A Texan Stay-Cation

Staying in Texas over the break? Don’t worry! Not every vacation requires months of planing and saving! There are many great options for travel within state lines.


Dallas has many great options for any budget. You could spend the day seeking thrills at the famous Six Flags Over Texas, or, if the weather is too hot, cross the highway and enjoy a nice cool down at the Hurricane Harbor water park. If you are looking for a trip that is more laid-back, check out the Dallas Museum of Art or the Perot Museum. Each of these museums are among the best in the state, and are great for the whole family.


The Houston area is full of great things to do, but they are most famous for their connection to NASA with the space center. Also, along with the many sightseeing tours of the city, Houston is not far from the Galveston Bay. The Bay Area features many great places, including the Kemah Boardwalk. Kemah is a great place to get away from the business of the city and unwind.

Other Great Spots

There are endless opportunities to explore within Texas, but a few, outside of the major cities, are the Schlitterbahn water park in New Braunfels, Big Bend National Park, and the San Antonio Riverwalk. Each of these spots may take some time to drive to, but they are each worth the drive. Schlitterbahn is one of the nation’s best waterparks, and Big Bend National Park is one of the best national parks. The Riverwalk is full of Texas history and will not disappoint anyone looking to discover more about Texas!

A vacation should not have to be about spending a lot of money, and they are many great options in Texas. Before you spend a bunch of money on travel, be sure to check out this great spots for a Texas-style stay-cation!

About Cole Fowler

Cole Fowler is the Content Lead at Rateology and writes about topics regarding smart financial decision making. He is an English student at Texas A&M and is based out of Grapevine, TX.

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