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Spend an Unforgettable Memorial Day Weekend in the Texas Hill Country

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Often viewed as the official start of summer, Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the tourism season throughout the Texas Hill Country, welcoming everyone to experience the natural wonders and local attractions that make it famous. At the same time, residents will be looking to usher in the season with their own variety of celebrations, making for one heck of a party-type atmosphere! If you’re at a loss for how to spend Memorial Day weekend in the Texas Hill Country (and, honestly, we’re not sure how you could be!), rest assured we have a few great recommendations.

1. Spend a Day by the Water

Spending Memorial Day Weekend in the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Flickr/dustin larimer

Being blessed with more than our fair share of rivers, natural springs, and lakes, the Texas Hill Country has lots to offer those who love the water. Whether you like tubing, fishing, boating, swimming, and even scuba diving, we have the perfect location allowing you to spend a day by the water, which also happens to be the best way to beat the heat here in the Lone Star State.

2. Visit an Area Zoo

Spending Memorial Day Weekend in the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Facebook/San Antonio Zoo

The quality of zoos that we have in the Texas Hill Country is second-to-none. From the renowned San Antonio Zoo to the illustrious Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, not to mention Exotic Resort Zoo in Johnson City, there are a number of world-class settings in the Hill Country in which to view exotic and native species.

3. Visit a State Park

Spending Memorial Day Weekend in the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Facebook/Inks Lake State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Inks Lake State Park, Guadalupe River State Park, and Garner State Park are just a handful of some of these great natural settings we’re lucky to have in the Texas Hill Country. Spending Memorial Day at one of them would most definitely be a treat. Whether you like camping, hiking, fishing, or swimming, or all of the above, our state parks set the stage for some of the most popular holiday getaways.