Texas for Outdoorsy Types: Traditional Ranch to Beachfront
Because Texas is so large, it offers a wide array of environments. Whether you’re a beach bum or a ranch lover, here are a few Texas resorts to consider.
Joshua Creek Ranch
Located in the midst of the idyllic Texas Hill Country, Joshua Creek Ranch is the type of accommodation that first springs to mind when you think of hotels in Texas. It’s isolated, in the middle of the country, and surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Guadalupe River and Joshua Creek. While it’s open year-round, many people flock here during hunting season to try their hand at hunting deer, dove, pheasants, and turkey.
- Upscale hotel accommodations
- Remodeled rooms and free breakfast
- On-site Shula’s Steakhouse and Einstein Bros Bagels
Hyatt Regency Houston
- Rooftop infinity pool with panoramic views
- 2 restaurants & full-service spa
- Great location near top attractions
W Dallas Victory
- Luxurious resort with historic touches
- Waterpark & poolside bar
- Free area shuttle around town
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
When hunting isn’t in season, you can still practice your skills by shooting at sporting clays and decoy mallard ducks. If hunting isn’t your game, try your hand at fly-fishing, tubing, or kayaking in the nearby waters.
Lakeway Resort and Spa
Enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Travis when you stay at Lakeway Resort and Spa. Also located in Texas Hill Country, this complex features a number of amenities that will keep the whole family happy.
While swimming, fishing, kayaking, and boating in the lake is encouraged, you’ll also have the opportunity to swim in one of the resort’s three large swimming pools. To relax at the end of the day, try soaking in the whirlpool or grabbing a drink from the swim-up bar.
With a central location, Lakeway also puts you close to a number of other outdoor activities, such as hiking at Pace Bend Park or zooming through the forest at Lake Travis Zipline Adventures.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort
Craving the feel of the sun on your face and the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping at your feet? If so, you’ll love your stay at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort. Located right on the water, the resort offers one- and two-bedroom villas, making it the perfect option for large families traveling together.
Those craving outdoor recreation can get in the game with outdoor volleyball, shuffleboard, and a horseshoe pit. You can also take to the waters by renting a boat, jet ski, or other watercraft. Be sure to bring your fishing rod to see what ocean creatures you can collect.
With all three of these resorts in Texas, you’ll have a relaxing and adventurous vacation that you won’t soon forget.
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