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Austin Summer Vacation Destinations

Summer is almost here and it’s time to think about that Texas heat and hitting the road for a relaxing vacation. At Texas Auto Center, we can’t do anything about the temperature, but we can get you into a fresh ride to carry you to some great places this summer. Our selection of used cars and SUVs is great for any family looking to beat the heat at the beach or anywhere the road takes you. If you need a few suggestions on where to go this summer, we’ve got you covered.

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Garner State Park

You might immediately think of the beach as a place to cool down in the water, but there are lots of great ways to enjoy the water without a beach. Garner State Park is set on the Frio River and is just a few hours outside of Austin. With almost three miles of river inside the park, you’ll have ample access to swimming, rafting, boating, and fishing. There are miles of hiking trails if you want to stay dry. There are a number of options available to stay, including screened shelters, cabins, and campsites. Be sure to check out the jukebox dance at the concession building in the evenings.


Let’s not forget about the beach completely. If you’re looking for a great summer beach experience just a little further away Galveston is a great choice. There are miles of beaches to enjoy, and lots more to do if you get a little too sunburned. Resort destinations like Moody Gardens are a great option, as is a shopping trip to The Strand Historic District, and for the history buff, a visit to the Texas Seaport Museum. That’s not to mention a whole city’s worth of great food and entertainment options too numerous to mention.

The Woodlands

If you’re looking for a more guided vacation experience, The Woodlands is a family-friendly resort north of Houston. It includes a waterpark to keep you cool in the summer heat, as well as a golf course and a spa. Perhaps most importantly, the hotel is dog friendly, so you don’t have to leave Fido out of the family vacation. For obvious reasons, they are not allowed on the golf course.

What’s your favorite summer vacation destination? Tell us on Facebook. Texas Auto Center has multiple Buy Here Pay Here dealership locations serving Austin, San Marcos, Round Rock, Buda, Kyle, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Dripping Springs, Manor, and Cedar Park. Shop our huge inventory online, and even apply for our easy-approval financing!

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