The Schlitterbahn (German for 'slippery road') is a waterpark in the town of New Braunfels, about a 45 minute drive south of Austin. There are plenty of hot summer days in Austin from May through September, and Schlitterbahn is a great place to cool off.
In 2003, the park was ranked the best waterpark in America by the Travel Channel. Schlitterbahn features all sorts of wave pools, slides, and tubing courses. One thing that makes it very unique is that the park is integrated with the cold, spring-fed Comal River that runs directly next to the park.
Don't forget to get some good German food while in New Braunfels. The whole town was settled by German immigrants in the 19th century.
There are so many area lakes, rivers and creeks. Get outside and enjoy! The picture in this photo is of Reimer's Ranch at sunset on the Pedernales River.
The houses along the lake were amazing. Just being able to look down into a peep of them was really amazing.