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Texas Summer Vacation Tips

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.

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Texas' Top Lakes for Water Sports

Texas has plenty to offer water sport enthusiasts. Whether you prefer skiing, jet skiing, boating, swimming, diving or snorkeling, there is a perfect lake to spend time on the water while visiting Texas - which is a perfect way to beat the Texas heat. If you just can't decide which one to visit, try one of these top Texas lakes for water sports and recreational boating.

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Kemah Boardwalk

Located on the western shore of Galveston Bay, near the entrance to Clear Lake, the tiny town of Kemah is home to one of the most popular attractions on the Texas Gulf Coast -- the Kemah Boardwalk.

Most Scenic Places in Texas

Texas has several diverse geographical regions, each of which offer their own unique natural beauty. To that end, Texas' most scenic places are often more different than they are alike.

Galveston Island Beaches

One of Texas' most popular coastal destinations, Galveston Island features a number of public beaches.

Best Road Trips in Texas

Texas has thousands of miles of roadways, from major interstates to small country roads. When traveling along these roads and highways, drivers will find no shortages of sights to see. Here is a list of some of the best road trips in Texas.

Galveston Pleasure Pier

The Galveston Pleasure Pier is a one-of-a-kind attraction for vacationers on Galveston Island. With a variety of rides, a midway full of games, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant, breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico and more, visiting the Galveston Pleasure Pier is a great way to top off any vacation to the Texas coast.

Arroyo City Texas

Arroyo City is a secluded town on the banks of the Arroyo Colorado River. It is situated just off the Lower Laguna Madre Bay, about halfway between Port Isabel and Port Mansfield. This tiny, isolated waterfront community is a great vacation destination for fishermen, birders, nature lovers and, basically, anyone wanting to get away from it all.

Minor League Baseball in Texas

Well over a dozen minor league baseball teams call Texas home. With these teams scattered across the Lone Star State, Texas visitors are never far from a minor league ballpark. And, attending an evening baseball game is a great way to cap off any Texas vacation.

Road Trip Through Texas on US Route 77

US Route 77 runs the length of Texas from the Mexican border to Oklahoma, making it a great route for a road trip through Texas.

Texas Attractions by City

Every city in Texas has a number of great attractions.

Road Trip Down US Route 90 in Texas

Before the construction of I-10, the only east-west (actually, west-east) highway spanning Texas was US Route 90. Although it sees much less traffic since I-10 essentially replaced it, Hwy 90 still exists and offers a great opportunity for a cross-state road trip.

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