With the scorching summer heat ready to beat down on my Houston home, I know I want to pack up the car and head to a water park. Whether we’re wrangling our kids for a weekend getaway or organizing a caravan of multiple cars with friends, a quick trip to one of the state’s larger beach resorts near San Antonio and South Padre Island is a sure way to get everyone in a better mood.
But my favorite water spots are a little closer to home. They may be smaller, but their lazy rivers are no less refreshing. When summer sets in, Texas water parks are the perfect place to cool down. No matter where you are in the state, there’s probably a cool water park within driving distance and a nice hotel nearby.