Everything's bigger in Texas, including the opportunity for vacation fun across the state! Seniors looking for that big end of the year celebration getaway will love the options Texas provides, from iconic landmarks and attractions to unforgettable recreation and education experiences. In this state the cuisine is hot and the culture is hotter, the entire region a broad mix of backgrounds and beliefs.
Whether you are looking for beachy summer fun, the perfect weather for a week-long outdoor adventure or just a relaxing weekend enjoying fine shopping, dining, and sightseeing, Texas is the perfect state for you!
- San Antonio River Walk
This iconic Texas landmark is located in San Antonio and provides guests with really excellent, and really scenic, shopping, cuisine, and lodging. The natural scenery around the river is very Texas-esque and so are the people, making this a top-notch getaway spot for seniors!
- The Alamo
If you don’t Remember the Alamo at this point in your High School career, then you definitely need to base your Texas trip around it, literally! The Alamo in San Antonio is a now ‘shrine-like’ fortress and monument to local history unforgettable to our nation as a whole. Enjoy a museum, artifacts, and gardens around this spot, plus tons more to do in San Antonio in general.
- South Padre Island
Get more of a beach vibe down in South Padre Island, the largest Texas barrier island located on the Southernmost tip of the state. This spot is considered to be the world’s longest barrier island, and also provides numerous exciting and educational attractions such as Sea Turtle Inc and Gravity Park.
- Texas College Tours [FOOTBALL]
If you are still undecided about your college choice or perhaps know you want to attend any of the many fine Texas universities, then we highly suggest a senior trip based on a few campuses. If you aren’t interested in a Texas university, the Aggies and the Longhorns will provide you with unbeatable entertainment out on the turf, either way, a great vacation option for college football fans!
- Space Center Houston
Unforgettable education awaits you at this popular senior trip stop, the Space Center Houston. Here you will be able to explore a center highlighting all eras of U.S space travel via interactive exhibits and tours, plus explore the exciting city of Houston as a whole. This is a really magnificent trip option for curious minds!
- Downtown Dallas
Dallas is a thrilling city through and through, especially the downtown arts and historic districts. Explore the hundreds of galleries, shops, eateries, and landmarks lining the busy downtown area and you will get a great taste of Texas culture in general. For history, you won’t want to miss head to Dealey Plaza, the site of the JFK assassination sniper nest, and for a view, you won’t want to miss head to the Reunion Tower.
- Texas State Capitol
Students and adults alike always tend to love this Texas hotspot, the Austin shining beacon of statewide democracy, the Texas State Capitol. Inside this 1888 granite and marble establishment, you will see and learn about the House and Senate Chambers, as well as be able to admire the architecture of the rotunda and dome. Did we mention the amazing culinary scene and nightlife in Austin?
- Six Flags [Both of them]
If you are from Texas you already know about the ‘Battle of the Amusement Parks’ with Six Flags over Texas and Six Flags Fiesta, and if you’re not from here then you are about to learn and experience it for yourself. Six Flags Fiesta is located in San Antonio, a great park with a great location to continue your vacation fun. Six Flags over Texas is farther north in Arlington, right in between Dallas and Fort Worth, providing you with more great vacationing options while here!
- Moody Gardens and Beach
Moody Gardens is a Texas amusement center like no other, providing guests with attractions onsite such as the aquarium, rainforest, theaters, museum, and ropes course, and zip lines. You could spend a couple of days exploring and enjoying it all, or you could go hit the sand and surf beachside, Galveston a popular Texas beach location.
- Natural Bridge Caverns
The largest known commercial cavern system in the entire massive state of Texas contains a 60-foot natural limestone bridge, goes by the name of Natural Bridge Caverns, and makes a spectacular senior trip adventure spot. We always suggest seniors who are looking for more of an outdoor adventure or eco-vacation to head here, the caves located in San Antonio.