Heating Up The Lone Star State

Visiting a state known for scorching temperatures may sound a little crazy, but a correctly handled Texas summer vacation has the potential to be pretty cool. Take a refreshing dip at one of these watering holes and leave the sweating to the fools. Read reviews of Texas vacation rentals to choose a property that will be right for you.

The River Walk

San Antonio vacation rental #577211vb

San Antonio has many tourist attractions (The Alamo, El Mercado, etc.) where all roads lead to the mother of them all: the River Walk. Part entertainment district, part meandering historic landmark, this downtown gem is one big diversion. You can’t literally dive into the waterway but you can immerse yourself in its welcoming atmosphere; the heat’s not so hot when you’re hanging out beneath a canopy of live oaks.

The Beach

Galveston vacation rental #471204vb

The borders of Texas span far and wide and happen to include plenty of Gulf Coast beach rentals available for your lounging pleasure. When you choose to secure a beach house in Galveston, South Padre Island or Port Aransas you can look forward to surfing, swimming, sand volleyball and all those other mindless activities that give the phrase “a day at the beach” its unmistakable meaning. Stay for a week or two in a roomy and convenient Texas vacation rental to get the full effect of unique Gulf Coast beaches.

Schlitterbahn Water Parks

New Braunfels vacation rental #580330vb

With locations in New Braunfels, Galveston and South Padre Island, squeezing in some well-executed waterpark fun will be no problem during a trip to Texas. Chutes, slides, wave pools, beaches and kid-friendly options illustrate why these renowned spots garner the attention of thrill-seeking travelers from near and far. There’s no doubt about it; this world-class amusement park will take the edge off a steamy Texas day.

Sports and Fishing

Lake LBJ vacation rental #382978vb

Relaxing on the water doesn’t have to be a passive affair; wakeboarding, fishing, kayaking and floating the Guadalupe (alright that one’s pretty passive) are a few ways to enjoy time on the lake, river or ocean. The Highland Lakes in Central Texas allow for plenty of high-speed thrills and bass-capturing opportunities. Choose Lake LBJ lake houses for a Texas-sized vacation full of rest and recreation.

Swimming Holes

Austin vacation rental #492119vb

In addition to these larger scale H20 attractions the great state of Texas also contains a number of unique spots to simply take a swim. In the Austin area alone you’ll find Barton Springs, Deep Eddy and Hamilton Pool – three places that put typical chlorinated hangouts to shame. Fresh cool water, snow cone stands and natural beauty make doggy paddling a downright delight, so if you find yourself in the Capital region don’t miss the chance to mix it up at one of these peaceful places. Hint: Music lovers should check out the Austin City Limits festival which closes out the summer with a bang.

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