1. SEAWORLDSeaWorld Theme Park – Texas Animal Attractions | SeaWorld San Antonio

Good For: FAMILY, GROUPS       Recommended By: Glen


Glen suggests taking the family or a group of friends and enjoy the sea’s hidden creatures at SeaWorld. Enjoy a variety of activities for all ages ranging from concerts and parades to rides like the Texas Stingray for thrill-seekers or Super Grover’s Box Car Derby for kid-friendly fun. There is also a wide selection of shows to see like Orca Encounter or Ocean Discovery where you can see dolphins, whales and other sea-friends put on a fun show for your littles. Enjoy hands-on encounters by booking specialty animal experiences like Dolphin Swim or the Ultimate Animal Experience. For more bespoke experiences that can be exclusively enjoyed when the park is closed to the public, try the All-Swim Program or the Animal Adventure Tour.


  1. THE ALAMOVisit the Alamo | The Alamo

Good For: FAMILY, GROUPS       Recommended By: Aldridge


Breathe in Texas history at The Alamo. Aldridge recommends spending the day taking in all that the Alamo has to offer with guided tours or musket firing. Watch a movie in the Arbor or book their Young Texans Tour specially made for your kiddos. Make it special and book a private or after-hours tour just for you and your group. After finishing at the Alamo, head two blocks over to River Walk for a plethora of activity options ranging from shopping, specialty boutiques, and mouth-watering Mexican cuisine at some of the best restaurants the area has to offer with seating overlooking the river. Finish of the day with either a cruise along the river on an open-boat tour or be daring and take the nighttime Alamo Ghost Hunt Walking Tour that sees different places rumored to be haunted.


  1. SOUTH PADRE ISLANDThings to Do in South Padre Island, Texas (sopadre.com)

Good For: FAMILY, GROUPS, COUPLES   Recommended By: Steve


Steve’s preference? As a family man, he recommends South Padre. South Padre Island is its own little getaway escape with so many different things to do! There are various excursions like dolphin watching and fishing for the active visitors. Thrill seekers can visit SCHLITTERBAHN WATERPARK to surf man-made waves or go parasailing, surfing, kiteboarding and wakeboarding over the clear waters. Kids can enjoy Beach Park at Isla Blanca or sandcastle lessons with Andy Hancock or hunt for treasure on the Black Dragon Pirate Ship cruise. Ladies can enjoy relaxing spa treatments or indulge in shopping with the girls. Ocean view rooms make the destination idyllic for couples with countless dining options along with a romantic visit to Port Isabel Lighthouse for a complete view of the island. Groups can end their day with a cold brew at Padre Island Brewing Company. The options on the island are endless and are sure to satisfy the need to escape with this beach oasis right here in Texas.


  1. GAYLORD TEXAN RESORTGrapevine Hotels Texas | Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center (marriott.com)

Good For: FAMILY, COUPLES      Recommended By: Lisa


Located on the lush shores of Lake Grapevine, Lisa says Gaylord Texan Resort is a great stay! This resort gives you countless reasons to never leave. Starting with the expansive 10-acre Paradise Springs Water Park for families ranging to the 4.5-acre Atriums, there’s something for everyone. Indulge in any of the 4 award-wining restaurants. Treat your significant other to a relaxing and detoxifying treatment in the world-class Relâche Spa. Want to do more? The hotel is ideally located near LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, Cowboys Golf Club, Historic Downtown Grapevine, and water sports on Lake Grapevine are just a stone throw away.


  1. CANYON LAKECanyon Lake – Bing – Travel

Good For: FAMILY, COUPLES, GROUPS   Recommended By: Savanna


Try a unique group stay experience like Savanna! Relax and out your feet up to the serene views of Canyon Lake. Spend the day in the water sailing, water skiing, kayaking, fishing or even scuba diving. Take your littles for a tubing adventure on The Guadalupe River. Go for a special helicopter tour to enjoy the scenery from above or try parasailing. Enjoy wine tastings, shopping, and lunch at the famous Gristmill restaurant known for its stunning tiered patio along the Guadalupe River. Or, rent a Air Bnb for the weekend and take a boat to GRUENE HALL, for dinner and live music.


  1. MARGARITAVILLE LAKE RESORTThings to Do in Lake Conroe | Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe | Houston (margaritavilleresorts.com)

Good For: FAMILY, COUPLES, GROUPS   Recommended By: Tayler


This Texan oasis will make any vacationers dreams come true with its views alone, says Tayler. The waterfront paradise brings island and lake vibes together, transporting you straight to the tropics with luxurious suites and waterfront cottages. With 6 dining outlets to choose from, there’s no reason to leave! Let the tension go with an exquisite spa treatment at St. Somewhere Spa or enjoy activities on the lake with some water sports. Golfers have a world-class course at their feet to tee off at and kids will love the on-site water park. Be sure to book early in this sought-after lake resort as their rooms book up fast.


  1. FREDERICKSBURGFredericksburg TX | Texas Hill Country (visitfredericksburgtx.com)

Good For: COUPLES, GROUPS    Recommended By</