Swaying palms. Pristine beaches. Umbrella drinks. Turn the mirage into a reality at one of these kid-friendly spots just a direct flight away.
Opening next week, The Veranda Resort (877-945-5757) has a beachfront cottage and plunge pool with your name on it. Set on the white sands of Grace Bay in Turks & Caicos, it entertains nuggets with shell collecting and iguana spotting while you recharge with a massage. Receive 30 percent off your stay February 1-April 10; mention DailyCandy Kids.
Drop anchor at Antigua’s Carlisle Bay (866-502-2855), for fun on land (killer pools) and at sea (sailboat excursions). Its Cool Kids Club activity program busies tykes ages 6 months to 12 years. For everyone: rain forests, live bands, and beachfront barbecue.
All for Mexico
At One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos (866-829-2977), everything feels fresh, from the ceviche/sushi bar to the free KidsOnly program offering everything from pinata-making to tennis lessons. Tee off overlooking the Sea of Cortez or do yoga in a private-beach pavilion.
Angeles of Repose
It’s a long haul, but Los Angeles is kid heaven. Enlighten the brood at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows (888-530-9393); it’s created a family package for DailyCandy Kids readers through March 31 (mention code PFAM when booking). Included in the deal: a suite; bike rental from Perry’s; three meals at the hotel bistro, Fig (or in your room or the lobby lounge); and admission to Santa Monica Pier’s Pacific Park.
At last — paradise found.
What: A colorful cast of characters enlivens the jazzy musical revival set in the NYC subway.
Why: Sit back and enjoy the ride.
When: Thru Feb. 15. Showtimes online at tadatheater.com.
Where: TADA Youth Theater, 15 W. 28th St., b/t Fifth Ave. & Broadway, 2nd flr. (212-252-1619).
Mini Jake Annual Winter Sale
What: Nab 40-75 percent off Oeuf apparel, Brio train sets, Plan Toys, and more.
Why: It’s Brooklyn’s hottest bargain.
When: Thru Feb. 7. Sun. & Mon., noon-6 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 178 N. 9th St., b/t Bedford & Driggs Aves., Williamsburg (718-782-2005).
Magic, Music, and Mystery
What: The latest in the Happy Concerts for Young People series mixes optical illusion and music.
Why: Give it a sleight of hand.
When: Sat., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway, at 65th St., Avery Fisher Hall (212-721-6500). Tickets online at littleorchestra.org.
Photos: Courtesy of The Veranda Resort; Courtesy of Carlisle Bay; Courtesy of Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows