13 Best Texas Travel Guides

List Updated October 2020

Bestselling Texas Travel Guides in 2020


Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country (Travel Guide)

Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country (Travel Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Lonely Planet Texas (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Texas (Travel Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

Top 10 San Antonio and Austin (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

Top 10 San Antonio and Austin (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Lonely Planet San Antonio, Austin & Texas Backcountry Road Trips (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet San Antonio, Austin & Texas Backcountry Road Trips (Travel Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
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Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites: Revised Edition

Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites: Revised Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

100 Things to Do in Austin Before You Die (100 Things to Do In... Before You Die)

100 Things to Do in Austin Before You Die (100 Things to Do In... Before You Die)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Frommer's Texas (Complete Guide)

Frommer's Texas (Complete Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Frommermedia

Weird Texas: Your Travel Guide to Texas's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Weird Texas: Your Travel Guide to Texas's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Backroads of Texas: Along the Byways to Breathtaking Landscapes and Quirky Small Towns

Backroads of Texas: Along the Byways to Breathtaking Landscapes and Quirky Small Towns
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Voyageur Press MN

Why Stop?: A Guide to Texas Roadside Historical Markers

Why Stop?: A Guide to Texas Roadside Historical Markers
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Unexpected Texas: Your guide to Offbeat & Overlooked History, Day Trips & Fun things to do near Dallas & Fort Worth

Unexpected Texas: Your guide to Offbeat & Overlooked History, Day Trips & Fun things to do near Dallas & Fort Worth
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

Austin Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Austin, Texas - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018

Austin Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Austin, Texas - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020

History along the Way: Stories beyond the Texas Roadside Markers (Texas A&M Travel Guides)

History along the Way: Stories beyond the Texas Roadside Markers (Texas A&M Travel Guides)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

4 Family-Friendly Hotels in Bellevue or Seattle, Washington

A travel guide to four family-friendly hotel lodgings in Seattle or Bellevue, Washington.

Larkspur Landing Bellevue

Find the Larkspur Landing Bellevue situated conveniently right off of the Interstate 90 (I-90) highway. Its location gives you easy driving access to Washington's numerous attractions, such as downtown Seattle just 10 miles away. When you walk into the lobby, you'll be greeted with the homey aroma of fresh baked cookies and hot coffee, both served daily for free.

The Craftsman-style, 126-room hotel offers all-suite accommodations, each with full kitchens. Rooms range in size from studio suites to two-bedroom suites. Amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet connections, feather bedding, flat-screen TVs with in-room DVD players, and a pillow menu that allows you to choose from six different pillows styles.

Wash your kids' dirty clothes with the hotel's complimentary laundry facilities. Start the day right with a free morning buffet, or use the hotel's complimentary grocery shopping service so you can cook for your family in your in-room kitchen. Unwind in the evening at the hotel spa while your children enjoy the on-site library filled with board games, books and DVD movies. For off-site attractions, the hotel's shuttle will drive you and your family anywhere within a five mile radius of the hotel.

Larkspur Landing Bellevue
15805 S.E. 37th St.
Bellevue, WA 98006
425-373-1212
larkspurlanding.com

Embassy Suites Seattle-Bellevue

Take either the I-90 or I-405 to the Embassy Suites, located within minutes of family-friendly attractions and landmarks like downtown Seattle (10 miles), the Bellevue Arts Museum (5 miles), the KidsQuest Children's Museum (10 miles) and the Woodland Park Zoo (15 miles).

Stay in one of 240 spacious guest suites that offer the extra living space that vacationing families may need. All suites have separate sleeping and living rooms with plush bedding and extra furniture like love seats and sofas, basic kitchen appliances like a microwave and fridge, premium bathroom products and iPod-compatible stereo systems. Budget-conscious families will love the complimentary breakfast served daily, featuring cooked-to-order entrees like omelets. Parents will enjoy the nightly complimentary reception, which serves free appetizers and mixed cocktails. For regular dining, grab a bite in the casual, family-friendly Cascades Grille, where chefs prepare classic Pacific Northwest fare like fresh-caught seafood.

Embassy Suites Seattle-Bellevue
3225 158th Ave. S.E.
Bellevue, WA 98008-3225
425-644-2500
embassysuites1.hilton.com

Seattle Airport Marriott

The Seattle Airport Marriott offers more than you may be accustomed to from an airport hotel. When you walk into this 459-room property, you're greeted by a lobby with a roaring fireplace and a two story atrium. The atrium is the hotel's focal point, filled with lush forest trees, a lagoon-style swimming pool and a rocky waterfall. Here, "kids can play Tarzan and never leave the hotel," according to Frommer's guidebook's chapter on family-friendly Seattle hotels.

All rooms have pillow-top bedding, luxury bathroom amenities and flat-panel TVs. Families can order a complimentary crib or rollaway bed. The on-site Aquaterra Restaurant serves casual North American cuisine like steaks and burgers, which you can work-off in the 24-hour fitness center.

Seattle Airport Marriott
3201 S. 176th St.
Seattle, WA 98188
206-241-2000
marriott.com/hotels/travel/seawa-seattle-airport-marriott/

Comfort Suites Seattle Center

Located in the heart of Seattle, families will love the Comfort Suites' close proximity to the kid-friendly attractions of the Seattle Center, found just four blocks away. It is also just steps from the city's monorail system, perfect for seeing the sights and sounds found beyond the iconic Seattle Space Needle.

Select from 158 guest rooms or suites. Amenities are basic at this budget-friendly hotel, and include basic in-room kitchen appliances like a microwave, complimentary wireless Internet and a free buffet served every morning. Mobile businesspeople will find a full-featured business center, while an internal courtyard lets families enjoy the occasional sunny day.

Comfort Suites Seattle Center
601 Roy St.
Seattle, WA 98007
206-282-2600
comfortsuites-seattle.com

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