1 . La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

Montgomery, Texas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 274 - 6182

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La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa takes family relaxation beyond boundaries! The Spa at La Torretta relieves every ounce of stress with a soothing selection of treatments that include body wraps, scrubs, pedicures, and much more. Knead your muscles to pure bliss with Swedish massages, deep tissue massages, stone massages, and much more! And this is just the beginning of your relaxing retreat at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa! While you reap the pleasures of the spa, the kids safely play in beautiful Lake Conroe, or take everyone to whack some balls on the dreamy golf course. Size it down to giggle-inducing mini golf, or ditch the clubs and splash in the swimming pool! The AAA Four Diamond rating ensures you and your loved ones don’t leave behind any pleasures of your own home. This resort has earned its stars, and a place in the hearts and minds of any avid family vacationer who has had the pleasure of staying here.

Address

600 La Torretta Boulevard, Montgomery, TX 77356

Highlights

After you're fully rejuvenated, work up a sweat with the state-of-the-art fitness equipment, complimentary to all guests.

Related Onsite Offerings

Take advantage of invigorating salon services like haircuts, coloring, and highlights.

2 . Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center

Pottsboro, Texas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 208 - 0980

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Taking in Tanglewood’s golden glow and shoreside location to the glimmering Lake Texoma, it would be no surprise if you considered taking up permanent residence here. The beautiful lake stretches for miles and spans two states. Adjacent to Tanglewood is Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Twelve thousand acres of water, wetlands, prairie, and woods are crawling with cute critters and proud beasts. Father and son time has never been this fun with striped bass fishing just feet from your front door. Perfect your swing on Tanglewood’s Arnold Palmer and Ralph Plummer-designed 18-hole golf course. Or, if you don’t feel up to par, an appointment at Tranquility Spa will have you on your feet and in those heels or dress shoes in no time. Especially after being wrapped in pure crushed lavender mixed with lavender essential oil and shea butter. Yeah, it’s going to be hard to leave.

Address

290 Tanglewood Circle, Pottsboro, TX 75076

Getting there

Tanglewood is one hour north of Dallas. From Dallas, travel north on U.S. Hwy. 75 and take Exit 69. Turn left onto Hwy. 120 and head west on Pottsboro. At the west end of town, Hwy. 120 makes a hard right; keep following Hwy. 120 and turn left at the resort’s entrance. Continue down the main road for another 2.5 miles until you arrive at Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center.

Related Onsite Offerings

Tanglewood has three outdoor swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, tennis courts, a volleyball court, horseshoe pitching, croquet, Lake Texoma fishing, and the Tranquility Spa for your leisure.

3 . Log Country Cove

Burnet, Texas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 940 - 1131

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Log Country Cove is the ultimate family vacation destination. Newly constructed Canadian douglas fir log homes are as beautiful as they are sturdy, and just a moment’s walk from the glistening Lake LBJ. Any one of the 45 constructions will serve as an amenity rich headquarters for your Texas family adventure. Make family memories last with many photo opportunities of nature, wildlife, and each other! The pretty property is filled with activities to try. Dive into watersports like jet skiing, boating, fishing, or swimming. Tired out vacationers will coo at the sight of a big TV set and freshly barbequed meal. Thank dad and his perfect grilling skills for that. Swing off the rope swing and splash into family fun here at Log Coutnry Cove.

Address

617 Log Country Cove, Burnet, Texas 78611

Highlights

Waterfront views are undeniably gorgeous at Log Country Cove, settled in the prettiest part of the lake. A dazzling display of wild flowers sprinkled around granite outcroppings encapsulate the area, and live oak trees abound.

Fun facts

A fun atmosphere and bright surroundings are very conductive to love swirling in the breeze. The resort is a perfect wedding venue!

4 . Sea Breeze Suites Port Aransas

Port Aransas, Texas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 694 - 4909

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Does your backyard incorporate a beautifully landscaped pool with a hot tub? A barbeque grill with picnic tables with palapas? This is why your family needs to make the jump to Sea Breeze Suites Port Aransas right now. If viewing wildlife is your thing, bird watching doesn’t get much better than at Port Aransas, acclaimed for the sport. If you’re more of a foodie, stroll into one of many fine diners after a day of expending energy on the velvety beach. The accommodations are nothing short of amazing. Gaze out over the pool and hot tub from your private balcony, or opt for a top level suite where the balcony view is populated by majestic sand dunes. Each time you return, and we can’t think of why you wouldn’t, you’ll be delighted with a new living experience. All of the rooms are individually owned, and decorated with their own unique flare.

Address

407 Beach Street Port Aransas, Texas 78373

Related activities

Foodies delight! The best restaurants and bars are lined up on Beach Street. It's just a few steps to a full belly and satisfied grin.

Getting there

Follow 361 to the ferry and cross into Port Aransas. Go straight to the 2nd traffic light and turn right, then turn left on Beach Street. Through the 2nd stop sign on the way to the beach is Sea Breeze Suites directly on your left.

5 . Big Bend Resort & Adventures

Terlingua, Texas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 539 - 6075

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Around the bend, paradise is found. Big Bend Resort offers guests the perfect access point to the striking and splendid Big Bend National Park. Wide open prairies and winding trails make the Terlingua, Texas, pure horseback riding bliss. Of course the ‘pedestrian only’ border crossing between the United States and Mexico adds a new layer of fun to the family trip! All that walking and riding can make you hungry; stop by Big Bend Adventures Café for a bite to eat and a refreshing drink! If you need more structure to your exploration, Big Bend Overland Tours are made available. Great for seeing all the best attractions in the shortest amount of time! Lodging is affordable and comfortable, a perfect starting point for discovering the secrets of Texas’ wilderness!

