In your Texas city, it may feel like there are one or two things to do each summer and that's it. For those who feel this way, you'll be happy to know that that's just plain wrong. In fact, there's plenty of jaw-dropping nature spots in Texas that'll make you feel as though you've left the state entirely.

Pace Bend Park

Price: 💸

Address: 2805 Pace Bend Rd. N., Spicewood, TX

Why You Need To Go: You'll want to jump right into the gorgeous, blue water here. And that's exactly what you can do thanks to their massive cliffs.

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Devils River State Natural Area

Price: 💸

Address: 21715 Dolan Creek Rd., Del Rio, TX

Why You Need To Go: The name might make it sound bad, but this spot is practically heaven. There are plenty of activities to enjoy out on the water, you'll never want to leave it.

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McKinney Falls State Park

Price: 💸

Address: 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy., Austin, TX

Why You Need To Go: You'll wind up chasing waterfalls and won't be disappointed with the result.

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Devil's Hall Trail

Price: 💸

Address: Devil's Hall Trail, TX

Why You Need To Go: This incredible trail at Guadalupe Mountains National Park is the hike of any adventurer's dreams.

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Sam Houston National Forest

Price: 💸

Address: New Waverly, TX

Why You Need To Go: Texas has few national forests, though this one has endless activities to enjoy and hidden spots to explore.

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Gorman Falls

Price: Free - $5

Address: P. O. Box 118, Bend, TX 76824

Why You Need To Go: The waterfalls at Colorado Bend State Park are absolutely breathtaking. And you can get right underneath some of them!

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Pedernales Falls State Park

Price: Free - $6

Address: 2585 Park Rd. 6026, Johnson City, TX

Why You Need To Go: There are bounds of water to go swimming in and you may even run into a horse or two. 

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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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