Top 10 Summer Vacation Activities in Texas
From Danno Wise
Summer is the most popular season to visit Texas since there
is so much to see and do. While visiting the Lone Star State
this summer, don't miss visiting some of these attractions
and taking part in some of Texas' best summer vacation activities.
1) Get Soaked at Schlitterbahn
Get wet at one of the top waterparks in the country. Schlitterbahn
has locations in New Braunfels, Galveston and South Padre
Island. The parks also feature restaurants and evening entertainment.
2) Visit SeaWorld Texas
Marine life shows and displays, adventure camps, thrilling
rides, a water park and more await you at SeaWorld San Antonio.
3) Tube the Guadalupe
Floating down the Guadalupe River in an inner tube is definitely
a "Texas thing." If you happen to be visiting the Hill Country,
you won't want to miss out on this unique experience.
4) Have Fun at Fiesta Texas
San Antonio's Six Flags Fiesta Texas offers the only "floorless"
roller coaster in the southwest, plus over 100 rides, shows,
a waterpark and more.
5) Windsurf South Padre
With miles of shallow, calm water in the Lower Laguna Madre
and strong winds coming off the Gulf of Mexico, South Padre
Island is a windsurfer's dream.
6) Swim at Barton Springs
Located in Austin's famed Zilker Park, Barton Springs was
formed when Barton Creek was dammed. Since its inception,
Barton Springs has become one of the most popular swimming
holes in the state.
7) Take Part in an Outdoor Adventure
Located in the scenic Texas Hill Country, Lake Buchanan Adventures
offers a wide variety of activities, including kayaking, hiking,
camping and more, which are geared to excite outdoor enthusiasts
of all ages.
8) Bass Fishing
Black bass are the most popular freshwater gamefish in the
nation. And, Texas is one of the top states when it comes
to producing trophy largemouths.
9) Camp and Hike in Big Bend Park
Designated as an International Biosphere Reserve, Big Bend
offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities in a primitive
setting. Backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, hiking,
nature watching, camping - you name it, if it can be done
outdoors, it can be done in Big Bend.
10) Saltwater Fishing
Saltwater fishing in Texas is as good as anywhere along the
U.S. coastline. More and more anglers have been discovering
this in recent years and packing their bags and rods to take
advantage of the Lone Star State's world-class saltwater fishery.