Dallas Vacations

CITY OR COUNTRY, BIG D's CHARMS ABOUND

So many people who inhabit the Dallas area aren't native Texans. But, as the saying goes, they got here as fast as they could.

Although the reasons for Big D's attraction are many, lush landscapes, wonderful year-round weather and an embarrassment of "things to do" no doubt top the list.

Bright Lights

Dallas vacations can begin and end without ever leaving the city. Just a stone's throw from the reflecting, glass-encased skyscrapers you'll find daytime distractions such as museums, zoos, shops, parks and lakes. Your day can then continue long after the sun sets, if you wish, thanks to a large collection incredibly romantic restaurants and hotspots where locals go to see and be seen.

Big Country

Meanwhile, lake recreation and small-town charm reside just a few miles in either direction of the Metroplex. Granbury, about 30 miles southwest of Fort Worth, offers an ideal combination of small-town Texas history and big-lake Texas fun. The Bridgeport and Tyler areas also provide opportunities to relax and rediscover lakeside living.

City or country, Endless Vacation Rentals makes it easy to kick back and relax at the end of every exciting day, thanks to accommodations that include full kitchens, living rooms, and patios or balconies to take in the Texas-sized views.
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Holiday Inn Club Vacations Villages Resort
Flint, TX US
Imagine a fun-filled, family resort that offers everything from a peaceful pontoon boat excursion to an all-season indoor water park. Holiday Inn Club Vacations Villages Resort, on the shores of Lake Palestine, offers visitors an abundance of fun activities and indulgent pleasures. The marina offers watercraft rentals, boat slips, and launch ramps. The resort freatures 4 swimming pools, 2 hot tubs, sauna, a snack bar, tennis on lighted courts, volleyball, mini golf, basketball, horseback riding (additional fees apply), and more. The Activity Center includes pool tables, video arcade, movie theater, exercise equipment. At the Villages Resort, you will always find something to do, whether it's renting a movie, or enjoying the on-site 19,000 square foot indoor water park. For your convenience, the resort offers laundry facilities, barbecue and picnic areas, country store, and limited Wi-Fi access.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Sunday, Friday, Saturday

Important Information
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Credit card imprint required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Occupancy limits are strictly enforced: could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Fees or deposits are charged for some amenities.
  • Resort cannot honor unit upgrades or moves.
  • Resort fee: Resort amenities fee is 16.95 to 19.95 U.S. dollars. (Daily Fee for Waterpark Adult)
  • Resort fee: Resort amenities fee is 13.95 to 16.95 U.S. dollars. (Children Under 48 Inches Waterpark Per day.)
  • Mandatory fee: Security deposit is 115.00 local currency. Only Credit Cards accepted due at check-in
  • Owners must have their week reserved or deposited a minimum of 30 days in advance of the start date for the spacebank to be verified. Owners cannot deposit on line. Owners must call 800-613-0310.
  • The 1-N-3 Year Rule applies to all HICV resorts. If you own at the Villages you may travel back to the Villages annually. 1 in 3 year rule means non Villages owners cannot confirm 0370 for 3 years to the month down to the start date of the week confirmed 3 years prior. Members can confirm other HICV resorts the next year.
  • Water Park Off Season hours Mon-Tues closed. Wednesday thru Friday 12p-8p. Saturday and Sunday 10a-9p. Water Park is closed September 6th-12th for maintenance.
  • May 30th thru August 2017 Water Park is open 10am - 9pm. September 6th 2017 Waterpark returns to Off Season Hours.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Holly Lake Resort
Holly Lake Ranch, TX US
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Holly Lake Resort is the perfect family or outdoor vacation. Situated in the midst of the famed Piney Woods of East Texas, the resort has its own lake and offers a wide variety of water activities, such as boating, swimming, and fishing. Plus there are three pools and a playground for the kids, and the sports folks among you can try golf, tennis or hiking. There is a snack bar and game room, and some of the most beautiful land to walk around in East Texas. There is always plenty to do or the chance to just do nothing.

Check-in Time: 17:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Friday, Saturday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 18.
  • No smoking in units: could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Parking Restrictions: Limited parking onsite
  • Amenities and area attractions are seasonal.
  • Smoking is not allowed in units.
  • Occupancy limits are strictly enforced: could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Resort is not suitable for handicapped people, or people with walking difficulties.
  • Holiday Inn Club Vacations Holly Lake Resort does not have ADA units.
  • Mandatory fee: Security deposit is 115.00 local currency. Only Credit Cards accepted Due at check-in
  • Owners must have their week reserved or deposited a minimum of 30 days in advance of the start date for the spacebank to be verified. Owners cannot deposit on line. Owners must call 800-613-0310.
  • The 1-N-3 Year Rule applies to all HICV resorts. If you own at the Holly Lake Resort you may travel back to the resort annually. 1 in 3 year rule means non Holly Lake owners cannot confirm 0712 for 3 years to the month down to the start date of the week confirmed 3 years prior. Members can confirm other HICV resorts the next year.
The Lodge
Runaway Bay, TX US
Experience a vacation in the style of rural Texas at The Lodge in Runaway Bay. At the resort, you'll find an outdoor pool and hot tub, and a children's play area.

