Consider using Henderson as a base for further explorations. This sought-after tourism region has numerous fascinating cities, attractions and landscapes. Kilgore, lies roughly 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the south. Take the trip there to visit the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Center and East Texas Oil Museum.
While you are in Henderson, don't forget to head to Tyler. Approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) away, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you can find Discovery Place Museum, Broadway Square Mall and Caldwell Zoo. And don't head back to Henderson until you've investigated Tyler's Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center and Museum, Tyler Museum of Art and Pine Springs Golf Course.
Should the weather turns nasty; don't panic, Piney Woods features a wide range of history museums, that will keep you entertained and dry.
If you're not one to take a break purely to shuffle between the pool and the buffet, Piney Woods offers a number of adventure pursuits such as mountain biking and four-wheel driving.
Sadly, vacations can't go on forever, so when it's time fly home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Longview, 17 miles (27 kilometers) away.