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Discover Wild West Culture During Family Vacations in Texas

The southwestern state of Texas promises an excellent family-friendly vacation, with many attractions that boost your kids' creativity and imagination. Family vacations in Texas open opportunities to visit amusement parks, natural parks, historical sites, and museums. The state boasts 600 miles of stellar shoreline and azure waters, with plenty of chances to splash around.

Family Vacation in Texas: Top Accommodations

House Padre Island
Jan 4 - Jan 11
-76%
$702
$170 per night
House ∙ 13 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Padre Island with Electric Fireplace + Perfect Views

4.4
Very good (62 ratings)
Padre Island, Corpus Christi, Texas
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House Crystal Beach
Nov 23 - Nov 30
$150 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Crystal Beach with Patio + Ocean View

4.5
Excellent (15 ratings)
Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, Texas
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Villa Pilot Point
Jul 28 - Aug 4
$609 per night
Villa ∙ 18 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Beautiful Villa in Pilot Point with Private Pool

4.4
Very good (51 ratings)
Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas
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The Best Destinations for Family Vacations in Texas

The Best Destinations for Family Vacations in Texas

From San Antonio and Houston to Dallas to South Padre Island, the Lone Star State guarantees exciting family-friendly attractions. Visit Texas’s beautiful cities for dolphin-watching tours, gastronomic excursions, and learning experiences at museums.

  • 1. Houston

    The city is home to the NASA Space Center and its over 400 space crafts, moon rocks, and artifacts. The kids may also be lucky enough to meet an astronaut. West of downtown Houston lies Buffalo Bayou Park. The 160 acres of green space include a children's play area, hiking and biking trails, and public art. At the park, you’ll also be treated to panoramic views of the city's skyline.

  • 2. San Antonio

    Stroll along the San Antonio River Walk and stop for Texan cuisine at the many outdoor Tex-Mex restaurants. Nearby, you'll find the Alamo Catholic Church, and can see where Texans lost to Mexicans in the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Off Natural Bridge Caverns Road, you’ll find the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch safari, a 400-acre sanctuary featuring beautiful woodlands and over 500 animal species – 40 are endangered.

  • 3. South Padre Island

    Adventure lovers love South Padre Island’s white-sand beaches and the many jet skiing, surfing, fishing, and dolphin watching opportunities. For high-spirited fun and to let the kids burn off energy, head to the exciting Schlitterbahn waterpark.

Best Places to Stay for Family Vacation in Texas

House Tiki Island
Aug 22 - Aug 29
-43%
$222
$126 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Beautiful House in Tiki Island with Patio, Yard & Grill

4.1
Very good (30 ratings)
Tiki Island, Galveston County, Texas
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House Rockport
Dec 26 - Jan 2
-42%
$375
$218 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Charming Vacation Home in Rockport with Patio & Yard

4.7
Excellent (39 ratings)
Rockport, Aransas County, Texas
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House Laguna Vista
Apr 6 - Apr 13
-38%
$387
$239 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Laguna Vista with Private Pool

4.8
Outstanding (147 ratings)
Laguna Vista, Cameron County, Texas
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Things to Do During Your Family Vacation in Texas

Things to Do During Your Family Vacation in Texas

Kids love vacations in Texas. The Lone Star State’s large ranches, culinary delights, and plethora of attractions promise fun. Go on adventure tours in canyons, spot Texan wildlife, and soar through the air.

  • 1. Kemah Boardwalk

    Spend a sunny afternoon with the kids as you explore the Kemah Boardwalk, where shoreline restaurants and thrilling rides await. Braver older kids can ride the 65ft Century Ferris Wheel, dare the 140ft freefall on Drop Zone, or zoom around on the Bullet, a wooden roller coaster.

  • 2. Wyler Aerial Tramway Tours

    Visit El Paso’s Franklin Mountains State Park and ride the Wyler Aerial Tramway. Pass through the canyon on a 2,500-long gondola line to spot intriguing rock formations, natural cacti gardens, birds, and reptiles.

