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The Quintessential Texas Summer Vacation Floating on the Frio River in the Hill Country

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The Frio River is one of the more well-known locales for holidays, family trips, and great tubing times and continues to draw many a Texan to the Hill Country to this spring-fed symbol of summer freedom. Winding through some of the most magnificent countryside, its crystal-clear water will leave you feeling refreshed, floating down a river of freedom, prepped for the days ahead when the hot Texas sun seems like nothing compared to the hot glare of your teachers, bosses, or significant others that you’ve failed to deliver on whatever promises to. So, pack your bags in preparation for the quintessential Texas summer vacation.

The Quintessential Texas Summer Vacation Floating on the Frio River in the Hill Country

Photo: Facebook/River Run, Concan, Texas

Preparing yourself for a visit to the Frio requires some necessary pre-planning. You may be only thinking of a lazy, lounging day of drinking beer and floating mindlessly along when instead you need to consider the effects of the hot Texas sun as you idle in some low-current areas. You may also mistakenly think that there aren’t any rapids or small waterfalls along the way, so read ahead, call local tubing places as well as possible accommodations, and find out what to expect.

The Quintessential Texas Summer Vacation Floating on the Frio River in the Hill Country

Photo: Facebook/Neals Lodges

Cool, deep water does, in fact, await and be it a Texas Hill Country float trip, a fun-filled family vacation, or even Rio Frio Fest, the Frio can provide plenty of opportunities, both in the water and along its banks, for vacation enjoyment. Trail rides on horseback, countryside accommodations, great Texas barbecue and even exotic animals await. Neals Lodges can help provide these things with a visit to Concan, complete with giraffes, zebras, and even deer and goats in a small petting zoo, as well as a number of riverside activities you won’t know where to begin!

The Quintessential Texas Summer Vacation Floating on the Frio River in the Hill Country

Photo: Facebook/Joe Jimmy’s

Joe Jimmy’s on Neals’ property can also provide the adults in your party some much-needed nightlife, which is all on-site! With an arcade for the children and a bar for the adults, an outdoor dance floor, and a large stage that regularly features live country music, you won’t want to miss out on some two-stepping in the Texas Hill Country (so don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes!) And when it’s all said-and-done, and you’re about to put head to pillow, Neals also offers some great accommodation options ranging from cabins to condos, and RV sites to tent camping, suiting your trip and your budget. What are you waiting for? Book your time at the Frio River and plan for the downtime you deserve on the quintessential Texas summer vacation in the Hill Country.