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When we talk about all-inclusive family resorts, we might think of Cancun or Florida.  It might be a surprise to many to find out that Texas has actually a lot of great all-inclusive resorts for families. And it varies from ranch to beachfront resorts.

We researched the best all-inclusive — and semi-inclusive — resorts so all you need to do is choose which one is best for you and your family’s needs. Take a closer look.

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Great Wolf Lodge

The Great Wolf Lodge is a great vacation option for families. The kids rave about it.

Kids will love the impressive water facilities for all ages, the arcade, and the Great Wolf kid’s club, which are included in the all-inclusive package for families.

A seasonal outdoor pool, along with a spa center, hot tub, and on-site restaurant provide guests with plenty to enjoy.

A 24-hour front desk and access to a cash machine help The Great Wolf Lodge serve guests’ every need

Moody Gardens

A perfect place to get away from it all, Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center offers this and so much more in its 242 acres of lush tropical gardens and 3-D theatre.

A living rainforest, fine restaurant, golf, tennis, an aquarium, a gym with a jogging track and a lap pool, a 3-D theatre, a water park, and other kid-friendly amenities await families who decide to make it their next getaway.

Most of the Moody Garden attractions are included in most all-inclusive package options. 

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The Vineyard at Florence

The next all-inclusive family resort in Texas is The Vineyard at Florence.

The Vineyards in Florence features an expansive, 5,000-square-foot estate that can accommodate the entire family in the spacious suites. There are also intimate one-bedroom units for couples.

Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, the rustic Italianate mansion features 600+ acres of scenic views and vines sit amidst 32 acres of rolling vines, with vines hanging heavy with mature cabernets and lenoirs.

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Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center

Gaylord Texan Resort is named as one of AAAs top 10 summer vacation destinations for families, and seen on The Travel Channel as Texas’ official best family getaway.

Celebrate the summer season even bigger and better this year with the opening of 10 acres of outdoor pool and lazy river complex called Paradise Springs.

Treat your family to a 6,000-square-foot family lagoon featuring a wading beach, two horseshoe-shaped heated pools, a 27-foot water slide, a designated children’s pool, and water basketball.

The Woodlands Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton

The Woodlands Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton is probably one of the most family-friendly vacation destinations in Texas.

This 5-star resort boasts The Forest Oasis offering an expansive outdoor pool with a water slide, lazy river, waterslide tower, splash pad for kids, and a streamlined transfer from The Woodlands Resort.

If you want to kick back and relax, lounge by a lagoon-style pool or hot tub order watermelon margaritas while kids play on a 30-foot twin-helix waterslide, or head down a long lazy river.

Isla Grand Beach Resort

The Isla Grande Beach Resort offers value-priced all-inclusive family package, exclusive amenities, and an extremely warm welcome.

This beachfront resort offers a variety of family-friendly activities such as Sunset Smores, Movie Night, arcade, and kid’s club for those nights parents wish to have an intimate dinner at one of the on-site restaurants.

Located on beautiful South Padre Island, it also features an outdoor pool, tennis court, gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico, well-appointed family rooms, and a central location to the beaches and main attractions.

Lajitas Golf Resort

Staying at Lajitas Golf Resort is a really great
experience for the entire family.

Its full-service spa is an extraordinary retreat to take some time away from daily routines and enjoy a wide range of spa services and treatments or get active by engaging in premier golfing opportunities, hiking, horseback riding, and fossil exploration with the whole family.

This 4-star resort also features stylish family rooms and a variety of on-site dining options serving gourmet West Texas cuisine.

Hilton Anatole

The Hilton Anatole, the largest Dallas Convention Center hotel, is also known for it sultimate Dallas spa, and a low-cost, all-inclusive package that makes it an excellent family destination. 

The sprawling pool complex features a lazy river, two 180-foot water slides, an adults-only relaxation bay, a splash pad for kids, cabana rentals, and the JadeWaters Grill + Bar.

This 4-star resort has just launched its Kids Zone Experience, offering plenty of games and activities for the families.

La Cantera Resort & Spa

This picturesque family-friendly resort in San Antonio is packed with luxury as well as entertainment, making it an amazing experience for visitors of all ages.

