Sure, there are some of you that will scoff at the notion of publishing a list of possible summer vacation ideas because we’re essentially halfway through the summer. It is for this reason that this list will specifically focus on Texas getaways because if you’re looking to get the most out of an ever-narrowing window of travel, the Lone Star State is the place to be.
Here are five Texas getaways to inspire your summer vacation plans, even if you think you don’t have enough summer left:
Central Texas – Some of the major cities you’ll find in this area of the state are Austin (official state capital, and also referred to as the “Music Capital of the World”), San Antonio (home of The Alamo), and San Marcos. Whether you explore the Texas government buildings or try to visit the ridiculous number of colleges in the area, you’ve got plenty to see. Wanna try something fun? Try finding a t-shirt depicting some of the area’s coolest mascots, which, of course, includes the Hutto Hippos.
North Texas – While the area of North Texas encompasses a large portion of land and population, most everyone sees Dallas County and Tarrant County as the overwhelmingly official scope of the area. That said, emerging counties such as Collin County and Grayson County have started to make their mark due in part to tremendous gains in business & higher education facilities.
Texas Beaches – It’s summer in Texas, which means it’s hot. What do you do? Head for the beach. You may be surprised at the variety of places that provide a great beach environment for all ages looking to stay cool. You’ve got Malaquite Beach in Corpus Christi, East Beach in Galveston, and Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula as some tremendous options. However, if you’re in the mood for the more popular beaches, check out Rockport Beach and South Padre Island. Travel experts always note that beaches tend to be most popular when the weather turns warm, so be advised about the number of other beachgoers. Regarding South Padre Island, every travel guru agrees that March is prime Spring Break season, so it may not be a prime location for a family vacation.
High School Football Stadiums – If you’re a sports fan & want to see what football really means, try visiting some of the biggest and most awesome high school football stadiums anywhere. Even if you tried visiting the top 10, you’d be traversing the entire state of Texas by visiting cities such as Austin, Odessa, Frisco, and Mesquite.
Washington County – Though much quieter than the other places on this list, Washington County is about as “True Texas” as you’ll ever see. Other cities in the state tend to get more credit when it comes to their historic contributions, but no other place compares to Washington County. Washington-on-the-Brazos is where the Texas Declaration of Independence was written in 1836, leading to the establishment of the Republic of Texas.
Texas getaways are something special, and while this list of possible trips focuses on the summer months, it’s important to remember that anytime you make your way to the Lone Star State is at the right time.