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Book an Arlington vacation rental and have a home base for action, adventure and thrills in the greater Dallas area. iTrip Vacations DFW manages short-term rentals in Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth and the North Texas Lakes Region.
Located about 15 minutes from DFW International Airport, Arlington sits between Dallas and Fort Worth in North Texas. This prime location offers big-city attractions, professional sports, and live entertainment. However, there are also places for outdoor adventures, culture, shopping and delicious dining. Whether here for a weekend or a month, our guests have a great vacation in Arlington.
When travelers book a vacation rental in Arlington, they have access to some of the best sports teams in the U.S. At AT&T Stadium, the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys draw fans from all over the world. In summer, watch MLB’s Texas Rangers play Globe Life Field. Basketball fans enjoy cheering for WNBA’s Dallas Wings, NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and College Park Center at University of Texas Arlington. In addition, there is an International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, rodeos, supercross, Monster Jam, and professional hockey, soccer and baseball in Dallas and Fort Worth.
Looking for more things to do? Arlington is a family-friendly destination with attractions for all ages. Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor promises big thrills from rollercoasters, themed rides, slides and live entertainment. When temperatures rise, visitors can plan and cool off at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, NRH2O Family Water Park and Hawaiian Falls Mansfield.
Our guests also enjoy connecting to nature. Arlington vacation rentals also offer easy proximity to Lake Arlington and River Legacy Park for boating, fishing, kayaking and hiking. Cedar Hill State Park, River Legacy Nature Center and Joe Pool Lake welcome all ages to learn about wildlife while exploring trails. In addition, golfers love playing golf courses in Arlington, which has more than 10 options and caters to beginners and professionals. To get started, head to Tierra Verde Golf Club, Texas Star Golf Course and Riverside Golf Club.
In addition to attractions and outdoor recreation, visitors also enjoy lively entertainment, award-winning dining and world-class shopping. Arlington ISD Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Arlington Museum of Art, Louis Tussaud’s House of Wax and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Showcasing different cultures and perspectives. To see a live show, head to Texas Live!, Arlington Backyard, Levitt Pavilion Arlington and Symphony Arlington. There are also lots of bars, breweries, local restaurants where everyone can hang out and relax. Those in need of some retail therapy can browse Arlington Highlands, The Park Mall at Arlington, Lincoln Square and downtown Arlington.
Those short on time can just explore downtown Arlington. The district provides the perfect one-stop-shop for food, shopping, art, meeting locals and live entertainment. Start with some fresh Texas barbecue for lunch. There are also cafes, Tex Mex spots, dessert shops, international cuisine and chain restaurants. Then visitors can shop local boutiques, admire public art, see live performances at Theatre Arlington and attend annual events. Popular festivals in Arlington include South Street Art Festival, West Main Arts Festival, KAABOO Texas, Light Up Arlington Fourth of July, Six Flag’s Holiday in the Park and Texas Christkindl Market.
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Vacation in Austin and plan a memorable trip in one of the top destinations in Texas! This lively urban center attracts millions of people a year who enjoy an eclectic mix of culture paired with local charm.
Although best known for live music, Austin offers guests plenty of outdoor activities, historical sites, arts and culture, sports and nightlife. No matter what type of vacation you plan, the city welcomes you to try it all.
Venture from your Austin vacation rental and head into the great outdoors. The city's location borders the Hill Country region, which includes several lakes suited for water recreation. Among the top things to do, visitors love boating, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, swimming year-round in Barton Springs Pool and cruising. Off the water, families can plan special tours, go hiking, biking and rock climbing, play golf, visit local wineries, and take a relaxing horseback ride. Kids won't want to miss the Austin Zoo, Austin Aquarium and mini-golf.
The fun doesn't stop there. The city has grown into a popular place to live and visit, all while honoring its culture and heritage. Top landmarks include Texas State Capitol, Mount Bonnell, Congress Avenue and University of Texas-Austin, home to the Texas Longhorns college football team. Those looking to immerse themselves in art and culture will find dozens of art galleries and museums. The most popular include LBJ Presidential Library, Bullock Texas State History Museum, Thinkery, Graffiti Park and Blanton Museum of Art, to name a few.
One of the top ways to experience Austin's cultural diversity is attending a festival. The city hosts at least one a month, celebrating music, rodeos, food, art and more. Signature events include SXSW, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Urban Music Festival, Republic of Texas Biker Rally and the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. If you enjoy Grand Prix racing, you’re in luck because Austin is home to Circuit of the Americas (COTA). The city also has districts that honor and celebrate African American, Latino and Asian customs and traditions.
This thriving city may be packed full of activities and attractions, but no Austin vacation will feel complete without experiencing its live music and nightlife. In fact, Austin is known to many as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” due to its 200-plus music venues and thousands of shows a year. Visitors who want late-night options can explore dozens of bars, comedy clubs, theaters and nightclubs.
