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Top 10 Summer Vacation Activities in Texas

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Summer is the most popular season to visit Texas since there is so much to see and do. While visiting the Lone Star State this summer, don't miss visiting some of these attractions and taking part in some of Texas' best summer vacation activities.

1. Get Soaked at Schlitterbahn

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Get wet at one of the top waterparks in the country. Schlitterbahn has locations in New Braunfels, Galveston and South Padre Island. The parks also feature restaurants and evening entertainment.

2. Visit SeaWorld Texas

Marine life shows and displays, adventure camps, thrilling rides, a water park and more await you at SeaWorld San Antonio.

3. Tube the Guadalupe

Floating down the Guadalupe River in an inner tube is definitely a "Texas thing." If you happen to be visiting the Hill Country, you won't want to miss out on this unique experience.

4. Have Fun at Fiesta Texas

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San Antonio's Six Flags Fiesta Texas offers the only "floorless" roller coaster in the southwest, plus over 100 rides, shows, a waterpark and more.

5. Windsurf South Padre

With miles of shallow, calm water in the Lower Laguna Madre and strong winds coming off the Gulf of Mexico, South Padre Island is a windsurfer's dream.

6. Swim at Barton Springs

Located in Austin's famed Zilker Park, Barton Springs was formed when Barton Creek was dammed. Since its inception, Barton Springs has become one of the most popular swimming holes in the state.

7. Take Part in an Outdoor Adventure

Located in the scenic Texas Hill Country, Lake Buchanan Adventures offers a wide variety of activities, including kayaking, hiking, camping and more, which are geared to excite outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.

8. Bass Fishing

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Black bass are the most popular freshwater gamefish in the nation. And, Texas is one of the top states when it comes to producing trophy largemouths.

9. Camp and Hike in Big Bend Park

Designated as an International Biosphere Reserve, Big Bend offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities in a primitive setting. Backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, hiking, nature watching, camping - you name it, if it can be done outdoors, it can be done in Big Bend.

10. Saltwater Fishing

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Saltwater fishing in Texas is as good as anywhere along the U.S. coastline. More and more anglers have been discovering this in recent years and packing their bags and rods to take advantage of the Lone Star State's world-class saltwater fishery.
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