Best Texas Resorts with Onsite Water Parks

Jocelyn Murray February 27, 2012 No Comments

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The second biggest state in the nation, Texas is rich in history, culture and family fun. With spring break around the corner, why not plan a family escape to one of these exclusive resorts with onsite water parks, where recreation is both luxurious and convenient. Listed alphabetically, these 7 outstanding resorts are certain to please everyone in the family.

 

Great Wolf Lodge – Grapevine, Texas

Great Wolf Grapevine

This four-story interactive water play structure is a children's haven at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine

Anyone familiar with the Great Wolf Lodges knows that they are in for a spectacular treat when booking a stay at this woodsy cabin-themed resort.  The 80,000 square foot onsite indoor water park at the Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine boasts a comfortable 84-degree year-round fun for all ages with pools, slides, rides, and a four-story interactive water play structure. The resort also features inviting accommodations, shopping, dining, a fitness room, spa and kids spa, a supervised teen lounge with age-appropriate internet access and games, an arcade, and activities galore for all ages. The Cub Club for younger children provides hands-on programs with fun activities, games and crafts and to keep younger children happily entertained. For more information visit their website www.greatwolf.com/grapevine/waterpark

 

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa – San Antonio

Hyatt Regency Hill Country - pool

The four-acre water park at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio is nestled amid verdant gardens (courtesy of Hyatt Hotels)

At only 20-minutes from historic San Antonio, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa includes 500 luxurious guestrooms, 27 holes of championship golf, tennis, a premier spa, a youth spa for teens, fine dining, a fitness center, and a four-acre water park with several swimming pools, man made beach and lazy river, all nestled amid the verdant gardens. The Camp Hyatt children’s program offers exciting games, arts and crafts, contests, nature hikes, swimming and more for kids ages 3-12. San Antonio also features many off-site activities for those who wish to explore its attractions including the historic Alamo, Mission Trail, SeaWorld San Antonio, and a host of museums and theme parks. For more information visit their website www.hillcountry.hyatt.com

 

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa – Lost Pines

Hyatt Lost Pines water park

The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa offers endless recreation for families (courtesy of Hyatt Hotels)

Renowned Hyatt hospitality greets guests with yet another Texas resort, this one along the border of the Colorado River in Lost Pines, Texas. Nestled in 405-acres of picturesque wilderness in Austin, Texas, the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa boasts spacious guestrooms, championship golf, tennis, a fitness center, a world-class spa, youth spa for kids, horseback riding, archery, trap shooting, lots of river recreation programs from kayaking to rafting, and much more. The onsite water park features a two-story water slide with beach area, lazy river, pools, hot tubs, waterfalls and fountains for splashing fun. There are also plenty of off-site activities for those who wish to discover the nearby varied attractions. For more information visit their website www.lostpines.hyatt.com

 

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa – San Antonio

JW Marriott San Antonio

Views of the gorgeous Texas Hill Country surround the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is close to many area attractions, yet far enough for families to withdraw from the hubbub of daily life. Guests can enjoy golf, tennis, the spa, fitness center, fine dining, boutique shopping, and an onsite water park with lazy river, water slides, 650-foot rapid river ride, children’s pools, adult pool, whirlpools, and activity pool with fountains and waterfalls designed to relax and rejuvenate your senses. The resort also features a kids club for children ages 4-12 with fun activities, games, arts and crafts that incorporate the beautiful wildlife and history of San Antonio. The contemporary accommodations are comfortably appointed, many with gorgeous views the surrounding Texas Hill Country. For more information visit their website www.jwsanantonio.com

 

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa – Montgomery

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa sits on the shores of beautiful Lake Conroe

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa feels like an island escape by the shimmering shores of Lake Conroe, Texas, with its breathtaking views, endless skies, and recreation for the entire family. Conveniently situated about an hour north of Houston, this resort boasts elegant accommodations with suites and villas, a spa, fitness center, golf, tennis center, delicious dining, and more. Guests can relax or splash around at the onsite water park featuring several swimming pools including a Pollywogs pool for tots, a lazy river, and a water playground. There is also a miniature golf course, teen lounge with games, a kid’s camp for children ages 5-11 with activities and playground, and the lovely sandy beach with swimming in the lake. For more information visit their website www.latorrettalakeresort.com

 

Westin La Cantera Resort – San Antonio

Westin La Cantera

The Westin La Cantera Resort has commanding views of the Texas Hill Country

With commanding views of the Texas Hill Country, the Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas is a fantastic family retreat with a wide array of recreation for all ages. It has luxurious accommodations with your choice of rooms, casitas or suites, all of which feature their celebrated Heavenly Bed® renowned for its unsurpassed comfort.  The resort also boasts two onsite golf courses, a nature trail, exceptional dining, spa, fitness center, and a kids club with exciting activities from arts and crafts to games, sports, swimming and more for children ages 4-12. The onsite water park features six sparkling pools, three hot tubs, water slides and cascading waterfalls. Complementary shuttle service is also provided to nearby shopping. For more information visit their website www.westinlacantera.com

 

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center – The Woodlands

The Woodlands Resort

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center rests on 28,000 wooded acres

At about 30 minutes north of Houston, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center offers families an enchanting getaway resting on 28,000 wooded acres. Guests can enjoy two championship golf courses, tennis courts, a spa and fitness center, game room, dining, 180 miles of lush trails for hiking and biking, and a variety of accommodations with idyllic views. The onsite water park features swimming pools, a 30-foot Forest Tower with a double helix water slide, waterfall, water playground with waterspouts and fountains for splashing fun, an underwater treasure chest for kids to explore, and lots of poolside games and activities (seasonal). Area attractions include plenty of nearby shopping, dining and entertainment. For more information visit their website www.woodlandsresort.com

 

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Jocelyn Murray is a travel writer and historical fiction novelist. She holds two university master's degrees in both English and Education, along with a bachelor's degree in Economics and European Studies. She also has a teaching credential and taught at the elementary school level.

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