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Mom and 3 kids - need ideas for short 4th of July trip

Dallas, Texas
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Mom and 3 kids - need ideas for short 4th of July trip

This will be the first time I take the kids on vacation myself, so I want to go somewhere I don't have to hold their hands or shield their eyes every second. They are ages 7-9. We are a couple of hours east of Dallas, and I'd like to keep the drive within 5-6 hours if possible.

Some ideas I've had are:

1 - Great Wolf Lodge - although we've done this twice in the last year. The kids love it, but I was thinking something different might be good

2 - Galveston - I used to live further south on the coast and remember the beaches being pretty rough - ugly water, trash, skeevy people sometimes. Is Galveston like that? Will it be super crowded? The kids have only been to Myrtle Beach as far as beaches go.

3 - Something like the Hyatt Hill Country - pools, lazy river, movies on the lawn, smores, geared for kids and families, just hanging at the hotel.

We don't want to spend a ton of money, but we're not limited to uper 8 either. Any ideas?

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1. Re: Mom and 3 kids - need ideas for short 4th of July trip

I've taken my kids to the Hyatt Lost Pines in Bastrop. That was very similar to the Hyatt Hill Country but much closer for you. :)

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2. Re: Mom and 3 kids - need ideas for short 4th of July trip

I'm not a resort kind of guy so my suggestions are things to go and see and do.

Shlitterbahn in New Braunfels

Zip Line in Wimberly

San Antonio - Sea World, Six Flags, Natural Bridge Caverns / Drive thru Safari, Zoo, Children's Museum, Witte Museum

Galveston would be low on my list, although NASA is on your way there.

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3. Re: Mom and 3 kids - need ideas for short 4th of July trip

We've stayed at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort, and it's nice. I think your kids would have a lot of fun in Galveston. The beaches are a lot cleaner than they used to be; you can also visit Moody Gardens and the Schlitterbahn there. Your kids would love it. The Spot is our favorite place to grab a good burger. San Antonio has a lot to do with the Alamo, Sea World, taking the barge tour, etc. I think your kids would be happy with any of those choices.

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