Texas Vacation Adventures

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State Flag of Texas

Deep In the Heart…” of every traveler should be plans to visit Texas! The Lone Star State has something for everyone – shopping, camping, hiking, whatever your adventure, you’re going find it in Texas. Use this Texas Vacation quick-start guide to help you plan your visit.

Texas Vacations in the Great Outdoors
If there’s something that there is plenty of in Texas, it’s wide open spaces! Texas outdoor enthusiasts will be in heaven with the dozens of lakes and rivers. A great family fun idea: take them on a float trip down the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels. They just might gain a love of nature along the way.

Bring your camera and your hiking gear to Palo Duro Canyon State Park near Amarillo. Here’s another inspiration; for a real Texas fishing vacation, why not explore the Hill Country, home to a dozen fresh-water lakes? And white water enthusiasts will find plenty of challenge on the Rio Grande River as it runs through Big Bend National Park.

No matter what your outdoor sport, Texas has a place to pursue it! Check out the Texas State Parks and Texas National Parks sites for even more ways to stay active while in Texas.

Texas – A Shopper’s Paradise!
Ever wished you could take a road trip completely devoted to shopping? From the upscale Gallerias of Dallas and Houston to the outlet malls of San Marcos, Texas features plenty of locations to fill a shopping itinerary. If you’re travelling with fellow shoppers, make sure to schedule time for the popular Grapvine Mills Malls in Grapevine – an enormous shopping destination with enough stores and restaurants to keep the whole group busy.

For something a little less typical, dig into the delights of El Mercado, San Antonio’s Hispanic market. That’s where you’ll find cafes, shops, strolling musicians and a weekend farmer’s market. Bargain hunters might also want to save some vacation time for Canton’s First Monday Trade Days (in Canton, TX), the largest flea market in the US!

Bring your checkbook, and go home with Texas-style bargains. The Lone Star State is a great place to feed your shopping addiction!

Texas Family Vacation Ideas
Some great family destinations that will keep everyone happy include:

  • River Walk in San Antonio – The River Walk along the San Antonio River is where restaurants, shops and festivals run for miles along a scenic water way. Take the youngsters on a boat tour to get acquainted with all the sights.
  • The Alamo in San Antonio – The Alamo was the scene of the famous battle where 189 Texas patriots died in 1836 defending their land against a greatly superior Mexican army. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas. Alamo square also has a wealth of heritage architecture.
  • The Tower of the Americas in San Antonio – The Tower of the Americas is a great place for an amazing view of the city of San Antonio.

Another great way to immerse your family in Texas is a tour of the theme parks of Texas, including: The

One more idea for a truly unusual family vacation – take the kids sport caving and kayaking on the Frio River west of San Antonio. While you’re there, witness millions of Frio Bats on their migration from Mexico; imagine the stories the kids will tell back at school!

It’s time to get to know the great state of Texas. Your Texas vacation plans will be the start of something big!

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