Kids of all ages will enjoy family weekend getaways in Texas. Not only does the state have the usual theme parks and family attractions, but even teenagers will be impressed by the state's stunning natural scenery, as well as its cultural and historic activities. Choose Texas family vacations and enjoy exploring this fascinating state for yourself.
Travel tips for family vacations in Texas
They say "everything's bigger in Texas," and that's certainly true when it comes to the great outdoors. Kids will love Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, where you can follow in the footprints of real dinosaurs. Older kids will jump at the chance to watch and try out Texan extreme sports, including NASCAR racing, a zipline over Lake Travis, or even shark fishing in Galveston.
Family weekend getaways in Texas guarantee theme parks will be high on your to-do list. The state is home to two Six Flags parks, complete with thrill rides and live shows; Six Flags Over Texas is in Arlington, while Six Flags Fiesta Texas is further south in San Antonio. Another Texas must-see is the Forth Worth stockyards, which gives the whole family the chance to play at being a cowboy. You can even join a real cattle drive on a day excursion from Fort Worth.
Another highlight of a family vacation in Texas is the Space Center, located next door to NASA's famous Mission Control in Houston. Head to the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science if you want to learn more about scientific discovery, or you can catch a movie on their giant IMAX screen. If all that sightseeing has you tired out, you can always end your family vacations in Texas with a trip to the Gulf Coast and some time soaking in the rays on the beach.