Various Hotspots for Family Vacations in Texas

by | Aug 23, 2012 | Travel & Accommodation

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Taking a family vacation in Texas is an easy way to please the carload. Unlike some other states, trying to find locales that will please everyone in the family is about as hard as finding a carnivore in a steak house, or a policeman in a bakery, or…well, you get the idea. As they say in Texas, it’s like shooting a fish in a barrel, or something along those lines. Nevertheless, here are a few suggestions to put on your itinerary for family vacations in Texas:

  1. Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park. If your kids or your spouse, or you, are into all things underwater, this aquarium is the place to go. Family vacations in Texas are not quite complete without a side trip to see over 6,000 different species of aquatic animals, including fish, amphibians, invertebrates, reptiles, and others. Endangered species, including those already extinguished from nature (but propagated here) are available to see.

  2. Big Bend National Park. The “big bend” refers to the place where the river changed its mind and took a distinct turn. This is a remote park and a great place to take your kids if they are overly connected to the Internet, sitting in the back seat with their iPad and iPod touches. It is remote, 100 miles from the artifice known as “civilization,” a great place to shock children into their senses – and sensory perception of the natural environment, far superior to virtual reality, is a whole other world worthy of exploration.

  3. The Don Harrington Discovery Center. If you are making your way towards Amarillo, you may want to pop in here for a couple of hours for a planetary show, a science workshop, a hands-on chemistry project, or any other number of exhibits catering to a child’s natural curiosity about the world. Four different wings here are devoted to different sciences. A learning adventure for kids, and often adults, as well.

  4. Six Flags Over Texas. The king of theme parks, Six Flags offers all kinds of fun and entertainment for everyone in the family, including the kids. Not far from the camping and outdoor activities of Grand Prairie, Texas, Six Flags offers all kinds of attractions that, when looking back at family vacations in Texas, kids will remember forever.

  5. Surfside, Texas. This is an island at the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway. Great for sunning and outdoor beach fun, nature lovers and kids will enjoy it thoroughly. Surfing, sailing, fishing and boating are optional.

These are just a few of the attractions Texas has to offer. Put one or more on your itinerary, and make your family vacations in Texas well worth the memories.

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