9 lake cruises, family fun on South Padre Island, Camp Wood on the Nueces River and raspas in the Valley.

Texas Highways, The Travel Magazine of Texas
The August 2018 cover features White Rock Lake in Dallas

White Rock Lake in Dallas. Photo: Andrew R. Slaton

In This Issue

The Colonel Paddlewheel boat on the water in Galveston

Nautical Escapes

Whether you fancy a little mystery, a history lesson, or just an incredible sunset, these nine lake cruises around the state will float your boat.

Photo: Tiffany Hofeldt

A kayak and 2 paddleboards along the beach on South Padre Island

Savoring Summer, South Padre-Style

As summer winds down, head to South Padre Island with the family to enjoy the last moments of the season: pirate ships, exotic birds, horseback riding, and more.

Photo: Amy Mikler

A paddler stands in the Guadalupe River preparing to depart in a canoe

A Rustic Reprieve on the Nueces River

Camp Wood will satisfy an urbanite's craving for the simplicity of the countryside.

Photo: E. Dan Klepper

From Our Partners

Taste of India in Houston!
Plan the perfect getaway with tickets to the MFAH, a stay at Hotel ZaZa, plus dinner for two at Kiran’s restaurant.

Bands on the Sand at Moody Gardens
Enjoy this summer concert series featuring local bands and fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Antiques shops and the opry in Gladewater »

The original Maverick who inspired the term “maverick” »

Zip line, wakesurf, and swim at Lake Travis »

The Houston Astros reflect on a wild year »

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