Saturday, July 11, 2015

Seasonal Saturday - Tyler State Park & Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Summer time oh summer time, the season for sun, fun and family vacation. Keeping the kids busy can get expensive between camps and family vacations where everyone will be entertained and enjoy it. Often times there are local outings or events that cost very little or free, such as city parks and splash pads.

Today I am featuring two destinations that are right here in Texas, one local in East Texas and a big name theme park a little farther down south.

Right here in the Tyler area we have Tyler State Park, you can tent camp or rent a cabin if you prefer shelter like me. There is of course the lake with designated swimming and fishing areas. They have a variety of boat rentals (look for Tyler at the very bottom). My family use to go every summer when I was young and rent a cabin, we cooked out every day because that is all that is all the cabin offers, that is unless you leave the park and go into town to a restaurant. These cabins are a traditional cabins, they are shelters with mesquite netting and concrete floor. Be prepared with padding, sleeping back is not enough.  So many memories! Check out the web site forfull details and pictures of the amenities.

Now, a little more down south in San Antonio there is SixFlags Fiesta Texas. I’ve never been there, therefore I don’t have a personal account but it is a part of the Six Flags family so you will see the Warner Bros. characters as well as Warner Bros. themed rides. According to their web site they feature a FREE water park that is attached to the main park. A little different than other Six Flags parks where their water parks are separate parks with separate admissions and passes. What a big help to a parents wallet! You need some water fun in the hot Texas sun.

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Their web site boasts that they are the most handicap accessible theme park in the nation. Fiesta Texas rents wheelchairs and scooters and accommodates hearing impaired guests. You can check out their statement HERE.

Happy Saturday and vacation!