Summer has arrived, offering families time to relax and play! The sprawling Gaylord Texan Resort on Lake Grapevine offers vacationers a summer playground featuring multiple resort pools, delicious dining, soothing spa treatments, live entertainment, and an itinerary full of friendly-family events and activities.

For those who can’t wait to soak up the summer sun, Gaylord Texan’s 10-acre outdoor water park, Paradise Springs, offers a relaxing 600-foot-long lazy river, 25-foot-long zip-line, two horseshoe-shaped hot pools, four winding waterslides, and a giant water treehouse featuring a Texas-sized water bucket dumping 1,500 gallons of water every two minutes. Exclusive poolside cabanas available for rent provide extra shade, comfortable lounge seating, refrigerators, and televisions. In addition to the water park, the resort also features a recently renovated outdoor pool with a hot tub as well as an indoor lap pool.

For the kids, the resort’s 17th annual SummerFest event will feature a brand-new Pirates & Princesses theme with activities including: The Princess’s Shiny Stash Treasure Hunt; Pirates & Princess Art Studio; Ahoy, Matey! Animal Encounters; and Prince & Princess Academy. Families will also enjoy décor throughout the resort’s four-and-a-half acres of lush indoor gardens including a 25-foot-tall pirate ship.

Visit or call 1-817-778-1000 for more information.