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If you're looking for a last-minute vacation before school starts, or you still want to hold on to the last few days of this year's summer, a Texas beach town vacation might do the trick.

We're talking specifically about an adorable seaside community in Port Aransas, Texas, called Cinnamon Shore. It's the state's very own version of quaint Newport, Rhode Island, or even Montauk in the Hamptons, New York.

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When you think of the world's most gorgeous wonders, the ones that exist in Texas don't exactly come to mind.

However, according to a recent study conducted by European travel company Kuoni, The San Antonio River Walk ranked 16th on the list of the world's most beautiful sights. It surpassed iconic landmarks such as Italy's Duomo di Milano and Australia's Sydney Harbor.

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Texas is filled with all sorts of eateries serving giant-sized dishes, like a 10-pound cinnamon roll or an array of huge appetizers that includes a sharable 7-pound burger.

It only makes sense that the Lone Star State has a restaurant that serves giant pizzas, too. Big Lou's Pizza in San Antonio, TX serves pizzas with all the typical pizza toppings like pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives and more.

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Just last month, TikTok user @txvacation set out to prove that there actually is beautiful clear water in Texas, and won with a whole 2.7 million views on a video at Canyon Lake.

The clip posted in April shows a person scooping up the clear water from the lake with text that says "POV: When people say you can't find clear water in Texas."

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Camping is always a good option for when you want to escape to nature for multiple days in a row. However, a lot of people can't handle the lack of luxury and comfort that camping involves, leaving them to have to rent out an expensive hotel somewhere far from nature. In New Braunfels, there are Texas waterfront cottages on the Comal River that give you the best of both worlds, with homey comforts that are immersed in nature.

Comal River Cottages is the next place you have to stay when planning a weekend trip out on the river with friends.

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Growing up, we all wanted to spend the night in a treehouse at least once, regardless of whether it'd be comfortable or not. There's something about sleeping among nature that makes you feel like you're living a movie. Well, now's your chance, because near San Antonio are treehouse rentals that sit above the most gorgeous river in the entire state. 

Treehouse Utopia is located in Utopia, Texas which is less than two hours from San Antonio. It's the perfect road trip if you're ever looking to take one.

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Yes, there are endless festivals, restaurants, hikes, and swimming holes in Texas. But if you're looking for a great adventure this summer, don't forget to look down under and explore literally hidden gems like the Cascade Caverns in Boerne, Texas near San Antonio.

Located in the city of Boerne, about 40 minutes northwest of SA, Cascade Caverns is among other natural beauties like the Cave-Without-A-Name.

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It can be tough to find a place to rent that fits a big group of friends and has enough room for everyone. Finally, Texans can look no further because there's a ranch river resort near San Antonio that fits 37 people and has a tennis court, pool, airstrip, and much more! It's the perfect vacation spot for when things start to heat up in the Lone Star State.

Red Sands Ranch, a river resort that sleeps up to 37 people at a time, is located in Mason, Texas which is only about two hours from both San Antonio and Austin.

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A trip to Texas is guaranteed to be filled with adventure, especially with the number of natural areas around the Lone Star State. One of the more notable spots is Enchanted Rock near San Antonio, which is especially great for hiking, exploring, and stargazing. We recommend making a trip here ASAP while the Texas weather is still bearable. 

Enchanted Rock is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and requires just a $7 entrance fee for adults. For the busier times of the year, reservations are highly recommended to guarantee entry into the park.

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Spending the night in a hotel while on vacation used to be the norm, but now, it's all about glamping. The cooler your rental while glamping is, the better, and if you're planning a trip to New Braunfels, Texas any time soon, we have just the place to visit. You can rent a tipi in New Braunfels that's part of an entire tipi campsite.

A host listed as River Road has eight luxury tent rentals in their campsite in New Braunfels to choose from.

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Tiny houses are everywhere these days and they're a trend we can definitely get behind. The homes are great, especially when it comes to being a good vacation option. But with so many tiny houses out there, the more unique, the better. One of the coolest options is this tiny vintage airstream in Wimberley, Texas with a ton of outdoor amenities for super cheap!

Wimberley is the perfect little weekend escape from Austin, Houston, or pretty much anywhere in Texas. The town is surrounded by tons of beautiful nature. Especially with spring coming up soon, it's a great time to be outside.

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Tiny homes have been all the rage in the past few years. With everything you need all compacted into one cute and cozy space, why would you want to stay anywhere else? In Texas, you can find tiny versions of places to stay everywhere, including this tiny bungalow village on the beach in South Texas.

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