Things to Do in Texas During Your Family Vacations


Texas has some of the best kids and family vacation destinations and choices in the United States – you can vacation at the beach, in the mountains at Big Bend, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, in the scenic piney east woods, or the open plains in the Texas Panhandle. Your Texas family vacation can include a cruise from Galveston; camping at any of hundreds of State Parks, Corp of Engineer campgrounds, or luxury RV parks; or a stay in a Texas vacation rental cabin, lodge, resort or waterfront home.

Resort Vacations

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Texas has some fantastic resorts with activities for the entire family. Check out our Texas Resort Reviews to help you find the best resort for a fantastic resort vacation in Texas. You pick a resort with:

  • fantastic golf courses – La Cantera in San Antonio, JW Marriott in San Antonio, The Cliffs At Possum Kingdom, Barton Creek in Austin
  • plenty of kids activities and some outstanding water parks or lazy rivers or great pools or activity centers where you and the kids can waste the day away and have a hard time getting the kids back to the room for a good nights sleep – La Torretta Resort on Lake Conroe, Hyatt Hill Country in San Antonio, Hyatt Lost Pines in Bastrop, Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, or Canyon of the Eagles on Lake Buchanan

Camping Vacations

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It just doesn’t get much better than roasting marshmallows, munching on s’moores, telling ghost stories, singing, or playing games around the campfire under a clear starlit sky with family and friends at a nearby campground or RV park. And then getting up the next morning, cooking a good breakfast outdoors, and going for a family hike, bike ride, or some other fun activity.

Golfing Vacations

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if you have some young aspiring golfers then you need to book a Texas golfing vacation.Newport Dunes Golf Course And you have lots of choices from upscale golf resorts to fantastic stay & play choices offering condos to unique cabins or homes. Our favorite golf resort is La Cantera and a couple great stay & play choices include Blaketree, Garden Valley, or The Cliffs.

Lake Vacations

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some of our most fun family vacations have been on any of the over 100 Texas lakes boating, fishing, swimming, skiing, tubing, and enjoying the sunset over the water. You can camp on the lake, find a Houseboat rental on Lake Traviswaterfront rental or resort, or best of all, rent a houseboat for a few days. It just doesn’t get much better than a houseboat vacation.

Hill Country Vacations

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wow, the Hill Country is where it’s at! Scenic and breathtaking, rivers and lakes, great resorts and camping, plenty of hiking and biking trails, dude ranches, climbing, scenic drives, caving, outstanding golf courses, attractions, funky and fun cities to explore, and much more to see and do.


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