They say “everything is bigger in Texas” and, boy, are they right. With its wide-open landscapes, ginormous mall outlets and monolithic steak houses, a Texas treehouse vacation is sure to deliver the wow-factor.
Set amongst fragrant pine forests and arid deserts, Texas is no stranger to natural wonders. Take a trip along the Rio Grande river or sample some of the finest cuisine from a Houston ranch restaurant – wherever you go, there’s always plenty to do in the Lone Star State.
While there are many fantastic cities to explore, the Texas countryside is the star of the show. Not only does a treehouse allow you to get back to nature, you’re also treated to modern interiors which are designed specifically for your comfort.
From elegant cabin treehouses for families to romantic treetop getaways for couples, a treehouse vacation includes various amenities, such as spacious guest rooms, outdoor hot tubs and children’s play areas. Some treehouses in Texas also provide access to local swimming pools and evening entertainment.
The Shops at Highland Village shopping center offer everything from designer stores to boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries. For a choice of some of the area’s best retailers, head to Tanger Outlets in Houston or the Galleria Dallas shopping center in Dallas – the latter even has its own ice skating rink.
The Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas offers astonishing scenery, while the San Antonio River is peppered with some of the area’s finest restaurants and quiet bars. If you’re traveling with the kids, you won’t want to miss out on the Houston Space Center. This leading space science center is home to a range of exhibits, including the Saturn V rocket display and the Mission Briefing Center.
October sees the Austin City Limits festival welcome more than 100 big-name musicians to Zilker Park, while April is the season for the Old Settlers’ Music festival, the best bluegrass music event of the year. For some of the finest food and drink in the Lone Star State, pay a visit during June when the Aransas Pass Shrimporee shrimp and food festival comes to town.
You’re sure to find plenty of attractions near your Texas treehouse. To travel across the state, Amtrak operates two national routes. Cities and towns benefit from streetcars, light-rail systems, buses and cabs. If you choose to drive, you may want to bear in mind that many major routes, particularly around Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and Houston, are toll roads.