Looking for a fun way to escape the Lone State State’s scorching temperatures? Yelp recently put together a list of the Best Places to Beat the Heat in Texas.
To determine which places made the all-time list of best places to “beat the heat” in Texas, Yelp identified businesses in the Active Life category with a large concentration of reviews mentioning relevant keywords, then ranked those locations using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning those keywords as of July 6, 2022.
Before your visit, we recommend checking directly with each spot for the latest hours of operation, water conditions and safety policies.
Best Places to Beat the Heat in Texas
- Balmorhea State Park - Toyahvale
- Barton Springs Pool - Austin
- Blanco State Park - Blanco
- Blue Hole Regional Park - Wimberley
- Deep Eddy Pool - Austin
- Discovery Green - Houston
- Guadalupe River State Park - Spring Branch
- Hamilton Pool Preserve - Dripping Springs
- Inks Lake State Park - Burnet
- Keep Austin Wet Watercraft Rentals - Austin
- Lake Mineral Wells State Park - Mineral Wells
- Landa Park - New Braunfels
- McKinney Falls State Park - Austin
- Morgan’s Wonderland - San Antonio
- Padre Island National Seashore - Corpus Christi
- Pearsall Park - San Antonio
- Rio Vista Park - San Marcos
- Rockin’ R River Rides - Comal River - New Braunfels
- Rockport Beach - Rockport
- Splashway Waterpark & Campgrounds - Sheridan
- Texas Tubes - New Braunfels
- Tyler State Park - Tyler
- Veterans Memorial Park - Cedar Park
- Waterloo Adventures – Leander
- Yanaguana Garden - San Antonio
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