Family trips on a budget
1/31/2016 11:47 AM
We polled our Facebook readers to find out where a family can enjoy a day trip or weekend with limited expense. Here are some great suggestions for your own spring adventures. Happy trails!
Readers Picks for a Great Family Day
My parents used to take me to the river in Wimberley back in the 60s. I recently took my grandkids to Blue Hole and really marveled over the beautiful lawn, arbor of trees and cool water. We enjoyed Brewster’s Pizza and the old western town, too. Splendid family fun! - John L. in Destin
Landa Park. We used to live in New Braunfels and would go there weekly. Now we still go there when we want a park. It is unlike any other park I have ever been to. Activities and awesome trees/scenery give me a feeling of peace. - Angie F. in Lockhart
We enjoy going to state parks! They are great for getting the kids out and exploring, plus they have lots of different options (walking/jogging trails, playgrounds, camping, fishing, swimming). They are well maintained and fun for the whole family! We really enjoyed Palmetto State Park in Luling. - Leanne B.
New Braunfels. In addition to Landa Park, there is a great train museum with model trains that the kids love and it’s free. And McKenna Children’s Museum is wonderful and reasonably priced! - Vicki H. in San Marcos
Leisure camp resort in Fentress! Go through the summer. Family friendly, feels safe for the young ones and parents can actually relax and enjoy themselves because everyone watches out for everyone. They have cabins, RV hookups, a pool, pavilion and volleyball courts. Reasonable prices. The grounds people go around making sure it’s kept clean. Great day trip or weekend place. - Marissa M.
The best memories I’ve made with my kids were at Inks Lake State Park. We all unplugged for a weekend with hiking, canoes, campfire meals and bedtime stories by flashlight. All for less than $50. You learn a lot about your kids when you immerse them in nature! - Kale R. in Buda