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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.

Many youngsters dream of becoming firefighters, so check out the Fire Museum of Texas in Beaumont – another family-friendly option on the Gulf Coast.

For rides, games, and great food, head over to Kemah Boardwalk near Seabrook. And for the future astronaut in your family, be sure to see the world-gamous Space Center Houston – set in eastern Houston near Webster.

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


Best Western Hotels Along the Way:


BEST WESTERN on the Island

14050 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi TX 78418-6026
Phone: (361) 949-2300  |  Fax: (361) 949-1883  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


BEST WESTERN Marina Grand Hotel

300 N Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi TX 78401-2565
Phone: (361) 883-5111  |  Fax: (361) 883-5361  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »



6301 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi TX 78412-4013
Phone: (361) 992-3100  |  Fax: (361) 992-3100  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


BEST WESTERN Orange Inn & Suites

2245 Highway 62 S, Orange TX 77630-9109
Phone: (409) 745-9393  |  Fax: (409) 745-9391  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »



5755 Bayport Boulevard, Seabrook TX 77586-1613
Phone: (281) 291-9090  |  Fax: (281) 291-9091  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »



165 E Courtland Street, Vidor TX 77662-4910
Phone: (409) 422-4315  |  Fax: (409) 422-4323  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »



889 W Bay Area Boulevard, Webster TX 77598-4003
Phone: (281) 338-6000  |  Fax: (281) 338-2834  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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