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This is my list of weekend getaways that I hope to take my grandkids on in the near future! I choose these because they all have something that each of my grands would enjoy. I live just outside of Waco, which is centrally located in the big state of Texas, so if you want to see the city lights in Dallas or escape off into the hill country, Waco provides many opportunities within a few hours’ drive to get away for the weekend. So let’s get started on my wishlist:
- The Great Wolf Lodge: located in Grapevine is about 125 miles from us, and it’s an indoor water park that’s included with your stay at the lodge. They have fun-packed activities of all kinds throughout the day and storytime before the kids go to bed. They have attractions and games also that aren’t centered around water but also have hot springs spas as well as a fitness center and spa for parents. There’s arcades and a Build-A-Bear too!!
- Rough Creek Lodge & Resort: located near Glen Rose is under 2 hours away from Waco. Here you can stay in a luxury hotel suite, or you can rent a cabin to stay on the ranch. They offer a wide range of activities including batting cages, horseback riding, guided fishing, paintball, a pool with hot tubs and much more. Great way to get away, relax and enjoy the weekend with the family!
- Kemah Boardwalk: located on Galveston beach, this is a 4-hour drive and would need at least a 3 day weekend to fully enjoy it. However, it would be worth the longer drive and extra time spent here! Sandy beaches, a boardwalk and amusement park rides are sure to entertain the kids all weekend! With great dining options and plenty of places to shop you are sure to have a great time. There are always special events scheduled on the weekends as well!
- Natural Bridge Caverns: located in San Antonio this trip is just over a 2-hour drive from Waco. You can tour the underground caverns, with several above-ground activities including zip lines, mazes and gem/fossil mining. There’s a place to eat and a few places to shop. At dusk, you can observe the Bracken Bat Flight as all the bats come back to nest for the night. You can then spend the night in San Antonio and enjoy the Riverwalk or The Alamo the next day.
- Seaworld: Again, this one is just over 2 hours away in San Antonio, but you’d need another weekend or at least an extra day if you were to do it the same weekend as the Natural Bridge Caverns. San Antonio has a lot to offer, you could easily spend a week’s vacation here. Seaworld has family-friendly, live entertainment at their shows. The shows are fun for everyone and display the bond between marine animals and their trainers. They have roller coasters and amusement park type rides and you can also swim with the dolphins! Also, Aquatica, the water park is right next door!
That is my immediate list of things I want to do with my grandkids in the near future! We plan on being busy, so I might need new sneakers and plenty of energy! Hopefully, I will be blogging on our experiences and what the kids thought about each place before too long!
until next time,