Add a Little Splash to Summer


The Hiking Texan

Located in Surfside Beach, TX, The Surfside Beach is perfect for family and friend vacations.

Shriya Rajagopalan, Editor the Nestline

The smell of chlorine near a pool fills the misty air. All around people spray sunscreen to avoid getting a sunburn. As you look up to absorb the view, the water splashing washes against your feet. The sun rays shine on the water making it appear a glistening light blue. During the summer, people often go down to the pools or local beaches to start the summer.

Surfside Beach: The Surfside Beach was where the Battle of Velasco happened in 1832. It is a great place to go to to relax and destress during the summer. This beach is amazing for fishing, going for a swim or surfing. Surfside Beach is also known to provide an amazing view for people who want to take a stroll. A pro of the Surfside Beach is that it has lower prices and less crowd. A con is that it has fewer restaurants nearby and activities. The water is also amazing to catch waves. Surfside beach is located at 1304 Monument Dr, Surfside Beach, TX.

Cinco Ranch Beach Club: This is located near a nice neighborhood and lake. includes a great pool and a place to have a picnic. It has a great view making it a wonderful place to spend quality time with family and friends. It also has a nice horseshoe shaped pool. The Cinco Ranch Beach club also offers a variety of events for kids of all ages, including summer camps and classes for little kids to learn. It is located at 3220 S Lake Village Dr, Katy, TX 77450.

Lake House: The Lake House is where private community parties and events can be held. It is very convenient for people who do not have the time to drive to a beach. It has water slides that are safe for kids to ride and a pool for spending a sunny afternoon. It is a wonderful place to hang out with friends. It opened in May. It is located at 25202 Springwood Lake Dr, Katy, TX 77494.

Typhoon Texas: This amusement park is a great place to when you are bored. It has a variety of rides, including many to go with family or friends. The great thing about this place is that it has something to do for all ages. Along with a water slide, it has a  1,000 ft long lazy river. Tickets can be purchased on their website for $24.99. Typhoon Texas’ hours vary depending on the day.

Lonestar Jellystone Park: It is an award winning Texas park and is not very far from Houston. There are many enjoyable activities there such as playing in the waterpark, going on the lazy river, playing mini golf, jumping pillows, playground, sports courts, and more. It is open year round, but its peak season is from May 26 to August 13. Check out their website for more information on what to do at the park, where to stay and get any special offers. Lonestar Jellystone Park is located at 34843 Betka Rd, Waller, TX 77484.

Schlitterbahn Galveston: Schlitterbahn Galveston is a great option if you want to experience some thrill-seeking rides and adventure. This waterpark includes 33 different attractions, the world famous water coaster, called the MASSIV, and an award winning river transportation system. It’s the perfect place to do fun activities with your friends and family in the summertime. If you want to visit, the location is 2109 Gene Lucas Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554.