature around with an array of daily activities. Learn about a bug life cycle, explore nature on a scavenger hunt, create art inspired by the local Huichol people or get competitive with friends and siblings over great games and sports. A day at KidsOnly is always filled with adventure and exploration.

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St. Barts, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France

Discover the magic of St Barth with a Family Treasure Hunt. For multi-generational families who may have missed out on holiday gatherings, the Maison has created an unforgettable island-wide scavenger hunt to be enjoyed by the young and the young at heart. Embarking on the adventure in a custom-designed Mini Moke, families will discover puzzles designed by Maison’s alchemists. Solving the clues will lead families to some of the most beautiful parts of the island creating a fun and interactive tour for first-time visitors to St Barth and returning guests. The adventure culminates with a private boat trip to a secluded beach for a beautiful beach picnic. The afternoon can be spent back on board exploring the waters surrounding St Barth with stops for swimming and snorkeling. Cheval Blanc offers two bedroom suites and bungalows perfect for families.

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About Four Hundred by Design:

Four Hundred by Design (FHxD) is a platform developed to be an extension to travel agencies, and designed to support luxury travel advisors as they respond to the resurgence of travel, which today demands unparalleled access and advisor solutions. The FHxD platform connects travel advisors and independent contractors from agencies serving high-net-worth clients, with over 200 of the world’s most exclusive accommodations and iconic properties including hotels, resorts, villas, and private residences. Insider advisors gain access to a suite of FHxD benefits developed by luxury travel industry veterans Tony Abrams, Tony Shepherd, Karen Goldberg, and Robert Eastman, With valuable industry insights, a global network of trusted supplier contacts in over 40 countries, along with higher and more timely revenue structures, Insider advisors are equipped to meet the volume and complexity of their client’s needs. 

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