Believe it or not, summer is almost over. Weekend sports, reading lists, backyard playtime and countless trips to the park have filled the days, but wouldn’t it be nice just to get away? You’ve got one empty weekend on the calendar, but no idea how to fill it. Well, we’ve got you covered.
You don't have to go far from Boerne for some serious Texas fun. A short drive down the interstate will take you to some of the best late summer fun in the state. So round up the kids, hop in the car, and enjoy one last weekend of freedom before the summer is only a memory.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
Nestled in the west side of San Antonio, this suburban oasis is a favorite of families everywhere. It’s close to SeaWorld and just 20 minutes from downtown, but you’ll feel like you’re in a world of your own. But don’t worry — there’s so much to do. The five-acre waterpark features several pools, a lazy river and a two-story waterslide. You can also go for a hike or bike ride, play a round of golf and pamper yourself at the luxurious spa. And with multiple gourmet dining experiences on-site, you never have to leave the resort — unless you want to.
If you feel daring, try out the FlowRider Wave Machine. The surfing and bodyboarding wipeouts will be epic!
JW Mariott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
This resort is famous for golf, but it offers so much more. Perched on 600 acres of prime north San Antonio hills, you’ll find everything the family could want in one place. Sure the TPC is a big draw, but your kids will love the 1,100-foot lazy river and water slides. For the adults, rejuvenate yourselves at the luxurious Lantana Spa or enjoy an exquisite meal at one of the resort’s six restaurants. There’s a daily activities program to keep the kids entertained, so everyone can enjoy every moment of their stay in this weekend paradise.
All of the restaurants on-site come highly recommended by visitors. The steak at Cibolo Moon is said to be one of the best in town.
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Head north on Interstate-35 to experience the largest indoor waterpark in America. You definitely have to see it to believe it: 14 water slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, a soaked playground… it’ll take all weekend to run out of wet and wild adventures! When you’re ready to relax, you can choose from a variety of world-class dining options, and restore your body and spirit at the spa. But when you’re ready for more excitement, an arcade, bowing and Tom Foolery’s Adventure Park await!
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Round Rock was named this year’s “Best Indoor Waterpark” in the country by USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards.
San Luis Resort
If you want to hit the beach, this Galveston Island resort is one of the top family destinations in Texas. Set right on the sand, you can spend the day in salt water, fresh, or both! The spacious pool overlooks the beach with a private cabana for your family’s home base. There are restaurants, a spa, and numerous activities offered throughout the day (pickleball, anyone?). You’re also just minutes away from Moody Gardens, the Seawall, and the history of The Strand so your family is guaranteed to make memories!
If your dog is small-ish (under 40 pounds), they’re welcome at the resort too. A dog park, walking services, and even a puppy welcome package will make them feel right at home.