Family Vacation Ideas in Texas

What are the best family vacation ideas in Texas? Yes it's big but we are here to show your family around the lone star state. Apart from a few diverse cities Texas also offers a number of distinct vacation types which can work well for families with children of all ages.  

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Austin Texas Family Vacation Ideas

Austin itself while well known as a crafty, musical university city also has an affinity with families who find comfort in the many good BBQ restaurants and quality family accommodation offerings and makes for an ideal combination vacation with nearby San Antonio.

The Thinkery in Austin, is a big new children's museum where science interacts with hands on family good times. Ideal for kids younger than 11 but also suitable for older kids the exhibits allow children to experience the why and how of  things.  A place where people connect with ideas by doing according to ther website.

A place where kids get to build and make things which allow their imagination and cognition to develop in a supportive environment. While the exhibits are changing through the seasons the good times keep rolling on.

The Thinkery while one of the newest attractions for families in Texas is not the only. Also in Austin you can enjoy the Austin Nature and Science Center the Austin Children's Museum and of course the Zoo.

Image: The Zilker Zephyr is a miniature train that circles Zilker Park every hour on the hour through the week during opening hours..

Overview of Austin Texas. Find out more about Austin Family vacation attractions and accommodation options at TripAdvisor Austin.

San Antonio Family Vacation Ideas

With more than 25 million visitors each year San Antonia has a well established family vacation infrastructure. While the  lots of other adventures to explore. San Antonio Zoo and the  Tower of the Americas with it's stunning city views are also popular and appropriate for family vacations.

This video will keep you up to date with lots of activities available for families in San Antonio. The review includes insider information on the riverwalk, sampling Tex Mex, and a kids visit to El Mercado Mexican market,  SeaWorld , Morgan's Wonderland, and lots more.

See more on San Antonio accommodation offers and attractions at TripAdvisor San Antonio

San Antonio include Six Flags Fiesta

Here is a bit of an inside view of what is happening at the Six Flags Fiesta Texas and the rides, roller coasters, live shows at the time of writing. 

Big Bend National Park

Bigger than Rhode Island and with a variety of microclimates Big Bend National Park. Deep in the Sourth West near the border with Mexico this is a location off the beaten track yet offers lots of space for families to explore and escape the everyday grind.  

While for older kids this may mean hiking down by the Rio Grande, but also there are saddle horse tours that offer trips around old mining towns that are suitable for a wider age groups. In the park you van find rangers to help you make sense of the history, geography and natural landscape. For accommodation at Big Bend National Park try Chisos Mountains Lodge or one of the many campgrounds. Click here for more information and offers.

Texas Christmas Capital

Grapevine Texas has prided itself on becoming a Christmas capital. The event has grown over time to the point now where there are now thousands of events which cover more than forty days. Apart from decorations you can find cartoon characters. Some of the top attractions include light show spectaculars, Christmas movies, tractor wagon rides and a North Pole Neighborhood and lots more.

Texas Islands Family Vacations

Schlitterbahn Waterpark located on Galveston Island is one of the top water parks in Texas. it is promoted as America‚Äôs First Family of Waterparks. Also the Moody Gardens which is also conveniently located by a big white sandy beach provides a good day out. Visit a sea turtle rescue station, go on a dolphin watch and lots more.

See more activities, adventures and accommodation options on the Texas Islands on TripAdvisor Gulf Coast.

Padre Island National Seashore 

Fort Worth and Dallas Family Vacation Ideas

While not an obvious choice for a family vacation in Texas Dallas and Fort Worth do offer enough for a family to spend a good couple of days lingering.  Including Museum of the American Railroad and a recreated western village at the Dallas heritage village. There are also the Six Flags parks, Zoos, a world aquarium.

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