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15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

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15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

By Elizabeth Abrahamsen, Wide Open Country

It’s common knowledge that summer in Texas is just awful. It is without a doubt the most horrible time of year, and the worst place in all of Texas to spend summer is the Hill Country.

There’s no relief from the heat, there’s nothing to do (except complain), and it’s just all around a terrible place to spend time during the hottest months of the year in one of the hottest states in the country. If you don’t believe me, read on to see why.

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15. The creatures of the night will eat your soul

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

Photo: Flickr/Eric

See all those Mexican free-tailed bats in Austin? Just look at all those people running away in terror!

14. The light pollution at night is blinding

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

Photo: Flickr/Gino

My eyes.

13. There’s nowhere to cool off.

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

Photo: Flickr/Clay Junell

This woman is clearly suffering.

12. It’s too hot to eat outside

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

Photo: Flickr/Eric Coulston

And the food is just awful anyway. Margaritas and fajitas? Yuck.

11. You’ll probably die of dehydration.

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

Photo: San Antonio El Mercado’s Yelp-page

Summer in the Hill Country is like trudging through the desert, so parched you could spontaneously combu…ooh! Aguas Frescas!

10. Or loneliness.

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

Photo: Flickr/Prind1m

All the college students go home for the summer so there’s never anything going on. Shorter lines at the bars and more parking spots just can’t make up for the lack of drunken frat boys puking on the street corners.

9. Hope you enjoy the sounds of silence

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

Photo: Flickr/EBurl

Don’t expect to while away the summer nights by dancing with a cutie in cutoffs, because there is absolutely no good music anywhere during the summer.

8. Don’t expect any spectacular fireworks

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

7. Don’t even think about finding good outdoor shopping

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

Photo: Flickr/David

6. The landscape is nothing but dry and dusty dirt

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

Photo: Texas Parks and Wildlife

Nothing to look at here.

5. There’s no good place to have fun when it’s hot

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

Photo: Schlitterbahn’s Facebook

In the mood for a thrill? Just forget about it.

4. There’s not even a good place to catch a baseball game

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

Photo: Flickr/MarkScottAustinTX

If only there were a team somewhere around here…

3. The Hill Country is SO far from the coast

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

Photo: Flickr/Kevin Muncie

It’s miles and miles away from any good beach.

2. Seriously though, where’s the beach?

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

Photo: Flickr/Jeff Gunn

How do you have summer with no beach? Where do people swim?!

1. This place is just dry as a bone

15 Reasons to NEVER visit the Texas Hill Country During Summer

Photo: Flickr/Robert Thigpen

No swimming allowed in the Texas Hill Country.