Texas is hot. No one will argue that. It has a hot economy. It has hot job numbers. But, temperature wise, it is really hot, especially during the summer. But, luckily, there are hundreds of miles of coastline, many rivers and an abundance of lakes. There are numerous ways to beat the heat in Texas. Galveston, Corpus Christi, and South Padre – all have a variety of water-based activities. There are numerous venues for kayaking, fishing, skiing, and so much more. The lakes have good visibility for snorkeling and diving. Rivers and streams offer popular paddling venues. And then, there are so many options for swimming. Regardless of where you Texas vacation take you this summer, odds are you will find yourself close to a body of water. So, rather than suffer through the heat of the day, head down to the closest river, lake or bay and cool off.
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 the top Texas lakes for water sports and recreational boating. Lake Conroe’s 21,000 acres lay just a short drive from Houston. Its quick access to the nation’s fourth largest city has made it one of the busiest lakes in the state when it comes to recreational boating traffic. A favorite spot for Dallas water sport enthusiasts is boating. Lake Lewisville offers visitors a variety of activities, including fishing, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, sail boarding, and more. Formed by damming the cool, clear waters of the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels, Canyon Lake is a favorite among boaters, skiers, fishermen, jet skiers and sailors. Jet skis, or personal watercraft, are all extremely popular on most of Texas’ many lakes. Water skiing and knee-boarding (wake boarding) are also popular activities on lakes across Texas. The Highland Lakes – a chain of lakes on the Colorado River above Austin – are some of the most popular venues for water sport enthusiasts.
Regardless of where your Texas vacation takes you this summer, odds are you’ll find yourself close to a body of water. So, rather than suffer through the heat of the day, head down to the closest river, lake or bay and cool off.