When it's time to fill up, sample Austin's food scene. Vacationers will find hundreds of restaurants, serving both traditional favorites and international flavors. Satisfy your craving and select from seafood hot spots, steakhouses, dozens of Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican spots, sushi, gourmet and famous Texas-style barbecue. Don't forget to stop at one of the food trucks for a quick bite and to chat with friendly locals.
Before heading home, experience some of the best shopping in Texas. In Austin, groups have access to both big-box shopping centers and boutiques, selling everything from Western apparel to souvenirs and handmade items created by local residents. To browse boutiques, visit the 2nd Street District, an area lined with locally owned shops. Or spend the day at The Domain, home to well known brands and independent designers who focus on a buy local approach. Families who have more time can also enjoy pampering at one of the many spas in the Austin area.
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Book a Dallas vacation rental and visit one of the most exciting cities in Texas! iTrip Vacations DFW manages short-term rentals in the greater Dallas area, including the areas of Arlington, Fort Worth, Irving, and near many lakes in North Texas such as Lake Granbury, Lake Whitney, Lake Ray Hubbard, and Cedar Creek Lake. Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) is a diverse destination with world-class attractions, local flavor, history and culture. This means our guests can plan a trip based on their interests and needs.
Start by exploring Arlington. Its family-friendly attractions paired with welcoming atmosphere make it a top destination. As one of the largest cities in the Dallas area, the city is home to Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Field, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Plus, the city sits between Dallas and Fort Worth, both only 30 minutes away.
Sports fans can cheer for the NFL Dallas Cowboys, NBA Dallas Mavericks, MLB Texas Rangers, MLS FC Dallas, NHL Dallas Stars and professional lacrosse with the Dallas Rattlers. Those who have a passion for college sports watch teams at Southern Methodist University (SMU), Texas Christian University (TCU), University of North Texas and dozens of other colleges. Nearby Frisco welcomes crowds to the Soccer Hall of Fame and to watch Texas Rough Riders minor league baseball and the G-League basketball team Texas Legends.
When not part of the action, head to art galleries and museums that showcase culture. The Dallas Arts District ranks among the largest in the world, as it offers 19 continuous blocks of arts and culture. Top sites include the George W. Bush Presidential Library, Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas Museum of Art, Perot Museum of Natural Science and Nasher Sculpture Center. Visitors who want to see it all should schedule a guided tour, with many traveling to the JFK Memorial, Reunion Tower, historical districts and outlying cities, such as Plano and Mesquite.
Looking for a scenic retreat? Venture from your Dallas vacation rental and head outside. For example, our lake rentals are located on Cedar Creek Reservoir, Lake Granbury, Lake Ray Hubbard, and Lake Whitney where guests enjoy access to water recreation activities and parks. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens ranks among the best gardens in the world, drawing millions of guests every year. Other must-see attractions for nature lovers include White Rock Lake Park, River Ranch at Texas Horse Park, Klyde Warren Park, Dallas Zoo, Dallas World Aquarium and Texas Discovery Gardens.
In addition to award-winning attractions, the region’s live music scene encourages visitors to attend concerts at AT&T Performing Arts Center, House of Blues Dallas, symphony center and more intimate venues. Dallas also has a diverse food and nightlife scene. No matter the neighborhood, hundreds of restaurants await with delicious flavors. Even downtown Dallas has handmade chef creations, casual hangouts, international cuisine and American classics. While dining, remember that Texas is known for barbecue.
For retail therapy, the area showcases upscale designers, small boutiques, vintage pieces and antiques. As the city's main shopping center, Galleria Dallas has three levels of stores and an indoor ice-skating rink. Northpark Center and Highland Park Village focus on high-end brands and fashion, while Dallas Farmers Market offers locally grown produce and shops. In nearby Fort Worth, Sundance Square houses local businesses and restaurants. For big discounts, stop by premium outlets malls in Allen and Grand Prairie, Texas.
No matter vacationing in Dallas, visitors have access to hundreds of events. The area's fun-loving vibes create a full calendar of festivals for all ages and interests. Summer concerts, food festivals, international cultures and artisans – there is always something to do here. Don't miss Savor Dallas, Plano International Festival, USA Film Festival, Addison Oktoberfest, State Fair of Texas, DFW Music Festival and Frisco's Arts in the Square.
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Vacation in Fort Worth and visit one of the top destinations in Texas! iTrip Vacations Fort Worth manages rental properties in the greater Fort Worth area, which includes Bosque County, Tarrant County, Johnson County, Parker County, Hill County, Hood County, Somervell County, Wise County and parts of Denton County.
Fort Worth is located west of Dallas and has over 90 attractions within a 10-mile radius of its award-winning downtown. That's right. Our guests can play outdoors, tour museums and galleries, watch sports, shop all day, admire architecture, and celebrate American West living.
