Long gone are the days when a Griswold-esque family vacation was anyone's idea of fun. Today, modern families require a particular set of leisurely pursuits - and family resorts across the country are pulling out all the stops to offer such fine recreation. On top of the typical smorgasbord of family amenities - day camps, cool pools, kids' meals - ShermansTravel.com's 10 favorite family resorts offer something different: pioneering learning programs. Yes, learning really is fun at these family resorts, where kids can hone in on their latest obsession be it tennis or sailing, learn a new craft like surfing or waterskiing, pick up a few pointers in the kitchen at a cooking school, or stargaze with skill after an intriguing 101 in astronomy.
Text and captions courtesy of ShermanTravel.com, adapted from "Top 10 Family Resorts."