Address

Route 118 at Route 170, Terlingua, TX 79852

Highlights

A full RV park and campground awaits families who prefer a full outdoors experience!

Fun facts

The discovery of cinnabar, from which the metal mercury is extracted, in the mid-1880s brought miners to the area, creating a city of 2,000 people. The mining days are long gone now, leaving behind only remnants of history.

6 . Lone Star Yogi

Waller, Texas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 347 - 5106

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Friendly, clean, active – what more could you want f or a family vacation? It turns out, a lot more, and Lone Star Yogi campground has it all! From your friendly greeting from Yogi Bear, Cindi Bear, and Ranger Smith to your affectionate farewell, your stay at Lone Star Yogi is sure to be your most memorable campground experience to date. Premium RV sites, primitive camping sites, and lodging are all available to fit your family’s unique style of fun and adventure. Lodging options range from Boo Boo Cabins with mini-kitchens, to the Yogi on the Lake, featuring a full kitchen and three bedrooms. The view is beautiful in each and every direction and the serenity of nature pervades.

Address

34843 Betka Rd, Waller, TX 77484

Population

2,365

Highlights

Family fun never ends when there's two swimming pools, Pine Tree Plunge, mini-golf course, and a Huge Dinosaur Slide!

7 . Silver Spur Ranch

Bandera, Texas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 442 - 3997

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Located on over 300 beautiful acres in the Texas Hill Country, Silver Spur Ranch truly offers endless activities and entertainment. Start every day with a hearty breakfast in their 100-seat dining room, then head out and hit the trails! Horseback riding is a favorite here, and whether you're a novice or expert, their staff will assist you in taking one of their beautiful horses out for a slow, relaxed ride. Hay wagon rides are popular with the kids, while adults enjoy grabbing a map from the lodge to explore the wilderness on a hike. Return to Silver Spur at the end of the day and relax by the fireplace in the lodge, or lounge at their spacious swimming pool. Then gather around the campfire and pop open those bags of marshmallows because it's story-time! And once the sky turns black and you can see the silvery stars, you can head to your charming accommodations. Choose from their lodge guestrooms or a cozy cabin, all named after notorious western legends such as Wild Bill Hickok and Jesse James!

Address

9266 Bandera Creek Road, Bandera, TX 78003

Highlights

Experience the best of the west with Silver Spur's fun live entertainment. From trick roper shows to cowboy singers, there's plenty of incredible shows to enjoy. Or, learn how to line dance and two-step dancing during one of their saloon nights!

Related activities

Silver Spur offers fun cookouts during the summer that you're sure to love! Join them for outdoor barbeques and their signature "Cowboy Breakfasts"!

8 . Travaasa Austin

Austin, Texas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 683 - 1542

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Stand on the edge of adventure, at the newest experiential resort and spa in Texas: Travaasa Austin. The location of Travaasa Austin alone will inspire you, surrounded by ancient, live oaks, undulating hills, fiery colored canyons, and the most extensive list of inclusive guided adventures in the desert. Take a culinary class, cultural encounter, healing spa treatment, fitness workshop, and even learn how to two-step and ride a bull. Embrace your family side at Travaasa Austin Sleep in comfortable, stylish, and relaxing rooms – perfect for unwinding in after a long day hiking and strutting your stuff on the mechanical bull. Expansive balconies show off the beauty of Texas Hill Country and organic cotton comforters give off that luxury western feel. You’ll feel right at home in no time.

Address

13500 Farm to Market Road 2769, Austin, TX 78726

Number of resorts

Travaasa owns two resorts - one in Austin, Texas, and the other situated in Hana, Maui.

Fun facts

Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.

9 . Beachfront Palms Hotel

Galveston, Texas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (409) 740 - 1261

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Want to spend the weekend drenched in Texas sunshine and the refreshing waves of a crystalline swimming pool? Look no further than Beachfront Palms Hotel! This family paradise, called Beachfront Palms Hotel, will certainly keep the kids satisfied with endless activities. Evenings and nights are filled with characters, plot twists, and cartoon mischief when you flick on the HBO equipped 32 inch flat screen TV for a family friendly movie. While we’re confident the hotel property never gets boring, the fun doesn’t stop at its perimeter. Conveniently close by, Schlitterbahn Water Park is an ocean of fun! Adrenaline rises as brave riders plummet down steep slides, parents get their tan on poolside, and teens in love croon down the lazy river. Stay at Beachfront Palms Hotel and make family memories that won’t ever wash away.

Address

5914 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77551

Population

47,762

Season

Galveston, Texas, is brilliant an bright all year round! Don your swimsuit and have som fun!

10 . Pointe West Properties

Galveston, Texas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (855) 815 - 9934

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Stretching over 1,000 acres of unspoiled island splendor rests Pointe West Properties, where the space for exploration never seems to end. Stretching from beach to bay, Pointe West gives your family access to both the aquamarine Gulf of Mexico and the inlets of Galveston Bay. A deep sea fishing expedition or a scuba diving adventure awaits in the Gulf of Mexico while Galveston Bay offers kayaking fun. Catch a tan on the sun-soaked beach or explore the area on a family bike ride. The fun continues onsite, where a palm-dotted swimming pools is the perfect place for kids to make a splash. Adults can relax at the poolside patio or on the private balcony. Two- or three-bedroom condos can accommodate the entire family and feature amenities like exercise rooms, gift shops, and charcoal grills. Nearby spas provide parents with a place to relax. Take your family to the tropical side of Texas and enjoy a wealth of water adventures!

Address

3802 Cove View Blvd. Suite F, Galveston, TX 77554

Extra Stops

Galveston Island State Park features white sandy beaches, vibrant wildlife, and a host of outdoor activities!

Highlights

Beachfront condos ensure that the beach is always within reach. Watch the sunset from your cozy patio!

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