Venture from your Fort Worth vacation rental to explore dozens of lakes and parks, ride horses, play golf, and ride bikes. Trinity Trails offers over 40 miles of pathways and trailheads for jogging, running, cycling and walking. Groups also love spending the day at Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, SeaQuest Fort Worth, Fort Worth Water Gardens, Fort Worth Botanic and Japanese Gardens, and Texas Motor Speedway, home to NASCAR racing.
In addition to outdoor activities, Fort Worth also has a rich arts and culture scene. Visitors have access to three distinct areas where stories come alive along tree-lined boulevards. To see a collection of major museums, head to the Cultural District. Here, find top attractions such as Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
Want to immerse in Western heritage? Stop by Fort Worth Stockyards District, a historic area filled with shopping, dining, activities and events. Watch the twice-daily cattle drive, see professional riders at weekly rodeos, and hear live music. The Stockyards District also ranks as a must for souvenirs, with over 20 shops welcoming everyone to browse special items. Other fun things to do include mazes, local tours, saloons, bull riding and more.
The Stockyards isn't Fort Worth's only shopping hot spot. Shopaholics also enjoy perusing local retailers at WestBend, upscale brands at Clearfork, trends at University Park Village and La Gran Plaza, and deals at Tanger Outlets.
For more exciting things to do, head to Sundance Square – a 35-block section located in downtown Fort Worth. Sundance Square hosts the area's top festivals, independent theaters, art galleries and lively nightlife options. During the day, shop over 25 boutiques selling fashion, locally made treats, sports memorabilia and services. At night sample the local food scene, or visit bars, comedy clubs and Bass Performance Hall.
Those who want to meet friendly people, sample food and see celebrities should attend an annual event. Spring and summer bring Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival, Food and Wine Fest, Mayfest, Concerts in the Garden, PGA Tour Fort Worth Invitational, and Rockin the River. If visiting during fall and winter, don't miss Lone Star Film Fest, Race Week, Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, and the Armed Forces Bowl, a highly anticipated college football event.
While the city offers plenty to do, our Fort Worth vacation rentals provide access to nearby Arlington and Dallas. Both cities feature top attractions and popular activities. In Arlington, experience thrills at Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor. Or catch professional football and baseball at AT&T Stadium, home to the NFL Cowboys, and Globe Life Park – home to the MLB Texas Rangers.
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Vacation in Galveston and experience island life right off the Texas coast! Our Galveston vacation rentals offer easy access to 32 miles of beaches, historical attractions, amusement parks, restaurants and everything else needed for a memorable getaway. We have rentals on Galveston Island as well as in the Kemah, Seaport and Port Bolivar areas.
With locations on Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, visitors find plenty of year-round outdoor recreation activities. On the water, plan dolphin tours, fishing charters, sunset cruises, kayaking, surfing, sailing and stand-up paddleboarding. Need a place to relax? Galveston houses more than seven beach parks perfect for laying out in the sun and spending time with friends and loved ones. Or admire the view while playing a round at Moody Gardens Golf Course or Galveston Country Club.
Don't miss historic Pleasure Pier, which measures over 1,100 feet and features 16 rides for all ages, a 5D theater ride, shops, games and restaurants. Pleasure Pier also hosts family-friendly events throughout the year, with live music, food festivals and much more.
Moody Gardens, the city's entertainment district, also ranks as a must-see. Guests have access to an aquarium, rainforest pyramid, boat tours, special theaters and museums. This attraction pairs the best of outdoor and indoor fun the whole family will love. Other activities at Moody Gardens include a ropes and zipline course, Palm Beach water park in the summer, and seasonal events.
For history and culture, stop by the museums or historical sites. Groups can explore Moody Mansion, Bishop's Palace, Galveston Children's Museum, Galveston Railroad Museum and Seawolf Park.
Next, visit downtown Galveston, home to 70 blocks of shops, restaurants, architecture and attractions. The Strand Historic District provides a great place for self-guided walks, shopping, browsing art galleries and trying fresh seafood. Whether planning to spend a few hours or a day, the downtown area is home to many top attractions.
Need a break from the adventure? Select from hundreds of restaurants with diverse menus full of delicious and flavorful foods. Many restaurants in Galveston are family-owned and -operated, ensuring guests get an authentic meal and experience. Enjoy cuisine from barbecue and Tex-Mex to Indian, Cajun, Italian and Mediterranean – and everything in between. If visiting in January, attend the two-week-long Galveston Restaurant Week, which showcases local flavors. Night-owls also have several nightlife options for kicking back while enjoying live bands and local vibes.
No matter what time of year you visit, Galveston also hosts signature events that celebrate culture, holidays, food and fun. Top events include Mardi Gras Galveston, the Food and Wine Festival, the Juneteeth Celebration, Sand Crab Night Run, Wild Texas Shrimp Festival, Island Greek Festival and Winter Wonder.
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Visit Highland Lakes, Texas, and experience lake living at its finest. iTrip Vacations Austin manages rentals in Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Burnet and Kingsland, all located an hour northwest of Austin.
