Texas is such an exciting family vacation destination for Canadians! I had the chance to visit the Lone Star State a couple of years ago for a conference. While I flew solo for that vacation. I’m definitely looking forward to returning with my family in the near future! Everyone was so friendly down there and the food was simply amazing!
What to do on a Family Vacation in Texas
Since I was alone and attending a conference, I didn’t get to see nearly as much of Texas as I wanted to see. Of course, with 7 geographical regions, each with incredibly different landscapes, even if I spent a month there, I wouldn’t see everything. Did you know that Texas has everything from beaches to forests, from rolling hills to canyons? It’s really a remarkable, changing landscape from border to border. Plus, it’s a dream come true for families who love hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, fishing and more.
I’m having so much fun exploring the Texas Tourism website coming up with ideas for places to go on a family vacation in Texas! Take a look at a few places on my dream itinerary!
Museum Reach, San Antonio
Isn’t that just a stunning view? Museum Reach is part of the San Antonio Riverwalk. It was added in 2009 and features walking paths that weave through gorgeous landscaping and public art displays. The Riverwalk itself is one of Texas’ coolest attractions. It has everything from luxury hotels to theme parks, making it a must-add to any itinerary for a family vacation in Texas.
Great Texas Balloon Race
This one requires a bit of planning, as you’ll need to go when it’s happening. This year, it’s going on during July 21-26th in Longview. It looks like such a beautiful event to attend, though! Imagine seeing all those stunning hot air balloon floating off into the blue Texas sky!
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
You can’t plan a family Vacation to Texas without checking out at least some of the 600 miles of coastline and beaches! Galveston is an island with plenty of beautiful beaches, including several that are ideal for families. When you’re done relaxing in the sun, hit the Galveston Island Historical Pleasure Pier for shopping, dining and thrill rides!
Big Bend Country
My family loves hiking and exploring, so a family vacation to Texas wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Big Bend Country! The region is pretty huge, so it would take days to explore this destination. I think we’d start in the Big Bend National Park, since it has just about everything a hiking family could ask for. I hear they even found a fossil of a 50-foot crocodile there!
Narrowing down the choices of wonderful things to do on a family vacation in Texas was incredibly difficult. The state is just so rich with incredible activities and destinations that everyone in my family will enjoy. Are you ready to plan your trip?
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There’s a reason that I had to narrow down my choices to four places! They’re part of my Texas Roundup. By voting for my Texas Roundup photos below, you’ll be helping me possibly win a trip for 2 to the Lone Star State.
What do you get out of it? Well, aside from sending me on a much-needed vacation, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize! Only 1 vote allowed per day. Contest ends March 24, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST, open to Canadian residents only (excluding Quebec). See full contest terms and conditions below. Don’t forget to visit the Texas Tourism website for exciting trip ideas that the whole family will enjoy.
Have you been to Texas on a family vacation before? What places would you love to visit in the Lone Star State? Tell us in the comments!
Although this post has been generously sponsored by Texas Tourism, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Texas Tourism.
24 thoughts on “Take a Family Vacation in Texas for the Adventure of a Lifetime + $1,000 Giveaway”
Looks like a fun place to take a family vacation. I have been to Texas a few times, San Antonia was beautiful.
I’ve never been to Texas before. However, the hubs will be going for officer training for the Army in the coming months so I’ll be able to visit :)
I’ve never been to Texas before. I would love to go some day.
We’ve been to Dallas and Arlington on vacation before. We love visiting Texas and I hope to get to Austin for some BBQ and San Antonio at some point as well.
I have never been to Texas. It looks like a fantastic place to visit.
texas does have a lot to offer for vacations. Houston alone has so much going on
I have never been to Texas but this looks fantastic! There is so much to see and do.
I have never been to Texas but would love the chance to vacation there and see all the sights!
So much to see and do in Texas. I’ve been several times and always enjoyed myself.
I’ve only visited Texas once for a short time but now I really want to go back!
I live in Arkansas and have been wanting to take a mini vacation to Texas :) There seems to be a lot to do there.
This looks like a beautiful place to take your family. I love the hot air balloon trip.
We have family in Texas. I so want to go back and visit.
We’ve never been to Texas, but would love to visit one day.
I had no idea that was Texas was so beautiful. I think this would be a beautiful place to go to for a vacation.
There is so much to do in Texas it’s hard to fit it into one vacation. I’d actually love to go to Austin.
I’ve never been to the Lone Star State, but I’d love to visit.
I would love to visit Dallas.
How beautiful! I would love to go to Texas to visit. So many awesome things to take in.
My son in law used to live near Galveston Island. He says it’s a beautiful place to visit.
REALLY LIKED rIVERWALK AND THE aLAMO
SO many great places to visit in Texas. The beauty is amazing and there is so much variety.
Beautiful countryside! I have family who live in Texas – one of these days we’ll get out there to see them and the sights!
The only time I was in Texas was for a layover, so I would LOVE to go there for a real vacation someday.