This hill country resort features entertainment options for the whole family, including an  on-site golf course, a full-service spa, supervised kids’ play area at the Kid’s Club.

One of the best features of the La Cantera Resort & Spa is the lakeside setting, making it one of the best resorts in San Antonio.

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The Resort at Schlitterbahn

The Resort at Schlitterbahn is a great spot to relax and recharge right between downtown New Braunfels and Gruene.

The resort features a hot tub, 3 outdoor pools, water slides, a number of restaurants, and many activities for kids.

Other outdoor facilities include a picnic area, BBQ facilities and nearby activities are hiking and a golf course.
Their suites and apartments are spacious to accommodate a family or a group.

Horseshoe Bay Resort

There is not any child-friendly hotel in the immediate vicinity of San Antonio that is quite as enjoyable as the Horseshoe Bay resort.

This 4-star resort has an array of family-friendly amenities, including pools, gardens, and picnic areas. Family-friendly programs, like the kid’s club ages 4-to-12, and a meet-and-greet with the resort’s Mascot, are available, too.

This beachfront resort also features 14 tennis courts, including America’s first tennis courts designed for kids as young as 10. Golf Magazine named Horseshoe Bay one of the best golf resorts in the US.

Wildcatter Ranch and Resort

Many families choose the Wildcatter Ranch and Resort because of their extensive outdoor recreational activities, including horseback riding, guided SUV tours, hiking, fishing, and a clay shooting range.

This  Western-style resort is great to bring your kids with plenty of activities for them, play areas, and even a kid-friendly buffet.

While parents can relax at the outdoor infinity pool, get a massage at the Sage Spa, and enjoy the most stunning views of the sunset at select cabin suites.

South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center

At South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center, you will find an outdoor pool with music and a seasonal swim-up bar dining option. 

Floor-to-ceiling windows offer gorgeous views of the lake. You will not want to miss these beautiful views of Clear Lake from the restaurant and lounge as well.

Located on South Shore Boulevard, this luxury resort is close to Space Center Houston Visitors Center and overlooks Clear Lake, offering a full-service spa, a fitness center, a tennis court,  fishing, etc.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is an ideal choice for families looking to relax and enjoy quality time together.

In addition to swimming pools and water activities, this 4-star resort has various activities for kids and parents, making it ideal for families.

The family resort also boasts a nine-acre River Bluff Water Experience. While parents who are wine lovers will love staying here, as it’s home to more than 50 unique wineries.

Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe

This Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe features a private beach area, and five heated pools to choose from, designed to be an absolute oasis indeed.

Just lay on the pool chaise ordering summer margaritas while kids are busy playing in the pool with water games and slides.

The 4-star resort not only offers two restaurants, a bar, a fitness center, a terrace, and evening entertainment but also family-friendly amenities such as a tennis court,  minigolf, and an arcade space for kids.

Certain units include a balcony, a hot tub, and magnificent views of the lake.

More kid-friendly hotels and activities in Texas

Still looking for some ideas for your family vacation in Texas? We got you covered – check out our suggestions below and plan the funnest holiday ever!

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  • Why choose an all-inclusive resort in Texas for a family getaway?

    An all-inclusive resort usually means that the basic cost such as accommodations and meals are typically covered. Some might even include other expenses like excursions and access to the water park and other kid-friendly activities and programs.  Hence, all-inclusive resorts in Texas give you a chance to simply relax and enjoy the vacation with your family, rather than undergo the hassle of planning and organizing.

  • Is there an all inclusive resort for families in Texas Gulf Coast with a great view?

    Yes, an all-inclusive resort for families does exist in Texas. The Isla Grande Beach Resort is one of them. This 4-star resort is one of the recommended all-inclusive resort for families on the Gulf Coast as it does not only offer a great deal for a family getaway, but also it includes exclusive amenities and an extremely warm welcome with loads of family-friendly activities.

  • What is the best all-inclusive resort in Texas?

    We selected the best all-inclusive hotel and resort in Texas based on the price, popularity, theme and setting, family-friendly amenities, food, and accommodations. We came up with Great Wolf Lodge as it has the most positive reviews, extremely popular, especially with kids going wild about its impressive water park, among other family-friendly amenities that will surely make up for an unforgettable family vacation.

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