The Highland Lakes area offers a pristine vacation destination for outdoor lovers. Its location provides easy proximity to six nearby lakes, and several breweries, wineries and parks. Two of the area's most popular spots for outdoor recreation are Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Lake and Lake Marble Falls. Both offer ample space for water lovers and amenities that make exploring easy and fun.
Top things to do include boating, fishing, paddleboarding, swimming and simply admiring the view. For more adventure, plan horseback rides and zipline excursions located only a short drive from Highland Lakes. See the area in a new way on a 4x4 ride with Hidden Falls Adventure Park, which takes guests off-road to see waterfalls, tree-filled hills and nature's rugged landscape. For hiking trails, head to Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Lakeside Park and Johnson Park. Kids also have access to Exotic Resort Zoo, Falls Creek Park and Skatepark, Hill Country Science Mill, and helicopter tours.
If golf is more your game, find eight golf courses nearby that feature challenging holes and scenic views. Top golf courses in the area include The Legends Golf Course, Escondido Golf, and Lake Club and Slick Rock Golf Course. Golfers will find many courses are only a 15-minute drive from their Highland Lakes vacation rental.
Breweries and vineyards offer a different kind of experience. Save the World Brewing Company focuses on two things: Texas craft beer and philanthropy. Visitors can sample local beers in the tasting room while watching sports or playing games. Heart of Texas Wine Tours offers winery tours through the Texas Hill Country, and a standard tour includes three stops and tastings. Families and kids will enjoy a trip to Sweet Berry Farm, a local farm that opens for events like strawberry picking and pumpkin patch fun.
Take a break from the action to eat and shop. The area houses dozens of boutiques, specialty stores and spas ideal for a day on the town. Guests enjoy shopping for Texas-style fashion, local art and souvenirs to take home. In between activities, take a seat at one of the restaurants or order to-go. Highland Lakes houses over 60 restaurants that offer their own flavors and atmospheres. Keep an eye out for food trucks that help hungry travelers fill up fast.
The region also showcases its small-town charm through annual and community events. At any given time, guests will find live music at local restaurants, karaoke nights, yoga classes, children's story times, citywide yard sales and charity events. For world-renowned festivals and celebrations, remember that Austin is only an hour away and hosts some of the biggest names in entertainment.
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Visit Houston to see one of the most exciting cities in Texas! iTrip Vacations Texas Coastal manages vacations rentals in Houston, Galveston, Kemah and Surfside.
Houston – named among Forbes' Top 12 Destinations – bustles with culture, people and things to do. Start your Houston vacation by visiting one of the city's top attractions. Families with children should explore Houston Zoo, home to over 4,000 animals. Then tour the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Space Center Houston and Children's Museum of Houston. Each offer new adventures for the whole family.
Next find ways to connect to nature. Rent bikes for a peaceful ride, or spend time at an area park. Herman Park Conservancy welcomes over 6 million visitors per year who can rent pedal boats, take guided tours, play golf, see gardens and dine. In addition, golfers can test their skills at 12-plus golf courses in Houston, including Memorial Park, Heron Lakes and Golf Club of Houston.
Other popular outdoor activities include horseback riding, boat tours, hot-air balloon rides and relaxing on the beach. Our Houston vacation rentals offer easy access to Galveston Island, Kemah and Surfside, three beach destinations on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Culture and history beckon visitors to explore the area's art galleries and museums – over 50 of them in fact. Must-sees include Cockrell Butterfly Center, Houston Museum District, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Holocaust Museum of Houston.
Shopping also ranks as a popular activity, as Houston is home to large districts and local boutiques. The Galleria, home to 400 stores and restaurants, features traditional mall shopping. Highland Village, Uptown Park, West Avenue and River Oaks have distinct boutiques, retailers, and dining options. Don't forget to save big at Houston Premium Outlets and its 120 name-brand outlet stores.
Looking for something to do at night? Don't worry. The fun doesn't end at dusk. The city has a vibrant entertainment and nightlife scene. Multiple indoor and outdoor theaters host live performances, concerts, comedians and dancers. Houston has its own ballet, symphony, performing arts centers and opera house. Those who book a Houston vacation rental also have access to festivals, marathons, parades and other events that celebrate the city's urban style.
The Toyota Center, one of the largest venues, welcomes big names in music and hosts the NBA Houston Rockets. Along with the NBA, sports fans have plenty to cheer for in Houston. The city serves as home to professional major league teams and collegiate teams. Watch professional rodeos, baseball, football, soccer, softball and rugby. The city has also hosted Olympic qualifying soccer matches, NCAA Final Four games and the Super Bowl. No wonder it's called Sports City, USA.
Ranked among the best food cities in the U.S., Houston welcomes foodies to sample rich flavors and homemade staples. As the local experience trend increases, more restaurants have opened in the area, which has become more diverse over the years. Visitors will find American, Asian, barbecue, Italian, Indian, pizza hot spots and blends of international flavors.
