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Family-Friendly Texas Spring Break Vacation Rentals to Book Now

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Looking forward to a spring break getaway complete with warmer temperatures and plenty of family fun? If you want to avoid the hoards of college kids and find a family-friendly place to stay, Texas has a lot to offer. You can enjoy sunny weather, warm beaches, and enough activities to keep the kids busy all day. You’ll need to book a rental quickly, though, because places fill up in advance in many locations. Here are some of the best places to stay on your trip. 


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Mezquite Beach House Retreat
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Mezquite Beach House Retreat

South Padre Island | Sleeps 6 

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This home has three separate bedrooms, so you have room for the whole family. It is even pet-friendly if you want to bring the pup along, too. The hosts only allow families to stay here, so there's no need to worry about staying at a trashy college spring break destination.


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You’ll have views of the beach right from your rental, and the ocean is about a minute’s walk away. There is also a private pool. Other activities to enjoy in the area include dolphin tours, pirate cruises, or a trip to the South Padre Island Adventure Park.

Dallas M Streets Stunner
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Dallas M Streets Stunner

Dallas | Sleeps 6

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This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is perfect for the entire family. You’ll love having a spacious main bedroom. Meanwhile, the kids might never want to leave the private in-ground pool.


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You can’t beat the location of this Dallas vacation rental. It is close to many of the popular attractions in the area. You won’t want to miss the nearby museums and art galleries, and a short drive gets you to the Children’s Theater, the Firefighter Museum, and Six Flags. Finally, nearby Greenville Avenue is packed with restaurants if you don't feel like cooking.


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Central Texas Paradise Oasis
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Central Texas Paradise Oasis

San Antonio | Sleeps 8

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Your stay here will include access to an in-ground pool, board games, giant puzzles, video arcade games, and a full-size foosball table. All these amenities will keep guests of all ages occupied throughout your stay. Separate bedrooms also give everyone their own personal retreat.


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Although this Texas vacation rental has a lot to offer, you may still wish to venture around town. It is only six miles to the center of downtown with easy access to the Alamo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld San Antonio, and Morgan’s Wonderland, an amusement park designed specifically for children with special needs.

Texas Motor Speedway Condo
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Texas Motor Speedway Condo

Fort Worth | Sleeps 8

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A stay at this family-friendly Texas vacation rental is an experience you’ll never forget. The two-bedroom condo overlooks the Texas Motor Speedway. The kitchen and living room have panoramic views of the speedway, complete with comfortable stadium seating.


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When you stay at this condo, you can watch the races right from the living room. However, if you want to get nearer to the action, the stay also includes complimentary tickets to get a closer seat. You can also take advantage of the shared pool while you’re here. 


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Private Pool Oasis
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Private Pool Oasis

Fort Worth | Sleeps 6 

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If NASCAR isn’t your thing, this vacation rental is another solid choice for the Fort Worth area. The top features include the pool with a removable volleyball net and the outdoor patio with a propane fire pit and television.

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Location, location, location. You can’t beat it at this rental. You’ll be less than three miles from the Fort Worth Zoo, the Omnitheater, and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Other can’t miss activities nearby include the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the National Cowgirl Museum Hall of Fame.

Sunrise Ridge Near Big Bend
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Sunrise Ridge Near Big Bend

Near Terlingua | Sleeps 6 

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This home has two separate bedrooms to give you a place to escape from the kids. The screened-in porch makes for a pleasant place to watch the sunrise or enjoy a family meal without worrying about bugs.


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Dozens of hikes within Big Bend National Park can be reached within an hour. It’s also about as close as you can get without camping inside the park. You’ll also have mountain views and plenty of peace and quiet. The closest neighbor is a half-mile away. 


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Panhandle Haven House
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Panhandle Haven House

Amarillo | Sleeps 10 

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The kids won’t want to leave the game room of this vacation rental. It comes complete with foosball, table tennis, washers, and ring toss. The home also has a totally separate guest house in the backyard. If your kids are old enough to spend the night without you in the room next door, you can sneak away for your own private vacation.


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The house is close to I-27, giving you easy access to all Amarillo offers. Can’t-miss activities in the area include going for a cruise on Route 66 or making a pit stop at Cadillac Ranch, the weirdest large roadside attraction in the state. You’ll also be close to Palo Duro Canyon, Wonderland Amusement Park, and Splash Amarillo, the local water park.

The Strand & Sea Retreat
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The Strand & Sea Retreat

Galveston | Sleeps 8 

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The blue exterior and white picket fence of this rental are a welcome sight for travelers. The home has a fun, beachy vibe throughout, complete with anchors, sharks, and coral. A bunk room that sleeps four gives you enough room for all the kids. Bonus points since it has a car racing arcade game as well.


