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The Best Places to Go for the Weekend Near Texas

And what better place to start than these incredibly alluring places in Texas you probably didn't know existed. Flickr: lindsayloveshermac.

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These 15 Texas destinations make for perfect weekend escapes no the Brazos River to spot heron and turtles, or there's Cameron Park Zoo. For nature lovers, some of the best places to visit are the parks, like Big Bend National Park, set along a bend in the Rio Grande in West Texas.

Located about 23 miles west of Austin, Hamilton Pool is an extraordinary natural pool that formed thousands of years ago when the dome of an underground river collapsed. During the hot summer months, it's a popular swimming spot to many of the local residents. Known for its wide open landscapes and breathtaking views of the Chihuahuan Desert, the Big Bend National Park covers about , acres of west Texas on the border of Mexico. Deep within Colorado Bend State Park, Gorman Falls descend an astonishing 65 feet from a natural shelf of limestone and mineral deposits. Although access to the falls is restricted due to the fragility of the area , the gorgeous hike to this spot is absolutely worth the journey.

Flickr: dawilson. Flickr: branditressler. This beautiful river is lined with bald cypress trees, live oaks, and rugged cedar. The park is comprised of 3, acres of sand that is constantly transforming due to wind patterns and rain. Stay in Touch Sign up for the Texas email newsletter.