Family vacations are taking off left and right in Texas right now, and one of the most important things to consider is how well will your children do while the whole crew is experiencing an activity. Swimming pools, amusement parks, and waterparks are always great choices because who doesn't love the water, rides, and nearly countless activities to keep you entertained?

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Another great benefit to spending the day at a waterpark or amusement park is the UV rays really assist in wiping out the energy level of kids, and hopefully that translates most times into early bed times with a little bit of a break for mum and dad. The flip side to spending the whole day in the sun is you are constantly reapplying sunscreen, seeking shade, and perpetually refilling your water bottles.

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What if I told you that the best kept secret Texas destination for summer vacation is fully immersed in nature, but requires absolutely zero sunscreen? Also, you will not spend a second of the adventure overheating, and may actually need a light jacket.

Texas's Best Kept Summer Secret Is Now Turning 60

Natural Bridge Caverns will celebrate their 60th birthday the day before our nation turns 248. They opened to the public on July 3rd, 1964, and have seen continuous growth not just in attendance, but also within the cave system.

So, if you are looking for fun for the whole family that is climate controlled, yet in nature, you should definitely adventure between San Antonio and New Braunfels.

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June 18 was National Wanna Get Away Day, and it got us to thinking of where Texans can get away from it all this summer and have a great time without breaking the bank.

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Gallery Credit: Emily Claire

Chill Out This Summer at the 6 Best Swimming Holes in Texas

Feeling hot, hot, hot? Here are six of the best swimming holes in Texas to get your chill on and lower that core temperature.

Trips to Discover and The Crazy Tourist both list the following six places as the best places to cool off this summer in the great state of Texas. You'll want to keep this list handy as the mercury rises and the sweat starts to pour!

Gallery Credit: Tamme Taylor

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