It feels as though time is passing slower than ever right now, but we know just how to cure that. Looking forward to future adventures is the perfect solution to a slow mental clock, especially if you live in Texas where nature is always calling. Below are eight hidden spots in Texas to add to your summer bucket list ASAP.

Barton Creek Greenbelt

Price: Free

Address: Multiple

Why You Need To Go: There are multiple entrances to this gorgeous Austin spot, which means plenty of room to cool off in the water or take a nice, long hike!


McGovern Centennial Gardens

Price: Free

Address: 1500 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Why You Need To Go: Spring allergies will be done and over with come summertime, which means you'll be able to inhale each and every flower in these gorgeous gardens.


Caddo Lake State Park

Price: $4

Address: 245 Park Rd. 2, Karnack, TX

Why You Need To Go: Your day on the lake will be filled with nothing but peaceful vibes.


Haunted Rail Road Crossing

Price: Free

Address: 2902 Shane Rd., San Antonio, TX

Why You Need To Go: There's nothing wrong with getting your spook on outside of spooky season!


Hancock Springs

Price: $2.50 - $3.50

Address: 1600 281 S. Lampasas, TX 

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you've been transported to somewhere totally exotic. Get your splash on and float your worries away in this clear, beautiful pool.


Kleb Woods Nature Preserve

Price: Free

Address: 20303 Draper Rd., Tomball, TX

Why You Need To Go: These magical woods are something straight out of a fairytale. You could explore them for hours without getting bored.


Daingerfield State Park

Price: Free

Address: 455 Park Rd. 17, Daingerfield, TX

Why You Need To Go: You can go swimming, fishing, boating, and hiking here. The stunning scenery almost looks like a painting.


Cascade Caverns

Price: $20 - $100

Address: 226 Cascade Caverns Rd., Boerne, TX

Why You Need To Go: These caverns are some of the greatest in all of Texas, plus it's a great place to escape the summer heat.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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