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Military Families Are All Set in the Lone Star State
Military families, hotels in Texas are not hard to come by – the Lone Star State is home to 15 military bases from the Gulf Coast to Hill Country. Navy, Air Force, and Army bases are found in fun and adventurous cities like Corpus Christi, Kingsville, and San Antonio.
Whether visiting friends and family in town, or just found yourself moved to a new city with the family, there’s plenty to do in Texas’ military towns. Spend your days exploring the attractions and activities of cities like Abilene, Fort Worth and Del Rio, and your nights with Best Western hotels in Texas.
In the Army Now
Set in central San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston is a historic army installation first constructed in the late 1800s. This army base includes the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum, the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District, and several historic structures – marking Fort Sam as a National Historic Landmark.
If you’re visiting Fort Sam Houston, there’s plenty for you to do in San Antonio and the rest of central Texas. Take the kids to see Shamu do his thing at SeaWorld, or test your nerves on the Road Runner Express in Six Flags Fiesta Texas – open from March through December and home to the White Water Bay water park. You can’t visit San Antonio without a trip to The Alamo, or an extended shopping trip at the well-known River Walk entertainment district. Of course, you can always take in a game with NBA's Spurs at the AT&T Center in central San Antonio.
Tire yourself out in San Antonio, and check into a Best Western hotel near Fort Sam Houston in Floresville or Hondo. You can even choose from a multitude of Best Western hotels right in San Antonio. Whether staying in New Braunfels or San Marcos, your visit to Fort Sam in met with comfort and convenience.
Get Your Sea Legs
Set right in Corpus Christi, the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi – also known as Truax Field – is a navy base found along the Texas coast. A four-hour drive from Houston, NAS Corpus Christi grants visitors access to the attractions of Corpus Christi and the serenity of the Texas Gulf.
Visiting friends or family at NAS Corpus Christi? Good, because there is plenty to do in town. You’re probably traveling with naval soldiers, so your first stop is the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay right on North Beach. This World War II relic is a floating museum, allowing visitors to board the vessel and check out the Flight Simulator and the MEGAtheater, and even grab lunch at the Mess Deck Café. This museum neighbors the Texas State Aquarium – also set on North Beach and home to permanent exhibits like Stingray Flats, or the crowd favorite, Dolphin Bay. Check out the jellyfish collection at Floating Phantoms, or introduce yourself to the alligators and turtles at the Swamp Tales display.
Sky's the Limit
Set in southern Abilene, Dyess Air Force Bass is a 6,500-acre military base home to more than 10,000 military and civilian residents. Settled 200 miles from Dallas, and 150 miles from Fort Worth, Abilene has more than enough to do for it’s many visitors.
If you’re visiting Abilene with kids, spend a day at the Abilene Zoo. Have lunch with the giraffes on the feeding bridge, or check out the black rhino exhibit. If you’ve brought your boots, head over the West Texas Fair & Rodeo in September for exhibits and live entertainment, plus authentic Texas fare. Visiting in the spring? Hit the Western Heritage Classic in May for more rodeos, and barbeque, plus western arts shows and even sheepdog trials. Old West aficionados can wrangle up some western attractions like Frontier Texas! – the 14,000-square-foot downtown museum – or just take a stroll through historic downtown Abilene.
Whether soaking up outdoor Texas in one of Abilene’s many parks, or spending the afternoon with the kids at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, your time in west Texas is covered thanks to several Best Western hotels in Abilene.
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