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You’ll be close to everything when you stay here. The beach, where you can stroll along the 10-mile-long See-Wall Mural, is nearby. The Galveston Strand, with numerous shops and restaurants, is within walking distance, too. Not too far away are Schlitterbahn Waterpark and the Galveston Railroad Museum. 


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Space City Gem
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Space City Gem

Houston | Sleeps 14  

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Three bedrooms and sleeping room for 14 means you can bring the extended family or some friends on this spring break getaway. The kids will have a blast splashing in the pool while you soak in the hot tub. The living room is spacious with a 70-inch TV perfect for movie nights.


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The home has easy access to all the major freeways and is only 10 minutes from the city center. The Houston Zoo, Minute Maid Park, the Children’s Museum of Houston, and the Houston Museum of Natural History are can’t-miss stops, and all just a short drive from your vacation rental.

Capital City Boho Retreat
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Capital City Boho Retreat

Austin | Sleeps 8 

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The open-concept living room of this chic rental gives you plenty of room to kick back and relax. There is also a 726-square-foot deck with an abundance of outdoor seating to take in that warm spring air. Three bedrooms give everyone in the family their own private space as well.


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Adventure awaits you at this family-friendly Texas spring break vacation rental. The home is located just steps from Zilker Park, which features 358 acres of open space including the 3-acre Barton Springs Pool. The kids will probably want to spend all day here — but if not, downtown is just seven minutes away. 


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Port A Sandbar Retreat
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Port A Sandbar Retreat

Port Aransas | Sleeps 10 

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There is room for the whole family at this rental, with four bedrooms and an open-concept living area. An outdoor living space gives you a place to relax and the home also includes both a propane and charcoal grill. After a day at the beach, wash off in the hot-water outdoor shower.


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You can walk to the beach in just four minutes. But why walk when you can drive the included six-seat golf cart. The kids will have a blast cruising to the beach in style. The home also has a private heated pool with neon lights for an evening dip.

Amenity-Laden Apartment
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Amenity-Laden Apartment

Waco | Sleeps 10 

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The amenities of this vacation rental apartment will make it a popular choice for families. There is a resort-style pool, a basketball hoop, a volleyball court, a fitness center, and even a 9-hole mini-golf course. All without leaving the apartment complex. There are also five bedrooms and five bathrooms, so you don’t have to worry about sharing a thing.


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Get close to all the action when you stay here. Multiple activities are within two miles of the apartment. They include the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, McLane Stadium, the Fort House Museum, Magnolia Market, and the Dr. Pepper Museum. 


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Comal River Condo
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Comal River Condo

New Braunfels | Sleeps 6 

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This family-friendly Texas spring break rental has a pool and river access. There are two separate bedrooms, so you’ll have some privacy. Meanwhile, an open living area gives you space to chill with the whole family.


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One of the largest water parks in the world, Schlitterbahn, is right across the street from your condo stay. It has 51 attractions on over 70 acres. Other nearby water adventures include a float down the Comal River, which is also just steps from the condo, or take a trip to the nearby Texas Ski Ranch, which offers a wake park, paintball, and more.

Gulf Breeze Beach House
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Gulf Breeze Beach House

Corpus Christi | Sleeps 6 

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There is nothing like beach-themed decor to get you into the vacation spirit. This home has pops of bright color, including fish, crabs, and starfish that young children will get a kick out of. A fenced-in backyard is a good place for the kids to play.


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The best thing about this vacation rental is its location. The beach is just steps away, so you don’t have to worry about fighting for parking or forgetting something at home. You will also be close to many local attractions, including the Texas State Aquarium and Lexington Museum. There are also many shops and restaurants within walking distance.


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The Tall House
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The Tall House

Lake Texoma | Sleeps 10 

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This unique home has a spacious interior that includes four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The kitchen and living room are open, giving you plenty of space to socialize during meals. Outside, there is a fire pit with plenty of chopped wood and seating.


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Spending the day on the lake is easy when it is right in your backyard. This four-story home has outdoor living space on every level, offering unprecedented views of Lake Texoma. For more fun, there are several board games, card games, and a beanbag toss.

Lakeside with a Pool
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Lakeside with a Pool

Granbury | Sleeps 18 

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What’s better than having a lakefront vacation rental? Having a lakefront vacation rental that also has its own private pool and hot tub. The home also features a fire pit and even a rope swing for the kids to fly into the lake. If you prefer indoor activities, you can play a game of pool or giant checkers.


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