Best Places to take Kids in Texas During their Vacation

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Kids Vacations – plan a kids vacation that will keep them busy, giggling, and smiling for a weekend or longer and create a memory that will last forever. Our Kids Activities Page will help with some ideas of fun things the kids might enjoy and the adults or kids at heart will also have a blast. Such as tubing the river, camping, wakeboarding, jumping on the trampoline, and enjoying Aquatica Water Park – read about this Fun Kids Vacation.

Amusement Park Heaven

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Arlington or San Antonio are the best choices for amusement parks and attractions ranging from a tour of Cowboy Stadium to the Wax Museum to lots of amusement parks (Fiesta Texas and Sea World in San Antonio, Six Flags in Arlington) – you’ll find plenty of choices for close by lodging ranging from RV parks to resorts to economy hotels

Waterparks

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it doesn’t get much better than playing in the waterparks on a hot summer day and Texas offers plenty of choices and some of the rides and chutes are a real thrill. Schlitterbahn has several waterpark locations (Galveston, South Padre, and New Braunfels) and is probably the best and biggest, most major cities have smaller splash or water parks, and Great Wolf Lodge is the ultimate lodge and waterpark combo

Train Rides

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the younger kids will enjoy a ride on a vintage train and most have some the Holiday rides (Peanuts, Pumpkin Patch, Holiday Express) that are enjoyable. Make it a camping weekend and stay at the Texas State Railroad RV Park which is adjacent to the Rusk train depot

Tubing or Rafting

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on a hot summer day, it doesn’t get much better than tubin’ down, or just playing in, one of the many beautiful Texas rivers. The shortest river in Texas (the Comal River in San Marcos) is suitable for all ages including the younger kids (our 3 and 5 year grand kids loved it), the lower Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake is best know for the crowds and parties on the river, and the Frio River is good for everyone. Make it a weekend and camp, stay in a cabin, or a nearby hotel – Frio Country Resort has lots of options if you plan on tubing the Frio.

Ride a Zip Line

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kids (and adults) of all ages will love any of the zip line rides and tours – find one near you on our Zip Line Page.

Beach Vacation

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kids will just love playing in the surf, flying a kite, feeding the seagulls, being buried in the sand, jumping in the waves, trying to catch a fish, building sand castles, or playing catch, frisbee, volleyball, or football on the beach – and Texas has more than 600 miles of shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico for a fun Texas beach vacation.

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