It doesn’t have to be Veterans’ Day for you to enjoy all of the military museums in Texas, but now is a good time to find one near a Texas RV Park or Resort you’ll be staying at during this holiday. We posted last week about parades around the state, and you can check out these museums and attractions to salute our nation’s heroes as well.
The USS Lexington is a World War II aircraft carrier that is now docked permanently in Corpus Christi. Visitors can board the ship to learn about its history, experience virtual battle stations, flight simulator and watch movies in the 3D Mega Theatre.
The U.S. Veteran’s Museum is located in Granbury, Texas, just southwest of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. The museum is open to the public and has many military artifacts to educate the community on our American military history.
The National Vietnam War Museum features exhibits on the men and women who served in the war, as well as Vietnamese culture and history and of the Americans who supported and opposed the war. The museum is located in Mineral Wells, only 50 miles west of Fort Worth.
Texas is fortunate to be home to these and many more museums and memorials paying tribute to our nation’s veterans. Whether it’s Veteran’s Day or not, these attractions are worth visiting, and there’s always a Texas campground nearby. Visit TexasCampgrounds.com to search for RV parks and resorts by attraction, city or region.
Texas has no shortage of .pride for America’s troops, past and current. The men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country are honored on the National Veteran’s Day holiday, since President Woodrow Wilson dedicated November 11 as Armistice Day in 1919.
Armistice Day became a legal Federal holiday in 1938, and in 1954 changed to Veteran’s Day to honor American soldiers who fought in any war, not just World War I and II. There are now ceremonies and parades held across the country to commemorate the holiday, including those in cities all across Texas.
The U.S. Military Veterans Parade Association of San Antonio will host a parade on Saturday, November 9 which will run through downtown past the Alamo. Cedar Park Texas, located just northwest of Austin will hold a Veteran’s Day Parade and Art Contest on Saturday, November 9 at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
The Houston Salutes America’s Heroes Celebration will take place on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11 with a Veteran’s Job Fair and Health Fair at City Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a ceremony at City Hall starting at 11 a.m. and a parade at 12:30 p.m. through the streets of downtown.
Check VetFriends.com for more celebrations taking place across Texas. And visit TexasCampgrounds.net to find RV camping or cabin rentals nearby any of these celebrations and find more news and events for Texas Campgrounds.
If you haven’t already made reservations at a Texas RV Park, Campground or Resort for the winter, it’s time to start thinking about where you want to make your winter Texas home! Each year, campers from the north choose Texas parks for the mild winter, friendly people and many social activities that these parks have to offer.
Head way down south to the Texas Valley, where the winter is mildest and the outdoor mountains and other scenery provides a beautifully tranquil place to park your rig for a while. Set up near Big Bend National Park for outdoor activities like hiking, birdwatching, scenic drives and stargazing. Or explore many other top-rated campgrounds in the Rio Grande Valley and surrounding areas by browsing through our South Texas region on TexasCampgrounds.net.
Central Texas is always another popular location for Snowbird camping. The Hill Country provides interesting scenery and changing autumn leaves on pecan trees, making pretty sites. And many parks take advantage of live, local music and Texas BBQ, hosting dinners and dances. Many parks also take bus trips into town, where residents can enjoy plenty of fall festivals going on in New Braunfels and Austin. Browse Central Texas RV Parks for a Hill Country winter getaway.
Or check out parks in the Houston area, where the natural beauty of East Texas Pines transitions well into the mild winter. There are plenty of activities in metro Houston, including football and basketball games, concerts, trade shows and more. And in the surrounding areas like Conroe and The Woodlands you can enjoy hiking, kayaking, golfing and more year-round. Browse Houston area campgrounds on TexasCampgrounds.net to find your perfect North Gulf Coast park!
It’s time to go back in time in Texas! The Texas Renaissance Festival is almost here again, starting up October 12 and running through December 1. Held northwest of Houston, this is the largest themed Renaissance Festival in the U.S. and offers plenty of fun for the whole family.
The park covers 55-acres with eight different themed villages. Feast to your heart’s desire at one of the many pubs, shops and arenas. Watch a joust, bird of prey, circus show or Shakespeare performance at one of the many theaters around the festival grounds. And purchase gifts and souvenirs from various artisans and merchants. Browse candles, art, clothing, musical instruments and more representing the Renaissance era.
There are also many themed weekends throughout the festival, including Oktoberfest, All Hallow’s Eve, Pirate Adventure, Celtic Christmas and more. And there are plenty of games, rides and shows for the kids.
Take the whole family for a Texas RV tour back to the Middle Ages. Check out Texas Campgrounds nearby the festival with amenities, spacious lodgings and friendly guests and staff. Stay at Lake Conroe KOA, Country Side RV Park, Timber Ridge RV Village or Sunset Shores on Lake Conroe to start. Search this attraction at TexasCampgrounds.net to find your perfect RV park near the Texas Renaissance Festival!
Tailgating is always better in Texas and it’s best in an RV! The NFL and NCAA Football seasons are in full swing, and there will be some big games and big rivalries coming to Texas. Make sure you have a campground to stay at, then check out some of the games.
The 2013 Shamrock Series will take place on Saturday, October 5 at Cowboys Stadium. Arizona State and Notre Dame will face off in a game starting at 6:30 Central. And home state teams Baylor and Texas Tech will match up on Saturday, November 16.
The Red River Rivalry between Oklahoma University and University of Texas at Austin will take place at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, October 12. This game takes place on the Texas State Fair grounds while it’s still underway.