Check-in Time: 15:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Sunday, Friday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • No smoking in units: could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Multi Floor With No Elevator Access: Yes
  • Occupancy limits are strictly enforced: could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Amenities and area attractions are seasonal.
  • There are no resort-organized activities.
  • You must show confirmation at check-in. After hours code to retrieve keys is 0728
  • Office closes at 4:30 p.m.
  • Resort is not suitable for handicapped people, or people with walking difficulties.
  • Mandatory fee: Security deposit is 250.00 U.S. dollars.
  • Parking Restrictions: No RV parking, Limited parking onsite
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Lake O' the Woods
Flint, TX US
Nestled in the lush woods of east Texas, on the shoreline of Lake Palestine, Holiday Inn Club Vacations Lake O' The Woods has quaint rustic cabins tucked away in close harmony with nature and create an ideal setting for rest and relaxation. Amenities and activities include a lighted tennis court, fishing pier, badminton, playground, swimming, miniature golf, and nature trails. Guests have a marina and boat dock access, Jet Ski rentals, and horseback riding facilities just a few miles away. Tyler and all its attractions are 15 miles away, and Canton Trade Days or First Monday are also within a short drive.

Check-in Time: 17:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Friday

Important Information
  • Please check with resort for smoking policy.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Multi Floor With No Elevator Access: Yes
  • Fees or deposits are charged for some amenities.
  • Credit card imprint required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Confirmation is required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Amenities and area attractions are seasonal.
  • Resort has no handicap units.
  • Mandatory fee: Security deposit is 115.00 local currency. Only Credit Cards accepted Due at check-in.
  • The 1-N-3 Year Rule applies to all HICV resorts. If you own at Lake O' The Woods you may travel back to the resort annually. 1 in 3 year rule means non Lake O' the Woods owners cannot confirm again for 3 years to the month down to the start date of the week confirmed 3 years prior. Members can confirm other HICV resorts the next year.
  • Owners must have their week reserved or deposited a minimum of 30 days in advance of the start date for the spacebank to be verified. Owners cannot deposit on line. Owners must call 800-613-0310.
Eat...

Fifty-Six (Dallas). Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck recently opened this restaurant in the Dallas' iconic Reunion Tower, where visitors have been coming for years to see the city from its' 360-degree observation deck. Named for the number of floors up it sits within the Dallas skyline, Fifty-Six proves you really can eat a great view.

La Hacienda Ranch (Dallas). The kids will love being greeted at the door by the enormous stuffed bear. Mom and dad will love the brisket tacos and other Tex Mex prepared to perfection daily.

Play...

Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington). The flagship of the Six Flags franchise remains one of its most popular family destinations. Ride 13 coasters, including the Titan and Texas Giant, or enjoy the park's popular summer concert series.

Water, water, everywhere. Temperature do tend to rise during the summer months, but that just makes visiting one of the areas hundreds of water parks that much more fun. Visitors can cool off at the Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park, the Six Flags-themed Hurricane Harbor, or one of several strategically located Hawaiian Falls parks.

Go fish. Dallas-area lakes are stocked with trophy bass waiting to be reeled in. White bass fishing is particularly good on Lake Bridgeport, for example, during the spring spawning run.

Explore...

The Fort Worth Zoo. About 1 million visitors annually pour through the gates of this award-winning zoo, the only zoo in the United States to house all four Great Ape species (gorillas, orangutans, bonobos and chimpanzees).

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Enjoy 66 acres of blooming trees, plants and flowers surrounding two historic mansions and overlooking White Rock Lake.

Historic Granbury. Located about 30 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Granbury is known as the town "where Texas history lives." Many of the buildings located on Granbury's town square remain as they were in the late 1800s and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Shop...

Mega outlets (Grapevine, Allen). If outlet shopping appeals to you, the Dallas area won't disappoint. Consider walking the massive Grapevine Mills indoor mall (Abercrombie & Fitch, GameWorks, Rainforest Café) or the outdoor Allen Premium Outlets (Ann Klein, Calvin Klein, Nautica).

Mega malls (Dallas, Garland, Frisco). From the Galleria and Willow Bend in far north Dallas to Stonebriar in Frisco, Dallas shoppers love their malls. But perhaps the most impressive of the group is NorthPark, where high-end retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York and Nordstrom (and an impressive collection of artwork and sculpture) share almost 2 million square feet of retail space.