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10 Best Places for Family Vacations in Texas

Great Texas Vacation Spots for Everyone in Your Family

Texas is one of the most fun states to take your family for a visit. There are many things to do in Texas that you may not want to leave. If you are thinking about making plan for a family vacation, then take a look at all this Lone Star state has to offer.

  South Padre Island is considered one of the best places for fun and relaxation destinations In Texas. It is located at the tropical tip of Texas and borders the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre Bay. To get to the island, you will have to travel the longest bridge in Texas called the Queen Isabella Causeway, the only link between the island and the mainland. South Padre Island has many tourists all year long and has a lot of fun things to do for the family. Take advantage of the beautiful white sand beaches, windsurfing, parasailing and for the kids there are dolphin boat trips, hands on nature conservations and riding horses along the beach.

  How about becoming a real Texan cowboy or cowgirl for the day? The Rancho Cortez Ranch will take you and your family on a Texan adventure you will not soon forget. Located 60 miles Northwest of San Antonio, the Cortez family can make sure you have fun with overnight campouts, cattle roundups, shopping and many other activities the whole family will enjoy.

  The city of San Antonio also has many attractions that will keep families busy during their vacation. This city is known as one of the most affordable destinations in Texas. The Alamo is a great historic attraction along with Sea World, The River Walk and especially visit the underground Natural Bridge Caverns.

  For a more luxurious vacation for the family, check out the Horseshoe Bay Resort located just 45 minutes west of Austin. The family can enjoy golfing, swimming, boating and fishing. What a great way to relax and to be pampered.

  One of the best water parks in the US is located right in New Braunfels, Texas. It is called Schlitterbahn's Water Resort. They have tubing, many water slides and the world's first surfing machine. Check out their website for season passes.

  The Dallas-Fort Worth area has many museums and other attractions to choose from. Visit the Museum of Science and History, the Museum of the American Railroad and even the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum. Take the kids to the Dallas Aquarium or the zoo. Many things to keep the family busy.

  Moody Gardens located in Galveston is a kid favorite. Explore the aquarium and rainforest pyramids and also check out the Imax Theater. It's a fun adventure for the whole family.

  Galveston also has many gorgeous beaches to choose from. There are many beach activities so if you enjoy the sand and water, then this is the place to be.

  The USS Lexington Museum on the Bay in Corpus Christi is a great destination for history buffs. Many adventures are on board as you experience the tunnels, ladders and the new flight simulator. You can even plan on an overnighter on board the ship.

  For a great scenic or camping vacation, check out the Big Bend Resort and National Park located in the Chisos mountains. Do some hiking, fishing or maybe rafting. This is the perfect get away from it all vacation.

  There are many vacation packages available on the websites that you may find something very affordable for your family vacation.