Sitting at the foot of Texas hill country, this area of the Guadalupe River is superb for a week-end with the kids.
Camping is a must with plenty of camping areas to choose from. Aside from all the water activities available, the country side is beautiful and the town of New Braunfels with its obvious German heritage, is a delight to explore.
The Schlitterbahn Water Park is in the forefront and, at a low admission price, is a haven for the kids and an all-day outing.
Texas is very muggy during these months, and a splash around in the cool, clear waters of the Guadalupe is a refreshing change.
I recommend a stop here for any family looking for a break from the summer heat in lovely surroundings.