The bustling, modern city of Dallas in North Texas offers endless opportunities for sightseeing and adventure, but what if you want to get away for a bit? With a Dallas staycation, you could stay in a country vacation home outside the city for total peace, quiet, and relaxation. Vacation rentals are available in some of the best destinations in Texas, giving you a chance to get in touch with nature, spend quality time with your family, or enjoy a relaxing retreat on your own.

Staycation ideas in Texas

If you're planning a vacation in Dallas or another area of Texas, choosing a staycation gives you the freedom and relaxation to return from the trip refreshed and recharged. Staycations work for anyone, whether you want to make memories with the kids or spend time on your own.

Family vacations

Whether you want the kids to unplug and go outside or you're looking for a chance to spend time together and enjoy some sightseeing, a staycation is the perfect way to reconnect with family. You can find family-friendly vacation rentals in the hottest destinations in Texas, many including essential features for kids like a full kitchen, multiple bedrooms, laundry, backyards, outdoor entertainment spaces, pools, and more. With a family vacation rental, you'll have all the comforts of home for a fun and memorable vacation with the kids.

Solo adventures

Texas has a vibrant mix of landscapes dotted with towns and cities, from marshlands and Gulf Coast beaches to prairies and woodlands. You'll have opportunities to explore the outdoors with adventures like hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, and more, or you can opt to stay inside in your pajamas and catch up on a great novel. Plenty of cozy vacation rentals are available in the beautiful Texas countryside, so you can tailor your staycation to your interests.

Romantic trips

Staycations are the perfect option for couples looking to get away from the stress of daily life. On a staycation, you can spend time with your loved one and enjoy one-on-one activities like movie marathons, cooking, games, days exploring the wilderness, and nights in a hot tub or pool. You'll find a range of romantic vacation rentals for 2 that give you everything you need for your trip, including amenities designed for couples, so you can make the most of your getaway.

Best places for staycations in Texas

From the untamed outdoors to the charm of small-town living, Texas has numerous destinations that are ideal for a staycation. If you're looking for fun places for a family trip, solo vacation, or couple's retreat, take a look at what you can expect from a staycation in these destinations.


Located on the Gulf Coast of Texas, Galveston is a vibrant island with an array of unique attractions for an unforgettable trip. The island is home to places like Moody Gardens, which features glass pyramids with live animals in natural habitats, and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, which is filled with amusements, shops, and restaurants for the family. Outdoor enthusiasts can find a lot to do in Galveston as well, such as kayaking, fishing, hiking, and birding in Galveston Island State Park, all within reach of vacation home rentals in the area.

Aransas County

Coastal Aransas County is a laid-back area filled with local businesses, fresh seafood restaurants, local arts and culture, and opportunities for outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, boating, watersports, and birding. It also has beaches and cities with museums and other attractions so you can spend some time sightseeing. Part of the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is found within the county, which forms the habitat for migratory birds like ducks, herons, egrets, cranes, and ibises, as well as other species like bobcats, American alligators, and snakes. Vacation homes can be found throughout Aransas County, keeping you close to the wild landscape or the charming towns.