Looking for a family-friendly spot to vacation near the water in Central Texas? You’ll want to check out all of the outdoor and social distancing glamping options available in Seguin TX!
Full Disclosure: This post was part of a sponsored project in conjunction with members of the Texas Travel Alliance to feature their members. The partnership included lodging, food & beverage, and compensation for the trip. The opinions reflected are honest and based upon the individual blogger experience.
Whether you’re short on your travel budget or don’t want to travel far from home, there’s always family fun to be had in Texas. Last weekend our family traveled south from Austin and honestly into unknown territory. Sure, we’ve seen the signs for Seguin on I-35, but we’d never stopped and didn’t even realize quite where it was.
Even if it’s 100 degrees out, you want to be outside in Texas during the summer. And when it’s hot, what better place to be than in or near the water? Situated on the banks of the Guadalupe River, Seguin is surrounded by water.
Where to stay in Seguin TX?
Most towns in Texas have everything from hotels and motels to RV campgrounds and bed and breakfasts. But if you want a truly different experience then Seguin has you covered.
You could stay in the historic and haunted Magnolia Hotel. This unique spot has been voted one of the most haunted bed and breakfasts in Texas as well as being featured in Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Files, and PBS Strange Town to name a few.
Or, like us, you could stay at Geronimo Creek Retreat. This unique, creekside resort is made up entirely of treehouses, five teepees, and glamping cabins. It’s the closest thing to camping in Texas that you’d ever want to do in the hot, summer months.
Geronimo Creek Retreat features four treehouses, five treehouses surrounding a spring-fed pond, and 10 glamping cabins. You can feel as if you’re fully submerged into nature, but with the comforts of air conditioning, bathrooms, and WiFi. After you’ve been playing all day, there’s nothing like air conditioning, a comfy bed, and a little online time to help the entire family unwind and relax.
My husband and I grew up primitive camping, but our girls aren’t quite sure what to do with themselves without WiFi access. And honestly, I don’t know if any of us could survive in the Texas heat without air conditioning so glamping seemed like the perfect option!
Whether this is your family’s first experience in nature, or you’re looking for a more comfortable alternative to primitive camping, Geronimo Creek Retreat has options to cover you. So if cooking around a campfire isn’t your thing, you can utilize all of the appliances you need to make a full meal. From the automatic coffeemaker and toaster to the blender and hot plate, your day is complete with all of the conveniences you need to make your own homemade meals.
As part of your accommodation fee, you can get all the time on the water you need at Geronimo Creek. A self-proclaimed swimming and fishing oasis, the retreat features a rope swing along with free kayaking and paddleboarding. And if you’re looking to dry out, there’s basketball, volleyball, corn hole, and hammocks located throughout the property.
After visiting Geronimo Creek, you might be tempted to spend the entire weekend there. And you definitely could and still be completely content but there’s so much more to Seguin that’s worth exploring!
What can you do in Seguin?
Well aside from all the fun you can have at Geronimo Creek, there are several other things to do in Seguin. You can cool off and have fun at Son’s Island and with Red Beard Boats!
If you still want to be on the water but are looking for a change of scenery, you have several options. You can visit Geronimo Creek’s sister property, Son’s Island with private lakeside cabanas complete with grills and patio furniture to make your stay. It’s a great spot to spend time with family or friends in a relaxed and luxurious lakeside atmosphere.
You could also stick to the water with a rental from Red Beard Boats. This water rental company features ski, pontoon, and fishing boats as well as kayak and paddleboard rentals.
But if you want to explore downtown, there is tons to do by just walking around. Your first stop should be to see the World’s Largest Pecan outside the Courthouse. Follow the square around and you will find a park dedicated to the history of Seguin featuring flags and statues. There are also countless murals you can visit that show photos from Seguin’s past and provide a memorable backdrop for your photos.
You’ll also want to check out the Walnut Springs Park for a picnic or hike. Even on rainy days, there’s still fun to be had. You’re So Crafty is a fun way for kids of all ages to paint a canvas or pottery, create jewelry, or craft with yarn.
Restaurants in Seguin
We got a late start after a night full of cornhole and stargazing, so we only had time to grab a coffee. Seguin Coffee was the perfect drive-thru with just the amount of variety among the caffeinated beverages and light bites.
You could also try:
- Court Street Coffee Shop: the drinks aren’t always conventional, breakfast is served all day, and lunch is typical deli fare.
- Noe’s Tacos: breakfast tacos are “the” universal breakfast in Texas and this local taco stand is supposed to have the best in the area.
- The Dilly Deli: highly-rated breakfast, brunch, and sandwiches in Seguin.
Note: If you visit over a weekend, double-check business hours as some are not open on Sundays and/or Mondays.
We visited Davila’s BBQ, Rocket Wings, and Seguin Brewing while in Seguin. If you’re looking for picnic food or a sit-down restaurant, you definitely have options here. Our family eats BBQ, pizza, and chicken wings on the regular so these restaurants made our list. Especially after the first was featured on Food Network, the next was a recommendation of another blogger, and the latter was a brewery and wood-fired pizza place.
Visit Seguin App
Planning a trip to Seguin is easy with the Visit Seguin app! You can plan your entire trip from navigating to your accommodations, places of interest, and restaurants all in one spot! Instead of navigating to each individual spot, you can plan out your entire trip in advance. And if you don’t know where to go, you can find spots close to your current location.
Our girls are already asking when we can go back to Seguin. They had so much fun exploring and can’t wait to check out the hot tub and game room next time we visit.
Social Distancing in Seguin
We visited Seguin as COVID precautions were continuing to ramp up and masks were made mandatory. With a weekend visit, you can easily experience all that Seguin has to offer yet still feel completely safe with your family’s travel plans.
What’s your favorite family-friendly travel spot on the water in Texas?