Family Weekenders: Kid-Friendly Vacation Spots Close By

Looking for somewhere to take the family that's close, affordable, and fun for everyone? Here's our list of the best "quick trip" locations in Texas.

KATY MAGAZINE | March 2018

By Ashley Lancaster


Jellystone Park & Campgrounds

Inspired by the beloved Hanna-Barbera cartoon character, Yogi Bear, this camping ground caters to families and kids. With indoor and outdoor swimming and waterplay areas, laser tag, jumping areas, pedal cart racing, and even a bark park, everyone will find something fun to do. Rent a cabin, throw up a tent, or unhook your RV and settle in. There are locations in Waller and Canyon Lake.

Garner State Park A Texas traveling tradition just under 4 hours away in Concan, Garner State Park attracts thousands of visitors every year with its natural beauty and pristine camping facilities situated on the rippling waters of the Frio. Up to 8 people can stay at a campsite, and "quiet time" starts at 10 p.m.

Inks Lake State Park This sparkling blue lake's water levels stay the same nearly year-round, which makes it a safe bet for a family weekend on the water. Take a daring jump off the cliffs at the Devils Waterhole, and set up camp in a comfortable cabin or one of their 200+ campsites. Some area attractions include Longhorn Caverns and the Vanishing Texas River Cruise.