Make Those Last Summer Hours Count

Summer may be nearing it’s end but Texas weather doesn’t always get the memo. With temperatures staying in the 80-90s well into September (and sometimes even October,) now is the best time to take advantage of all the theme and water parks in the area. With kids back in school, parks are less crowded and lines much shorter than during peak summertime hours. Check out a few of our favorite nearby parks!

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SeaWorld San Antonio

Never seen a killer whale up close? Now is your chance! SeaWorld is most famous for its Shamu shows but there is so much more to the park. While sea creatures including whales, sea lions, otters and dolphins are the main attraction, the park also offers a few roller coaster and water rides for thrill seekers.

If that’s not up your alley, check out a different one: Alligator Alley! Or check out one of the park’s most popular attractions, Discovery Point. Here you can get up close and personal with sea lions, feed some otters and even splash around with dolphins!

At Sea World, there is something for everyone!

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas

A short drive away from SeaWorld lies one of Texas’ most famous theme parks: Six Flags Fiesta Texas. If roller coasters are your thing, this is the place for you. From 360 degree flips to 70 mph loops, Fiesta Texas has roller coasters for any thrill seeker to enjoy. However, there are also plenty of family fun and kid’s rides if upside down loops aren’t for you.

The park also offers plenty of live entertainment. On a regular day you can catch any of their local shows such as “From Memphis to Motown” or one of their 80’s themed shows full of live music and dancing.

If you’re in the area during October, be sure to check out Fright Fest when the park turns into a Halloween themed park full of haunted houses, spooky rides and all around a thrilling good time.

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Schlitterbahn

If you’re a lover of both the water and the roller coasters, then Schlitterbahn is a must-do park. More than just pools, Schlitterbahn offers rides such as The Black Knight which sends riders in an inner tube through a pitch black water slide, to the Skycoaster which allows you to literally fly over the park.

After an adventurous day, relax in the heated pool and take in the beautiful views of the hill country or grab a tube and float through the endless lazy river throughout the park. Either way, Schlitterbahn is a perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation.