Texas Vacation Ideas
Texas is the ultimate destination for travel, with more than 500 cities to choose from. Spend a few days at the spa, or visit a town rich in history. From beaches
to green hills, shopping to rodeos, Texas has a host of treasures just waiting to be discovered.
Lajitas Resort & Spa
Lajitas is a 25,000-acre private estate inspired by the Old West and located in Big Bend Country. Your family can enjoy swimming, mountain biking, golf, spa treatments and restaurants.
Lajitas resort & Spa
HC 70, Box 400
Toll-free: (877) 525-4827
Lake Austin Spa Resort
Lake Austin Spa Resort is in Austin and has 100 different spa treatments to choose from, as well as kayaking, hiking, aerobics, Pilates, tai chi and unlimited fitness classes.
Lake Austin Spa Resort
1705 S. Quinlan Park Road
Toll-free: (800) 847-5637
Grand Prairie is in the center of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, with a variety of activities for all ages. Visit Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie to enjoy world-class horse racing. Go shopping at Traders Village, "the famous Texas flea market," where 3,500 vendors gather every weekend. See a show at the NOKIA Theatre, then catch a baseball game at QuikTrip Park to watch the minor league team Grand Prairie AirHogs play.
Pasadena Strawberry Festival
Each spring, the Pasadena Strawberry Festival draws a crowd of more than 49,000 for food, fun, entertainment and, of course, strawberries. This weekend-long festival is filled with games for children of all ages, arts and crafts, food, shows, music and a beauty pageant.
Fairmont Parkway at Red Bluff
In the heart of the Texas hill country is Fredericksburg, where you can experience German heritage with Texan hospitality. Fredericksburg is the culinary capital of the hill country, with more than 60 restaurants, from German favorites to Texas cuisine. Visit the Hauptstrasser for more than 150 specialty stores, restaurants and bakeries that feature a variety of international foods.There are more than 100 special events and activities held annually.
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