Big City Destinations Sure to Heat Up Your Texas Summer Vacations

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Summer vacation time is coming up soon, and if you haven’t sorted out exactly where in Texas you want to go, let us guide you through some of the top picks. The Lone Star State is all about big… go big or stay home, perhaps? If that’s your cup of tea, consider these big city venues that put a capital F in fun and welcome your entire family to kick back and relax, enjoying all they have to offer!

1. Dallas

Big City Destinations Sure to Heat Up Your Texas Summer Vacations

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Known for its dining scene, Dallas offers the opportunity for families of foodies to eat their way through their vacation with authentic Texas cuisine. There are even entire food tours dedicated to the many great venues at which you can eat, drink, and be merry! Not only that, but Dallas is home to the West Village Food Tour in the summer months, and that’s one thing you won’t want to miss. If you’re worried about the Texas summer sun, escape the heat by touring a local museum, or visiting the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Sports fans can find all their team gear for the Dallas Cowboys. For NASCAR fans, it’s just a hop, step, and jump from the Texas Motor Speedway.

2. San Angelo

Big City Destinations Will Heat Up Your Texas Summer Vacations

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West Texas has a little-known, big-impact summer vacation destination in San Angelo, featuring many cultural attractions over the course of the season. When it’s hot outside, you can visit the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts or take a tour at the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark. If you’re looking for a wonderful memento, you can shop through the jewelry boutiques and specialty stores for Concho Pearls. If your family is into all thing western (and, who isn’t, really?), the National Cowboy Day celebration at Fort Concho takes place in July, featuring live music, cowboy comedy, and great local food vendors!

3. Houston

Big City Destinations Will Heat Up Your Texas Summer Vacations

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With many big city options that are mind-blowing in terms of fun and excitement, Houston is a great option for a family summer vacation in Texas. The Houston Zoo and Downtown Aquarium lend themselves nicely to cool environments on hot days, not to mention great learning opportunities. The Space Center is also a definite must-see! However, if you’re interested in learning more about this wonderful city, historical sites can be toured without issue with the Houston Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour, allowing your family to learn more about the Bayou City.