TOP 7 Resorts In Texas To Visit In Summer 2024

From luxury resorts, family-friendly locations, RV resorts and more, Texas has it all. If you can withstand the summer heat, the Lone Star State is a great option for a summer getaway whether you are traveling solo, with your significant other or family.

So if you are looking to book a trip to see the vast blue sky, indulge in mouthwatering barbeque and experience a bit of southern hospitality, here are some of the best options to visit this summer.

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Horseshoe Bay Resort – Best Golf & Luxury Resort

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As one of the largest golf resorts in the country set on over 10,000 picturesque acres of Texas Hill Country, Horseshoe Bay Resort is set on the shores of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. A 45-minute drive from Austin, the resort features four championship golf courses as well as the 18-hole natural grass Whitewater Putting Course.

It is one of the only waterfront resorts in Texas and the property has recently invested over $350 million in property-wide renovations and new construction. With plans to have the 3,000 sq. ft. Horseshoe Bay Resort Golf Academy operational in the fall of 2024, it will be the region’s new state-of-the-art teaching academy. Offering a captivating dining experience with 20 mile panoramic views and one-of-a-kind vistas, it is even home to a lighted 6,000-foot runway to handle all personal and business aircraft.

Margaritaville South Padre Island – No.1 Beach Resort

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With a prime oceanside location overlooking the Gulf Coast, Margaritaville Beach Resort South Padre Island offers travelers a tropical twist on Texas tourism. Travelers can enjoy premium accommodations, an assortment of dining options, poolside bliss and relax with indulgent treatments at their spa. With the “Summerzcool” packages, guests can set their clocks to island-time and be swept away under the swaying palms along the Gulf of Mexico. With the “Summerzcool” package, the longer they stay, the more they save. Staying three nights earns a 15% savings, while staying four or more nights rewards guests with a 20% discount.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country – for Water Activities with Kids

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
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JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is set amid 600 acres of oak-covered hills in Texas Hill Country. Near wineries, SeaWorld, Shops at La Cantera, Natural Bridge Caverns and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the resort is home to River Bluff Water Experience, a nine-acre water park with a 1,100-ft lazy river. Featuring 1,002 guest rooms, a world-class spa, a 36-hole PGA TOUR golf facility and seven dining options, the country retreat mixes tranquility and sophistication. It is true that everything is bigger in Texas, as the property is one of largest JW Marriott resorts in the world. 

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort – Best Family SPA Resort

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Just 20 minutes from San Antonio’s downtown Riverwalk Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa is a ​​secluded Hill Country resort and spa. Located on 300 acres in San Antonio next to SeaWorld, the recently renovated property includes a five-acre water park and golf club and is home to 500 rooms.

Featuring an upscale, ranch-inspired aesthetic and showcasing the peaceful charm and hospitality of the Texas Hill Country, the property is home to a 21-treatment room spa, numerous culinary experiences and other amenities.

Margaritaville Lake Resort – Best Lake Resort & Great for Kids

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Near the shores of Lake Conroe, just an hour’s drive North from Houston, Margaritaville Lake Resort features an 18-hole course along with 303 luxury suites and 32 waterfront cottages. Great for all types of travelers, whether you are on a family vacation, romantic retreat, friend’s trip or just looking for fun, the resort is the perfect blend of lake and island attitude.

Guests who book the resort’s “Stay and Play” package can enjoy overnight accommodations in a suite, with a private furnished balcony or patio and two rounds of golf per day. The package also allows for access to a variety of other fun amenities, such as Jolly Mon Water Park, their private beach, Fins Up Fitness Center, Parrot Island Mini Golf, Tennis, Pickleball and so much more.

Marriott Marquis – Best Summer Pool & Rooftop Parties

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In the heart of downtown Houston the Marriott Marquis Houston boasts 1,000 guest rooms and over 150,000 square feet of meeting space, including Houston’s largest ballroom. Along with their full-service spa and fitness center and six food and beverage outlets the hotel’s Altitude Rooftop & Pool is home to the famous one-of-a-kind Texas-shaped rooftop lazy river.

The hotel has announced a slate of “Summer Elevated” programming with poolside events including their weekend DJ series, rooftop Concerts Under the Stars (June 13: Sinatra, June 27: Queen of Tejano, July: 18 ABBA and August 10: Taylor Swift Tribute) along with their Full Moon Soiree. Guests will dance amidst the lunar glow May 23, June 21, July 21 and August 19 alongside live music, karaoke, as well as a “Bites of the Moon” food tasting experience.

Gulf Waters Beach Front – for RV Lovers

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Gulf Waters Beach Front RV Resort is the premier luxury RV resort on Mustang Island in Port Aransas, TX, a 40-minute drive from Corpus Christi, TX. With 158 uniquely designed RV sites, visitors can rent a site daily, weekly or monthly as well as own a slice of paradise on Mustang Island.

All sites have level concrete RV pads, parking for your tow vehicle, a picnic area, 30/50 amp power, water, sewer and free TV and WiFi. Along the 600-ft beach on the Gulf of Mexico, the resort features a large heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi spa and an Activity Center with many scheduled events.