6 Top destinations in Texas for Family Fun

Texas is not only one of the largest American States but a destination with countless possibilities for outdoor adventure and family fun. The vacation possibilities in the culturally diverse state are extensive. West Texas Cities tend to be the complete opposite of Metropolitan Centers like Dallas but it’s interesting to note that every city in the state of Texas has its own character and is worth visiting. Here are top destinations and cities you must visit in America’s second largest state.

Dallas

No one comes to Texas and leaves without spending a couple of days in Dallas. As you will notice, there are many fun activities in this city. Visit the Dallas World Aquarium and Dallas Zoo if you are an animal lover. You can also Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden if you want to have a picnic in a serene environment with beautiful gardens. Your kids will definitely love the Dallas Children’s Theater and Jump Street Indoor Trampoline Park. A visit to the Hurricane Harbor can be a great treat especially during hot sunny days. Head over to Adventure Landing, Sandy Lake Park, and Six Flags over Texas and the Ranger’s Game for more fun. It only gets better as you discover more fun places.

Grapevine

There are numerous attractions found in this part of Texas. You can visit the Historic Main Street city to learn more about the history of Grapevine. You will have a great time at the Nash Farm, and Grapevine Vintage Railroad which teleports you to the 1920s when life was simple yet fun. Visit the settlement to City Museums for a greater educational experience. Do not leave without visiting the Lego land Discovery Center – you kids will enjoy the many games available in this place.

Austin

Austin is popularly known for musical performances. It is the place you would want to visit if you are a music lover. While it is not as busy as all the other major cities, Austin has its share of attraction and fun sites. You can relax your muscles at the Deep Eddy Pool, or Barton Springs. There are also numerous festivals you can attend while in the region. Just look at your calendar and find out which activity is happening in which location during your visit. Don’t forget to visit parts like Zilker since it holds a number of family fun activities. Make sure you visit the Austin Nature and Science Center – Your family will learn and have fun.

Galveston

Take a Segway tour if your kids are old enough to ride on them. You will have memorable moments riding through attraction sites within Galveston. Visitors love visiting the Strand Historic District. Make sure you also visit it to learn more about this beautiful part of Texas. Set aside some time for the Historic Galveston Railroad Museum if you are a fun of creative arts. Other parts to visit include the Sealy and Moody Mansions, Sacred Heart Cathedral, and Bishops Palace.

Fort Worth

This is probably the home of cowboys. You will spot them as they walk their cattle along different paths. This is probably an opportunity for your kids to experience history in real life. Take a ghost bus tour to different attraction sites that include the Parker Cabin where you will learn more about Fort Worth and Texas as a whole. Fort Worth plays an important role in the formation of America’s history as it is where John F Kennedy visited a day before he was assassinated. You will also learn about the oil barons, wars, and outlaws who also form part of the history of Texas.

Amarillo

This is where you should be if you’re want a break from your hectic day-to-day life. Pass through the Cadillac Ranch for amazing photos. This is a monumental site in this city. Find time to visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the second largest of its kind after the famous Grand Canyon. Walk through history at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum where you will learn more about dinosaurs and other historic figures and occurrences to date.  The Amarillo Museum of Art is also a good place to get inspired by numerous pieces of art from across the continent. There is also the Amarillo Botanical Gardens and Amarillo Zoo where you can see both plant and animal life. You will see vintage cars at the Bill’s Backyard Classics when you visit the place.