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5 Best Family Resorts near Dallas

Are you planning a larger-than-life family vacation? Well, everything is bigger in Texas, including the family fun! Texas offers a wide variety of experiences, including breathtaking scenery, delicious BBQ, and historical attractions; whatever you desire can be found in the Lone Star State!

Let’s review the best Dallas resorts. We’ll help you figure out where to stay and decide the type of adventure you want to have. 


1. Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Texas

If you’re looking for a vacation where your whole wolf pack feels included, then the Great Wolf Lodge is for you. Kids may feel like the resort is the main attraction, but this is just the beginning of your BIG Texas vacation!

Come visit us at the lodge! Join us for a bedtime story every night of your stay. It’s the perfect way to say goodnight after a day of fun.

Just a 10-minute drive from Dallas/Fort Worth airport, you’ll feel the Texas experience as soon as you drive up and see the giant wolf statues welcoming you to Great Wolf Lodge. The excitement is instantly contagious, and you’ll be ready to explore this unique resort.

Great Wolf Lodge offers an indoor water park, MagiQuest live-action game, a ropes course, and even an arcade! Families love the water park, and it has something for all ages, including thrill-seeking slides and a toddler area. 

The MagiQuest live-action game will take you all around the resort and give kids the feeling of being a hero! The ropes course is a high-flying adventure that will have you balancing on bridges and climbing through obstacles; there’s even a smaller area for children under 48 inches tall.

We know you don’t only choose a resort for its attractions; Great Wolf Lodge also has top-of-the-line amenities. You’ll have the option to choose from a variety of suits, including themed suites for the kids, and there are dining options around the resort, so you’ll never have to go far for a bite to eat.

If you’re interested in planning a trip to Great Wolf Lodge, check out their deals and packages here!

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2. Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas

If your family needs a bit of room to roam, then the Gaylord Texan Resort is for you! Talk about everything being bigger in Texas, with a 10-acre outdoor waterpark, 4.5 acres of indoor garden atriums, five dining options (Yep! There’s even a sports bar), a fitness center, and a European style spa, this resort suits the needs of the entire family.

The Gaylord Texan Resort is just a 6-minute drive from the Dallas/Fort Worth airport. The resort also has car services available by reservation.

When it comes to activities for the whole family, the Gaylord Texan Resort does it in style! There are themed year-round events and activities.

Summerfest will have you feeling like a pirate or princess with themed art, a Princess or Pirate Academy, treasure hunts, a Summer of Cirque show, escape rooms, and of course, the waterpark/lazy river!

In the fall, join Goblins and Giggles; you’ll be able to carve pumpkins, solve puzzles and play hide-n-seek with a square pumpkin, listen to ghost stories live and of course, indulge in an escape room!

Celebrate a Lone Star Christmas with snow tubing, ice skating, gingerbread decorating, Yuletide Bright light walk-through, and much more!

Winterfest brings you Grand Illusionist Jason Bishop, a safari in the atriums, an escape room, winter-themed art, and a scavenger hunt.

Spring It On presents Paint Me a Fairytale Interactive Show, an escape room, cookie decorating, an Easter Bunny scavenger hunt, and live entertainment.

If you choose the Gaylord Texan Resort, we know you and your family will make enough Texas-sized memories to last a lifetime.

3. Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas

If you’re looking to stay close to Downtown Dallas, look no further than the Hilton Anatole. Just minutes from Downtown, museums, the Dallas Aquarium, the House of Blues, the West End, Medieval Times, and even the JFK Memorial Plaza and Sixth Floor Museum. The Hilton Anatole is the perfect base camp for your family to see the “Big D.”

Traveling by car? Be sure to check out these 10 Ideas for the Ultimate Road Trip With Kids.

After a long day of exploring the city, you and the family can relax poolside at the Hilton Anatole’s JadeWaters! There’s a splash and play area for younger children, a lazy river, and two 180 foot water slides. In the Sculpture Garden, you will find activities and lawn games to help you unwind.

You can always eat out on the town or dine in at the Hilton’s Media Bar and Grill. They also have poolside food and beverage service for those relaxing days by the water. If you are heading out to sightsee, you can also stop in at the Counter Offer and grab something to go!

When it’s time to sleep, you’ll do so in luxury. With 15 different accommodation options (including five mobility/hearing access rooms), you’ll be able to find the perfect fit for your tired tribe.

You won’t be disappointed with the Hilton Anatole! Get ready to vacation or staycation in the heart of Dallas, Texas!

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4. Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

You might think this resort isn’t for families, but that’s not the case! The Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas welcome families by creating family activities and providing babysitting services! 

During the summer months (May 15th-Labor Day), the resort Celebrates Summer with added fun, including Kids Night In on Friday Nights from 6:00-9:30. We all know that Kids Night In means Parents Night Out!

This resort is a short 20-minute drive from Downtown Dallas and about a 15-minute drive from the Dallas/ Fort Worth airport. If you’re arriving with a big group, they have space for motor-coach parking.

The amenities and offerings at the resort are deluxe! With an 18-hole championship golf course, two pools (one with a beach area where your kids can play in the sand), a fitness center, Well and Being Spa, and tennis courts, you and your family will never be bored.

While at the resort, you can choose to stay in an assortment of luxury rooms, including suites and tower rooms. When you are hungry, you can order room service or spend some time at the signature Texan-inspired restaurant Law.

In the upscale area of Irving, this resort will provide you with access to everything Dallas has to offer. You’ll feel removed from the hustle and bustle of city life without having to drive a significant distance to enjoy the Texas-sized vacation you came for!

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5. Hyatt Regency Dallas

You’re going to Dallas, Texas! Why not stay at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, where you’ll be part of the iconic Dallas skyline. To top it off, you’ll have incredible views of the Reunion Tower, which is right next door.

The Hyatt Regency is within walking distance of many tourist attractions, including the Reunion Tower! Their GeO-Deck has interactive activities for the kids to learn about the Dallas skyline and Hyatt Regency guests receive 20% off at the GeO-Deck when you show your room key.

With 1,120 rooms decorated in a fresh, contemporary design and eight luxury suites, you’ll feel right at home in the modern city of Dallas and find a room to fit a family of any size. Whatever type of accommodation you choose will provide you with views of the city, which is especially beautiful at night.

The Hyatt Regency makes it easy to travel with the whole family by offering room service from 6:00 am-10:00 pm. Enjoy breakfast at the Centennial inside the Hyatt’s 18 story atrium, where you and the whole gang can fuel up for a fun-filled day of exploring Dallas!

When it comes time to cool down, there’s a hotel pool on the 3rd floor where the kids can unwind, so can you by soaking up the incredible views of the Dallas skyline.

Adventure Awaits!

Everything is bigger in Texas, but your list of resort options doesn’t have to be! This list of 5 family resorts in Dallas, Texas, is sure to make your planning time easier. We hope you enjoy spending some much-needed, larger-than-life, quality time with your tribe in the Big-D!

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