• Allison Farmer

Plan a Family Texas Summer Vacation in Marble Falls


Summer has arrived, and if your family is looking for the perfect vacation destination in Texas, you’ve come to the right place! Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, just an hour northwest of the hustle and bustle of Austin, you will find the charming town of Marble Falls. Here you will find dozens of family-friendly activities ranging from easy hikes to hands-on museums. Whether you have a family of adventurers, water lovers, or curious youngsters, there is something for everyone to discover! Stay directly on Lake Marble Falls with our hotel rooms at Hidden Falls Inn. Read on to learn about our favorite family-friendly activities for your Texas summer vacation!

10 Family-Friendly Activities In and Around Marble Falls

The best thing about a Marble Falls vacation is the wealth of activities available for families with kids of all ages. Cool down from the Texas heat at the lake, or get your adrenaline pumping at the off-road adventure park. Here are ten activities that are sure to entertain everyone during your Texas summer vacation:


  1. Spending time at Lake Marble Falls is a quintessential summer activity. We recommend visiting Lakeside Park to access water-based recreational activities like kayaking and paddle boarding.

  2. If you are looking for a park with outdoor recreation facilities, stop at Johnson Park. There are two play areas for kids here, along with a beach volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and boat ramp.

  3. The Hidden Falls Adventure Park offers over 2,000 acres of off-road ATV, UTV, and dirt bike trails. Rent your machine from Hill Country Adventure Rentals and explore the trails with the family!

  4. The Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge is an excellent place to take the kids for a hike and learn about local ecology. Besides hiking, you can spend an afternoon bird watching here or sign up for a ranger-led program.

  5. Discover the hidden beauty of Hill County and pay a visit to Longhorn Cavern State Park. The natural landmark can be seen with a 90-minute Cavern Walking Tour.

  6. You can visit Inks Lake State Park just ten minutes down the road from Balcones. This park is a popular destination for family fun on the land and water, such as hiking, boating, and fishing.

  7. Sweet Berry Farms offers year-round fun for families in Marble Falls. Pick strawberries in the spring, find sunflowers in the summer, and solve the maze in the fall.

  8. Bring your kids to the Science Mill in Johnson City for technology-based learning, exhibits, and games.

  9. You can also visit The Exotic Resort Zoo in Johnson City. You will have the opportunity to see over 700 exotic animals from 50 different species here with a drive-thru or a guided tour.

  10. End the day with a family-friendly meal at River City Grille or the famous Blue Bonnet Cafe.

Marble Falls Hotel on the Lake

Discover the perfect Texas summer vacation for families in Marble Falls. Whether you want to spend your holiday on the water or explore the great outdoors, there is something for every family! Choose one of our cozy rooms at Hidden Falls Inn, and we’ll see you at the lake!


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