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Vacation in Kemah and enjoy waterfront views, entertainment, and easy access to other popular cities in Texas! iTrip Vacations Texas Coastal manages rentals in Kemah on Galveston Bay.
Located 35 miles from Houston, Kemah offers visitors a beach-loving escape from busy city life. Start the adventure at Kemah Boardwalk, home to amusement rides, thrills, dining, shopping and festivals. The boardwalk has rides for all ages, including a double-decker carousel, Ferris wheel, swings and roller coasters. Next head over to the Stingray Reef to touch and feed live sting rays, and learn about animals that live in the rainforest.
While at the boardwalk, attend a family-friendly concert, parade or celebration the whole group will enjoy. Top annual events at Kemah Boardwalk range from a summer concert series, fireworks Fridays, country music on Wednesday nights, car shows, food fests and holiday fun.
When it's time to cool off, venture into the water. Kemah's location on the bay makes it a top spot for water recreation. Take a boat tour, go fishing, rent kayaks or sail. The seasonal Boardwalk Beast takes guests out for a wet-and-wild tour through Galveston Bay. Those looking to rest and relax will enjoy plenty of space at El Jardin Beach perfect for soaking up the sun.
In nearby La Porte, explore Sylvan Beach Park, which measures 31 acres. Fish from the pier, play on the playground, picnic in the shade and show off at the skate park. These activities paired with park amenities make this a great place to spend the day.
Our Kemah vacation rentals also provide access to attractions in Galveston and Houston. In Galveston – located 26 miles south – find water sports, parks, golf courses, museums, Pleasure Pier and a thriving downtown. The Strand Historic District houses shops, restaurants, museums and historical sites. For entertainment, visit Moody Gardens. This hot spot has multiple attractions, outdoor activities and live entertainment.
Houston's big-city vibes await just a short drive west. As one of the largest cities in Texas, Houston is packed full of adventure. Outdoor lovers can explore hiking and horseback riding trails, golf courses, parks, and the Houston Zoo, a must-see with over 6,000 animals. To learn about arts and culture, visit over 60 galleries and museums that showcase Texas history and special exhibits. See the city via bike or Segway to cover the most ground.
Night owls will also find places to chill as Houston has dozens of nightlife spots with live music, local brews, handmade cocktails, and delicious food. To sample the best of the area, book a tasting tour or visit a local brewery. Don't forget to check ahead for festivals featuring food, fun and friendly people.
Before returning to your Texas Coast vacation rental, shop for souvenirs, fashion and gifts for loved ones. Houston houses several large malls and shopping centers, such as The Galleria. This mall offers over 400 stores and restaurants and ranks among the most popular retail destinations in the area.
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Our Lake Travis vacation rentals offer waterfront views, easy access to outdoor recreation and a place to escape. iTrip Vacations Austin manages rentals located on Lake Travis, which sits only 40 minutes northwest of Austin.
Lake Travis is a reservoir off the Colorado River in central Texas. Measuring over 63 miles, the lake features over 271 miles of shoreline with several access points. For a day on the water, launch from your Lake Travis vacation rental or rent a boat. Guests will find over 20 marinas, yacht clubs and water sports rental companies.
Popular things to do on Lake Travis include boating, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and flyboarding. To get a local's perspective, plan a guided fishing trip with experts, and catch bass and crappie.
In addition, guests enjoy access to 15 parks on the reservoir. Each one offers its own amenities such as beach spots, picnic areas, ramps, grills and docks. Several even have places to shore fish and scuba dive, including Windy Point and Mansfield Dam. Krause Springs, one of the top swimming sites in the area, welcomes visitors to its 32 springs and man-made and natural pools.
Visitors don't come to Lake Travis for just water recreation, either. In fact, the area is home to golf, vineyards, breweries, distilleries and ziplining opportunities. Play a round at courses in Lakeway, Lago Vista and Leander. Sip and tour through vineyards in Marble Falls and Spicewood. Then try brews and spirits while enjoying some warm Texas sunshine.
When it's time for a break, head to the area's shops or see a show. Stroll Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave to find locally owned boutiques. For a treat, enjoy live performances at the Lake Travis Music Theater, which brings Broadway hits to the area. Sit by the lake and watch a movie under the stars at Lakeway City Park. Or kick back at a local bar, club or lounge, and listen to live music.
In addition to shopping and entertainment, visitors will find dozens of restaurants to sample local cuisine. Select from cozy cafes, casual and upscale waterfront spots, and hidden gems nestled in friendly neighborhoods. Barbecue, burgers, cakes, pizza, steak, seafood – you'll find it all here. Many chefs even use locally sourced ingredients from nearby farms, ensuring every dish bursts with flavor.
If this isn't enough to keep busy, drive to nearby Austin. As one of the top urban destinations in the state, Austin is packed full of arts and culture, entertainment, music, shopping, and a raved-about food scene. Take city tours to learn about history and the people that help define Austin's culture. See architecture, kayak and look for bats at the Congress Avenue Bridge, or hike and bike through the city.
