Once the final bell rings on the last day of school, we as a family are ready to hit the highway. Creating memories while traveling is one of our favorite ways to spend our summer days! Texas is a mecca for fabulous resorts offering spectacular travel deals for summer road trips!
Gaylord Texan –
The Gaylord Texan located in Grapevince, TX within the DFW metroplex! Gaylord Texan is a sprawling Texas resort. This hotel is the official home of the Dallas Cowboys with top notch amenities including several restaurants, spa, nightclub, and boutique shopping all within the resort! Gaylord Texan has in impressive water park oasis for your entire family. Paradise Springs is a 10 acre resort pool area with 600 ft long lazy river, 6000 sq ft family lagoon, a 27 ft tall waterslide, 25 ft long zipline, and a toddler pool, so the little ones have their own space to play! Pool-A Poolza will have you dancing poolside when the DJ drops your favorite tunes! At Paradise Springs, kids can enjoy glitter and airbrush tattoos, hair braiding, fire side stories, and movies on the big screen while they arefloating on the lazy river! Once your done splash splashing in the pool, check out the lower level Texan Station for Family Movie Night. Your favorite movies are shown for free through Sept 7 at 6:45 PM on Friday and Saturday nights! Find out more about Gaylord Texan’s Celebrate the Summer Event here.
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is located in San Antonio which features gorgeous views of scenic Hill Country! This beautiful resort offers a six acres water park with a lazy river, and adult only infinity pool. You can also indulge and recharge at Lantana Spa, hit a few golf balls on their impressive 36 hole golf course, and enjoy delectable dishes at seven restaurants located within the resort. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is offering up to 25% off when you stay Red, White, & Blue Texas True this summer. Save 15% off three consecutive nights or 20% off your stay when you book a four consecutive night stay! Rates are valid through Sept. 7, 2015. Another option to maximize your travel dollars is to partake in JW Marriott’s Celebrate the Summer Event, which offers a $100 resort credit plus the resort fee is included in your rate for extra savings! Find more details and book your reservation here.
Lakeway Resort & Spa
Lakeway Resort & Spa is located just west of Austin on majestic Lake Travis. This newly updated resort features updated room accommodations with a modern design. Offering 3 pool areas with a swim up bar, a kid zone for those nights you desire a little bit of adult only time, plus a restaurant onsite with the best lobster risotto I’ve ever tasted. Lakeway Resort & Spa is offering various summer travel deals including stay three nights and receive the forth night of your stay free. For more information and to book your reservation click here.
Moody Gardens, is the premire resort in Galveston, which boasts to have the only white sandy beach on the island. This resort combines learning and family fun into relaxing getaway. Visit the Aquarium Pyramid®, Rainforest Pyramid®, or explore the Discovery Museum® which includes a 3D & 4D movie theatre. When your ready to cool off visit the hotel pool which features an adult swim up bar and walk over bridge, or head to Palm Beach to enjoy the lazy river and wave pool! Plus, Bands on the Sand with live music and fireworks every Fri. & Sat. night at Palm Beach until Aug. 8. Don’t forget to visit Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SubPants Adventure, an interactive 3D media submarine voyage! Your kids will love you for it! Moody Gardens offers many discounts including a fabulous dining deal at Cafe In The Park, which provides a free kids meal to a child under 6 years old with every adult entree purchase! Book the Summer Savings Special for 20% off through Labor Day. Moody Gardens is offering a $50 resort credit with a two night stay! For more details or to book your stay, click here.
The Westin Galleria Dallas
This stunning hotel is connected to the shopping complex named by USA Today, as “One of The Top 10 Shopping Destination in the US! Your an elevator ride away from shopping at Louis Vuitton, ice-skating at the indoor rink, lounging pool side or dining at The Second Floor By Scott Gottlich! Love to stay fit when traveling? Take advantage of The Westin’s, WESTINWORKOUT® FITNESS STUDIO for state of the art, fitness equipment. Westin’s Gear Lending program which provides workout clothes and shoes, so you don’t have to pack your own to participate in rooftop yoga! Save up to 15% on your weekend stay, or book a suite for the night and receive 40% off your second nights stay! Click here for more information and to reserve your stay!
The Woodlands Resort
Located just north of Houston, is The Woodlands Resort, which was rated as one of the Top 10 Pool Destinations for Families in North America. This resort is in the center of a wooded nature preserve, featuring top amenities including several gold courses, award winning restaurants, and designer label shopping within minutes of the resort. The Woodlands Resort, offers family friendly activities including bike rentals, a two story winding slide behind a stunning waterfall, lazy river, swim up movies in the pool, and complimentary smore’s made pool side. This resort scores high praise in my book for their kids menus which offer fresh fruit with every meal at very affordable prices. For more details on special rates and to book your stay, click here.
Traveling outside of Texas? Check out these great deals!
Miramar Beach, FL –
Sandestin Beach & Golf Resort is the largest resort in north west Florida, featuring 2,400 acres of sunny fun! A full service marina, our championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, and beautiful white sand beaches stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to Choctawhatchee Bay! Specials include 20% of weekday stays or 25% off when staying seven consecutive days. Click here for more information and to book your stay.
Nashville – Gaylord Opryland is offering exclusive savings to popular Nashville attractions when you book a stay. Gaylord properties are now part of the Marriott family, make sure you sign up for the Marriott Rewards program to earn points during your stay to redeem for future stays and additional savings.
Orlando – Gaylord Palms Resort is offering rates starting at $159 per night as part of their Sunsational Summer promotion where Kids eat FREE through August 31, 2015. Gaylord Resorts offer summer family entertainment with interactive poolside games,dive-in movies, and more! Gaylord properties are now part of the Marriott family, make sure you sign up for the Marriott Rewards program to earn points during your stay to redeem for future stays and additional savings.
Washington D.C – Gaylord National is the only waterfront resort in the area located just 15 minutes from Washington D.C. The Capital Wheel Package offers a $50 resort credit and 2 tickets to visit The Capital Wheel with rates starting at $179 per night! Gaylord properties are now part of the Marriott family, make sure you sign up for the Marriott Rewards program to earn points during your stay to redeem for future stays and additional savings.