Summer Travel 2019

Ahh, Texas summers. The kids are out of school, and though the heat might be blistering, many of us spend these months looking for adventure. We’ve put together a number of options for you to get out and see the state—and often stay cool while you do it. Check back here over the coming weeks for more itineraries, and let us know your favorite destinations. We’ll incorporate feedback into future posts!

Summer Itineraries

Where to Stay


Shell Island: The Jewel of Panama City Beach

The approach to Shell Island is one of splendor, particularly if you’re a passenger on the first boat of the day to arrive to a near-empty paradise: Tepid emerald water laps up on the sugar-white sand like a metronome, flocks of curious shorebirds perched on the crooked pier jetting out


St. Andrews State Park

Bordering Panama City Beach to the far east, St. Andrews State Park is a former military reservation with Gulf access and some of the best beachfront real estate along the coast.


Camp Helen State Park

Perhaps Panama City Beach’s greatest draw is its eco-diversity, which can be experienced in full via a leisurely afternoon of roaming the grounds of Camp Helen State Park.

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