A Procrastinator’s Guide to Summer in Texas

Didn’t start thinking about your weekend plans until Friday? You might as well forget about floating the Frio in Garner State Park or exploring Enchanted Rock. This weekly series assists in finding great alternatives to Texas’ popular summer hangouts, from watering holes to museums, for those who prefer (whether intentionally or by accident) to plan their trips spontaneously.

Summer for Procrastinators: Splashway Waterpark & Campground

Summer for Procrastinators: Splashway Waterpark & Campground

The small community of Sheridan, located between San Antonio and Houston, offers a more relaxed water park experience with Splashway, which opened in 1998. Read More »

Summer For Procrastinators: Honky-Tonks in Dallas

Summer For Procrastinators: Honky-Tonks in Dallas

Where to indulge your Urban Cowboy fantasy in the heart of the big city Read More »

Summer for Procrastinators: Medina River

Summer for Procrastinators: Medina River

If you didn’t start thinking about your summer plans in February, don’t fret. Read More »

Summer for Procrastinators: Surfside Beach

Summer for Procrastinators: Surfside Beach

The village of Surfside Beach attracts fewer tourists, so those that do find their way there can focus on enjoying the beach. Read More »

Summer for Procrastinators: Robert Earl Keen’s 4th on the River

Summer for Procrastinators: Robert Earl Keen’s 4th on the River

Revelers looking for a simpler celebration can find just that at Robert Earl Keen’s 4th on the River in Kerrville. The event is free and open to the public, with festivities starting at noon at Louise Hays Park. Read More »

Summer for Procrastinators: Lost Maples State Natural Area

Summer for Procrastinators: Lost Maples State Natural Area

Lost Maples is most often touted as a destination for viewing fall foliage, but the shade from the trees make the park a cooler and more comfortable hiking destination in the summer. Read More »

Last-Minute Weekend Plans: Milton Reimers Ranch Park

Last-Minute Weekend Plans: Milton Reimers Ranch Park

Hill Country summer favorite Hamilton Pool has been reservations-only since 2016 due to the swimming hole’s popularity. But if you’re still looking for a scenic place to cool your heels, there’s a more secluded spot five minutes away. Read More »

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