  • 3. Joyland Park

    Fun and thrilling rides are why many families flock to Lubbock’s Joyland Park. Teenagers love the challenge of the park’s Grizzly swinging gondola, or the free-fall from the Dare Devil Drop tower. There are also rides to accommodate younger guests. Later, treat the family to a tasty meal in one of the nearby restaurants.

  • 4. The National Butterfly Center

    Admire the sublime blend of colors at the National Butterfly Center in Mission. The sanctuary's wealth of butterfly species flutters around the flowers grown in the conservatory. The 100-acre center includes a butterfly-decorated picnic area and cocoon inspection tours.

  • 5. The Sixth-Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

    Learn about the life and assassination of John F. Kennedy at this Dallas museum. Get a peek at American life during the 60s as you walk around the museum and explore the audiovisual displays.

Recommended Accommodations for Family Vacation in Texas

House Waller
Aug 1 - Aug 8
$339 per night
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Waller with Pool & Patio

5.0
Outstanding (26 ratings)
Waller, Harris County, Texas
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House Rockport
Sep 7 - Sep 14
-27%
$422
$306 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Rockport with Yard & Patio + Amazing Views

4.7
Excellent (39 ratings)
Rockport, Aransas County, Texas
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House Padre Island
Feb 21 - Feb 28
$205 per night
House ∙ 13 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Padre Island with Open Parking + Balcony View + Beach Nearby

4.4
Very good (62 ratings)
Padre Island, Corpus Christi, Texas
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What to Pack for Your Family Vacation in Texas

What to Pack for Your Family Vacation in Texas

Packing everything you need for your vacation in Texas ensures you have more time to enjoy the rides, water parks, the great outdoors, and beaches.

  • 1. Clothes

    As Texas’s weather tends to vary throughout the year, you’ll want to pack accordingly. Its hot and humid summers call for light clothing such as T-shirts, shorts, comfortable shoes, sandals, socks, and swimwear. Although Texas experiences mild winters, you may want to bring heavier clothes such as gloves, hoodies, jeans and pants, waterproof shoes, scarf, and gloves.

  • 2. Cash and credit cards

    Whereas credit cards are widely accepted in Texas, you may still need to have enough cash for meals, entry to attractions, car rentals, and shopping.

  • 3. Electronics

    You'll likely want to bring your phone or tablet to access music and social media and keep in touch with people back home. Remember to bring a portable adaptor, earphones, and of course, a camera.

Top Offers for Family Vacation in Texas

House Wimberley
Sep 18 - Sep 25
-36%
$844
$540 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Wimberley with Private Pool + Country View

5.0
Outstanding (22 ratings)
Wimberley, Hays County, Texas
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Cabin Fredericksburg
Jun 17 - Jun 24
$108 per night
Cabin ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Rustic Cabin in Fredericksburg with Grill

5.0
Outstanding (7 ratings)
Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas
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Cabin Lacy Lakeview
Jun 26 - Jul 3
$156 per night
Cabin ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Charming Cabin in Lacy Lakeview with Free Parking

5.0
Outstanding (75 ratings)
Lacy Lakeview, McLennan County, Texas
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Information about Family Vacations in Texas

💳 Highest rates in March
😎 Least busy month May
🛏️ Popular home types House rental and Apartment rental
🌡️ Hottest months August and July
❄️ Coldest months January and February
🌧️ Rainiest months 13 rainy days in May and March

Frequently Asked Questions

Family Vacations in Texas: What is the nightly price for a stay?

The average cost for a vacation home in Texas is between $291 and $432 per night.

Family Vacations in Texas: can I find a vacation rental suitable for a group?

The average size for a House rental is 182 m² and may fit 9 people on average which is great for large groups.

How many family house rentals are available to book in Texas?

You can find more than 183,022 family-sized homes in Texas with nightly prices starting from $66 per night.

Family Vacations in Texas: what types of vacation homes can I find?

There are 40,064 House rentals and 10,303 Apartment rentals available in Texas.

How much does a family vacation rental cost in Texas?

The price of a large vacation rental in Texas can range from $291 and can go up to $432 per night during the high season in March.

Can you book family home rentals in Texas come with a pool?

Of course, over 54% of family-sized accommodations in Texas come with a pool.

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