Other top attractions in Austin include LBJ Presidential Library, Austin City Limits, Texas State Capitol, The Driskill, Barton Springs Pool and Zilker Metro Park. Before leaving, cheer on local favorites in sports. Austin is home to NCAA football, basketball and baseball and AHL hockey, to name a few.
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Vacation rentals in North Dallas provide the perfect place to call home when visiting Texas. iTrip Vacations® North Dallas manages short-term rentals in Plano, Addison, Denton, Frisco, McKinney, Lewisville and other towns within the region.
The North Dallas region offers a collection of cities and towns with distinct character and charm. They are perfect for a daytrip or spending time getting to know locals and enjoying more laid-back vibes. Plus, each destination is only a short drive from Dallas, so visitors can plan the best vacation to fit their needs.
Plano, the largest city in the area, is a great place to start. For outdoor adventure, guests walk and ride bikes at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve and Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. Those traveling with children enjoy playing at Interurban Railway Museum, Crayola Experience Plano and Play Street Museum. As perhaps the top attraction in Plano, its downtown features a vibrant community with art galleries, culture, locally owned restaurants, and boutique shops.
To the south of Plano, the city of Addison has a reputation for nightlife and live performances. Addison Improv hosts big names in comedy or catch a show at Addison Theater Centre. Festivals and after-dark events occur at Addison Circle Park, a gathering spot with open space, fountains, water features and stages. Those looking for more activities should check out Cavanaugh Flight Museum, helicopter tours, Mary Kay Museum, escape rooms and even a selfie bar.
In Frisco, visitors will find more than 70 miles of trails for biking and hiking, with multiple parks and recreation areas. Frisco Water Park welcomes all ages to splash and relax on the lazy river. After exploring the outdoors, visitors learn about history and special topics at Frisco Heritage Museum, National Videogame Museum, Texas Sculpture Garden and Museum of the American Railroad. In addition, sports fans flock to Frisco to watch baseball, football and soccer.
Our North Dallas vacation rentals also offer easy proximity to McKinney. This historic town has a charming Main Street full of quaint shops, preserved sites and restaurants. Those who want to venture from the town’s square have access to Chestnut Square Historic Park, Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, Town Lake, breweries and vineyards. There is also the affordable Oak Hollow Golf Course for time on the greens.
Additionally, our guests can book vacation rentals near Lake Lewisville, one of the largest lakes in North Texas. More than 230 miles of shoreline welcome guests to experience true lake life. Popular activities at Lake Lewisville include relaxing on the beach, hiking, fishing, water skiing, swimming and boating. For party vibes, head to Party Cove near Westlake Park. The cove is the place to be on weekends where boaters hang out together.
For more art, culture and fun times, drive to nearby Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington. Dallas, one of the largest cities in Texas, is known for its professional sports teams, museums, a zoo, parks and historical sites. Attractions in Fort Worth include museums, another zoo, scenic gardens, a speedway, water parks and lakes. Arlington houses some of the top attractions such as AT&T Stadium, Six Flags Over Texas, Choctaw Stadium, and plenty of museums, parks and family-friendly spots.
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A North Houston vacation rental helps guests enjoy beautiful scenery, adventure and access to vibrant cities in southeast Texas. iTrip Vacations® North Houston manages short-term rentals in Conroe, Lake Livingston, Spring, Tomball, Magnolia, Huntsville and The Woodlands.
One of the most popular cities in North Houston is Conroe. Ranked among the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., Conroe offers a blend of outdoor retreats and bustling style. The city is surrounded by Lake Conroe, Sam Houston National Forest and W. Goodrich Jones State Forest, making it easy for guests to connect with nature and customize their vacation.
To get started, play golf, visit parks, and go boating and fishing. Lakes, trails and swimming spots welcome all ages to play and relax. Then dine at one of the waterfront restaurants. Many local spots offer boat services, so hungry travelers can drive up, dock and get a table. When not enjoying the great outdoors, guests who book a Conroe vacation rental stroll through a historical downtown full of restaurants, shopping, architectural sites and fun local events.
Our Lake Livingston vacation rentals are also popular among nature lovers who want a laid-back vibe. Lake Livingston is one of the largest lakes in Texas and encourages visitors to explore more than 450 miles of shoreline. Activities include fishing, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, riding bicycles and hiking. In addition, this area hosts festivals, supports a thriving farmers market, and has antique shops perfect for treasure-hunters and collectors.
Those who stay in a North Houston vacation rental can't miss The Woodlands. As one of the coolest suburbs in Houston, according to Travel and Leisure, The Woodlands provides a place to experience local life, art and culture. During the day, our guests stroll the waterfront, hike, watch wildlife and play golf. Visitors also enjoy browsing more than 100 pieces of public art, perusing museums and shopping boutiques. A few attractions in The Woodlands include The Woodlands Mall, a children's museum and Robert Fleming Aquatic Center. Market Street is another must-see with its restaurants, shopping options, movie theater, park and splash pad.
