Want to make your tubing in Texas a bit more unique? It isn’t often that mountains and rivers share the same terrain, so Garner State Park is truly a special place. Weaving right through it is the famous Frio River, which runs along the base of Old Baldy, a mountain covered in breathtaking lush greenery. Hop in a tube and float on by the majestic natural wonder, letting a gentle current send you drifting downstream. You’re certain to enjoy some Garner State Park tubing.

For more information, visit the official website of Garner State Park, or stop by the Facebook page of this Texas state park.

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What are the oldest attractions in Texas?            

The oldest attractions in Texas are:


Although Texas is a young state if you look at it from an entering the Union standpoint, there is a great deal of Texas history that precedes 1845. Mission Concepción, one of four San Antonio missions, goes back to the early 1700s. This Spanish colonial stone church was the site of the 1835 Battle of Concepción. Today, you can visit it as well as three other missions as part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. There are also biking and hiking trails.

Are there any good swimming holes in Texas?

The best swimming holes in Texas are:

  • Krause Springs (Spicewood)
  • Hamilton Pool (Dripping Springs)
  • Jacob's Well (Wimberley)
  • Balmorhea State Park (Toyahvale)


There are a great deal of swimming holes in Texas if you are looking to cool off. In Austin’s Zilker Park, there is the 1,000-foot-long Barton Springs Pool. It’s spring-fed and boasts an average temperature of 68 degrees all year, making it pretty popular. The 12-foot-in-diameter Jacob’s Well is located in Wimberley. Here, you can swim in the waters, but you’ll need to make a reservation. The entire area is 81 acres and also offers some hiking trails.

What are the most beautiful beaches in Texas?     

We think the most beautiful beaches in Texas are:

  • Port Aransas
  • Boca Chica
  • Rockport Beach
  • Galveston Island


Considering that the Lone Star State resides on three major bodies of water and has more than 150 lakes, there are plenty of beautiful beaches in Texas to enjoy. South Padre Island is located off the state’s southern tip. While this is a popular spot for spring break, it’s also great for families. You can explore and swim along 34 miles of shoreline, and kiteboarding, deep-sea fishing, and dolphin-watching trips are also available nearby. In Corpus Christi, you’ll find Mustang Island State Park. Here you can swim in the Gulf of Mexico as well as take in some interesting native wildlife like Kemp’s ridley turtles. There are also paddle trails for kayaking and even camping available too.

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