While South Padre Island might be the first place that pops into your head when you think of spring break in Texas, there are so many other family-friendly Texas spring break destinations.
Whether you’re looking to relax in a luxurious resort, explore some Texas history and old towns, or get down and dirty with a ranch experience, Texas has you covered.
Here are some great Texas spring break destinations to consider.
Margaritaville Lake Conroe has plenty to do for the whole family. Splash around in the splash zone, zoom down water slides, swim in the pools, or relax on the lazy river. There’s even a swim-up bar if the kids are getting particularly crazy ;). There’s also a golf course, mini-golf course, and various sports courts.
The resort is on Lake Conroe, so you can sit by the lake watching the sunset, play in the sand, or even swim in the lake. Of course, all sorts of boat rentals are available too.
There are plenty of restaurants on site as well, and evening entertainment too, so all your needs are covered. Check out our full review of Margaritaville Lake Conroe here.
If you’re the camping sort, pitch a tent or pull up your RV at Jellystone. Cabins are also available to rent. There are tons of activities and things to do here, including the water zone, with water slides, a lazy river, a splash zone, and pools, mini-golf, train rides, games, arts & crafts, and more.
Check out our full review of Jellystone Waller here.
Stay in a cabin or RV/tent site at the Brookeland KOA and swim, paddle, fish, or explore the local area. Whether you like history or nature, there is so much to do in the surrounding area.
Check out our full review of Brookeland KOA here.
The Hill Country is full of incredible airbnbs and tons of fun things to do. Check out our list of top places to stay in Texas Hill Country
Nestled in the Pinewyodoods of East Texas, the oldest town in Texas has tons of incredible historic places to visit, and some amazing parks and nature nearby. Plus, you can stay in a historic hotel and watch movies from the comfort of a heated pool!
See our full list of what to do and where to stay in Nacogdoches.
If you want a light ranch experience with all the luxuries of a 5-star resort, look no further. Swim in the beautiful pool, go horseback riding, jump on a hayride, take a walk in the cow pasture, or feed the animals. Pick from one of their impeccably decorated cabins, or stay in a barn room!
Get the full scoop on Rockin Star Ranch here.
Waco, TX is not just for Joanna Gaines fans. There’s so much to do in Waco with kids, including the Mayborn Museum (one of the most fabulous and interactive museums we’ve been to), the Dr. Pepper Museum, Texas Rangers Museum (better for older kids), tons of paddling and boating opportunities, and more!
Check out our full post on what to do in Waco with kids.
Do you have a favorite family-friendly Texas spring break destination you love to visit? Let us know in the comments!