You still have time to make plans for Memorial Weekend. There are a lot of places to choose from, so decide where you want to go and exactly what you are interested in doing over the weekend.
A vibrant city with a sparkling skyline, San Antonio is nestled on the southern end of Texas Hill Country. Boasting an extensive list of attractions, theme park enthusiasts will delight in the area’s opportunities for thrills, from slides and rides at Six Flags Fiesta Texas to the water park fun at Splashtown San Antonio, visitors can travel the city on a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour or cruise along the river in a vessel. The San Antonio Zoo is the perfect destination for animal lovers, while the historic San Antonio River Walk is a must-see attraction. If you’re interested in browsing for local treasures, handmade crafts can be found at the Memorial Day Artisan Show at the River Walk. here is a variety of things to do.
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
One of the most popular vacation destinations in Texas, South Padre Island is bustling throughout the year. Savor the area’s beautiful beaches while the water is calm and indulge in the area’s abundance of outdoor recreation that caters to beachgoers of all ages. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy a day of spotting diverse wildlife like dolphins and sea turtles, while bird watching is also a popular pastime. Relaxing on the white sand beaches and idyllic waters are enough for most, but those looking to kick up their long weekend up a notch might want to participate in thrilling water sports, from surfing to windsurfing. To explore the area’s history, head over to the postcard-worthy 19th-century lighthouse.
Named after Braunfels, Germany, New Braunfels is famously home to the three-mile Comal River and the Bavarian-themed Schlitterbahn water park. While it’s a great place to cool off on Memorial Day weekend, the area offers plenty of other things to do for those who want to steer clear of the crowds. Head to Landa Park to explore scenic walking trails and relax under the giant oak trees or reflect on life as you try your hand at catching fish along the pier. The Natural Bridge Caverns is a unique attraction, while the area’s two pristine rivers are great for swimming and tubing. The Red, White and Blues on the Falls Cypress Falls event is a great cause to “Keep Wimberley Beautiful,” perfect for a day of relaxing on Cypress Creek with friends and family.
Boasting a proud German heritage, Fredericksburg is full of beauty and charm. Here you’ll find charming historic architecture, breweries and wineries, and a quaint downtown area. One of the most popular annual events in the city, the Fredericksburg Jaycees Crawfish Festival offers food and fun for all ages over Memorial Day weekend. Those looking to soak in views of a natural wonder can head to nearby Enchanted Rock State Natural Area to see the famous pink granite dome. With one of the top World War II museums in the country, make sure to explore the exhibits at the National Museum of the Pacific War. On Memorial Day, the Memorial Courtyard in the museum will have an observance for those who have given their lives to protect our country.
A small town filled to the brim with charm, Kerrville is a great vacation destination with excellent dining, shopping, and scenic vistas. Meander down the quaint downtown district, look at exhibits in the Museum of Western Art, or appreciate nature with a day of fishing, birding or hiking. One of the biggest events over the Memorial Day weekend is the Kerrville Folk Festival. The longest continuously running music festival of its kind in North America, it not only boasts an extensive lineup of entertainment and musicians, but hosts workshops and offers opportunities for canoeing, biking, and camping.
So now I have given you a pretty good head start. Lake Travis is another idea, in fact, that is where I would go. So let’s get cracking and make plans. And of course, if you need extra funds, bring in some gold and get some cash.