With Spring Break on the horizon, we wanted to find a few fun places to visit in Texas for the holiday week.
We are so lucky to live in such a big state as there are so many fun places to visit in Texas. There honestly isn’t enough time in one Spring Break to cover the state, so we wanted to bring you a few spots that would make a nice trip. Check out any one of these places in Texas to plan a really fun week for the whole family.
5 Fun Places to Visit in Texas
Fun Places to Visit in Texas: San Antonio
I was raised in San Antonio, so this city will always hold a piece of my heart. But beyond the sentiment, there is so much great culture, history, food and fun in San Antonio, that you could spend an entire week here and never get bored.
Springtime is the best time to visit one of big parks like SeaWorld or Six Flags Fiesta Texas as the weather is much cooler than the summer time. If you wanted a slower pace, check out the park made for all abilities, Morgan’s Wonderland.
And everyone who lives in Texas must visit the Alamo at least once in their lives. While you are downtown, catch dinner on the RiverWalk and ride in one of the riverboats. Finish the day with the sunset from the Tower of Americas.
UNIQUE MUST DO: Catch the free projected show, San Antonio The Saga at San Fernando Cathedral, as seen above.
Here is a great 3-Day Itinerary for San Antonio with Kids.
Fun Places to Visit in Texas: Houston
When people ask me my least favorite city in Texas, I always say Houston. Why? Because I can’t stand the humidity, which is why you should visit it during the Spring, when the weather is sunny & warm! Honestly though, there are a lot of fun, family-friendly things to do in Houston to make it a multi-day trip.
First and foremost, you must visit Space Center Houston to learn all about space history in Texas. We have been 3 times and always learn something new since they have rotating exhibits. After that, pop over to Kemah Boardwalk for an afternoon of fun rides and carnival games.
The museums in Houston are fantastic. Our favorite is the Children’s Museum of Houston – something to do for every age, you could honestly spend all day here. The Houston Museum of Natural Science has a top notch dinosaur exhibit and an IMAX theater. And the Houston Zoo is near by.
UNIQUE MUST DO: Pop into the Chocolate Bar to make your own custom candy bar.
Here is a great 3-Day Itinerary for Houston with Kids.
Fun Places to Visit in Texas: Hill Country
Maybe a quiet week in the Hill Country of Texas is more your speed? There are lots of great outdoor activities and fun towns to visit less than an hour west of us. We love to escape to the Hill Country, even if just for the weekend.
Our number one thing to do in the Hill Country is to hike to the top of Enchanted Rock. It’s always busy in the spring time, so you have to plan to get there before it opens to get into the park (they close when they reach capacity), but it is so worth it. Other fun outdoor ideas are camping at Inks Lake, touring Longhorn Caverns, and checking out the underwater city on the Vanishing Texas River Cruise.
Do a little historical site seeing and check out President LBJ’s Texas White House or his birthplace in Johnson City. The Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm is a fun place to interact with with docents that tend to it. And then there is our newest favorite children’s museum to open recently, the Science Mill.
UNIQUE MUST DO: Pie Happy Hour at the Bluebonnet Cafe in Marble Falls.
Fun Places to Visit in Texas: Dallas/Fort Worth
Two more big cities in Texas filled with fun activities, events and food, there are more ideas of things to do here than I can list in one article. So we will mention just a few of our favorites from both of these cities. It is completely doable to visit both cities in one week and we recommend that you try. Dallas and Fort Worth are vastly different and offer different experiences.
Fort Worth is my favorite of the two, with a more laid-back atmosphere. We like to see the cattle stampede at the Fort Worth Stockyards, run thru the Cattlepen Maze, and eat at Joe T. Garcias. Fort Worth also has a fabulous museum district, with the Morden Art Museum, the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, and the Log Cabin Village.
Over in Dallas, you must visit one of the most sophisticated museums in the state, the Perot Museum of Nature & Science and feel a live earthquake. Then check out the coolest green space, built right over the freeway, the Klyde Warren Park. And the neighboring city of Arlington just opened the largest indoor waterpark in Texas, Epic Waters.
Here is a great 3-Day Itinerary for Fort Worth with Kids.
Here are 50+ Things to Do in Dallas.
Fun Places to Visit in Texas: Galveston
Want to escape to the beach for Spring Break? Just a few short hours away, Galveston has it all – beach, activities, great food, and lots of sun!
When your not spending time catching some waves, make sure to checkout all the fun there is to do at Moody Gardens, including the rainforest pyramid (our favorite!). If the Gulf of Mexico is too cold for you, you can play in some artificial wavs at Schlitterbahn Galveston. And an evening spent out on Paradise Pier is fun for everyone.
Here is 5 Fun Things to Do in Galveston
Ok, so we left off a big one didn’t we? Of course Austin will always be at the very top of my list of fun places to visit in Texas, but we are going to save that one for another article. Check back tomorrow for the 10 Fun Things to Do in Austin over Spring Break.