Texas Hotel Reservations
Family Activities on the Texas Gulf Coast
Plus Kid-Friendly Fun in Eastern Texas
Spend summer on the Texas Gulf Coast – best known for lively towns like Galveston, Corpus Christi, and Port Lavaca. Beaches, seafood, and aquariums await your family visit to the Texas Gulf Coast, while museums, festivals, and trains are found in the kid-friendly towns of eastern Texas.
A spring break destination if ever there was one, Corpus Christi is full of kid-friendly activities like the floating USS Lexington Museum, and the Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. Let the kids splash around on the Padre Island National Seashore, or check out the sea creatures up close at the Texas State Aquarium on North Beach.
Set in eastern Texas, Palestine is a city bursting with activity and family fun – and home to the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility. Don’t miss the Texas Dogwood Trails Festival during spring break, or see what’s playing at the historic Texas Theatre.
Palestine is also home to the Texas State Railroad – a 25-mile stretch of historic rail trail established in 1881. There’s always something happening on the rail, as the Texas State Railroad host holidays events like “Snoopy the Easter Beagle” in the spring, and a real Polar Express during the holidays.
Family fun is found year-round in eastern Texas and the Gulf Coast, so start packing.
Choose from these Kid-Friendly Regions:
|• Austin & Hill Country||• Greater Houston||• N. TX & Panhandle||• TX Gulf Coast|
|• Big Bend Country||• Dallas & Fort Worth||• San Antonio & S. TX||• Home|
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