Want to squeeze out every last drop of summer? There's still time for one last hurrah. Kid-friendly resorts around the country are rolling out the red carpet with last-minute Labor Day weekend specials aimed at families. Here's a sampling of places where summer is going out with a bang:

Gaylord Texan

Where: Grapevine, TX

Why: Because this lakefront Texas resort is transformed during the summer months into Alice's "Wonderland," complete with a strolling cast of characters from the storybook. Kids will love getting lost in the 3-D, black-light maze, finding clues left behind by the Cheshire Cat on a resort-wide scavenger hunt. The kids can also join the Mad Hatter in celebrating his "unbirthday" at a tea party. Each morning the resort serves up a nonsensical breakfast buffet (think Humpty Dumpty's omelet station), and for afternoon family fun, guests can join in the pool party with a live DJ, hula hoop and limbo challenges, and outdoor games, followed by a fireworks display on Friday and Saturday. Rates start at $189 per night and include breakfast for four and some activities.

Pheasant Run Resort

Where: St. Charles, IL

Why: Because this family-friendly golf resort and spa near Chicago has a roster full of outdoor activities that include live music, pool games, and a barbecue lunch. In the evenings, families can watch movies under the stars or roast s'mores over a bonfire. The Kid's Klub will be open all weekend for arts and crafts, and grown-ups can check out the comedy club or a live production of a 1950s murder mystery in the Mainstage Theater. The Holiday Weekend Summer Splash Celebration package starts at $139 per night and includes a barbecue for four, free bingo and crafts, a $25 breakfast credit, and holiday activities.

Oglebay Resort

Where: Wheeling, WV

Why: Because this picturesque golf resort and spa is a mini-city in itself, with a planetarium, glass museum, and even a 30-acre zoo. Families can rent paddle boats or go fishing on Schenk Lake, take in a few rounds of mini golf, or go horseback riding. The festivities during Labor Day weekend include fireworks, a live orchestra performance, water fountain displays, a woodcarving show, and a battle re-enactment. The three-night Labor Day package starts at $419 for two adults and includes a welcome reception, breakfast daily, zoo and museum admission, and many activities. There is an additional charge of $15 to $20 per night for each child, depending on the age.

Callaway Gardens

Where: Pine Mountain, GA

Why: Because this year marks the 12th anniversary of the Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens. The weekend kicks off on a high note with a balloon glow on Robin Lake Beach, when rows of tethered balloons will be illuminated. Balloon launches will take place on Saturday and Sunday, along with many kid-friendly activities such as tethered balloon rides, inflatable water slides, mini golf, sand castle-building, face painting, arts and crafts, and live music. The Sky High Hot Air Balloon package starts at $159 per night and includes breakfast for two adults ($8 extra per child ages 6-12), four tie-dye T-shirt tickets, and admission to the balloon festival and other attractions, including the butterfly center and Callaway's famous gardens.

Cliffs Resort

Where: Pismo Beach, CA

Why: Because this kid-friendly cliff side resort offers luxurious accommodations and beachfront access, plus a Labor Day package that wrings out three more fun-packed days of summer. Nearby attractions worth seeing include

Woodloch Resort

Where: Hawley, PA

Why: Because this Poconos favorite (see our review) really delivers that home-away-from-home feeling. No matter the weather, Woodloch keeps you busy indoors and out with bumper cars, go-carts, an indoor splash pool, golf, family Olympics, and boating and kayaking on Lake Teedyuskung. During the holiday weekend, expect carnival games, "Family Feud," a cookout, scavenger hunts, and a Broadway-style show. The two-night all-inclusive Labor Day weekend package starts at $550 per adult and covers meals and nearly all activities. Children's rates vary based on age.

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador

Where: Tucson, AZ

Why: Because this family-friendly golf and tennis resort is rolling out a slew of fun activities for the Labor Day weekend. At the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador, there will be pizza making and cookie decorating, outdoor movies, live music and karaoke, a giant water-balloon fight, and splashing in the fish-shaped kid's pool at the Desert Springs Oasis. The kicker: At nightfall, the resort's giant, 143-foot waterslide becomes transformed into a "cosmic slide" with a little help from dry ice, special lighting, and glowstick-carrying kids. (Can anyone say "super-cool photo opp?") The Labor Day Getaway package starts at $99 per night and includes most activities.

Wild Eagle Lodge

Where: Eagle River, WI

Why: Because if your family loves the outdoors, this quiet lakeside retreat is a perfect place to say good-bye to summer. Think sand castles on the private beach, boating, fishing, campfires, and sports galore. On Sunday, the Kid's Fishing Jamboree ends with prizes and ribbons for little anglers who reel in a big one. There's also tennis, kayaking, volleyball, swimming, and a playground. The two-night "Labor Day Family Getaway" starts at $500 for a family of four, and includes motor boat rentals for the entire stay, $10 worth of resort bucks per person, one game of bowling per person, and Sunday brunch.

Point Sebago Resort

Where: South Casco, ME

Why: Because this laid-back family camp-style resort, on one of Maine's most pristine lakes, delivers a whirlwind of activities, ranging from flag football and kayaking to social games (cue "family double dare") and hayrides. Kids get time with their peers at Chippy's Playhouse, while teens get their own hangout with video and table games. The all-inclusive three-night Labor Day weekend package starts at $310 per adult. You'll pay an additional $40 to $90 per child, depending on the age. The package includes accommodations; eight buffet meals, including one lobster dinner; mini golf; free entertainment and activities; discounted golf greens fees; plus a one-hour lake cruise. is an award-winning family travel site, featuring reviews of kid-friendly hotels and resorts, expert planning advice, readers' travel tips, and more. Want an easy way to find out about vacation deals? Sign up for our family travel e-newsletter. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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