At night, The Woodlands comes alive with live shows and entertainment options. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ranks among the top outdoor amphitheaters in the world. Other nightlife options include bars, wine lounges, free shows at Waterway Square and concerts at Northshore Park. Lone Pint Brewery in Magnolia is also a great place to hang out and sample craft beer.
For a glimpse into local history, guests can drive to nearby Huntsville. Here they can buy tickets to Texas Prison Museum, Sam Houston Museum and HEARTS Veterans Museum of Texas. Families who vacation in North Houston have access to more action-packed adventures in Spring. This area features TGR Exotics Wildlife Park, Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, and Old Town Spring, a walkable district with shops, restaurants and historical sites.
If these activities aren't enough to keep everyone busy, take a day-trip to Houston. The metro is less than a two-hour drive from our rentals in Conroe and Lake Livingston. Families will find several fun-filled attractions such as Houston Zoo, Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium and Houston Museum of Natural Science. Houston also offers a lively sports scene, which showcases professional teams in baseball, football, soccer, basketball and others. In addition, visitors have access to world-class shopping, dining, concerts and festivals.
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Our North Texas Lakes vacation rentals give travelers access to quiet scenic destinations close to major cities such as Arlington, Dallas and Fort Worth. iTrip Vacations DFW manages vacations rentals on Cedar Creek Reservoir, Lake Granbury, Lake Whitney, Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Worth and Eagle Mountain Lake.
Guests who book a lake house in Texas have access to water recreational activities and other outdoor adventures. Popular things to do include boating, canoeing, fishing, paddleboarding and swimming. In addition, each North Texas Lakes destination has its own parks, amenities, stunning views, trails and proximity to quaint towns perfect for a daytrip.
Cedar Creek Lake is a reservoir and is one of the largest lakes in the region with 220 miles of shoreline. Perfect for a weekend retreat, Cedar Creek provides a place to watch wildlife, fish all day and relax. Boaters have access to five marinas and boat ramps, or visitors can rent jet skis, stand-up paddleboards, wake boards and knee boards. When not on the water, visitors enjoy playing nearby golf courses, horseback riding at 505 Ranch and trying new restaurants in nearby communities.
Lake Granbury is the heart of Granbury, Texas. Those who rent a lake house here get the best of small-town life paired with outdoor adventures. During the day, spend time at City Beach Park, Action Nature Center, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Dinosaur Valley State Park. When not outdoors, visitors can browse art galleries, shopping local stores, take guided tours of the historic downtown, and watch live shows. Granbury has also been named the best historic small towns in America by USA Today.
Many of our cabins in Texas are located on Lake Whitney Reservoir. This area welcomes everyone to try boating, fishing, hiking and swimming. Four marinas are in Lake Whitney and offer boat ramps, and local companies that lease canoes, kayaks and paddleboats. Guided fishing trips are also a great option. When it’s time for a break, head into Whitney and Hillsboro. These two towns have shopping options, golf courses at White Bluff Resort, a winery and lots of great restaurants.
Lake Ray Hubbard is one of the largest in the North Lakes Texas region. Beautiful beaches encourage everyone to relax and plan outdoor activities such as boating, biking, hiking, fishing and sailing. Other fun things to do include playing golf, exploring “The Harbor”, Rockwall’s entertainment options, trying new restaurants and vineyards, and watching races at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Lake Ray Hubbard is only 20 miles from downtown Dallas, so visitors can easily access world-class sports, museums, attractions and events.
Adventure-seekers also love Lake Worth in Fort Worth, Texas. This destination features a large lake perfect for boating and fishing. Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge ranks among the largest city-owned nature centers in the U.S., and families will love parks, playgrounds and picnic areas. After a day outdoors, drive 20 minutes to Fort Worth. This vibrant metro has family-friendly attractions, cultural and historic districts, Bass Performance Hall, Sundance Square, live music, sporting events and nightlife.
Eagle Mountain Lake also has a selection of lake houses in Texas nestled in a quiet setting. The reservoir has parks, trails, upscale cabins and lots of water recreation options. Boating, water skiing and fishing rank among the top things to do, and there are five marinas in the area. Our guests also enjoy hiking, playing championship golf, watching races at River Valley Motocross Park and sampling delicious food. Its location only 15 miles from Fort Worth provides the perfect place to relax after exploring Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth Arts District and shopping.
Other destinations in the North Texas Lake region include Arlington, Benbrook Lake, Lake Texoma, Irving and Garland. Each offer their own attractions and memorable adventures.
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Vacation rentals in Port Bolivar on Bolivar Peninsula are located near fun attractions and spacious beaches. iTrip® manages vacation rentals in Port Bolivar and Crystal Beach, both situated on the peninsula, and in nearby Galveston in Texas.