And of course the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans play regularly in their stadiums in Arlington and Houston respectively. Try Treetops RV, Trader’s Village, Dallas Arlington KOA or Hi Ho RV park and more for DFW area games. And check out All Star or Lake View RV Resorts nearby Reliant Stadium in Houston.
Visit TexasCampgrounds.net to search for these parks and many more today! Search by attraction to find parks nearby Cowboys and Reliant Stadium or search by city or region.
Whether you have tickets to watch all the Texas football games or not,
Fall in Texas means cooler weather even if not always changing colors. It may still look like summer in many places, but NFL and NCAA football seasons are now in full swing and fall fairs and festivals in towns big and small will tell you the fall season is upon us.
This is the time when RVers love to travel most, especially around a state with fairly temperate winters. Travel to a few of these fairs coming up, and you’ll also find a Texas Campground to stay at while you enjoy fair food, rodeo shows, crafts and antiques for purchase and blue ribbon animal exhibitions.
The biggest and best fair around is of course the Texas State Fair, which runs September 27 through October 20. Big Tex will be back for the 2013 fair and will be better than ever. There are plenty of new fried foods to try, Midway rides to enjoy, and shows and exhibits to peruse. Be sure to check out parking and RV information before you go.
There will be a Barbeque Cook-off and Music Festival on September 27-28 at the Burnet Rodeo and Fairgrounds, just northwest of Austin. The East Texas State Fair starts September 20 in Tyler, Comal County Fair & Rodeo starts September 24 in New Braunfels and the list goes on. Visit the Texas Association of Fairs website for all listings.
Visit TexasCampgrounds.net today to find a park that’s perfect for your needs while you attend fun Texas fairs this fall!
It may not make sense, but the best Oktoberfest events in Texas will start in September. Traveling to these festivals and nearby RV parks will be much easier than trying to get to the real thing in Munich.
Addison’s Oktoberfest has been voted one of the top ten Oktoberfest events in the US. Located just north of Dallas, this small city puts on a bigger event every year, featuring local and European beers, rides for the kiddos, fair food, live music and more. This is a great family event that takes place September 19-22.
You can’t pass the Fredericksburg Oktoberfest by, taking place October 4-6. This small Hill country town is known for its food, wine, wildflowers and small town charm. But the city’s German heritage can really be seen during Oktoberfest. With events like OkTUBAfest and Chicken Dance on Main, it’s always festive at the Fredericksburg Oktoberfest.
Or celebrate with a fest as big as Texas in Houston. Their Oktoberfest takes place from 1 to 10 p.m. on October 20. Enjoy plenty of German food and beer, live music, a costume contest and even a brat toss.
No matter where you celebrate German history and culture this Oktoberfest, find a top rated RV park or resort nearby to park your rig. Use our Find a Park feature on TexasCampgrounds.net to search for campgrounds by region, city, attraction or park name.
Come visit Tyler Texas for RV Camping in the Rose City. Located in northeast Texas, Tyler has a small town charm next to the great outdoors of the East Texas region. Coming up in September, visit the Texas Rose Horse Park for many racing events.
September 4-8 is the Sport Horse Cup “AA”, September 11-15 is the Texas Rose Classic “AA”, September 20-22 is the Texas Dressage Fall Classic I & II and September 26-29 is the American Eventing Championships.
The family owned Texas Rose Horse Park spans 1700-acres and hosts indoor and outdoor races and shows year round. Visit the horse park for a day of fun and book your stay at a nearby Texas Campground for RV camping, tent camping or a cabin rental.
Try out the Jellystone Park at Whispering Pines RV & Cabin Resort to start out with then use the Texas Campgrounds Find A Park feature to find many other East Texas RV parks. Visit TexasCampgrounds.net today to find the best Texas RV parks.
Marfa, Texas is not your average desert town in West Texas. The population of 2400 people equals half the altitude of the city — at 4800 feet above sea level. And that is far from the most unusual or unique fact about the city.
From the mysterious “ghost” lights to the abundance of art and architecture, Marfa is rich in history, culture and class. Be sure to come out to the Marfa Lights Festival to get a taste of the town. Stay in a nearby RV park, like KC’s RV, BC Ranch RV or La Vista RV Park in nearby Alpine, Texas.
The 27th Annual Marfa Lights Festival takes place on Labor Day weekend, August 30 through September 1. Food and craft vendors will open their booths at 5 p.m. on Friday August 30 to kick off the festival. There will also be a parade, 5K, live music and street dances.
Join the fun at the Marfa Lights Festival, then explore beautiful West Texas mountains and Big Bend National Park just a short drive away. Visit TexasCampgrounds.com to locate other RV parks all over Texas. Use our easy Find a Park feature to find parks near any attraction, region or city.
Celebrate Labor Day weekend at a fabulous Texas Campground. Whether you’re a long-time RV camper or a family looking to rent a cabin for a vacation, there is something for everyone in the wide choice of Texas parks and resorts.
Stay in a campground and resort in the Hill Country for tubing on the Guadalupe River or boating on Lake Travis. Or head down to the Texas Gulf Coast, including Houston and Galveston for a campground near the beach. Visit parks in San Antonio or Dallas for great food and fun for the whole family.
No matter where you stay, we know you’ll enjoy your Texas RV Camping experience over Labor Day weekend. What better way to celebrate the weekend than by spending quality time outdoors with family and friends.
Visit TexasCampgrounds.com to easily find one of the best RV parks or resorts in Texas. Use our Find A Park page to search by city, attraction, region or park name and find your perfect getaway today!