Southwest Family Vacations

Most Popular Southwest Family Vacations

Albuquerque, N.M.

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My family and I keep returning to Albuquerque because of its mix of Native, Hispanic and Anglo cultures, intriguing hands-on museums and exciting adventures, all…

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Amarillo, TX

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Situated about five and half hours from Dallas and four hours from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Amarillo, Texas, was once a gateway to the West. It…

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Austin, TX

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Home to the University of Texas and the state capitol, the city of Austin is becoming an increasingly popular destination for families. Austin is no…

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Caddo Lake, TX

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For nature-loving families looking for an affordable, authentic and rustic escape, Caddo Lake in East Texas may well be one of the south’s best kept…

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Corpus Christi, TX

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Corpus Christi, Texas, offers families the unique opportunity to enjoy a beach and city in one destination. Located on the Gulf Coast of Texas, Corpus…

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Dallas, TX

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Dallas is the top-visited city in Texas, and with its array of family-friendly activities, it makes sense families are flocking to it. With attractions kids…

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El Paso, TX

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El Paso has several characteristics that make it a unique city in the U.S., and one that is definitely worth a family vacation. Geographically, El…

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Flagstaff, AZ

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Flagstaff is hip. Home to Northern Arizona University, many of the city’s residents are college students who frequent Historic Downtown, where breweries, bookstores and boutiques…

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Fort Worth, TX

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Fort Worth, located about 30 minutes from Dallas, offers an authentic Old West Texas feel when compared to Dallas, which is considered more of a…

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Frisco, Texas

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If you've got kiddos who are interested in sports (either traditional or esports), Frisco, Texas, is a great choice for a family trip. Frisco is…

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Galveston Island, TX

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Located on a barrier island on the Gulf Coast of Texas, Galveston Island, Texas is situated with the city limits of Galveston. It is 50…

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Galveston, TX

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Home to the Akokisa and Karankawa Indians since before 1528, when the first Europeans landed here, Galveston Island and the city of Galveston didn't receive…

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Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon National Park Family Vacations

Located in northern Arizona in what has become one of the U.S.'s most popular National Parks, the Grand Canyon won't disappoint. Despite spring and summer's…

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Grapevine, TX

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Did you know Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of Texas? The small town, located just outside of Dallas, hosts some 1,400 themed events in November…

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Houston, TX

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Perhaps when you think of Texas, you envision endless desert plains, cowboys and hot, hot, hot temperatures. You'd have the heat right (if visiting in…

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Jerome, AZ

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As you wind up and through hairpin turns toward the cliff-side town of Jerome, Arizona, your family will be transported back to the 1880s, when…

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Lake Havasu, AZ

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Lake Havasu, Arizona is actually considered the southernmost community of Greater Las Vegas and is located 153 miles from Las Vegas and 193 miles from…

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Lake Tahoe, NV

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Lake Tahoe, Nevada, offers families water sports, ski resorts, hiking trails and more. It’s an outdoor lover’s paradise that can be enjoyed year-round. Beaches invite…

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Las Vegas, NV

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A city that prides itself on its "Sin City" nickname may not exactly seem like the place to bring your preschooler. With its heady mix…

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Phoenix, AZ

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Phoenix is a vacation destination for some, and a short stopping point for others, as it houses the largest and most convenient airport in Arizona,…

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Port Aransas, TX

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Situated on Mustang Island, a Gulf of Mexico barrier island just north of Padre Island, is the small beach town of Port Aransas. Also known…

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San Antonio, TX

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San Antonio River Walk at Night; Courtesy of Visit San Antonio

Deep in the heart of Texas awaits one of its best cities. San Antonio is a combination of old and new, with towering skyscrapers resting…

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Santa Fe, N.M.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico Plaza and Buildings; Courtesy of Tourism Santa Fe

Full of heritage and culture, arts and outdoor recreation, Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the country's oldest capital city, dating back to 1610, and its…

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Scottsdale, AZ

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The southwestern city of Scottsdale -- just 23 miles from Phoenix -- creates a prime vacation spot and sounding ground for exploring both city and…

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SeaWorld San Antonio, TX

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Many families who head to San Antonio are there to see more than The Alamo. One of the biggest family draws to the Southwestern city…

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Sedona, AZ

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Many families visit Arizona to see the Grand Canyon -- an iconic attraction on almost everyone's bucket list. If you're planning a visit, be sure…

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South Padre Island, TX

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Texas' South Padre Island is most often associated with spring break, when thousands of college students descend on the beach and then cross into Mexico…

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Southwest's Four Corners (Arizona)

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At some point in one’s life, a road trip through the Great American West may be taken. Most often, families who are on a trek…

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Taos Ski Valley, N.M.

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Taos Ski Valley is one of the select few privately owned ski destinations in the country. Now run by third-generation family members, the true essence…

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Tucson, AZ

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The southwestern city of Tucson is the second largest in Arizona, located approximately 100 miles southeast of Phoenix and just 60 miles north of the…

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Tulsa, OK

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Located in the northeast corner of the Sooner State, Tulsa is an amalgamation of cultures and experiences. Sure, you’ll see lots of cowboy hats and…

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Waco, Texas

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Waco, Texas, often gets short shrift as a stopover off Interstate 35 between the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and Austin. But in recent years the city…

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