Family Fun Near You!
Looking for something fun to do today with the family? Check out our suggestions for places to go and things to do in and around Austin, Dallas / Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
Austin & the Hill Country

Officially, it’s the “Live Music Capital of the World” but with Austin traditions like Eeyore’s Birthday Party, the West 37th Street Christmas Light extravaganza, a Graffiti Park and the Cathedral of Junk, don’t be surprised to find the city’s unofficial slogan “Keep Austin Weird” on bumper stickers and t-shirts wherever you go. Whether running in the largest 10K race in Texas, swimming in Barton Springs or watching a swirling cloud of Mexican Freetail Bats leave their summer home under the Congress Avenue Bridge, Austin is sure to satisfy.

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Dallas / Fort Worth & the Prairies and Lakes Region

The Dallas / Fort Worth area is something of an enigma, perhaps exemplified by a businessman in a suit with cowboy boots and hat. It has a Westerner's can-do attitude combined with a city slicker's love of making deals and being seen with all the right people in all the right places. And there are lots of places to be seen: fine dining restaurants and barbecue joints, museums dedicated to the arts, science, nature and history, major league sporting events, parks with lakes, hike and bike trails and nature preserves, and huge annual events like the Texas State Fair.

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Houston & the Gulf Coast

Houston became “Space City” in 1967 when it was named the home of NASA’s Mission Control. An international port city, you can hear over 90 languages spoken around town. Houston has the cultural amenities one would expect to find in the fourth largest city in the country: museums, theaters, a symphony and opera and a host of quirky events like the Houston Art Car Parade. Despite sprawling over 656 square miles, Houston is a tree-filled city built along Buffalo Bayou with parks, hike and bike trails, nature preserves and nearby State Parks to explore and enjoy.

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San Antonio & the South Texas Plains

San Antonio is the heart of old Spanish Texas and home to a string of Missions, including the Alamo, built along the San Antonio River. Today the city is the second largest in Texas and one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations. Famous for its food since the days of the Chili Queens in the 19th Century, San Antonio dishes up Tex-Mex classics, regional specialties and international and fusion cuisines. The Texas Folk Life Festival and Fiesta San Antonio celebrate cherished Texas traditions with parades, pageantry, music and fun for all.

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