Boasting a wide array of kid-friendly attractions and outdoor adventures, Texas offers an abundance of fun-filled activities the entire family can enjoy. It should come as no surprise then, that the Lone Star State is filled with family-oriented resorts, where you’ll find glorious pools with water slides and daily kids’ programs. Spread throughout the state and catering to a variety of different travel styles, read on discover the best family-friendly resorts in Texas that fits your needs.
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio (Prices & Photos)
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that certainly rings true for the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio. It’s here that you’ll find a sparkling 9-acre pool area with a lazy river and plenty of slides to keep the kids entertained, while the 1,002 bright and airy rooms and on-site BBQ restaurant offer families respite from a day of adventure. Nestled in the heart of a bird sanctuary, you can gaze upon the lush landscaping and 36-hole golf course from your private balcony. If you need more space, book the Two-Bedroom Suite for the second bedroom with two twin beds and a second bathroom, offering plenty of space for the entire family.
The Woodlands Resort, Woodlands (Prices & Photos)
Located in a suburban area of Houston, The Woodlands Resort is home to multi-million dollar expansions and renovations that feature a large pool area with a waterslide and lazy river area. Over the summer, the Forest Oasis Waterscape delights both kid and kids at heart with its lagoon-style pools, dive-in movies, and s’mores by the fire pit. Choose from the 306 guest rooms and suites that overlook the water park and golf course and offer king-sized beds and separate living areas. Upgrade for a suite to find family-friendly amenities like kitchens with a mini-fridge and microwave, perfect for nights when you want to eat in.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio (Prices & Photos)
Located on the expansive 300 acres of the Rogers-Wiseman family ranch, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio offers families the perfect combination of country adventure and upscale amenities. Here you’ll discover a rural ranch house where the kids can spend their days floating down a lazy river or soaking in the landscapes on a rocking chair. Choose from 500 guest rooms and suites, where leather furnishings and beautiful landscape vistas make you feel like you’re world’s away from the city, while the resort’s 5-acre water park with pools and 22-foot water slide keeps you cool on a hot Texas afternoon.
The Westin Stonebriar Resort, Frisco (Prices & Photos)
A great place for families to unwind, The Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco offers all the charm of Texas just a short drive from big-city Dallas. Less than a mile from Plano, golf enthusiasts can practice their swing at the Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole golf course while the kids can make a splash at the 200-foot lagoon-style pool and soak in the sunshine along with waterfalls and a whirlpool. During the summer, the 300 room resort also hosts outdoor “Dive-In Movies” by the pool, while parents can sip a refreshing drink from the poolside bar, The Aquabar. After spending your days outside enjoying the hotel’s amenities, refuel your body with a peaceful night of sleep in a spacious guest room that features signature Heavenly beds with pillowtop construction.
La Cantera Resort & Spa, San Antonio (Prices & Photos)
Families are spoiled for choice in guest rooms at La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, from traditional guest rooms to deluxe rooms and junior and executive suites. This broad range of choices extends to the six outdoor pools, where you and your family have the hard choice to pick between what tropical oasis fits your needs best. The zero-entry children’s pool is a hit with its slides and waterfalls, while the Discovery Junction offers family fun with a bounce house and slip’n slide action. When its time to dry off, kids can also play basketball, make ice cream sundaes or even spin cotton candy, while the Kids Club offers daily activities like nature hikes and water sports.
Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, South Padre Island (Prices & Photos)
There is one reason families head to Schlitterbahn Beach Resort in South Padre Island, and that’s to be in the center of all the action at Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Not only that, but the resort’s beachfront location appeals to all vacationers, where on-site restaurants and a seaside pool are just icing on the cake. As kid-friendly as it gets, the hotel’s easy access to the waterpark offers families a full itinerary of water slides, lazy rivers, and interactive pool features. Choose from a range of rooms, from the Standard Room to a Beach Front or top-of-the-line King Parlor Ocean View Suite that accommodates up to eight.
La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, Montgomery (Prices & Photos)
Beloved for its water’s edge location, La Toretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery is perfect for lake-loving families. Just an hour’s drive north of Houston, the kids will have plenty of activities to indulge in, from swimming pools to an arcade and on-site miniature golf course. Nestled on three acres of lush landscaping and lakefront vistas, spend your days lounging at one of the several pools or playing on the sandy beach that offers access to a day of kayaking and jet skiing. Parent’s will enjoy the spacious rooms with lake views, along with the relaxing body treatments and massages at SpaTerre.
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, Cedar Creek (Prices & Photos)
An upscale resort sitting on 405 acres just east of Austin, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa in Cedar Creek is packed with family-friendly amenities. It’s here that you’ll find a long list of family-friendly amenities, from Camp Hyatt for young travelers to go on adventures to the resort’s evening campfires, flag football, horseshoe tournaments and glow-in-the-dark tennis. Impressive guest rooms provide travelers with scenic views of the surrounding landscape, while separate living and dining rooms are perfect for large families. After a day of outdoor recreation, both kids and adults will want to soak in the cool waters of the on-site water park, where waterslides, a lazy river, and sandy beach area is an ideal spot to relax and rejuvenate.
Isla Grand Beach Resort, South Padre Island (Prices & Photos)
A premier resort along the Texas Gulf Coast, Isla Grand Beach Resort on South Padre Island offers families a stay in the ultimate luxury. Located right on the beach, here you’ll find a combination of traditional guest rooms and high-rise condos that boast resort-style amenities. Surrounded by 10 acres of tropical foliage and sparkling pools, soak in the pristine beach views at every corner at this blissful oasis. Head to the family-friendly Windjammer Cafe, grab a bite to go at the outdoor burger shack grill, while parents can kick back at the Whiskey Shack or the poolside bar.
San Luis Resort, Galveston Island (Prices & Photos)
Perfect for water-loving families, the San Luis Resort on Galveston Island is a solid choice. In addition to its easy access to the 32 miles of sun-drenched beaches, visitors will find a heated pool and a thrilling 45-foot water slide and plunge pool. Along with its award-winning restaurants and easy access to shopping opportunities, parents and kids alike will enjoy the spacious guest rooms that feature private balconies that overlook the Gulf of Mexico. The Treasure Island Kid’s Club offers the little ones a chance to explore the Crow’s Nest Tree House and Tropical Bamboo Hut or they can transform into a character at the Dress-Up Center.
Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa, Lajitas (Prices & Photos)
Compared to water-based activities at other resorts in Texas, the Lajitas Resort highlights its family-friendly activities that are on its 27,000-acre piece of land. Just an hour southwest of Terlingua, here you’ll find an equestrian center, an 18-hole golf course and plenty of on-site adventures to keep your itinerary full. Nestled between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park, outdoor activities reign supreme, where you can soak in the Old West historic ambiance with days spent horseback riding, clay shooting, and zip lining. Those looking for a more relaxing experience will enjoy the relaxing treatment menu at the Agave Spa, on-site swimming pools, and movies shown at Flat Rock Theatre.