Summertime is upon us, and that means it’s time to get out your flotation device and cruise to your nearest body of water. Lounge poolside in a gigantic flamingo, take out a group raft on the lake, or pick up your favorite tube for a leisurely river hang.
Float Down to Texas
Summer tubing is a big deal in Texas, and Guadalupe river tubing tops the state’s popularity list. Even though it’s a favorite, the crowds are never unbearable as the river extends over miles, leaving plenty of space for you to float in peace. This river is always changing since the flow is dictated by the water release rates at a nearby dam. Plus you can choose between floating on the upper or lower Guadalupe, each with their own distinct landscapes.
For a scenic loop route, check out The Horseshoe in upper Guadalupe where you can take a scenic float for an hour before happening upon The Chute. The Chute is a tube chute that runs a few hundred yards and provides an exhilarating ride down the river. The best part is when it ends, you can get out and do the whole thing over again!
A Go-To for Thrills
The most consistent spot for fun on the river has to be Gruene. This is the only place where you can go tubing when the water levels are low, making it a trustworthy destination if you’re unsure. When the water levels are high, you’re in for a thrill of a lifetime as the rapids are wilder than other portions of the river.
The Best of Texas
After a day of river excitement, you’ll need a nice relaxing spot to recoup. La Cantera Resort & Spa is a hill country oasis that brings simple luxury to its guests in the form of world-class golf courses, five different pools, lush cabañas, and relaxing spa services. Check out their resort activities for a preview of what you’ll have in store during your stay.