Best Family Vacations
By Amber Kallor
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Made with our youngest guests in mind, The Ritz-Carlton created an original children's book—The Little Lost Elephant—that details one animal’s incredible adventure away from home.

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Really Wow Them

We see every guest and every day as an opportunity to create magical memories. That's why we've carved out one-of-a-kind experiences and amenities for even the tiniest travelers at The Ritz-Carlton. From tea parties to ocean expeditions, let us help you write your own unique story.

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Bring Dreams to Life

Inspired by unforgettable moments from across the globe, author Julia Gray and illustrator Jennie Webber joined forces to produce The Little Lost Elephant, a book that captures one creature’s fantastic journey. “This story is about an elephant who is lost and longs to be reunited with her parents,” says Gray. “That is something that any child, no matter where they are in the world, can relate to.”

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Make Lifetime Memories

“We chose two really recognizable animals as our main characters,” explains Webber. “Leo the lion actually came from The Ritz-Carlton logo.” As for Emma the elephant, adds Gray, “She’s the guest who goes into the hotel, has the wonderful hotel experiences, and hopefully leaves changed with memories she can keep forever.”

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Let Their Imaginations Run Wild

Just like Emma in The Little Lost Elephant, our youngest guests are never short on things to do and places to explore at The Ritz-Carlton. Adventure awaits around every corner with Ritz Kids, a program specially designed to bring our unique destinations to life with locally-inspired environmental and cultural experiences.

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Find Family-Friendly Activities

The characters in The Little Lost Elephant practically pop off the page at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin. A visit to Zoo Berlin allows visitors to get up close and personal with over 19,400 animals—including elephants, hippos, giraffes, flamingos, and baboons. Also ask our Ladies and Gentlemen about afternoon tea parties, drawing kits, and kid-friendly menus.

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Learn and Play

Take a walk on the wild side with our Ambassadors of the Environment program developed by world-renowned explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau. Experience now in Puerto Rico, Santa Barbara, Maui, Grand Cayman, and in 2021, at our new resort in the Maldives.

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Leave a Lasting Impression

Wherever your journey takes you, The Ritz-Carlton will make it feel like home. We’re also committed to creating a better and brighter future for kids and communities around the world. Community Footprints is our global citizenship program focused on children’s well-being, environmental responsibility, and poverty relief.