I know first hand how frustrating it can be to find a babysitter when you are on a family vacation. We are stationed far away from family, so when we go on vacation the kids go with us. Rarely will a hotel recommend a sitter, because of liability issues, and it can be very time consuming to find one yourself. Luckily there are a few businesses that help with this.
SitterCity offers actually offers free memberships to military personnel, which I love, because sometimes as you are moving that is when you need a sitter the most. Especially if you just got moved to an area where you do not know anyone. That is how I was first introduced to SitterCity, I just needed someone local. Now when I am going on vacation and Need a babysitter? I can Find the most qualified sitters at Sittercity.com.
Nannies4hire.com lets you search free for a nanny in the United States or Canada. I have not personally used this site and would love to hear from any of my readers that have.