La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa
At this supersize resort just north of Houston, all 445 accommodation options, ranging from luxury suites to two-bedroom villas, have private balconies with lake or golf course views. Interiors are modern and refreshing, with plush king-size beds, his-and-her sinks, deep soaking tubs, and 42-inch plasma TVs. The resort takes advantage of its lakefront location with a 300-slip marina, jet-ski rentals, and fishing excursions (where anglers are likely to catch flathead catfish and largemouth bass). Children and teens love the miniature golf course and water park, as well as the Edge, a room with a Wii, video games, overstuffed furniture, and remote-control racing cars. And while kids stay distracted, parents dine at waterfront tables at Chez Roux, the first American restaurant by renowned French chef Albert Roux. The contemporary French cuisine is only matched by the restaurant’s wine selection.