July and August are incredibly busy across the state of Texas. This time frame also sees some of the year's hottest temperatures. Many out-of-state visitors are unaccustomed to such heat. Despite the crowds and the high soaring temperatures, there is plenty of summer fun to be had in Texas. Here are a few tips for ensuring you get the most out of your Texas summer vacation.
Although Texas is a huge state – one that can take days to drive across – there are plenty of “drive-to” destinations within easy reach of Texas’ major metro areas. Of course, each of Texas’ largest cities are destinations within themselves. However, for local residents looking for a quick weekend escape, or for out-of-town visitors looking for a day trip from their primary vacation destination, the following are easy drives to interesting places.