Due to its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay, visitors will find many outdoor activities in the area. Bolivar Peninsula features 27 miles of spacious shoreline. Crystal Beach – the main attraction – offers plenty of space and even welcomes guests to drive and park. Once settled, visitors enjoy swimming, shelling, boogie-boarding and building sandcastles. For more fun in the sun, plan a guided fishing trip. Local companies offer shore fishing and bay fishing, so anglers can pick the best option. In addition, Crystal Beach has marinas where anglers buy bait and boaters ask about the popular North Jetties, a top place for fishing and crabbing.
Nature lovers also flock to this area for bird-watching opportunities. As part of the Texas Gulf Coast, this area attracts hundreds of species of birds as well as alligators, large cats, manatees, and turtles. Bolivar Flats is globally recognized as a haven for seasonal migrations and shorebirds. The High Island community provides a home to egrets, herons and nesting birds. To spend a day learning about wildlife, head to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, which has hiking trails.
Our Port Bolivar and Crystal Beach vacation rentals are also located near scenic golf courses. Players who want to stay close to home can reserve a tee time at the nine-hole Wallis Smith Community Golf Course. For more golf courses, drive to nearby Galveston. A few must-plays include Moody Gardens Golf Course, Galveston Island Municipal Golf Course and Galveston Country Club.
Other things to do on Bolivar Peninsula include touring Point Bolivar Lighthouse and Fort Travis Park, both of which have a longtime history. The lighthouse was retired in 1933, but guests can take photos and learn about living at the lighthouse. Fort Travis Park dates to 1836, and now has playgrounds, picnic areas, large greens for kite-flying and seawall access.
When not outside in the fresh air, our Port Bolivar vacation rental guests enjoy shopping and dining. Dozens of small shops dot the area, and local restaurants serve fresh seafood, burgers, steaks, breakfast and other favorites. Some even host live music such as Stingaree Restaurant and Marina, a great spot for waterfront dining and boats.
In addition, visitors can attend fun events that celebrate art, community, food and holidays. Top festivals in Port Bolivar include Mardi Gras, Jeep Weekend, Spring Art Fest, Golf Cart Poker Run and Cajun Cookoffs. Most times, visitors will also see fireworks on the beach.
If this isn’t enough to keep everyone entertained, plan a daytrip to Galveston Island. The island sits east of Bolivar Peninsula and is accessible via car and ferry. Top attractions in Galveston include Moody Gardens, historic Pleasure Pier, battleships, museums, water parks and 10-mile seawall along the Gulf of Mexico. Other interesting daytrip spots include Kemah and Houston in Texas.
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Book a Surfside vacation rental, and stay right on the Texas Gulf Coast! iTrip Vacations Texas Coastal Rentals manages homes on Surfside Beach, located on the Gulf of Mexico. Known as a popular spot for locals and visitors, Surfside Beach has both pedestrian and drive-on options. Its quaint location offers small-town charm, friendly locals and water activities for all ages.
Four miles of coastline welcome visitors to sunbathe, surf, swim and horseback ride. Jetty Park – a popular gathering spot – measures 15 acres where families can go fishing and shelling, look for wildlife, play on the playground and have a picnic. Several boat charters and water tours are also available, so everyone can experience the area first-hand.
While playing outside, don't miss the Bluewater Highway Trail, a 3-mile paved path that starts in the center of town. In addition to providing a good workout, the trail also offers easy access to restaurants and shops in Surfside Beach. The area has several casual and upscale waterfront restaurants serving fresh seafood, distinct flavors, and welcoming atmospheres.
Interested in local history? Visit the Varner-Hogg Plantation, located 40 miles inland in West Columbia. This attraction showcases sugar cane production, rum distilling and oil drilling. Visitors will learn about different eras while seeing pecan orchards and magnolia trees dating back centuries. Close to Surfside find Fort Velasco, once an important battleground for America's independence.
To break from the sun or try something new, Sea Center Texas and Brazosport Museum of Natural Science keep the whole group entertained. Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson is a free attraction that has aquariums, a marine fish hatchery and other exhibits. Then check out the free Brazosport Museum of Natural Science in Clute, home to shell collections, dinosaur skeletons, fossils and area artifacts.
Need more things to do? Drive an hour northeast to Galveston, an action-packed city located on the Texas Gulf Coast. Best known for its fun-loving vibes, Galveston gives visitors access to Moody Gardens' aquarium, rainforest, theaters, ropes course and waterpark. Or take the family to museums, parks, beaches and historic areas, such as The Strand.
Those who vacation in Surfside Beach also enjoy proximity to Houston. As one of Texas' largest cities, it's easy to find attractions, entertainment and sports in this vacation hot spot. Spend time at the Children's Museum of Houston, Houston Zoo and Space Center Houston. Next cheer on the teams. Houston is home to the Astros (MLB), Texans (NFL), Rockets (NBA) and Dynamo (MLS). Other popular things to do in Houston include shopping, dining, visiting parks, sightseeing tours and live shows.
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