Summer Months Lure Vacationers to Texas' Popular Tourist Attractions, Cautious Driving Remains Crucial to Returning Home Safe
Summer is officially here and that means one thing to many hardworking families and kids on summer break-vacation.
Whether it's reuniting with family, heading to the beach, surveying scenic routes, or visiting historical attractions, thousands of vacationers will be taking road trips this summer.
Having fun, getting away from the grind of daily life, and seeing new places is the key to any great vacation, however, it's still important for travelers to remain vigilant while traveling on the roads.
Texas' Attractions Including East Texas' "Love's Lookout"
The state of Texas is one of the most popular travel destinations for families during the summer months. Hundreds of people flock to the various tourist sites the Long Star State has to offer including:
- The Alamo: The location of the Texas Revolution in 1836, the Alamo as it's commonly known, in particular, is the number one tourist destination in Texas. Located in San Antonio, the historic landmark is visited every year by thousands of tourists from all over the county.
- New Braunfels: Also located in San Antonio, the city of New Braunfels is a popular destination for vacationers looking to enjoy the outdoors. Chlitterbahm Water Park, Guadalupe River fishing, and horseback riding are all popular family-friendly activates.
- East Texas' "Love's Lookout": Love's Lookout, as it's known, is a scenic forest ridge stretching nine miles and with an elevation of 720 feet above sea level. Located next to U.S. Highway 69, just north of Jacksonville, Texas, Love's Lookout offers the best views of East Texas. Many visitors even claim to be able to see several counties atop the lookout.
- Rusk, Texas: Located in East Texas, Rusk is a popular attraction to Civil War history enthusiasts. The city has a number of historical sites including a Confederate gun factory, a Confederate manufacturing center, and a Union prisoner-of-war compound.
- Palestine, Texas: Located in East Texas in Anderson County, vacationer can view beautiful Victorian homes and magnificent churches with stained glass windows throughout the city of Palestine. The western terminal of the Texas State Railroad is also located in Palestine and tours are provided until Labor Day to the public.
The state of Texas provides vacationers plenty of attractions and fun-filled activities. However, as more and more families hit the roadways this summer, auto accident risks will increase. Driving cautious and remaining vigilant of other drivers on the road will help to ensure you and your family's trip is safe this summer.