For some, the end of summer vacation is approaching. Squeeze in some last minute vacation time with these awesome get away spots in Texas:
Cascade Caverns (distance from LAC: 3 hours and 50 minutes): Texas holds the most diverse geography in the United States. It’s no surprise that it includes caverns too. As you become enveloped in the Cascade Caverns, you will understand how historically, geologically, and biologically significant these caves really are to Texas. Step into a cool climate and enjoy the sights with the family.
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier (distance from LAC: 1 hour and 30 minutes): This old-fashioned pier, established in 1906, will take you back in time as you enjoy its rides, games, and restaurants. If you’ve never visited Galveston before, you can’t miss an opportunity to visit the boardwalk.
Guadalupe River (distance from LAC: 3 hours and 10 minutes): The Guadalupe River, located in New Braunfels,TX, is a sure way to keep cool and splash into the last days of summer. With small rapids contrasting the relaxing, slow twists, you’ll be glad to spend a hot summer day sitting in the sparkling cool waters.
Padre Island (distance from LAC: 4 hours and 20 minutes): There’s nothing better than sand between your toes and time to kick back and relax. Padre Island offers some of the nicest beach areas in Texas. Bring your beach towels, shovels, and swimsuits!
Downtown Houston Aquarium (distance from LAC: 50 minutes): If you’re looking for somewhere cool to hang out to escape the summer heat, there’s no place better to be than the Houston Aquarium. This aquarium is a sprawling spot for sea life, including touch pools, shark tank & displays of aquatic ecosystems.
Space Center Houston (distance from LAC: 1 hour and 20 minutes): Every Houstonian must visit our very own and famous space center. This destination is one of Texas’s most visited places. Learn about space and history in this fantastic visitor center.
Our tip: Try to wait until the end of August to visit these attractions when crowds will have died down.