Just because school is in, that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to summer! There are still plenty of weekends, long days and cooler nights on the horizon and we know just what to do with them! Travel outside the state may be a little more challenging now with schedules and school activities, but that doesn’t take away from everything the Lone Star State has to offer right here!

Whether your family finds adventure in caves, on the water or on the trails, the Lone Star State has plenty to offer. Discover your next thrills at a Texas State Park or at one of our favorite adventure locations compiled by Patten Title families.

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Here is a quick list of our favorites:

Longhorn Cavern State Park

Good for: Caves, trails, picnicking

Colorado Bend State Park

Good for: Hiking, biking and checking out the caves

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Good for: Trails, horseback riding, camping, birding and geocaching

Copper Breaks State Park

Good for: Stargazing, horseback riding and camping

Daingerfield State Park

Good for: Hiking, fishing and camping

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Good for: Finding dinosaur tracks, swimming and hiking

Enchanted Rock Natural Area

Good for: Rock climb, camp and stargazing

Fort Leaton State Historic Site

Good for: Guided tours and picnics

Franklin Mountains State Park

Good for: Rock climbing, camping and mountain biking

Guadalupe River State Park

Good for: Fishing, tubing and canoeing

Lake Arrowhead State Park

Good for: Camping, trails, horseback riding, fishing, swimming and disc golf

Possum Kingdom State Park

Good for: Boating, fishing, scuba diving, camping, picnicking, trails, nature and geocaching

Natural Bridge Caverns

Good for: Caves, tours, panning for gold, mazes, ropes course and zip lines 

Lake Travis

Good for: Water obstacles, floating picnic tables, beach games and beach lounging

Dinosaur World

Good for: Tours, interactive exhibits, pets welcome, life-sized dinos and playscapes

Franklin Drive Thru Safari

Good for: Exotic animals, aviary, reptile house and cabin rentals