Best resorts in Texas for vacationing families
By Sarah Vernetti
JW Marriott Hill Country (Courtesy Marriott)
It’s no surprise that a family vacation in Texas is a popular choice. From the wide open spaces of West Texas to the bustling metropolitan hubs of San Antonio and Houston, you’re sure to find a region to fit your family’s travel style. If you’re planning a trip to Texas, consider booking a stay at one of these family-friendly hotels.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort
At the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Resort, families will find kid-friendly amenities like horseshoe pits, shuffle board, and volleyball. The resort is located right on the beach, so sandcastle-building is close at hand. Guest rooms include either a kitchenette or a full kitchen, making it easy to eat dinner at your home-away-from-home after a long day in the sun. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort is located at 11743 Terminal-San Luis Pass Road.
San Luis Resort
Another option in South Texas for water-loving families is the San Luis Resort on Galveston Island. Along with easy access to the beach, this kid-friendly hotel also features a heated pool and a 45-foot waterslide. The guest rooms have private balconies, some of which provide great views of the Gulf of Mexico, and free Wi-Fi. The San Luis Resort is located at 5222 Seawall Boulevard.
Lajitas Golf Resort (Courtesy Lajitas Golf Resort)
If you are seeking family fun on dry land rather than in the water, try the Lajitas Resort in West Texas, about an hour southwest of Terlingua. Here, families will find an equestrian center, an 18-hole golf course, and stargazing excursions. Plus, the family-friendly resort is situated between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park, so plenty of nearby outdoor adventures await.
JW Marriott Hill Country Resort San Antonio
If you prefer metropolitan adventures, consider a trip to San Antonio. This vibrant city is home to several family-friendly resorts, including the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort San Antonio. Spacious rooms and a kid-friendly pool make this a popular accommodation option. The resort’s Range Rider Kid’s Club provides entertainment for children ages 4-12. The JW Marriott San Antonio is located at 23808 Resort Parkway.
Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch
Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch (Courtesy Hyatt)
Another family-friendly hotel in San Antonio is the Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch, located near SeaWorld and other popular attractions. Amenities for kids include an indoor/outdoor pool with waterslides, a nature trail, and sand volleyball courts. Spacious rooms with kitchenettes make this an ideal accommodation option for families who like to cook their own meals. The Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch is located at 9700 West Military Drive.
The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center
Woodlands Resort and Conference Center (Courtesy Woodlands Resort)
Located in a suburban area north of Houston, The Woodlands Resort features a large pool with a waterslide and a newly added lazy river. The property’s location makes it an ideal spot from which to explore eastern and southern Texas with kids. The resort is located at 2301 North Millbend Drive.
La Torretta Lake Resort
La Torretta Lake Resort (Courtesy La Torretta)
La Torretta is a luxury resort on Lake Conroe, about an hour north of Houston. Kid-friendly amenities include swimming pools with fun, colorful water features, a lazy river, an arcade, and an on-site miniature golf course. Parents will appreciate the spacious rooms and the views of Lake Conroe. La Torretta is located at 600 La Torretta Boulevard.
Schlitterbahn Beach Resort
Located on South Padre Island, the Schlitterbahn Resort puts families in the heart of the action. This family-friendly hotel is adjacent to the popular Schlitterbahn Waterpark. The resort’s beachfront location, on-site restaurants, and seaside pool make it a convenient, kid-friendly option. Consider booking the property’s Unlimited Stay and Play Package, which includes admission to the waterpark. Schlitterbahn Beach Resort is located at 100 Padre Boulevard.
Sarah Vernetti contributed this to MiniTime.