10 Best Family Resorts in Texas

From Summer fun to cooler-weather getaways, these family resorts in Texas boast sun, surf, camping and covered wagon glamping and golf. The tough choice? Tex-Mex or barbecue!

Family Resorts In Texas

Family resorts in Texas offer lots of fun getaway options.

Great for summertime getaways or fun when the summer heat recedes, Texas offers everything from beaches to sports to resorts, many with Western flair. You can camp, ride horses, stay in a covered wagon, enjoy sunsets in the Hill Country or play golf in the desert. Our 10 favorite family resorts in Texas cover it all, from the luxurious to the unconventional. Settle in for a week or a weekend of fun, (usually) beautiful weather, and delicious Tex-Mex and barbecue.

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10 Best Family Resorts In Texas

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Kalahari Resort — Round Rock

The ultimate family resort where you never have to leave the building! The Kalahari Resort features America’s largest waterpark, bowling, arcade, multiple dining options, spa, escape rooms, and more.

It features almost 1,000 rooms and suites decorated with African artifacts. Waterpark passes are included with your stay for each registered guest. It’s a seriously great option for anyone considering a mid-summer getaway to escape the Texas heat.

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Rough Creek Lodge — Glen Rose

Rough Creek Lodge is the ultimate luxury resort for families. This Texas oasis sits on 11,000 acres and has 63 bodies of water. Guests can choose to book a room in the main lodge, cabins, or airstreams.

These all-inclusive resort amenities include a swimming pool, zipline, hayrides, video games, rocket launching, archery, batting cage, and more.

Want to have an adults-only dinner? Then send the kiddos to the kids’ ranch for the evening where they can enjoying dinner with other kids, play video games, ping pong, air hockey. The best part is that it’s included with your stay!

10 Best Family Resorts In Texas

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Wildcatter Ranch & Resort — Graham

Grab your boots and cowboy hat for a getaway your family will always remember with the outdoorsy Wildcatter Ranch and Resort. Reconnect with nature and experience the great outdoors with some of the amazing actives at the resort. Guests can go on trail rides, learn to rope livestock, tomahawk throwing, or relax and unwind in the infinity-edge pool.

The resort offers several options for accommodations. Choose from guest homes, upscale cabins, or charming hotel rooms.

10 Best Family Resorts In Texas

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The Woodlands Resort — The Woodlands

Tucked away on 500 acres in The Woodlands, guests can enjoy playing at the waterpark, a round of golf, dine-in movies, or s’more by the fire pit. And yes, there’s a spa for those of you looking to unwind! We know how stressful some vacations can be!

The Woodlands Resort also offers planned activities such as Thursday Trivia and Bingo Night. Be sure to check out the event calendar during your stay.

Isla Grand Resort

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Isla Grand Beach Resort — South Padre Island

Located just steps away from the shore of the Texas Gulf is the Isla Grand Beach Resort. This beachfront resort offers two swimming pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, restaurants, a nightclub, an outdoor burger shack grill, a coffee shop, and more.

During the summer months, children can enjoy planned activities like movies, sandcastle building, and kid’s night out. It allows parents to sit back and soak in the rays while the kids are having fun with their new friends.

Lajitas Resort

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Lajitas Golf Resort — Lajitas

When you are truly looking to get away from it all, you head to Lajitas Golf Resort. Situated on 27,000 acres in the Texas desert, you’ll enjoy the natural beauty of the state without any of the harsh experiences.

Although it’s known for being the #1 golf course in Texas, guests can also visit Big Bend National Park which is a 30-minute drive, trail rides, zip lines, shooting sports, or enjoy a massage.

Don’t want to make the drive out to west Texas? No worries, you can book a direct flight to the resort!

Tapatito Resort

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Tapatio Springs Hill Country — Boerne

This is the place to truly relax and not worry about a schedule to keep. Relax by the pool, play horseshoes, s’mores around the fire pit, play a round of golf, and relax in the salt cave at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort.

On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy dinner on the patio at La Cascada Table and enjoy the Singer/Songwriters Series with live music from local artists. It makes sense for a resort owned by the King of Country, George Strait!

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Canyon Lakeview Resort — Canyon Lake

Located on 7 acres of waterfront property located on the shore of Canyon Lake. Accommodations options are lodge suites or rustic cabins — both options have full kitchens if you like to keep a little homey feel, even when you’re on vacation.

The laid-back Canyon Lakeview Resort allows guests to slow down and enjoy nature. Spend the day feeding deer, playing sand volleyball, picnics with the family, and plenty of water sports.

10 Best Family Resorts In Texas

Glamping in style! Photo: Silver Spurs Resort

Silver Spur Resort — Canton

Enjoy ranch life with a luxury flair at the Silver Spur Resort! Rent a cabin, hotel room or enjoy glamping in a Conestoga Wagon.

You can discover your inner pioneer when staying in one of the covered wagons. They come with a king-sized bed, bunk beds and are climate controlled with heat & air.

Amenities at the resort include fishing in the stock ponds, pool, pedal boats, yard games, mini-golf, and an escape room.

For dinner, grab a tin plate and enjoy a BBQ dinner from the back of a chuckwagon.

La Cantera Resort & Spa — San Antonio

This hill country oasis features two world-class golf courses, five heated pools, and nine restaurants to choose from. You’re never going to want to leave La Cantera Resort and Spa.

The resort offers plenty of family-friendly activities such as sunset s’mores & movie night, an arcade, arts & crafts, and a kids club for when parents want a night out alone.

10 Best Family Resorts In Texas


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